Real World Sourcing - SourceCon NYC 2011

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Presented by Katharine Robinson (aka @TheSourceress) on 8th February 2011 at SourceCon in New York City.

You can find details of the event at http://sourcecon.com

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Real World Sourcing - SourceCon NYC 2011

  1. 1. Real World Sourcing<br />Katharine Robinson<br />@TheSourceress<br />8th February 2011<br />
  2. 2. Harvest Twestival - Sept 2008<br />Would go on to become the global Twestival Charity event!<br />Images by @benjaminellis<br />
  3. 3. A plethora of events!<br />
  4. 4. Finding events <br /><ul><li>Look for events popular on Twitter</li></ul>Lanyrd<br />Tweetvite<br />twtvite<br /><ul><li>LinkedIn Events
  5. 5. Search Engines – especially good for big conferences and expos
  6. 6. Industry Associations
  7. 7. Industry Publications
  8. 8. Event Management Sites</li></ul>Eventbrite – e.g. Only Marketing Jobs<br />Amiando<br /><ul><li>Facebook</li></li></ul><li>KeyTools<br />Twitter<br />Linkedin<br /><ul><li>Identify new people that you would like to meet
  9. 9. Discover new events
  10. 10. Follow events as they happen
  11. 11. Stay in touch with the people you meet
  12. 12. Learn more about the people you’ve met
  13. 13. Harness the networks of your new contacts
  14. 14. Discover new events</li></li></ul><li>Discovering people - Twitter<br />People from Industry<br />Local People<br />Recruiters/Sourcers<br />Great Connectors<br />Find more people: <br /><ul><li>Who do they follow?
  15. 15. Who have they listed?
  16. 16. How are they listed?</li></li></ul><li>Now Go Meet them<br />I’ve met twitter (and other interesting) folks at;<br /><ul><li>Work
  17. 17. Tweetups
  18. 18. Conferences
  19. 19. Exhibitions
  20. 20. Random Coffees
  21. 21. On the train</li></li></ul><li>Connect on linkedin<br /><ul><li>LinkedIn helps you stay on the radar of people you meet by</li></ul>Updating your status<br />Being active<br />Giving you an easy way to get in touch with them<br /><ul><li>LinkedIn helps you meet more people by </li></ul>Allowing you to discover events popular with your network and go along to those<br />Letting Event organisers create groups for networking opportunities before and after the event. <br />
  22. 22. Networking on the move – at events<br /><ul><li>23% of my tweets come from my phone.
  23. 23. You can email photos taken on your phone to the likes of Twitpic and Posterous.
  24. 24. LinkedIn has apps for iPhone, Blackberry and PalmPre as well as its mobile site.
  25. 25. Have you tried Foursquare for discovering other people at the same venues you are? </li></li></ul><li>When you can’t be there<br />This is when Twitter comes into it’s own!<br /><ul><li>#hashtags
  26. 26. Twitterfall
  27. 27. Twitter Search
  28. 28. Tweetdeck
  29. 29. Hootsuite</li></ul>Who’s blogging?<br /><ul><li>Google blog search
  30. 30. Social Mention
  31. 31. IceRocket</li></li></ul><li>Resources - Twitter<br />Find Lists: <br />http://tlists.com<br />Manage Lists: <br />http://formulists.com<br />How To use Lists from Twitter<br />Find People: <br />http://followerwonk.com<br />http://wefollow.com<br />Follow hashtags: <br />http://search.twitter.com<br />http://twitterfall.com<br />http://wthashtag.com<br />Manage Twitter: <br />http://tweetdeck.com (desktop app)<br />http://hootsuite.com (in browser)<br />http://cotweet.com (in browser)<br />Mobile twitter:<br />http://dabr.co.uk (great if you don’t have a smart phone)<br />Great UK Folks to Follow:<br />@UKSourcers (me)<br />@andyheadworth<br />@James_Mayes<br />@lesanto<br />
  32. 32. Resources – Find Events<br />Event Management sites: <br />http://eventbrite.com<br />http://amiando.com<br />http://eventelephant.com<br />What events are your network attending?<br />Twitter: http://lanyrd.com<br />LinkedIn: http://events.linkedin.com/<br />Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/?sk=events<br />Social Event Planning: <br />Plancast: http://plancast.com/<br />Twtvite: http://twtvite.com/<br />Tweetvite: http://tweetvite.com/<br />
  33. 33. Resources – Getting Help<br />Search Engines:<br />http://googleguide.com<br />http://searchengineland.com/guide/bing<br />Twitter: <br />Mashable’sguide:http://mashable.com/guidebook/twitter/<br />Twitter’s guide for businesses: http://business.twitter.com/<br />LinkedIn: <br />http://learn.linkedin.com/<br />
  34. 34. Any questions?<br />EMAIL: katharine@sourceress.co.uk<br />TWITTER: @TheSourceress<br />QUORA: http://www.quora.com/Katharine-Robinson<br />

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