How to Use #Hashable 2.0 for Great Networking
I was introduced to #Hashable 1.0 by Susan Kang Nam. The first night we met she turned to me and said, “Check out this app, Hashable; it’s going to be bigger than Linkedin.” I did not pay much attention to it at first. It seemed cool, but just another app to learn and try to get other people to join as well.
Several months later I’m in New York City hanging out with my friend Natalie Sission aka “The Suitcase Entrepreneur” at a launch party and a guy who works for #Hashable (I believe he was an intern) shows us the latest version of #Hashable that is not available to the public. The new version was a networkers dream and I could not wait to have it.
#Hashable 2.0 allows you to use someone’s twitter handle or email address to connect with them and share your digital business card at the touch of a button. Not a big deal. Here are the additional things that I think are a big deal…
Reminders: You can set reminders to follow-up with a contact after you have met them. The default is set to 1 week, but you can change it to whatever time frame you think is appropriate.
Notes: I use to write information on the back of people’s business cards to remember where I met them and what we talked about. Now you can do the same thing, but digitally.
Introductions: As if the above features weren’t enough, you can also introduce people in your network. I really like this feature as it lets you act as a connector without having to flip through business cards or search various applications.
Real Life Use
When I like a product or service, I share it. I really like #Hashable 2.0. In fact, I like it so much and talk about it so much at every event I attend Here are some of the places I have already used it:
- Meet-up in Harlem with Pam Slim and Willie Jackson
- Word Camp Boston
- The National Urban League Conference
- Millennial Branding Event in Boston
It’s reminded me to follow-up with all the great people that I have met at the events above. There is so much more to come as I work on my Conference Networking project, “The New Art of Conference Networking: #Hashtags to Handshakes.” Visit us at www.theartofconferencenetworking.com to get the latest information on the project launch.
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