Whenever you meet someone at a networking event that you’d like to chat with again, the question arises: How?
More and more I’ve had folks decide they want to connect with me on Facebook or Instagram (why?), platforms that I have chosen to keep strictly limited to my actual friends.
Last week LinkedIn, one of the places I am willing to connect with almost strangers (although I still need to have met you for you to get approved), made it a bit easier to add new people while you’re out and about on its platform using a QR code.
To access it you just launch the LinkedIn app on your phone and tap the QR code upon in the search box from the Home tab within the app.
From there, you can scan someone’s QR code or share your own (you access that by tapping “My code”) to instantly send a connection request to that person.
The idea is that you don’t have to spend time asking that person who to spell his or her name, or carefully determine which “Bob Smith” is the one you’re talking to from the list of thousands.