networking tools

Leveraging Tools for More Meaningful Networking

Here at FullContact, we spend a lot of time thinking about ways to be more awesome with people. Whether it’s an introduction or a business card exchange, an email or a phone call, the genesis of everything that we do is the desire to be more fully connected. Because of the time that we’ve spent, our team has come up with some great ways to use (often existing) tools for more meaningful networking, so today we’d like to share a few with you.

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Network Is Not A Verb

The word network has become a verb, and that’s a huge problem. It loses sight of the very reason why we’re trying to connect with other people. Or at least why we should be trying to connect with other people.

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Blockspring: Use the FullContact APIs, No Coding Required

The suite of FullContact APIs is incredibly powerful when it comes to finding out more about people. We know that a lot of you would love to use our APIs, but you don’t have the experience or resources necessary to code an application. Today the entire suite of FullContact APIs is available to everyone because of a company called Blockspring.

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Business Cards: You’re Using Them Wrong

A couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to talk to Dave Delaney of Futureforth. Dave is one of the smartest people that I know when it comes to networking, so I wanted to pick his brain about how to build a network that really increases your net worth, rather than just piling more drops into a bucket. One thing that he said really stood out to me above all the rest, and in fact it’s even changed my mind about business cards, so I wanted to share it with you.

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Think differently -  networking won't necessarily grow your network.

I Quit Networking and My Network Finally Grew

I believe in the value of a good network, and I know that success in life is all about people. Today, my personal and professional network is amazing and growing more valuable to me every day. But, I didn’t get to the point of having a valuable network by networking. This is how it happened and…

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FullContact Adds Multiple Google Account Sync

Ever since we started getting feedback on FullContact, our most-requested feature has been the ability to sync the contacts in two Google accounts together, to make them identical. Today we’re excited to bring that feature to life, easing the pain that so many of you have dealt with for entirely too long.

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