Monthly Round Up – September 2016

For those in the know, September is the REAL new year. The drop in temperature serves as a sharp jolt to leave behind the dog days of summer as routine restructures our day-to-day lives. As the weather gets colder and people move indoors for get-togethers, conferences, and parties, our opportunities to meet new people change as well. The key is making the most of it.

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 share social media posts. But our collective need to use resources efficiently and information effectively has led to innovations that also link objects to this network. The inclusion of sensors and actuators are turning everyday devices into smart objects. This interaction of smart objects with people through the Internet is called the Internet of Things or IoT.

Read more about the the Social Internet of Things on our blog »


Around Me: The Next Generation of Social Networking

This month, we announced the launch of our latest feature, Around Me. Around Me is a phone-to-phone discovery feature that allows you to locate people in your proximity for spontaneous opportunities. Attend conferences and networking events with purpose by viewing the profiles of people you wish to meet and reading their Talk To Me About section to initiate useful interactions. In its first few weeks alone, Around Me enabled more then 450 proximity discoveries. Each day is an opportunity to meet people. Meet the right people.

Learn more about the next generation of social networking  »


Demonstrating the Power of Seamless Connectivity at TechTO

Our discovery feature Around Me is here, and we are thrilled to spread the word. The MeetVibe team headed down to the September TechTO MeetUp to rub shoulders with fellow tech enthusiasts and demonstrate the power of the Around Me feature. At networking events like these, finding the right people is vital for companies sourcing talent or individuals seeking creative partnerships. MeetVibe’s proximity technology combined with seamless scheduling and profile viewing allows users to make the most of their connections.

Mircea, Juliana, Neya


Madam Secretary: Make Yourself Available Even While Saving The World

When your job is helping the Secretary of State avert one global crisis after another, you do not have much time for sitting down and comparing schedules. In a season 2 episode of Madam Secretary, consistently busy press secretary Daisy discusses an app developed by her love interest, Oliver, that alerts them when there is a mutually available time slot in their calendars. Sound familiar?


Fill Out the Talk To Me About Section of Your MeetVibe Profile

We all want to meet people with common interests and goals. While it may be easy to make connections, it is not so easy to find like-minded individuals to build genuine connections. MeetVibe’s Talk To Me About section lets people know you are open to conversation and what you would like to talk about. Include a few lines about your desire to discuss your company, find an exciting new job opportunity, or even your love of world travel. Introducing yourself to new people is an important part of networking. Let others know your interests and start discovering like-minded people around you today.

Update My Talk To Me About section »

If there are two things every member of the MeetVibe team loves they are technology and connectivity. We are focused on providing social connectivity that is instant and effortless, which is why we are busily working away on bringing MeetVibe to Android. Stay tuned by following us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Neya Abdi
Content Writer and Editor

Monthly Roundup – August

During the summertime, it’s not easy to stay focused on your goals. When it’s cold and rainy, it is somewhat easier to lock yourself inside and plough through various tasks. But it’s a lot harder to follow through when the weather is nice and BBQs beckon.

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 is simply passing the buck onto a tool that you control. Your schedule is a device meant to help you organize your time, but sadly it suffers from a serious misunderstanding of its proper usage.
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7 Tips for Making the Most of a Startup’s Time

Meet Mircea Baldean: the founder of MeetVibe. After spending more than 15 years within Toronto’s financial sector, he realized the careers escalator was jammed. When Mircea read The Start-up of You he began to consider whether there was a better way he could be spending his time. Always one to embrace change, Mircea began down the path towards entrepreneurship by welcoming trend shifts and positioning himself to be ready for change- the entrepreneur’s recipe to create unexpected opportunities.

Continue reading Mircea’s interview on the Upside Foundation blog »

Tip: Why You Should Update Your MeetVibe Profile Now

Discovery is not only about finding the next Pokémon. Real relationships are cultivated with time and attention. Never miss an opportunity to meet someone new while attending an event or share a lunch or coffee with colleagues in the most popular work lunch restaurant.

