Networking in the 21st Century - Social Media, Meetups, and More!


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This is a presentation using social media and other tools to network in the 21st century. This presentation was done on the fly at BarCamp Orlando 4/14/12. Visit for more information, tips, and tricks.

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  • My best friend Carlos tweets Bess (Central Florida Top 5) who gets me involved with blogging community & CFLBlogCon
  • Find a Person’s Preferred Communication Channel – Lesson: Go where they areSay Just Enough – Lesson: Less is moreDon’t Expect a Response – Lesson: Say what you need to and then let it goClarify Early – Lesson: Say it up frontWhat You Want is Not the Point – Lesson: No one knows what the future may hold, so make the moment count. Ensure the door stays open even if no one is walking through it right nowBe Open Without Needing – Lesson: Speak from openness rather than needGive Space – Lesson: Focus on thoughtful insight instead of continual contact
  • What’s a Twitter Chat?
  • 34% of bloggers post opinions about products & brands. 78% Consumers trust peer recommendations only 14% trust advertisements Research Products, Ask Questions, Sales/Coupons
  • Networking in the 21st Century - Social Media, Meetups, and More!

    1. 1. “Networking in the 21stCentury is all aboutunderstanding who yournetworking with and themediums they prefer.” – JoshMurdock
    2. 2. 1. Find a Person’s PreferredCommunication Channel2. Say Just Enough3. Don’t Expect a Response4. Clarify Early5. What You Want is Not thePoint6. Be Open Without Needing7. Give Space
    3. 3. “Social Media provides theopportunity to connectyourself to content andpeople in an amazing way”– Josh Murdock
    4. 4. #SocialGood
    5. 5. Sharing a causeTagging Donors & LinkingConnectionsSharing ContentMaking Personal Connections
    6. 6. Facebook Pages vs. Groups”We don’t have to be friends to connect”Pages – act as a brand Groups – act as aperson
    7. 7. Facebook Groups”We don’t have to be friends to connect”Create a space toshare, question, poll, chat,update a variety of peoplewith similar interest.Secret: Only members seethe group, whos in it, andwhat members post.Closed: Anyone can see thegroup and whos in it. Onlymembers see posts.Open (public): Anyone cansee the group, whos init, and what members post.Groups for or
    8. 8. “The qualities thatmake Twitter seeminsane and half-bakedare what makes it sopowerful.”- Jonathan Zittrain–Harvard Law Professor & Internet Expert
    9. 9. 5 Reasons to Use Twitter1. Personal Connections2. Keeping up with theNews3. Networking4. Advice5. Marketing
    10. 10. Your Global Network
    11. 11. Twitter HashtagsThe # symbol, calleda hashtag, is used tomark keywords ortopics in a Tweet. Itwas createdorganically by Twitterusers as a way tocategorizemessages.Example:#edtech #highered#SXSWedu#elearning
    12. 12. Twitter Chat
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    14. 14. What: CardMunch is easy way toturn business cards into contactswith just a quick snap.Price: FREECardMunch
    15. 15. LinkedInGroupsIncreaseyourexposureand beknown asexpert in afield
    16. 16. FREE Blog Host:Wordpress: http://wordpress.comBlogger: http://blogger.comWeebly: http://weebly.comLiveJournal: http://livejournal.comWhy Blog?• Show Knowledge of Subject• Become Content Expert• You Enjoy Blogging• Meet Fellow Bloggers• Internet Search Traffic
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    18. 18. You can access your bookmarkseverywhere you goYou can share your bookmarks with othersYou can organize by stacks and tagsYou can subscribe to favorite usersYou can search and explore Bookmarking
    19. 19. QR Code: Barcode to a link
    20. 20. Top 10 QR Code Generators: of Codes:URL (web links)EmailPhone NumberTextContact InfoGoogle MapsApp Store
    21. 21. #SocialGood
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    23. 23. Facebook• Mashable’s The Facebook Guide Book• Facebook Privacy: 10 Settings Every User Needs to Know• How to protect your Facebook Timeline privacy -• Facebook Privacy Help Topic• Facebook Pages vs. Groups• Professor Josh• Mashable’s The Twitter Guide Book• What’s a Twitter Chat?• How to Run a Successful Twitter Chat• AFC Twitter• Professor Josh
    24. 24. Delicious• 7 Things You Should Know About Social Bookmarking• Social Bookmarking in Plain English• Professor Josh• Support• 19 Reasons You Should Blog• Professor Josh http://professorjosh.comVarious Social Media Tools• Hootsuite: (Social Media Dashboard, great for multiple accounts)• Google+: (Latest Social Networking via Google)• SlideShare:• YouTube: (who doesn’t know about this?)• LinkedIn: (resume, jobs, professional network)• Flickr: (photo sharing & exploring galore)• The Shy Connector: