Social Media - As a Networking Tool Kay Roseland Shareology
First Steps Pick the tools you want to flourish on Don’t try to be on all sites Google is Forever! As is Twitter, Facebook, etc.
Sites I’m focusing on LinkedIn Twitter Blog - Shareology Minimal participation Facebook YouTube
Sites by popularity Facebook 157 million visitors /month LinkedIn94 million Twitter 94 million MySpace 19 million
Total Users Facebook 750 million Twitter 300 million LinkedIn 90 million Google + 25 million
Facebook 750 million users worldwide 70% of users are outside the US 229 = average number of friends per user 55 minutes a day = average time spent per user Significant business use = Fans = Like!
LinkedIn Update your profile from your resume Import your yahoo, gmail addresses and email each appropriate contact with a short, specific note attached “Please be my contact at LinkedIn; I met you at Social Media Breakfast.”
LinkedIn cont. Give recommendations Ask for recommendations Both need to be sincere, articulate Answer questions in your area of expertise Groups are golden!!! Status line is strong tool
Twitter Hashtagsare golden # Finding People – try no spaces Kay Roseland and KayRoseland Follow thought leaders Follow people on lists
Blog Build your community/audience on: LinkedIn Twitter Start with 3 – 5 posts Post regularly (once a week minimum) LinkedIn groups are golden!!!
Blogging Platforms WordPress Blogger (owned by Google) TypePad Tumblr
Finding the Hidden Job Market 70% - 85% of jobs are not listed on monster, career builder, etc. (HJM)
3 Key Points Be positive Hang around with employed people Give more than you get
One final thought………. There are times when it is hard to believe in the future, when we are temporarily just not brave enough. When this happens, concentrate on the present. Cultivate le petit bonheur (the little happiness) until courage returns. Look forward to the beauty of the next moment, the next hour, the promise of a good meal, sleep, a book, a movie, the likelihood that tonight the stars will shine and tomorrow the sun will shine. Sink roots into the present until the strength grows to think about tomorrow. Ardis Whitman
Or: In the words of Scarlett O’Hara…………….. Tomorrow is another day……….. http://www.linkedin.com/in/kayroseland @KayLoire Shareology at: http://kayroseland.wordpress.com