"Making Winning Online Portfolios"<br />Ranjeet Kumar Tayi<br />User Experience Designer<br />Design | Research | Innovati...
Intro…<br />
What’s inn…<br />- Introduction<br />- About portfolio- Types of portfolios- Why portfolio is needed<br /><ul><li>What sho...
 Managing portfolio- Promoting portfolio Using social media- Measuring your portfolio (Analytics)- Best practices, Rules &...
The concept of portfolio<br />“a case for carrying papers”<br />
Portfolio has its <br />Origin in Art & Architecture<br />Artists & Architects use portfolios <br />to assemble samples an...
For you…<br />The portfolio is the showcase of your work, skills and your potential for your future employers / clients<br />
2<br />Traditional Portfolios<br />KINDS OF PORTFOLIOS<br />Electronic Portfolios<br />
Traditional Portfolios<br />about a tangible portfolio, where pieces can be taken out and touched, held, and discussed. <b...
Electronic Portfolios<br />e-folio (on a disk/drive)<br />
Electronic Portfolios<br />Online portfolios<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/emilisha/306200063<br />
each with its own <br />advantages and disadvantages<br />Anyone & anywhere<br />Focus & exchange<br />Touch & feel<br />
Electronic Portfolios are designed to supplement your traditional portfolio…  Not to replace it<br />
Its in your hand…<br />start grabbing <br />opportunities<br />
Let’s foucs on online portfolios<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/cer_loves_food/2742155314<br />
Online Portfolio<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/tranquoctuan_plgl/5983085707<br />People of all professions are develop...
Online Portfolio<br />It is an investment <br />& asset in the future <br />of your business.<br />Your best work samples ...
Its important to any creative…<br /><ul><li> To showcase you WORK
 To build CONFIDENCE
To get more RECOGNITION
To SELL YOURSELF easily
To make yourself UNIQUE / VALUEABLE
To SHARE EASILY on a fly across globe
To STAND OUT in the crowd
To NETWORK & build CONTACTS
 To get FEEDBACK
 To MEASURE your work
 To have your WEB presence
 To BROADCAST yourself
 To WIN new projects / oppertunities</li></ul>   & more….<br />
Online Portfolio  Types<br />Showcase<br />Portfolio<br />Assessment<br />Portfolio<br />Combination<br />Portfolio<br />D...
What can be a online portfolio<br />Blog<br />Website<br />Blog<br />Website<br />Community<br />or<br />Community<br />an...
Website<br />Website is a collection of related web pages containing images, videos or other digital assets. <br />
Blog<br />What you write is what you are….<br />http://modernl.com/article/leading-average-top-blog-trends<br />Blogs are ...
Community<br />A virtual community is a social network of individuals who interact through specific media to pursue mutual...
80%<br />portfolios are BAD<br />Every 4 out  5 loose new customers<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/alstonwoman/32913151...
you MUST have one…<br />
Building winning portfolios<br />tailor your portfolio<br />
Start with questions<br />
Know your target audiance<br />Who is going to visit your portfolio.<br />Do you know your customers behaviour.<br />What ...
Choose a right medium<br />It’s very important<br />
Plan your Artifacts<br />Videos<br />Presentations<br />Artifacts<br />Photos<br />Blogs<br />Audio<br />Websites<br />Doc...
Pick your best work<br />You will be recognized by your work, so choose your best work & showcase<br />
Keep it simple<br />Keep things very simple, clean and easy to use.<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/deadhorse/367716072/...
Don’t clutter<br />Don’t put too much, <br />Organize & make it findable.<br />
Think Quality vs Quantity<br />made in chinna<br />Quality always dominate quantity.  Quality is bit <br />expensive & you...
Show variety<br />Tell that you have done variety of projects<br />
Easy to navigate<br />Your customer may get killed if he feel hard to go around.<br />
Use captions when needed<br />Captions draw attention, make them interesting , succinct and informative.  <br />
Highlight your core stuff<br />Highlighted stuff draws attention…<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/regislearning/59617565...
Know how much is required<br />Add based on requirement, too much of stuff will spoil your portfolio… Make it tasty!<br />
Add some humor<br />But…keep it professional<br />
Keep it fresh<br />Update regularly & timely. <br />Keep adding new stuff & show difference…<br />
Maintain Confidentiality<br />The most obvious ethical responsibility…<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/spacepotato/24553...
