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  • Ryze: business networking with meetups

Meet up at Shoeless Schmooze!

The end of summer so let’s have a been (or two) and hook up with some
friends and make some new ones…

http://profectio.com/forde/2006/08/19/shoeless-schmooze-august-31st/

August 31st, 6:00 PM tillÅ .

We had a great turn out the previous times this was held. Lots of great
conversations and business connections, and all around good times were had!
So let’s do it one more time!!

I’ve gone back to the management at Shoeless Joe’s and they’re going to give
us a deal on beer ($3.50) and throw in some food.
A great environment to talk about what’s going on in the technology,
marketing & PR and all things that impact it, or just kick back and have a
drink and talk what ever on your mind they even throw some finger food.

Where / When:

  • Shoeless Joe’s – 401 King Street W (King St. & Spadina Ave) (Map)
  • August 31st

What to bring:

  • Lots of business cards
  • Loonies – we’ve got $3.25 beer & wine (not including tax & tip)
  • Lots of great ideas and things to talk about

Who will be there:
This is open to anyone to anyone who’s looking to network, socialize,
schmooze and connect with other business minded people from any sectors; but
chances are you fit into technology, marketing, public relations in some way
shape or form.

What next:
Would love to know if you can make it ­ hit me up on email or leave a
comment on the blog or reply to the email if you can make it.

Dave Forde

Profectio – Bringing together Canada’s connected community -

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Personal Blog – www.profectio.com/forde

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TorCHI social

As Gabriel Mansour went to all the trouble of e-mailing, texting, and
calling me to make sure I got to TorCHI, I thought it would be a good
idea to go—and it certainly was! I had a lot of fun conversations
about interpersonal communication (heh!), Tupperware, and other
things. Good stuff!

Random Japanese sentence: 彼の年老いた猫はまだ生きている。 His old cat is still alive.

Ryze: business networking with meetups

If you’re interested in business networking, Ryze is worth checking out.
A relative newcomer, it doesn’t have the large networks or polished interface of LinkedIn. What it lacks there, though, it makes up for in terms of local presence. Ryze makes it easy to find and meet up with people in the same city, with RSVP-handling for events.

The basic account’s pretty limited, though. You can’t contact anyone beyond two degrees, which isn’t really that bad because you can (and should!) develop links with people along the way. You can’t create your own network, so no Orkut-like groups here. There seems to be a limit on how many times people can contact you. And just what does it mean to “see who wants to network with you”?

On the plus side, you can customize your profile page to an insane extent. That’s cool. There’s also more of a social aspect to it, with people indicating their interests, haves and wants.

Something to watch because of the meetups, but my primary network’s still going to be LinkedIn.