Building your network is key to a successful career. Good business contacts get you seen, offer advice and motivation to get ahead, and share the best opportunities as they arise. You know you need to network, but it likely feels a bit like a chore.
From time-consuming, crowded events to expensive ticket prices for the rooms of people you actually want to meet, networking has likely resulted in least one painful conversation and a stack of useless business cards. However, one app is changing all of the pain and awkwardness that comes with networking. Meet Shapr, a free app that’s reshaping networking for the 21st century.
Shapr facilitates a more comfortable, do-it-from-anywhere networking experience. Using Shapr, you can quickly browse profiles of nearby professionals who are actively looking to network. No search is required – the app’s smart algorithm uses your self selected interests and preferences to curate a daily list of like-minded professionals close to your location. Just swipe through each profile – you will get a notification once both professionals have mutual interest in a conversation. You can then use a pre-built icebreaker to say hello and set up a time to take that conversation offline!
Shapr is easy to make an everyday habit. It only takes a minute (over your morning coffee) to swipe anonymously through the day’s curated batch, but the opportunities could change your life. You can use the app to meet cofounders or investors for your business, partners for your next big project, or just friends in your industry.
Just visualize where you want to be, and then use Shapr to meet the right people to help you get there. Or better yet, grab coffee with someone interesting off the app to help figure out what your next big goal is.
Chris Caballero is a realtor who uses the app regularly. He shares, “I have met more people on Shapr than any other app on the social stratosphere. Some of these contacts have lead to deals, others have become friends. The quality of people you meet is top-notch.”
So how does Shapr differ from other social or networking platforms? First off, its smart algorithm does the work for you. There is no endless search, and no chance of bots on the app (other than the friendly welcome profile when you first sign up). All people are authentic, verified and real.
The app promotes a more “mindful” approach to networking, in order to build a consistent community of long-term relationships. The end result? A vibrant pool of smart, curious and compatible professionals who are all actively expanding their networks.
Start connecting today, and download Shapr on your phone for free!