At the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, Jodi Brockington, master networker and founder of NIARA Consulting (@NIARAConsulting), a business coaching and development firm, shared a list of top apps that help make networking that much less stressful and more conveniently fun. Check out three that will make your time networking at any conference or professional convention a cinch:
1. ABBYY BCR: This app allows you to transfer contact data such as names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and other key information directly to a contact manager, a database or mobile address book, or save and share in electronic form.
2. About.me: An extension of its Website offerings, this app allows you to find out information and connect with people you have commonalities with, from their work experience to their social media habits and updates to their extracurricular passions and interests.
3. Meetup: Also an extension of the popular site that connects people with like interests and goals, this app allows you to find interesting events and people to meet with a variety of focuses, all from the convenience of your smartphone.