Get more traffic<br />Crosslink with social media and use SEO to get more traffic<br />
Get feedback<br />Allow people to comment on your work. Its always good to track your feedback.<br />
Consider using multiple portfolios<br />You may have multiple skills, don’t confuse <br />with too much of stuff.  Make th...
Be a speed freak<br />Make sure your website is fast. Don’t expect your customer tobe patient.<br />
Win the competition<br />Remember.. Your portfolio <br />is your weapon ..Sharpen it!<br />
Be everywhere<br />Have your presence in social media <br />and multiply your network…<br />
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  1. 1. "Making Winning Online Portfolios"<br />Ranjeet Kumar Tayi<br />User Experience Designer<br />Design | Research | Innovation | Strategy<br />ranjeeth.com |ranz.in | thinkusable.blogspot.com<br />
  2. 2. Intro…<br />
  3. 3. What’s inn…<br />- Introduction<br />- About portfolio- Types of portfolios- Why portfolio is needed<br /><ul><li>What should be in it?
  4. 4. Managing portfolio- Promoting portfolio Using social media- Measuring your portfolio (Analytics)- Best practices, Rules & Tips- Some random samples.</li></li></ul><li>portfolio<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/oberazzi/318947873<br />
  5. 5. The concept of portfolio<br />“a case for carrying papers”<br />
  6. 6. Portfolio has its <br />Origin in Art & Architecture<br />Artists & Architects use portfolios <br />to assemble samples and evaluations of their work to convince <br />Customers of their quality & competency.<br />
  7. 7. For you…<br />The portfolio is the showcase of your work, skills and your potential for your future employers / clients<br />
  8. 8. 2<br />Traditional Portfolios<br />KINDS OF PORTFOLIOS<br />Electronic Portfolios<br />
  9. 9. Traditional Portfolios<br />about a tangible portfolio, where pieces can be taken out and touched, held, and discussed. <br />Standard hard copy<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/cscarts/3358068861/sizes/o/in/photostream/<br />
  10. 10. Electronic Portfolios<br />e-folio (on a disk/drive)<br />
  11. 11. Electronic Portfolios<br />Online portfolios<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/emilisha/306200063<br />
  12. 12. each with its own <br />advantages and disadvantages<br />Anyone & anywhere<br />Focus & exchange<br />Touch & feel<br />
  13. 13. Electronic Portfolios are designed to supplement your traditional portfolio… Not to replace it<br />
  14. 14. Its in your hand…<br />start grabbing <br />opportunities<br />
  15. 15. Let’s foucs on online portfolios<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/cer_loves_food/2742155314<br />
  16. 16. Online Portfolio<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/tranquoctuan_plgl/5983085707<br />People of all professions are developing online portfolios to enhance their web presence.<br />
  17. 17. Online Portfolio<br />It is an investment <br />& asset in the future <br />of your business.<br />Your best work samples can get you new projects & new customers just with your online portfolio. <br />Spread a word a bit…<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/jorgosphotos/5968883232/<br />
  18. 18. Its important to any creative…<br /><ul><li> To showcase you WORK
  19. 19. To build CONFIDENCE
  20. 20. To get more RECOGNITION
  21. 21. To SELL YOURSELF easily
  22. 22. To make yourself UNIQUE / VALUEABLE
  23. 23. To SHARE EASILY on a fly across globe
  24. 24. To STAND OUT in the crowd
  25. 25. To NETWORK & build CONTACTS
  26. 26. To get FEEDBACK
  27. 27. To MEASURE your work
  28. 28. To have your WEB presence
  29. 29. To BROADCAST yourself
  30. 30. To WIN new projects / oppertunities</li></ul> & more….<br />
  31. 31. Online Portfolio Types<br />Showcase<br />Portfolio<br />Assessment<br />Portfolio<br />Combination<br />Portfolio<br />Display examples of best work<br />For assessment purpose<br />Development<br />Portfolio<br />Reflective<br />Portfolio<br />For monitoring owners development, how he<br />Analyzes himself. To reflect how he accomplish goals<br />For tacking plan, growth & development<br />
  32. 32. What can be a online portfolio<br />Blog<br />Website<br />Blog<br />Website<br />Community<br />or<br />Community<br />any one of this<br />any combinations<br />
  33. 33. Website<br />Website is a collection of related web pages containing images, videos or other digital assets. <br />
