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  • Maximize the value of being an HBA member with LinkedIn
  • WHAT IS LINKED IN?  LinkedIn is a professional social networking application that allows you to connect and communicate with colleagues in your business network. Through those connections, there are several interesting things that LinkedIn allows you to do: Easy communication without sending emails and the notorious “reply to all” is one of the great features. Plus, it is 24/7. Use it when, wher and how you want to. For an Associations, you can use it to promote News and Events. Plus, share ideas and ask for information from other Association members. For your business: use it to promote yourself, Hunt for jobs, and expand your connections.
  • Following slides will show you how to: Go to linkedin.com Create an account Create a profile Create your URL Create settings to control your account Join groups Start discussions
  • Go to linkedin.com Fill in the info boxes under Join LinkedIn today Use real name Check before using company email account
  • You are required to list at least one company if you select “Employed” Other options: employed, business owner, student, work independently, looking for work
  • LinkedIn gives you many ways to build your list of connections. I encourage you to complete your profile and set your privacy settings before you start inviting connections.
  • You will have to confirm email address. LinkedIn will send you an email to the email address you used to sign up. Depending on your email provider, you may not get this button Just go to your normal email viewer if this button is not here.
  • Open your email Follow the instructions in the email
  • You will be redirected to this screen Use email and password you just selected
  • Welcome screen Again, you can skip this search for contacts until you are finished setting yourself up Click on Profile to complete your profile infromation
  • Finish filling out your profile. This is your online resume. Click on “edit” or the “Add” to update all fields. Remember to name your website and blog, or it will just say “my website” and “my blog” even after you link them,
  • To Add your Professional headline. Click on the EDIT key next to the company or position that is listed directly under you name at the top of the screen. This is very helpful if you list multiple positions held. If you don’t fill this out, it defaults to the last one entered. Or the most recent position.
  • Extra hints: List all your memberships and volunteer positions. This helps you find more connections and allow other people to find you. Those already mentioned are: Use “Professional Headline” to keep your company name first Name your website and blog And, if you put your email in only under settings, it will cut down on SPAM.
  • Settings control your account They control: Privacy Notifications Links and more
  • Important setting under Public Profile allow for what non-connections can see about you.
  • Another one is Member Visibility. This controls who sees actions you take on LinkedIn
  • Personal information settings are pretty straight forward
  • Email notification settings tell LinkedIn how people can contact you.
  • The receiving email settings control what and how often you want to receive email notifications. As you add groups and use LinkedIn more, it is good to visit this page once a month to check the settings of new things that you may have added.
  • This is where you can manage your hidden connections
  • This is where you can manage what updates you see on your home page. Also, this is where you set how many updates you want listed on your homepage.
  • Settings for Groups allow you to manage your Group listings. The Group invitation filter controls how a group can send you an invitation.
  • You visit some groups more than others, so having them at the top of the list can save time. You can also tell LinkedIn how many groups show up in your navigation drop box.
  • You manage individual group setting by clicking the “member settings” on the far right in the list of Groups. Important here: Do you want the logo displayed on your profile What email can the group use to contact you? How often do you want to see group activity?
  • One of the most important features of any social media is Privacy settings. Under Connections browse you can choose if your connections are visible to your other connections. (Think of things like protecting your client list). Under Profile views, you decide what other people can see about you if you visit their profile
  • Profile and Status updates allow you to choose what your connections can see regarding your status updates or changes to your profile.
  • Under the My Network settings, you choose why or how you want to use LinkedIn.
  • Adding connections is different for every user. Some only choose connnections to people they now. Some accept every request from anybody asking to be a connection. It depends on your purpose for using LinkedIn, who you choose to make connections to.
  • GROUPS. These are essentially affinity groups. Join Groups of interest to you, but be careful to make sure you meet the posted criteria (if any). You will be personally invited to some Groups and you will find others on your own by using the Groups Search in the top right of any LinkedIn page. You will quickly learn which groups are active and useful to you. Groups with “open” in the title encourage folks in the group to request connections to others in the group. You can change the Settings for each of your groups so as not to clutter your inbox with messages you are not interested in receiving. Within the particular group choose Settings to adjust your Contact Settings. You can also choose whether or not a particular Group’s icon is publicly displayed on your Profile. Updates and changes within each group will be showcased on your LinkedIn home page.
