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The focus of this presentation is to introduce professionals in the water distribution and treatment industry to LinkedIn - an online professional networking site. ...

The focus of this presentation is to introduce professionals in the water distribution and treatment industry to LinkedIn - an online professional networking site.

This presentation was developed for an Illinois AWWA Webinar given Jan. 27, 2010.

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    Using Linkedin For Your Business Or Utility Using Linkedin For Your Business Or Utility Presentation Transcript

    • Using LinkedIn
      for your
      Business or Utility
      Pamela Broviak, PE
    • What is LinkedIn?
      “LinkedIn is an interconnected network of experienced professionals from around the world, representing 170 industries and 200 countries.”
    • What is LinkedIn?
      Professional Network customized by you
    • Why should you join LinkedIn?
      • Establish your professional identity
      • Meet other professionals in your industry
      • Hire and be hired
      • Learn stuff
      • Promote yourself, your company, your events
    • Why should you join LinkedIn?
      How can 55 million people be wrong?
    • How to Get Your Very Own LinkedIn Account
      Fill out the form on LinkedIn’s Home Page at http://www.linkedin.com.
      Click the Green “Join Now” Button.
    • I’m in! Now What?
      Fill out your profile
      • Name
      • Job Title
      • Location/Industry
      • Photo
      • Status
      • Employment
      • Education
      • Websites
      • Twitter
      • Profile URL
      • Summary
    • Profile Enhancements
      • Summary
      • Applications
      • Slideshare
      • Blog
      • Events
      • Polls
      • Recommendations
      • Groups
      • Honors & Awards
      • Personal Information
      • Contact Settings
    • Group Up!
      Search for Groups – you can join up to 50
      • Group Suggestions:
      Illinois Section American Water Works
      Association
       American Water Works Association
       ILWARN
    • Group Up!
      • News
      • Discussions
      • Jobs
      • Subgroups
      • Check out Members
      • Updates to your e-mail
      • Events
    • Making Contact!
      Invite people you know to connect
      Used “Advanced” search to find colleagues near you
    • Making Contact!
      Hover over the name of someone you know and you are offered the choice to “Add to Network”
    • Making Contact!
      By visiting the person’s profile, you can find out more about their background and how you might already be connected
    • CAUTION!
      “seeking to connect to someone a user does not know or to use LinkedIn as a means of generating revenue through the sale of contacts or information to others is strictly prohibited and is in violation of this agreement.”
    • What does this mean?
      Don’t try to connect to people you don’t know
    • Hire or Be Hired?
    • Hire or Be Hired?
      You can also post jobs for a fee
    • Promote your Events?
    • Establish yourself as an industry leader
      By posting questions and providing answers to others questions
    • Establish yourself as an industry leader
      • Also by participating in discussions
      • Developing an interesting profile with apps showing your blog and presentations
      • Posting industry news
    • Promote Your Company
      Establish a company or agency page
      • Employees
      • Stats
      • Company News
    • Go Pro
    • Tips
      • Add links to your LinkedIn Profile in your e-mail signature
      • Add a link to your LinkedIn Profile on your blog
      • Add a link to your LinkedIn Profile on your business card
      • Allow your profile to be publicand “full view”
      • Check profiles of those you want to hire or those you want to work for
    • Contact Information:
      Pam Broviak, PE
      City of Geneva
      630-232-1539
      pbroviak@geneva.il.us
      TRADITIONAL
      Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pbroviak
      Second Life: Pam Renoir, CivilE Writer, Pam Ock
      Skype: pam.renoir
      Blog: http://www.publicworksgroup.com/blog
      LinkedIn & other networks: Pam Broviak
      Slides at: http://www.slideshare.net/publicworksgroup
      NEW MEDIA