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    What will you take...
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    Many Options
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    Wrap up and Q & A

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    Series Wrap Up: Next Steps
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Expat Summer Teleseminar 4 Online Expat Aug 05 2010

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TeleSeminar for expatriate accompanying partners and family members. Staying connected with career and professional network, and with family and friends during international assignments.

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Expat Summer Teleseminar 4 Online Expat Aug 05 2010

  1. 1. + Online Expat Expat Summer Seminar August 05, 2010 With Evelyn Simpson & Jennifer Bradley Online Expat: August 05, 2010
  2. 2. + 2 What will you take away from this seminar? A Simple Approach to Assessing your Current Needs Understanding The Rules of the Game: How to an Be Effective Social Media User Tips for Choosing Among the Various Tools Dealing with Lack of Accessibility Traps to Avoid Online Expat: August 05, 2010 Expat Summer Seminar Series. Copyright 2010.Evelyn Simpson & Jennifer Bradley
  3. 3. + 3 Assessing Your Current Needs I want to: Friends Maintain existing connections Make new connections Find Resources …. Questions to Consider: Your personal style & Family Professional & Business preferences The Habits of Your “Audience” – how can I make it easy for them? Online Expat: August 05, 2010 Expat Summer Seminar Series. Copyright 2010.Evelyn Simpson & Jennifer Bradley
  4. 4. + 4 Many Options Personal Professional & Business Internet Phone x x Direct e.g. Skype; Vonage Video Options Inexpensive Facebook; x x Easy of Use Bebo Tools LinkedIn; x Connections Plaxo Research Groups Expat Summer Seminar Series. Copyright 2010.Evelyn Simpson & Jennifer Bradley
  5. 5. + 5 Options Contd. Personal Professional & Business Microblogging: x x Informal Twitter Short Messages (Free) Number of users +/- Blogging x x Purpose? (Free and Paid) Multimedia Time? Do you like to write? Expat Summer Seminar Series. Copyright 2010.Evelyn Simpson & Jennifer Bradley
  6. 6. + 6 Resources Specific to Expats Yahoo groups Blogs Author sites LinkedIn Groups Trailing Spouse Expat Web Forum on Expat Websites Don’t forget: Groups & Associations with whom you have a common Interest (Personal, professional, etc) Expat Summer Seminar Series. Copyright 2010.Evelyn Simpson & Jennifer Bradley
  7. 7. + 7 The “Rules of the Game” The whole is greater than the sum of the parts (benefits of sharing and collaboration) Choose tools with audience in mind Take time to get to know the group culture Do group preferences match your personal preferences? Giving and reciprocity Specific requests Online Expat: August 05, 2010 Expat Summer Seminar Series. Copyright 2010.Evelyn Simpson & Jennifer Bradley
  8. 8. + 8 What if your normal tools aren’t available? Slow internet connection or access restrictions mean that your normal modes of communication aren’t available. Are there any work-arounds? What are the costs? Which connections are important to maintain? Let others know your new limitations Be prepared to commit time (and maybe money) to maintaining important connections by alternative means Re-establish other methods when access is possible (if you want to) Expat Summer Seminar Series. Copyright 2010.Evelyn Simpson & Jennifer Bradley
  9. 9. + 9 Traps to Avoid Use of Your Time Privacy & Security Reputation (the trail you leave) Take communication offline as appropriate Awareness & Self-monitoring – Staying connected with old life vs. engaging in new one. Expat Summer Seminar Series. Copyright 2010.Evelyn Simpson & Jennifer Bradley
  10. 10. + 10 Wrap up and Q & A Know your Goals Your Questions & Comments Keep it Simple Regular Activity vs. “Binging” Online + Offline Online Expat: August 05, 2010 Expat Summer Seminar Series. Copyright 2010.Evelyn Simpson & Jennifer Bradley
  11. 11. + Series Wrap Up: Next Steps
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