  • In upper right hand corner pick “Search Groups” from drop box Type in name of group Click “Search” Button
  • Click on “Join this group”
  • You will get the JOIN GROUP screen. Select display group logo, if desired, verify email account to use for messages & notifications. On this screen make sure to click on “send me a digest of all activity in this group”. Note if nothing happens, you won’t get anything. The great part of this, is that you don’t have to check LinkedIn to see if someone has posted anything unless you receive an email that says there has been activity. Allow for group announcements and/or allow other group members to send you direct emails
  • Your request to join the group then goes to the administrator of the group to accept. Once they accept you request, you will be notified. Some groups are limited and do not allow everyone to join their group.
  • DISCUSSIONS are held within groups. This is where you will be able to post ideas, ask questions, discuss pending issues. Whenever you post a discussion or comment on a discussion, the other members of the group/subgroup will be notified via email, so they can read and comment. If you start a discussion, you are automatically following that discussion and any comments will be forwarded to you. If you see a discussion or add a comment to a discussion, you can choose to “follow” that discussion and be sent notifications of any activity.
  • Pick Groups tab from top menu Select Group to start discussion with from drop down list Select “Start a discussion
  • enter topic. Note the first box has is limited to how many characters you can use. The “Additional details” box allows for more information. Your photo, name, and company show up along with your discussion.
  • Pick Groups tab from top menu Select Group to check out discussions from drop down list (instructions same as for “Start a discussion on previous slides) Select “Discussions” tab
  • Select from many options – most recent discussion, most active discussions, discussions you are invovled with See Topic and author
  • Click on discussion you want to see Read discussion and other comments Add comment and/or follow
  • 1. The “What are your working on” question. This is your current status. Update it whenever you visit LinkedIn. State truthfully what you are doing or what you are interested in, but try to also make it of interest to those visiting your profile. Since you may not update this status daily, remember, this post may be on your profile for multiple days. After 5 days, LinkedIn will remove your status so that you do not have an old status on your profile. Having a status always on LinkedIn is up to you. If you do not update your status, your profile will simply not have one.
  • LinkedIn makes it easy to stay informed and protect your identity. You do not have to log in every day to see if there is anything new. If you set your account up, you will receive emails that inform you of activity in groups you are interested in. You can receive a weekly digest of updates from your connections. And LinkedIn applications are available for your smartphones.
  • Recommendations – not nice to ask for a recommendation, Give to Receive “People you may know” suggestions from LinkedIn are based on connections your friends have or are involved in your industry, etc Who’s viewed your profile gives you a brief update on how many visits to your profile and from what part of the country. If you pay for the upgrade account, you can actually see who viewed your profile. Good for job hunters. Reading Lists Slide Shows – the easiest way I know to get a slide show on the internet Twitter Use caution if your tweets aren’t always professional.
  • Promote your LinkedIn profile by adding the LinkedIn logo and hyperlink (URL) to your emails, your website and your blog.
  • Welcome to the LinkedIn world. Know why you joined and it will help you. I love it for getting to know more about the great Associates I have met across the United States. Much better than a business card. I also love the ability to post a question and get ideas from everywhere. Have fun.

Transcript

  • 1. WBA is LinkedIn Are you?
  • 2. LinkedIn is Professional
    • WBA and Local HBA
      • News & Events
      • Share ideas
    • Business
      • Promote yourself
      • Job Hunt
      • Expand connections
  • 3. How to Start
    • Following slides will show you how to:
      • Go to linkedin.com
      • Create an account
      • Create a profile
      • Create your URL
      • Create settings to control your account
      • Join groups
      • Start discussions
  • 4.
    • Go to linkedin.com
    • Fill in the info boxes under Join LinkedIn today
      • Use real name
        • Check before using company email account
  • 5.
    • You are required to list at least one company if you select “Employed”
    • Other options: employed, business owner, student, work independently, looking for work
    STEP 1
  • 6.
    • Optional step (see red arrow)
      • Start populating connections AFTER completing profile and settings
  • 7.
    • Confirm email address
      • You may not get this button depending on your email provider
        • Go to normal email viewer if not here
  • 8.
    • Confirm email to activate account
    • Open your email from LinkedIn
    • Click on the link
  • 9.
    • You will be redirected to this screen
      • Use email and password you just selected
    STEP 2
  • 10.
    • Welcome screen
    • You can skip this search for contacts
    • Click on Profile to complete
    STEP 2
  • 11.
    • Finish filling out your profile
      • Online resume
    • Click on “Edit”
    • Click on
  • 12.
    • Create Professional Headline
    Click Edit on Profile screen next to the Company or position currently listed Type Professional headline here. This is very helpful if you list multiple positions held. If you don’t fill this out, it defaults to the last one entered. Your name
  • 13. Profile Hints
    • List positions at NAHB, WBA, HBA, volunteer groups
    • Use “Professional Headline” to keep your company name first
    • Name your website and blog
    • List your email only under settings to reduce spam
  • 14. Settings control your account
    • The settings tab is located in the upper right hand corner of the page
    • These control:
      • Privacy
      • Notifications
      • Links and more
  • 15.
    • Settings – Profile
      • Public Profile
  • 16.
    • Settings – Profile
      • Member Visibility
  • 17.
    • Settings – Personal Information
    Your email listed here
  • 18.
    • Settings – Email Notifications
      • Contact Settings
  • 19.
    • Settings – Email Notifications
      • Receiving Messages
  • 20.
    • Settings – Home Page
  • 21.
    • Settings – Home Page
      • Manage Updates by type
  • 22.
    • Settings – Groups
      • Group Invitations Filters
  • 23.
    • Settings – Groups
      • Group Order & Display
  • 24.
    • Settings – Groups
      • Member Settings (far right column)
  • 25.
    • Settings – Privacy Settings
  • 26.
    • Settings – Privacy Settings (cont)
      • Profile & Status Updates
  • 27.
    • Settings – Using My Network
  • 28. Adding Connections
    • Quality vs. Quantity
    • Find “Colleagues” based on the “positions” you listed in your profile
    • Let LinkedIn search your email contact lists
    You can choose to not publish your connections – depending on your business, this protects your client list.
  • 29. Join Groups
    • WBA
    • WBA Associates
    • NAHB & NAHB Associates
    • Other interests
      • You can hide groups
      • Edit settings per group
      • Edit order of groups
  • 30. Join the WBA Group
    • In upper right hand corner pick “Search Groups” from drop box
    • Type in name of group
    • Click “Search” Button
    • To join the WBA group
    • - In the upper right hand corner of the page is a search box. Click the blue arrow next to “Search People” to find “Search Groups”. Type in - Wisconsin Builders Association. Click on the Search button. On the screen that comes up, click on “join this group”.
  • 31.
    • Click on “Join this group”
  • 32.
    • Display group logo
    • Set email account
    • Set update frequency
    • Allow group announcements
    • Allow group members to contact you
  • 33.
    • You will receive notification when you are accepted into the group
    Name of group Name of group
  • 34. Discussions
    • Held within groups
      • Ask for help
      • Offer help
      • Share ideas
      • Comment on an existing discussion
      • Click to follow
  • 35. Discussions – start a discussion
    • Pick Groups tab from top menu
    • Select Group to start discussion with from drop down list
    • Select “Start a discussion”
  • 36. Discussions – enter topic Limited number of characters Your info & photo here
  • 37. Discussions – join a discussion
    • Pick Groups tab from top menu
    • Select Group to check out discussions from drop down list
      • (instructions same as for “Start a discussion on previous slides)
    • Select “Discussions” tab
  • 38. Discussions – join a discussion
    • Select from many options
    • See Topic and author
  • 39. Discussions – join a discussion
    • Click on discussion
    • Read discussion and other comments
    • Add comment and/or follow
  • 40. Status Updates
    • Industry or business relevant
    • Will remind your connections you exist
  • 41. Stay Informed
    • Settings
      • Profile
        • Public profile, photo
      • Receiving messages
      • Privacy
        • Profile views – what others see if you browse them
    • Smart Phones
  • 42. Other features
    • Recommendations
    • “People you may know” suggestions
    • Who’s viewed your profile
    • Reading Lists
    • Slide Shows
    • Twitter
      • Use caution
  • 43. Promote your LinkedIn profile
    • Create LinkedIn button
    • Add button to:
      • Email signature
      • Website
      • Blog
  • 44. WBA is LinkedIn So are you! Good Luck & have fun! [email_address] www.associattitude.blogspot.com