  34. 34. Blog<br />What you write is what you are….<br />http://modernl.com/article/leading-average-top-blog-trends<br />Blogs are interactive, allowing visitors to leave comments and even message each other via widgets on the blogs and it is this interactivity that distinguishes them from other static websites.<br />
  35. 35. Community<br />A virtual community is a social network of individuals who interact through specific media to pursue mutual interests or goals.<br />
  36. 36. 80%<br />portfolios are BAD<br />Every 4 out 5 loose new customers<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/alstonwoman/3291315107<br />
  37. 37. you MUST have one…<br />
  38. 38. Building winning portfolios<br />tailor your portfolio<br />
  39. 39. Start with questions<br />
  40. 40. Know your target audiance<br />Who is going to visit your portfolio.<br />Do you know your customers behaviour.<br />What will be your customer needs.<br />You should always keep your audience in MIND<br />
  41. 41. Choose a right medium<br />It’s very important<br />
  42. 42. Plan your Artifacts<br />Videos<br />Presentations<br />Artifacts<br />Photos<br />Blogs<br />Audio<br />Websites<br />Documents<br />What would you like to put?<br />
  43. 43. Pick your best work<br />You will be recognized by your work, so choose your best work & showcase<br />
  44. 44. Keep it simple<br />Keep things very simple, clean and easy to use.<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/deadhorse/367716072/sizes/o/in/photostream/<br />
  45. 45. Don’t clutter<br />Don’t put too much, <br />Organize & make it findable.<br />
  46. 46. Think Quality vs Quantity<br />made in chinna<br />Quality always dominate quantity. Quality is bit <br />expensive & you get paid more.<br />
  47. 47. Show variety<br />Tell that you have done variety of projects<br />
  48. 48. Easy to navigate<br />Your customer may get killed if he feel hard to go around.<br />
  49. 49. Use captions when needed<br />Captions draw attention, make them interesting , succinct and informative.  <br />
  50. 50. Highlight your core stuff<br />Highlighted stuff draws attention…<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/regislearning/5961756526<br />
  51. 51. Know how much is required<br />Add based on requirement, too much of stuff will spoil your portfolio… Make it tasty!<br />
  52. 52. Add some humor<br />But…keep it professional<br />
  53. 53. Keep it fresh<br />Update regularly & timely. <br />Keep adding new stuff & show difference…<br />
  54. 54. Maintain Confidentiality<br />The most obvious ethical responsibility…<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/spacepotato/2455348044/<br />
  55. 55. Get more traffic<br />Crosslink with social media and use SEO to get more traffic<br />
  56. 56. Get feedback<br />Allow people to comment on your work. Its always good to track your feedback.<br />
  57. 57. Consider using multiple portfolios<br />You may have multiple skills, don’t confuse <br />with too much of stuff. Make them separate portfolios for other un related stuff.<br />
  58. 58. Be a speed freak<br />Make sure your website is fast. Don’t expect your customer tobe patient.<br />
  59. 59. Win the competition<br />Remember.. Your portfolio <br />is your weapon ..Sharpen it!<br />
  60. 60. Be everywhere<br />Have your presence in social media <br />and multiply your network…<br />
  61. 61. Consider gadgets…<br />You need to think about other mediums, where your portfolio can be smartly accessed. <br />
  62. 62. Measure yourself<br />Keep analyzing and measure results regularly…<br />
  63. 63. Brand your baby<br />You are a unique brand and <br />Your work is your baby… <br />
  64. 64. Looks count…<br />Make your portfolio beautiful & lovely.<br />Leave an impression..<br />
  65. 65. I’m available<br />Provide your contact details to reach you & respond timely<br />Use all mediums to serve your customers<br />IM, Email, mobile, landphone, etc.<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/41315642@N04/4388675560<br />
  66. 66. Be organized<br />
  67. 67. Bid freelance projects<br />There are many website where you can bid projects online. This needs your profile & portfolio.<br />Some popular freelance projects bidding websites:<br />
  68. 68. Create free online portfolios<br />It’s simple, no coding required, its quick…!<br />
  69. 69. Your FUTURE will be great<br />with a online portfolio<br />
  70. 70. Now, plan for your<br />portfolio<br />taste the success<br />
  71. 71. Any questions?<br />
  72. 72. Ranjeet Kumar Tayi – ranzeeth@gmail.com<br />

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