Entries by Neya Abdi

MeetVibe Round Up – April 2017

Keeping Busy and Making Friends! Keeping busy and making friends. That’s the best way to describe MeetVibe’s activities on a day-to-day basis. Over the last month, we’ve added two new members to our global team, opened the Toronto Stock Exchange with our partners at the Upside Foundation, and made a smooth transition to a modern, […]

The Open Secret to Successful Networking

Networking is time tested and familiar, an age-old practice dressed up in a modern outfit. This current incarnation of networking emphasizes the scavenger hunt of meeting as many people as possible and seems to have lost or minimized the traditional play on reciprocity. The result – hundreds of business cards, LinkedIn and Facebook contacts. At […]

MeetVibe Round Up – March 2017

A Warm Welcome to All of Our New #DevTO Friends! Are you organizing a networking event? Kick it up a notch! Seamlessly connect participants, ideas, and opportunities using MeetVibe. Participants can discover and read the profiles of participants in their proximity. Event organizers can provide instant access to the opportunities and information guests want the […]

MeetVibe Round Up – February 2017

A Warm Welcome to All of Our New Users! Seamlessly connecting people with people, people with ideas, and people with opportunities, MeetVibe provides instant access to information participants need during events. We’ve had the pleasure of meeting many MeetVibers in person over the past couple of months and are excited to welcome our newest members […]

How to Organize a Successful Meetup

The thrill of bringing people together to share food, swap ideas, and form new relationships makes the work of organizing a meetup worth it. But pulling together a hit gathering is harder than it looks. Technology may have made us more connected than ever, but hosting an event has presented new challenges. Virtual guests who […]

Effective Networkers Build More Than Bridges

Our networks have become incredibly expansive. Today, we interact globally despite previous geographical barriers. It is a given that we can remain updated about an industry peer met at a conference in London or chat regularly with a relative in Morocco. Technology in the information age has led to tremendous improvements for our social and […]

How the Social Internet of Things is Revolutionizing Connectivity

Humans are both innovative and social beings leading to technological advances that are changing the way we interact. The desire to connect has inspired a global technological network linking people, data, and things. Traditionally, our conception of cloud- or Internet-based social solutions has existed in the digital world. We send emails, conduct video calls, or […]

Dare to Dream Through Your Schedule

We all have our “traditional” goals related to work and family responsibilities. But we also have aspirational goals that often cross our minds and are rarely explored. No other line kills our hope of achieving these entrepreneurial ambitions, booking that dream trip, or learning a new language like: “I’m just too busy.” Blaming your schedule […]

Scheduling Fatigue? Blame your Email

Managers and employees have been well aware of the productivity drain caused by email for a long time. Back in 2006, CEO Scott Dockter of PBD Worldwide implemented an interesting company initiative: no email Friday. All internal communication took place in person or over the phone. Only customer service could answer external email inquires. Mr. […]

Why Scheduling is More Social than You Think

Lunch dates, business meetings, and social gatherings sound like random events, but they all share two things in common: personal interactions and scheduling. We interact with others throughout our day. Some exchanges are spontaneous while at work or on the go. Other meetings are scheduled in advance by saving the date and confirming an appointment. […]