2020 ushered in a host of technological advances that are bound to improve human life – the record-breaking development of a vaccine, a mass transition to remote work, and the world-wide use of virtual platforms to connect and engage. The exclusive social networking app, Clubhouse, began making waves in early 2020 and its popularity has grown over the past year. Users have used the app in a variety of ways, including strengthening business networks, developing new friendships, and sharing industry knowledge. Here’s what you need to know.
What Is Clubhouse?
This invite-only application is an audio-based social media platform that allows users everywhere to connect through conversation. Clubhouse is broken up into different chats or rooms that one can hop in and out of. Think of it as a cocktail party – you can bounce from multiple circles that are discussing a broad array of subjects. You can choose to offer your insight, ask questions, or simply just listen.
Clubhouse has been described as a free flowing podcast, only it’s not recorded. That’s the main rule: the conversations happen in real time and are not saved. Private rooms are available so you can engage with select people, friends, or coworkers that are also on the app.
How Does Clubhouse Change The Way We Work?
If it’s just another social networking application, is clubhouse impactful to the global economy? In short: definitely. Consider your company’s previous brainstorming sessions – a room of coworkers huddled around a conference room table, throwing ideas up on a whiteboard, watching an informational video, listening to a live speaker, etc.
This type of collaboration is absolutely helpful to share ideas, inspire, and boost morale within your team, office, or company. However, we can easily find ourselves stuck in a creative rut, unsure of where to turn for fresh ideas. Clubhouse provides a straightforward answer to this age-old inquiry.
Companies can share and grow ideas much faster by connecting with a multitude of people from around the world. It’s like having motivational speakers, industry leaders, and successful entrepreneurs come to your office each day and share some knowledge. Clubhouse paves the way for more entrepreneurs to start their own businesses. It helps individuals transition out of industries they may feel stuck in to ones that excite them.
Recently, Elon Musk joined a room and caused the platform to immediately expand past its usual limit of 5,000 attendees. Musk spoke about Mars exploration, SpaceX, AI, and more. He also interviewed the Robinhood CEO about the previous week’s stock market volatility. We previously had access to recorded podcasts where industry leaders like Musk share information, but with Clubhouse, the exchange of free flowing information allows us to ask questions in the moment and receive feedback.
I’ve been fortunate to build and grow a variety of groups aimed at helping people connect with others, cultivate healthy hobbies, and grow generational wealth through real estate.
- Atomic Habits book club: Ara Mamourian, Heather Dwight, and myself gather to discuss James Clear’s book, Atomic Habits. Each week, we discuss a new topic related to this groundbreaking book and reveal how we’ve applied tips and tricks to our own lives, both personal and professional.
- Social estate: start growing generational wealth by investing in real estate. Industry-leading professionals, including Yogev Harel, Daniel Daggers, Chris Boswell, Alexander Ali, Alex Evagora, Margot Ettedgui, Benji Weinberger, Ryan Fisher, Benjamin TEPER, Jamie Shalson-Marshall, Orly Lehmann, Barb Betts, Keri Mahmoud, Alex Bourne, Nicole Reber, and more drop by for interviews, share insight on current real estate trends, and discuss sustained financial growth.
I have also had the privilege to speak in rooms hosted by The Real Estate Network, Real Estate Masterminds, and Luxury Real Estate. For those looking to make inroads in the real estate market, there’s no better way to learn what’s happening in real time than in Clubhouse rooms.
The application is currently invitation-only, but many are speculating that the app will open its doors to everyone as its popularity grows. Stay tuned for more!