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Published on September 20th, 2012 | by Tod Whipple

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Top 5 Apps to Help You Network



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You may remember our post last year highlighting the importance of networking and offering six tips to take advantage of your next conference, seminar or serendipitous coffee shop run-in.

If you still feel like you need a better networking advantage or techniques that are a little less old fashion than take a look at 5 apps that can help you network more effectively.

Bump: Share contact information and photos by simply bumping two phones together. Feel free to bump contacts at networking events and even in the workplace. Who’s to say that fleeting connections won’t materialize into bigger and better prospects down the line?

Sonar: Sonar gives the ability to connect with people in a social or business context depending on your desired goal. By interrupting your social graph and network it’s a pre-qualification of people in the room. If you have difficulty breaking the ice or networking at tradeshows, seminars, and competition then this app can make relevant recommendations for you.

Friendthem: A revolutionary location-based connectivity app, with fine-grained and easily-configured privacy controls, which is changing the way the world connects in a seamless and fun manner by helping them send Facebook friend requests to people they meet in the real world. A great tool for connecting with people you meet along the way and creating long term relationships.

MeetMe: An app designed to help people meet in the middle. You input two locations (or use your current location and input your colleague’s address) and it locates suitable venues in the middle. The search can be narrowed down by type of venue, and you can store contacts and venues in your favorites for future use. From there, you can email directions to yourself and your colleague. The only thing left to do is meet up and have a good time.

ScanBizCards: For those people who are attached to their business cards, this handy app scans your businesses cards and automatically translates the information to a digital contact, letting you edit the information and add more.

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About the Author

A serial entrepreneur. Founder of Startup Addict. Commercial Real Estate Expert. Technology Ninja. Movie & television producer. Lover of all things Business. He has a Black Belt in "Keep'in it Real". Connect with Tod on LinkedIn or follow him at @todwhipple or @startupaddict.



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