By Michael Briggin
By now, you will have either heard of or have been invited to Lunchclub by one of your colleagues. As an AI-powered superconnecting platform, matches are automatically curated every week for you to make networking connections.
If you want to consider using Lunchclub for your business relationship needs, it’s important to know how to use it right:
Use Your Schedule Wisely For Matches
There is no requirement for how often you need to be using Lunchclub so it’s all on you to determine how invested you want to be in using it. Aim to get matches in a schedule that’s convenient for you that doesn’t interfere with your day-to-day work.
Want to meet more entrepreneurs and executives? Early morning times at 9 am will likely present the most relevant matches.
Prefer getting matches outside of work? Aim for 7 pm or the weekends so you don’t have to be bombarded with meetings that distract you from your schedule.
Personalize Your Lunchclub Profile
Although your Lunchclub profile is not like your LinkedIn profile, it’s still helpful to have as much detail and personalization so your matches can bring up more fun topics to chat about when you meet.
If you want to avoid more awkward encounters, give your matches more opportunities to ask you open-ended questions. Whether you’re mentioning a side project you’re working on or what you want to learn about, detail in all sections of your profile allows you to be more approachable to matches.
Make The Best Use Of You and Your Match’s Time
Not everyone has flexible time to meet. If you’re meeting with your matches, be mindful of time and shoot for no longer than a 30 minute meeting.
If you and your match connect beyond 30 minutes, it’s best to handle a conversation like this after hours. Otherwise, use your first initial conversation with your match should be as short as possible.
You can always follow up with your matches later if a connection is there.
Use LinkedIn And Lunchclub Together
As an AI-powered networking tool, Lunchclub has the ability to complement your LinkedIn network, enhance your connecting opportunities and enable you to maintain your business relationships.
If you desire to make the best use of your network and want to broadcast your brand socially with great visibility, connecting with as many of your strong Lunchclub matches on LinkedIn as possible can expand your network quickly.
On the other hand, maintaining your relationships with your Lunchclub matches doesn’t need to end on LinkedIn. You can still schedule multiple follow up appointments with matches through Lunchclub even after your first initial meeting.