Brandon Klein Brandon understands that better teams are fundamental to all of our success. As a global thought leader, ushering in the 'Future of Work' revolution, he paves the way using data + design to accelerate the Collaboration Revolution. Brandon is the Co-Founder of the software start-up, Collaboration.Ai and an active member of The Value Web, a non-profit committed to changing the way decisions are made to better impact our world. Jun 23

19,530 people connected in 1 day ... how do you network?

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You've heard over and over that your relationships, your networks, are the key to career success. Yet, when given the opportunity to network in the office or at events, so frequently we find ourselves connecting with the same people; over and over and over again. If, by chance, we serendipitously meet a new face, with whom we have a meaningful conversation, we feel as if we unlocked the holy grail of networking success. 

And while the impact of one new connection can be exponential, imagine connecting 19,530 people in one day. This is what we, at Collaboration.Ai, achieved yesterday. 19,530 people were directly connected through our software. They weren't just connected though, as remote "friends" (think Facebook), they were intentionally introduced offline (also known as 'in person') to people that can directly impact their trajectory; be it at the event/meeting itself, with a long-term work project or on a personal level. 

Intriguing? Maybe, but why does intelligently connecting the right people impact your career? Take a look at the visual and explanation below to help illustrate:

 

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This network map illustrates the relationships of a 350 person meeting. As you can see, almost half of the group only knows a handful of people. These are people that work in the same organization, toward the same mission, contributing to the same project and business goals, day-in and day-out. By understanding the usual musings this group, along with leveraging data inputs on each individual, we are now able to ensure that critical connections are established so that every colleague is introduced to others that can help them meet their objectives. 

So, when we say we helped 19,530 people network yesterday, we; in partnership with managers, meeting owners, and event producers, enabled the intelligent intersection of these connections. You may be considering that some of these people could have/would have/should have met without our help. We agree, yet research shows this simply isn't the case. As we mentioned earlier, most people only interact with those they know, as a matter of fact, only 4% of the 19k would have serendipitiously met if we hadn't collaborated with the organizers to ensure intelligent, impactful connections.  

Are you achieving networking success? We'd love to help advance your collaboration. 

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Brandon Klein Brandon understands that better teams are fundamental to all of our success. As a global thought leader, ushering in the 'Future of Work' revolution, he paves the way using data + design to accelerate the Collaboration Revolution. Brandon is the Co-Founder of the software start-up, Collaboration.Ai and an active member of The Value Web, a non-profit committed to changing the way decisions are made to better impact our world.