Safe Professional Networking Online Beth Kanter, Author, Blogger, Trainer TechWomen Program
Session TopicGenerate discussion and share tips, best practices and tools for usingsocial media to:• Build, expand, maintain and leverage professional networks in their countries, region and with new network in US;• Share the TechWomen experience; Build excitement around the program and expand its reach• Share experiences and interests openly yet safely and respecting one anothers privacy while achieving the above• Dealing with information/social media overload
Icebreaker – Stand Up, Sit Down
Human Spectragram Disagree AgreeThe only way to protect your privacy and safety isavoid using online social network for professionalnetworking
COMMON SENSE NETWORKING ONLINELocation Based Social Networks:• Turn off social location features and geo tagging.• Don’t announce where you are right now on Twitter or FacebookThink Before You Share:• Is what you’re posting something that you wouldn’t mind being seen by your children, parents, employer, employees, or government?Connect Thoughtfully:• Friending policy for each online social network you use• Don’t accept an invitation to connect if it doesn’t feel safe.Protect your privacy and that of others:• Be careful on Facebook w/ photos, tagging friends, and privacy settings
Share PairWhat are your privacy and safety tips?How do protect yourself online?
LinkedIn is known as a professional social network. It has been called Facebook with a suit and tie. It is also the best social channel for business to business networking and lead generation. LinkedIn is a great way to meet new business prospects, potential partners, andleverage relationships within your existing network for referrals. It can extend and enhance networking offline
LinkedIn in the Arab World
Complete your LinkedIn Profile• Profile picture• Summary & skill set• Education• Volunteer Experience & Causes• Detailed work experience for at least 3 recent positions• At least 3 recommendations 15
Your Connecting Policy PAN CAN FANPAST ACTIVE NETWORK CURRENT ACTIVE NETWORK FUTURE ACTIVE NETWORK
Connect Your ConnectionsYOU Your 2nd degree Connections Your 3rd degree Connections OON Out of Network Connect with… Staff Other TechWomen and Mentors Use search to find people who can help you with your professional goals Other: 17
Be the Broker in the Structural Hole InMap (http://inmaps.linkedinlabs.com/)
Share PairWhat are some ways that you use LinkedInto expand the reach and quality of yourprofessional network to reach goals?How can you make LinkedIn work for you?
Twitter can be an excellent tool for professional networking and sharing your experience in the program. Twitter make it easy to get “just in time support,” network, connect with different people who have different expertise.
Share PairVisit: http://www.twitter.com/signupInclude your personal elevator speech and a photo so people knowwho you are and why they want to follow youTurn off location
Master Basics • Tweet valuable information relevant to your objective • Link to editorial calendar • Use #hashtags • Reply instead of post • Share Photos • Say something provocative or funny • Ask questions
The Networked Professional Woman on Twitter Open and accessible to the world and building relationshipsMaking interests, hobbies, passions visible creates authenticity
Tweet from Your Mobile
Share PairWhat some creative ways that you can useTwitter to share your experience in theTechWomen program with others?How can you incorporate photos?
Managing Your Attention Online: Why Is It An ImportantSocial Media Skill?
Self-Knowledge Is The First Step A few quick assessment questions Add up your score: # of YES answers
Self-Knowledge Is The First Step1. When you open email or do social media or curation tasks, does it make you feel anxious?2. When you are seeking information to curate, have you ever forgotten what it was in the first place you wanted to accomplish?3. Do you ever wish electronic information would just go away?4. Do you experience frustration at the amount of electronic information you need to process daily?5. Do you sit at your computer for longer than 30 minutes at a time without getting up to take a break?6. Do you constantly check (even in the bathroom on your mobile phone) your email, Twitter or other online service?7. Is the only time youre off line is when you are sleeping?8. Do you feel that you often cannot concentrate?9. Do you get anxious if you are offline for more than a few hours?10.Do you find yourself easily distracted by online resources that allow you to avoid other, pending work?
What’s Your Attention Focusing Score? Source: Lulumonathletica 0…1…2…3…4…5…6…7…8…9…10Mindful Online………………………………………………………..Need Help Now
What does it mean to manage your attention while yourcurate or other social media tasks? • Understand your goals and priorities and ask yourself at regular intervals whether your current activity serves your higher priority. • Notice when your attention has wandered, and then gently bringing it back to focus on your highest priority • Sometimes in order to learn or deepen relationships -- exploring from link to link is permissible – and important. Don’t Source: Howard Rheingold NetSmart make attention training so rigid that it destroys flow.
What small habit will you change? To establish new attention habits, start small, find a place in your routine for new behavior and repeat until paying attention has become a habit What will you try? Write it Source: Bandragirl: http://bandragirl.tumblr.com/ down.
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