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Making Virtual Event Connections

- June 22, 2010 - 0 Comments

The Cisco Live virtual event is all most here and we have more ways to make connections with peers, Cisco staff and partners than ever before. Making connections is an important part of an event and one that sometimes is perceived as lost by attending a virtual event. I think this is because we need to make virtual connecting easier and this year we worked to enable more than the in-show profile match, chat, email, v-cards, etc. that has always been available in Cisco Live and Networkers Virtual.

Don’t get me wrong the in show tools are great for extending your known peer connections and they work well but they don’t enable interactions to take place fluidly outside of the virtual show environment. This is where integration of the social media sites we use every day come into play. That is why we are pleased to include Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn integrations within Cisco Live and Networkers Virtual.

These tools will allow you to contribute to the larger Cisco Live conversation within the virtual show environment and more. Twitter and Facebook will allow you to click out to the profiles in those social media platforms from the conversation streams so you can friend/follow like-minded individuals as relevant and enhance your connection base outside of the virtual show walls fluidly. LinkedIn will help you find quick connections with known connections registered into the show, i.e. you don’t have to search all over the place to know who you are all ready connected with.

The connect tool is always available in the bottom toolbar but connecting doesn’t stop there. Our participating virtual exhibitors also have connect spaces within their virtual booths so you can follow the conversation from that sponsor directly.

Check out the integrated social media tools for yourself, register/login to Cisco Live and Networkers Virtual.

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