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Linked In for Beginners Presentation by Paul McGarrity, Octave Online Communications
 

Linked In for Beginners Presentation by Paul McGarrity, Octave Online Communications

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This Linked In presentation for beginners explains what Linked In is and provides some background information to the social network. It will help professionals understand the extent of what can be ...

This Linked In presentation for beginners explains what Linked In is and provides some background information to the social network. It will help professionals understand the extent of what can be done on Linked In, understand why it is important and help individuals decide if Linked In is a suitable social network for them.

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    Linked In for Beginners Presentation by Paul McGarrity, Octave Online Communications Linked In for Beginners Presentation by Paul McGarrity, Octave Online Communications Presentation Transcript

    • For Beginners
    • Is
      not just a glorified online C.V or another social media site?
    • What is………..
    • Is…
      The World’s Largest Professional Network
      Perhaps your most important social media channel.
      An opportunity to create a dynamic, highly visible online profile…….. + more
    • What can I do on ….
      • Gain Connections with other professionals
      • Research and generate leads
      • Status Updates – sync with Twitter
      • Gain and show recommendations
      • Gain Introductions
      • Source and join groups
      • Recruit
    • Why do I need to be on …….
      ?
    • “If you want to want to hang out with the big players – a place where connections are made, leads are generated and deals are done – then you need to spend more of your time on Linked In”
      Lewis Howes
      Author of LinkedWorking
    • ?
    • Facts and Figures
    • 120 MILLION PROFESSIONALS WORLDWIDE
    • Not just another social media site……..
    • Credits: Amodiovalerio Verde
    • SENIORITY WORLDWIDE
    • Signing Up
    • Navigation …
      a quick guide
    • Do’s and Don’ts
    • Your Profile
    • Your Profile
      Must be you and must be public Add current and past positions
      Add Links to sites and visa-versa
      Add specialities / skillsMake it social – add Twitter, blogs
      Work in Progress!
    • Your Connections
      Your aim is to source and add appropriate and relevant contacts.
    • Your Connections
      Quality not Quantity
      You need to try to add people who knowand trust you
      Startwith people you have worked with!
      Aim for decision-makers within target sectors
      What about fellow members of professional organisations?
      People you have met at trade fairs and networking events?
    • Recommendations
      Recommendations are references that appear on your profile. Great way to add credibility!
    • Groups
      Linked In Groups: Private forums centred around a common theme or area – e.g CIPR, World Tourism Network
    • Groups
      Tips:
      Start with 2-3 industry or professional groups that are relevant to you
      Follow and interact with other members
      Look for business opportunities through groups
    • Final Thoughts and Advice
    • Decide if
      Is the social media channel for you - if so, really use it!
    • Don’t use
      As a sales promotion or spamming tool!
    • Create a great
      Profile.
      Make it social – interact with people!
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