Business to Business professional network. (largest on-line network of voluntary entries). 100+ million members, 170 million industries, in 200 countries Every Fortune 500 company has executive representation. Goal –You can find, be introduced to, and collaborate with qualified professionals that you need to work with to accomplish your goals.
Your Profile – use a picture, use the LinkedIn tools to create it Find “connections” Build your network Find a job Groups – joining Events Using Answers Getting Recommendations Paid services
Optimising your profile can make all the difference in being found or not Use Google’s Keyword tool to find the best keywords to increase optimisation Keep your profile updated! Be active on your profile Create links to your profile on your blog, website, Facebook etc
People you want to watch you/notice you People who you may need later on Opportunities that come to you Old professional acquaintances that may help you later
What if you could instant message 100 people at once? ...or 1000 people? ...or 10,000 people? ....or 50,000 people? What would you say?
Micro-blogging site 140 characters to say something interesting Find followers Growing like wildfire 80% of usage is on mobile devices Great for connecting, learning and sending information
Profile must be strong Get followers – Learn the lingo Be personal – use replies, start conversations 5 ‘tweets’ per day is average Refer to websites, blogs – quotes, interesting facts Be interested – what’s in it for them? Use applications – there are hundreds Use Lists – spy on your competition
Don’t spam people with your ‘specials’ Selectively follow – don’t use Auto follow Be active – tweet only interesting, relative, useful information Build your brand through your tweets Don’t DM (direct message) unnecessarily Stay away from too many links and using Facebook interface
People of like interest People in network sectors you’d like to expand People in network locations you’d like to expand People who can inform you People who can benefit from your information Spy network – watch your competitors silently
Wefollow.com Twitter.com – people to follow Use hash tags # to find subjects Twitter.com Follow people who connect with your followers
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