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24 Feb
New Ways to Network: A Look at Planely

Posted by Maribel Guiste On February - 24 - 2012

Start practising your elevator speech! Planely puts your networking skills to the test 30,000 feet in the air.

There are networking opportunities everywhere you look, but some of them are a bit more obvious than others. Like an airport. Many connections are made by two people who happen to end up sitting together on a flight, finding out they could help each other. Whatever you may call it – fate, kismet or coincidence – we all wish it would happen that easily. Planely is taking coincidence and turning it into a much more organized chaos.

Here are a few points about Planely:

              1. Submit your travel itinerary and receive matches of those flying on the same flight, being in the airport at the same time or even going to the same events.
              2. Check out others with the same interests or people you may even know using LinkedIn or Facebook.
              3. Planely suggests sitting together, grabbing a coffee at the airport or sharing cabs.
              4. Other airlines jumping on board with the social connections including airline KLM with their seat matching plan.

As much as Planely seems like a great idea on the surface, it has garnered a fair amount of criticism. Some people like to use a flight to relax or get caught up on work. Which is perfectly fine. Then Planely isn’t for you. And it’s always best to keep safety and common sense in mind when dealing with complete strangers. But if you’re the type that looks for all and any social networking opportunity, however it may present itself, then you may want to look into this service a little more closely. Maybe it’s time to put fate in your own hands.

Looking for other out-of-the-box ways to add social media elements to the way you do business? Contact a WSI Internet Consultant today to create a digital marketing plan that works for your business.

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Maribel Guiste, a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) leads WSI Franchise Operations in her role as Vice President and is WSI’s liaison to the more


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