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New Media Drivers License Final Presentation<br />Sara Makowski<br />
Social Media?<br />Social media are the platforms and tools that allow people to share digital media with each other.<br /...
Are you “findable”?<br />Success in social media depends on your “findability”. <br />How many people have the same name a...
Google yourself!<br />May 30, 2009<br />
Google yourself!<br />August 20, 2009<br />
Branding yourself <br />In the current job market you must stand out from the crowd.<br />The best way to stand out is to ...
Drawing the line between personal & professional <br />Where do you draw the line between what stays personal and what is ...
LinkedIn<br />LinkedIn is a professional social networking website. <br />LinkedIn is a way to connect to other profession...
Facebook<br />A socialnetworkingwebsite that lets people connect with each other with messages, pictures, video, etc. <br ...
Blogging<br />A blog’s focus is on promoting a single point of view for a subject the blogger is passionate about. <br />B...
Networking!<br />Networking on the Net is just as important as it is in everyday life.<br />The more social media sites yo...
Pros & Cons of Social Media<br />Pros<br /><ul><li>Findability
Inexpensive
Easy to communicate with audience
Connect with friends/ acquaintances </li></ul>Cons<br /><ul><li>Lack of privacy
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  1. 1. New Media Drivers License Final Presentation<br />Sara Makowski<br />
  2. 2. Social Media?<br />Social media are the platforms and tools that allow people to share digital media with each other.<br />Social media makes it easy to market or brand yourself.<br />Examples of social media platforms: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, blogs such as WordPress<br />
  3. 3. Are you “findable”?<br />Success in social media depends on your “findability”. <br />How many people have the same name as you? <br />A custom URL helps people find you more easily!<br />
  4. 4. Google yourself!<br />May 30, 2009<br />
  5. 5. Google yourself!<br />August 20, 2009<br />
  6. 6. Branding yourself <br />In the current job market you must stand out from the crowd.<br />The best way to stand out is to brand yourself.<br />Your success in social media depends on your search rankings.<br />
  7. 7. Drawing the line between personal & professional <br />Where do you draw the line between what stays personal and what is professional? <br />Around the world, colleges (and corporations) look for well rounded individuals to join their ranks. <br />Lack of professionalism can ruin a person’s chances when they’re searching for a job.<br />
  8. 8. LinkedIn<br />LinkedIn is a professional social networking website. <br />LinkedIn is a way to connect to other professionals in your field. <br />A recommendation on LinkedIn is just as good, if not better than a letter of recommendation.<br />
  9. 9. Facebook<br />A socialnetworkingwebsite that lets people connect with each other with messages, pictures, video, etc. <br />Be careful what you put on Facebook!<br />Privacy settings exist for a reason. <br />
  10. 10. Blogging<br />A blog’s focus is on promoting a single point of view for a subject the blogger is passionate about. <br />Blogsallow for an open dialogue between the author and the readers.<br />Blogs are a good way to make your online presence known. <br />
  11. 11. Networking!<br />Networking on the Net is just as important as it is in everyday life.<br />The more social media sites you and your connections share, the larger your online presence is. <br />Networking can lead to job opportunities!<br />Social media sites like LinkedIn are perfect for professional networking. <br />
  12. 12. Pros & Cons of Social Media<br />Pros<br /><ul><li>Findability
  13. 13. Inexpensive
  14. 14. Easy to communicate with audience
  15. 15. Connect with friends/ acquaintances </li></ul>Cons<br /><ul><li>Lack of privacy
  16. 16. Time consuming
  17. 17. Issues with credibility</li></li></ul><li>Using social media to your advantage<br />Social media can be used to promote yourself!<br />The more connections you have, the larger presence you have online.<br />Knowing how to use social media is a valuable skill to prospective employers. <br />
  18. 18. Overview<br />Social media is valuable, but you have to know how much information you are comfortable sharing about yourself. <br />Draw a line between what is personal and what is professional.<br />Consider what you want to remain private to avoid embarrassing situations. <br />
  19. 19. Thank you!<br />
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