When I first began Networking in 2007, one of the first ‘places’ I went was www.MeetUp.com and I am SO glad I did. Over these 11 years now, we have meet SO MANY AMAZING people, who have now become friends.
The great news about MeetUp is, you can meet people who are in your same field, but you can ALSO step outside your comfort zone and meet people who would be referral partners.
If you are interested in classical music, you can most likely find a meetup in that category … BUT WHAT IF you searched for events, dining out, music festival meetups ??? NOW you are thinking about how meetup can GROW YOUR NETWORK in a very large way.
Another great think about this phenomenal platform is you can type in any zip code to find meetups – WHICH MEANS, when you are traveling, and you have some ‘down time’ just type in the zip code where you are and meet the locals !!! TALK ABOUT NETWORKING ON STEROIDS !!! You have just opened NEW DOORS to meet many more people than you would have if you just stayed in your own specific classification.
Check it out and make sure your profile is the best face forward that you want others to see FIRST about YOU !!!