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Social Media and Your Career by J.R. Atkins, MBA


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There are many trends combining to cause shifts in traditional business models. These changes are affecting the way we progress through our careers, causes lay –offs, creates under employment and has …

There are many trends combining to cause shifts in traditional business models. These changes are affecting the way we progress through our careers, causes lay –offs, creates under employment and has contributed to long unemployment for many Americans.

In the workshop, “Social Media and your Career” we will explore these dynamics and what we can do to better plan our career. Some of the topics include”
• How to become a “Linchpin” based on the book by Seth Godin
• What is “Generation Flux” based on an expose from Fact Company Magazine
• Letting Technology work for you
• Changing our mind set for our new roles

Your speaker, J.R. Atkins has been working with individuals, executives and small businesses since 1993 and on Social Media since 2008. He has a BA from Texas A&M University and an MBA from The University of Phoenix, Dallas Campus. He recently published the book Social Media 2.0 and his next book, Road Map to Success is due out this winter.

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  • Fantastic SlideShare JR, enjoyed learning from your value-add share of info and even took the liberty to initiate a couple of tasks that I hadn't even planned on doing, eg - downloading the video app and signing up for Instagram. So thanks for the nudge!
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  • 1. Social Media and your Career Down load this presentation at: J.R. Atkins Author, Speaker & Consultant on Social Media, Mobile Apps, Sales & Marketing
  • 2.  KnowledgeWorkers ~ $ for yourThoughts  Less permanent employment  Technology is key, especially social & mobile  24 + 40 = 100  The Globe is your work place  Relationships
  • 3.  What is a “Digital Footprint”?  What is Social Media  3 Keys to Social Media  The Big 5+1: LI, FB, T, B, V & G+  The Ones to Watch  Online Marketing Model  How to keep up  Getting Results  Resources
  • 4.  It’s what I can find out about you online  Google yourself  If all I have is your name and where you live…  It’s your digital profile or resume  Creating content with a purpose  Social Media is great for this
  • 5.  Social media refers to the means of interactions among people in which they create, share, and exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks  Social media differentiates from traditional/industrial media in many aspects such as quality, reach, frequency, usability, immediacy, and permanence.  Social media has positive effects such as allowing the democratization of the internet while also allowing individuals to advertise themselves and form friendships.
  • 6. 1. Be interesting 2. Content is King 3. Give to Get
  • 7.  LinkedIn  Facebook  Twitter  Blogging  Video  Google+
  • 8.  Instagram  Pinterest  Yelp  MeetUp  Social Cam  Drop Box
  • 9. Web Site Blog LinkedIn Facebook Twitter YouTube
  • 10.  LinkedIn  CompleteYour Profile  An Effective Summary  Add a Photo (It’s About the Relationship)  Join Groups  Add URLs to each section  Your Company Page ▪ Use the Same Company Name
  • 11.  Facebook  CompleteYour “About” (like a LinkedIn Profile)  Time Line  Add Pictures &Video  Company Page ▪ Regular Updates ▪ Rich Media
  • 12.  Twitter  Research ▪ Single Search: ▪ Search for key word +Twitter  Publish ▪ Post fromTwitter or phone ▪ Follow ▪ Listen ▪ Multiple Post:
  • 13.  Blogging  Similar to Journals with Comments    “Long Form Content”  Great for Q&A, FAQ  Link to Social Media  Use Pictures &Video
  • 14.  Video   CreateYour OwnVideo  “Favorite”Videos you Like  Post on social Media  BuildYour OwnYouTube Channel ▪ SearchYouTube to see how
  • 15.  Google Plus  ▪ aka Google+ and G+  SEO Reasons ▪ Link your Google+ page to your web site  ClaimYour digital Real-estate  2nd Larges Social Media Network as of Jan 13
  • 16.   Set up your Social Command Center  UseThe Share button  Link Social Media Sites, But…  Editorial Calendar  Voice Mail to Email to Post  Who answers the phone?
  • 17. 1. Decide on your goals and intent. 2. Determine the right tools for you. 3. Decide how much you want to share. 4. Build a community of supporters. 5. Use key words. 6. Link resources.
  • 18.  Groundswell by Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff,  Linchpin by Seth Godin  Failing Forward by John C Maxwell  ReWork by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson  Social Media 2.0 by J.R. Atkins
  • 19. Thank you for attending: Social Media and your Career What do I do? 1. Conference Presentations/Workshops 2. Executive Briefings – 1:1 or small groups 3. Marketing Projects: Social Media, Mobile App, Websites, Email Marketing Down load this presentation at: