By: Viveka Monday September 16, 2013 comments Tags: Trendr, Peter Davison, Networking, referrals, Viveka von Rosen, mobile meeting, #LinkedInChat

 Trendr Bringing Back F2F with LinkedIn App

Trendr is a mobile meeting platform that arose out of the need for professionals to connect face to face. Using your LinkedIn profile and GPS:

- Discover Professionals around you at large scale events

- Meeting requests in real time that happen at Trendr Meeting Zones

- Collaborate by referring professionals to each other in your network

Peter Davison Aka “The Loud Mouth” has 15+ years of broad based business experience in start-ups, enterprise and non-government organizations. Specializing in social networking, Peter manages Trendr’s business development, brand messaging and product marketing.  You can reach Peter here:

How it Works:

You log-in with your LinkedIn account - see all Trendr users regardless of being 1st connections/push a let's meet button/the other person sees your LinkedIn summary and specialties and then we push the two individuals to a meeting zone. Outside of events - we push people to a cafe between the two of them. After people meet, you can share referrals from your LinkedIn account directly from the app. 

Some Impressive Testimonials:

Virgin/Richard Branson highlighted Trendr as being “The rebirth of the face to face meeting”  http://www.virgin.com/entrepreneur/blog/the-rebirth-of-the-face-to-face-meeting “The quality of business communications has become poorer in recent years as people avoid phone calls and face-to-face meetings, I can only assume, in some misguided quest for efficiency," - Richard Branson

Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the premier global association community for meeting and event professionals, said: "Trendr is one of the first movers in the virtual-to-real-world-connections that can be made through social networks": http://www.mpiweb.org/Portal/Business/20130501/When_It_s_Virtual_It_s_Real 

2013 Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada (300,000 people) said: "We are excited to bring another layer of connected to our fans who are passionate about both the race and the social connectedness that happens through mobile technology such as Trendr" - François Dumontier, President & CEO of F1 Grand Prix du Canda http://www.newswire.ca/fr/story/1180349/trendr-mobile-meeting-platform-transforming-the-way-you-live-your-professional-life-at-the-2013-formula-1-grand-prix-du-canada

LinkedInChat Questions

Q1: Tell us a bit about yourself …

Q2: What is Trendr?

Q3: How did you get involved with Trendr?

Q4: How does it work?

Q5: Who can use it?

Q6: Why is LinkedIn the tool you chose?

Q7: What’s the importance of F2F meetings in this social world?

Q8:  What do you see as the future of Social?

Q8: Anything else we need to know?

Viveka

About the Author: Viveka

Viveka is author of LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day and is known internationally as the “LinkedIn Expert”.
CEO of Linked Into Business, she also hosts the biggest LinkedIn chat on Twitter.  Forbes has listed her as a top social media influencer for three years running, and she has been cited in Ragan, CNN, Forbes, Mashable, Simple Living, Bloomberg, LinkedIn's Small Business Site and "The Sophisticated Marketer's Guide to LinkedIn, The Miami Herald, Social Media Today and The Social Media Examiner!

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