With our upcoming new feature, Around Me, you will be able to set your profile to Public or Private if you would like to connect with new MeetVibers or followers who are nearby. View the name and profile of those around you. Each user’s profile provides a brief bio and social media links. Find an ice-breaking topic in the Talk to Me About section to get your conversations off to a meaningful start.

MeetVibe, Inc. Turns 1!

Last, but not least, time surely flies by when you are having fun. MeetVibe, Inc. is officially 1!

It’s been one year since we became a Delaware-based corporation, headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. A year later, MeetVibe team members span four countries across North America and Europe.

Innovation happens at intersections. Our geographically-diverse team from Silicon Valley, Toronto, Zurich, and Bucharest brings a dynamic mix of skills, experience, and cultural perspectives.

We are excited to celebrate this milestone with all of you. Stay tuned for more!

The MeetVibe Crew

Monthly Roundup – July

Make the most of your summer! Warm weather and sunshine bring lots of get-togethers. MeetVibe is a social networking scheduling solution to stay in touch with people who matter most to you.

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. We schedule many things from doctor’s appointments to training courses and from vacations to video conferences.

Read more about how MeetVibe helps you build meaningful connections by cultivating a social dynamic that reflects value for the relationship and mutual respect.

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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.

Email inefficiency is widely recognized, and how we address this issue depends on our work style. Some opt for absolutist measures while others allocate specific time simply for answering emails. We like to think that email is less and less necessary for things like scheduling. We share efficient methods to reduce your Email fatigue.

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Tip: MeetVibe Concierge

Increase your peace of mind with MeetVibe’s SMS service, Concierge, an add-on that automatically sends a text message to parties when you arrive at the meeting location. Using this feature, you demonstrate a higher level of courtesy by informing guests or clients the exact time you arrive.

MeetVibe Concierge

Get the MeetVibe Concierge add-on for $14.99 which includes a pack of 300 text messages.

Coming Soon

Our developers are working hard to implement your suggestions and bring new innovative features to life. Coming soon is our Around Me proximity technology. It will help you gain an increased awareness of your surroundings for spontaneous opportunities.

With Around Me you will be able to set your profile to public if you would like to connect with new people. Or keep your profile private so that only your followers can see you are nearby. Never miss an opportunity to meet someone new at an event or share a lunch or coffee with colleagues in the most popular work lunch restaurant.

Make the most of your time by sharing it with the ones who matter most to you.

As always, a heartfelt thanks to you all!

The MeetVibe Crew

 

Monthly Roundup – June

Events

June has already proven to be a busy month! In fact, we presented at a few important tech events, the first series of public appearances since launching our beta iOS app.

On June 6th, Mircea spoke to more than 500 attendees at TechToronto, a vibrant community that brings together tech leaders, innovators and enthusiasts. Catch his interactive session on When and Why to Trust the Wisdom of the Crowd on YouTube.

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On June 15, he also presented at the Big Data conference at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the number one hub for data professionals in Canada attended by over 2,500 professionals. Mircea shared his expertise on Small Devices, Big Data and Decision Making.

What’s New?

We are always trying to improve your experience. With our most recent app update, we have introduced push notifications and badges to help you stay on top of your schedule; know what’s new or what has changed!

Also, in the My Profile screen, you can now select which calendars will determine your MeetVibe availability; easily exclude the Holidays or Birthdays calendars to be available on those important days!

Tip

Did you know that you can also login to your MeetVibe account through your web browser? Change email settings, review followers and personalize your profile background. Then, put on your thinking cap. Help define the MeetVibe experience. Take the Survey Now.

Organize A Last Minute Party – Hassle Free

It is two only a few days until Independence Day and that party you promised to throw is not about to plan itself. Thankfully, you can still organize a fabulous 4th of July fête in a short amount of time – hassle free. Read More.

As always, a heartfelt thanks to you all!

Happy MeetVibing!