Kristine Neil

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10 Entrepreneurs Explain How They See Networking Changing in the Next 5-10 Years

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Shift in the emphasis of interpersonal events

Networking will continue to be vital as social connection will always be a chief driver of activity in many areas of life and business. What will shift, however, is the emphasis on local, physical, interpersonal events. We are already seeing the rise of virtual networking opportunities, as well as national and global networking organizations. The shift to digital experiences will open networking up in a way that a conference or a professional organization hasn’t before: it will remove the typical local, or industry, filter that networking events and organizations organize around now. For service and creative businesses this will only continue to open up new business development opportunities through networking. Enterprising organizations will even dedicate some of their resources to facilitating this kind of global, open, digital networking.

24 Entrepreneurs Share Top Social Media Platforms They Will Use in 2018

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Instagram will be where we pour the lion’s share of our creative abilities. Other platforms are still great places for sharing links and connecting with clients and collaborators, but Instagram – both its feed and story feature – still allows us to show off our own culture better than anywhere else. It’s the constraints of the platform that work well for us. The visual is the primary with hashtags, location tagging, and copy being the secondary elements of importance. This lets us focus on creating an image that is emotionally evocative and consistent with our brand style and post history.