Disclaimer: Neither John nor I are associated in any way with LinkedIn other than being active members on the LinkedIn site.
BENEFITS STATEMENT: LinkedIn and other social media sites are fast becoming important tools in today's business environment, however, many people are struggling to discover the value of these tools. Many people are on linked in but not everyone is using it to its maximum potential. In this talk we will give you strategies of how to effectively use LinkedIn but many of these strategies can apply to other social media tools that you use as well.
Whereas MySpace Facebook and Twitter includes any indiscriminately, LinkedIn is geared towards professionals. Linked in is a place to exchange information, ideas and opportunities. Where can you go locally to interact with over 41 million people? Other than maybe Old Orchard Beach in the Summer? How often do you say, “We should really stay in touch?” or “So what have you been up to lately?” LinkedIn helps you to make good on your promise and actually stay in touch How nice would it be to have more than 30 times the total number of people in Maine that you could potentially ask questions to? If you don’t control your professional identity online, who will? Linked in helps you control your brand and your professional image.
Really, how many Fortune 500 execs do you currently have access to? Now you can see how small Maine really is An introduction is a great way to get to know someone There’s a group for everyone
More at http://press.linkedin.com/success-stories
People are social creatures What other popular online forums are based on your professional life? The younger generation has grown up using electronic media for communication Older generations are finding these types of communities to be an effective means to staying in touch with remote family members Important resource for job seeking
Over 41 million people are already on LinkedIn What are you missing by not being on LinkedIn?
Almost every interest that you can
Pick a group topic that you are passionate about and can add value to Like the Maine Entrepreneurs Rich Internet Applications Martial Artists
The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of this Strange New World By http://www.linkedin.com/in/kirkhill (aka Kirk Hill) & http://www.linkedin.com/in/johnm (aka John Moore)