Unlock Your Networks Potential

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This presentation on using LinkedIn was given to members of the Montgomery County Regional Chamber of Commerce (Blacksburg, VA) on Wednesday, April 22, 2008.

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Unlock Your Networks Potential

  1. 1. Unlock Your Network’s Potential By: Cheryl Smith CultureSmith Consulting
  2. 2. THE Professional Outpost  Estimated 33,000,000 users  More than 150 industries  Fortune 500 companies represented  Free and paid account options  http://www.commoncraft.com/linkedin
  3. 3. LinkedIn Uses  Visibility  Connectability  References/Company checks  Find/Provide expertise  Job search/interview help  Find answers  Gauge health of company/industry  Productivity (not to be overlooked!)
  4. 4. Getting Started  Email address  Work/Education history  Picture  Summary  Save Creative Commons photo on Flickr by Jon_Marshall
  5. 5. Settings  Personalized URL (profile)  Email notifications (contact)  RSS  Personal information  Privacy  My network
  6. 6. Status Updates  Ambient awareness  Relevant  Working on  Looking for  Thinking about  Partnering with  Reading  Sharing a link  Consistent
  7. 7. Connecting   Upload contacts Colleagues   Invitations Classmates   V-cards People Search   People You May Know Introductions
  8. 8. Communicating  Messages  InMail Department of Defense campaign, permission granted by Dan Horowitz
  9. 9. Next Steps - Intermediate  Recommendations  Q&A  Groups Creative Commons photo by Leo Reynolds on Flickr.
  10. 10. It Slices and Dices   Who’s Viewed My Profile Connection updates (emails)   Events Reference Search (paid option)   Answers (RSS) Mobile phone applications   Slide Share LinkedIn Company Buzz   Google Presentations Reading List   Blogs My Travel Creative Commons photo on Flickr by HÉLIO SASSEN PAZ
  11. 11. But Wait! There’s More  http://learn.linkedin.com/  http://blog.linkedin.com/  Outlook Toolbar  Company pages
  12. 12. What’s on Your Mind? Creative Commons photo by zeroinfluencer on Flickr
  13. 13. Where’s  Vitals  Cheryl Smith cheryl@culturesmithconsulting.com (434) 258-2448 www.culturesmithconsulting.com  Friend me  http://www.twitter.com/cherylsmith999  http://www.linkedin.com/in/cherylsmith999  http://cherylsmith.myplaxo.com/

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