New networking means getting to know people online to secure the meeting offline. Yup. It’s not online or offline — it’s both. It’s being real IRL as well as when you’re on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter…..And those people who can cut through the noise of likes, favorites, friends, and followers to make real connections are seamlessly moving between online and offline networking worlds, and thriving in the process.
Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network (January 2017 / Tarcher Perigee). She has been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“1 of the 25 Smartest Women On Twitter”) to Business Insider (“1 of the 100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter”) and Inc. (1 of “10 Most Well-Connected People in New York City's Startup Scene”). Empowering A Billion Women By 2020 included her on their list of the “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide”. Not bad for a former corporate lawyer. She’s a limited partner in two emerging tech funds (Laconia Capital Group and Lattice Ventures) and can frequently be found on Twitter @jkhoey.