The Art of Networking in Today's Business Environment
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I was asked to give this presentation to a group of professionals taking part in a leadership course sponsored by the local chamber of commerce. Most of them were not using social media for......

I was asked to give this presentation to a group of professionals taking part in a leadership course sponsored by the local chamber of commerce. Most of them were not using social media for professional purposes.

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  • 1. How Networking Works Go to a networking event or conference (and probably pay for it) Introduction via mutual acquaintance Cold-calling
  • 2. Traditional Networking Benefits: Meeting people Supported by traditional organizations Challenges: Can be hard for introverts Hard to know if your efforts are on target Can feel forced
  • 3. Linked In Basics Profile Groups Companies Search Power of Connections Recommendations & Expertise
  • 4. Twitter Great for event-based networking Hashtags Check-ins Search by location Search by profile information Search all of Twitter for content
  • 5. FacebookGreat if you’re already on itGroups and eventsLikely to merge personal and professional lives Pros and cons Privacy settings