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How to Win at Networking at IFA Berlin: Lessons We Learned from Our Stellar Experience Last Year
Intro: An Adventure Awaits at IFA Berlin
Hey there, savvy networkers and tech enthusiasts! Remember the days when you'd shuffle through your bag for a paper business card, only to hand out a dog-eared piece of cardboard? Those days are long gone, and we at Tapni are here to tell you why.
Last year, our team hit the networking jackpot at IFA Berlin. It was an eye-opening experience for our digital business card startup. We shook hands, tapped cards (not paper, mind you!), and exchanged priceless opportunities. We met over 50 customers using our NFC business cards, and let us tell you, there's no better feeling than that!
So, we thought we'd share our magical experience and offer you some primo tips on making the most of IFA Berlin. Trust us; we know a thing or two about leaving a lasting impression. 🚀
1. Pre-Conference Prep: Your First Step to Becoming an IFA Berlin Legend
Business Cards, but Make Them Digital
Okay, it’s the 21st century, people. If you’re still using paper business cards, you’re essentially using the fax machine of networking tools. It's time to upgrade to a Tapni digital business card. With NFC technology, you can share your contact details, portfolio, and social media links with just a tap! All those dog-eared cards can now rest in peace. 🙏
Know Your Targets
IFA Berlin hosts some of the most significant players in the tech industry. Make a list of potential contacts, research their work, and prep your pitch. Imagine walking up to someone and talking about their recent project; you've already won half the battle.
2. Ace the Opening Day: First Impressions Last Forever
Be an Early Bird
Get there early to scope out the venue. The early bird gets the worm, but at IFA Berlin, the early bird gets the first tap of Tapni cards. 😉
Join the Keynote Bingo
Go to the keynote sessions but make it fun. Every time someone says "innovation," "synergy," or "paradigm shift," give yourself a point. Rack up enough points, and you get to reward yourself with an extra networking break!
3. Network Like a Pro: Where the Magic Happens
Engage in Quality Conversations
Good networking isn't just about handing out or tapping business cards. Engage in meaningful conversations and listen as much as you talk.
Use Tapni's Digital Business Card Platform for Teams and Businesses
Last year, our Tapni for Business was a game-changer. Teams could easily share leads and contacts, making the networking process smoother than ever. And get this: we even met clients who were already using our platform. Talk about a ‘proud parent’ moment for us!
Tapni For Business is a powerful admin dashboard that helps companies:
- Create and brand their digital business cards from a central place
- Control permissions and set rules
- Streamline lead generation
- Analyse networking activities
- Integrate with their Active Directory and CRM
4. Post-Conference Follow-Ups: Seal the Deal
A conference isn't over when you walk out of the venue. Connect with your new contacts on LinkedIn, share a recap email, and start building that business relationship.
👉🏼 Fun Facts About Networking at Conferences
- The average person collects 50 business cards at a conference. Imagine if all those were digital taps instead; you’d save an entire tree! Take a look at our impact as we plant a tree for every product sold: Tapni Forest
- 80% of people admit to forgetting names within minutes of meeting someone. With Tapni, their name, and face, are right there on your phone! No awkward "Hey... you" moments.
Why We’re Skipping IFA Berlin This Year
We had an amazing experience last year, but we’re sitting out this time to focus on enhancing our Digital Business Card Platform for Teams and Businesses. But that doesn't mean you should! With these tips, you’re ready to network like a champ at IFA Berlin. Go get those taps and leave the paper in the past, where it belongs. 🚀
So, there you have it—your comprehensive guide to becoming an IFA Berlin networking legend. Armed with these tips and your Tapni card, you'll make connections you never thought possible. See you next year, Berlin!
Keywords: IFA Berlin, Networking, Tapni, Digital Business Cards, NFC Business Cards, Tech Conferences, Business Networking, Networking Tips, IFA Berlin 2023.
Our CEO Mihajlo Nikodijevic, CMO Aleksandar Nikodijevic, and Javier Ortiz, CEO of Tapni Mexico, were the stars of our electrifying journey at IFA Berlin, elevating our networking game to celestial heights!
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