How to join Yammer In five steps

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How to join Yammer In five steps

  1. 1. Rick Mans - Social Media Evangelist How to join yammer in five steps
  2. 2. What is it? … a microblogging service, like Twitter, it allows users to post updates of their activities, follow others updates, tag content, and create memes. Unlike Twitter, Yammer focuses on businesses, and only individuals with the same email domain can join a given network Yammer is … Definition The purpose is to allow co-workers to share status updates. You post updates on what you are working on. You can post news, links, ask questions, and get answers for people in your company. You can see most the most prolific people and the most followed people. It is a good way to discover who is the most influential in your company. What can you do with it?
  3. 3. 1. Time to join! <ul><li>Go to http://www.yammer.com </li></ul><ul><li>Enter your @company.com email adress and press the ‘join’ button. </li></ul>What to do? Step 2 Go to your inbox, you have got mail!
  4. 4. 2. Activate your account <ul><li>Go to your inbox </li></ul><ul><li>Open the email from Yammer (sometimes it ends up in your Junk mail folder!) </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the link to activate your account </li></ul>What to do? The email you were waiting for The link you can click to activate your account
  5. 5. 3. Create your profile <ul><li>Add your name, your job title, password and picture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be a bit more descriptive than “senior consultant” with your job title. People are interested in what you do! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your password does not have to be equal to your AD password. Yammer is a separate service. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A picture is nice. People like to know who they are talking to </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Add your colleagues (or if you too excited: skip it and do it another time) </li></ul>What to do? Enter your information Add / invite your colleagues
  6. 6. 4. Choose people you want to follow <ul><li>Select who you want to follow </li></ul><ul><li>If you are (again) too excited: skip it and do it another time </li></ul>What to do? Choose who you want to follow
  7. 7. 5. Introduce yourself Tell something about yourself, who are you, what are you doing, how can you help the Yammer community, how can the Yammer community help you. Don’t be shy, the more the community knows of you, the bigger the value will be you get out of it. What to do? Who art thou stranger? Let people know who you are!
  8. 8. Questions? Rick Mans [email_address] http://twitter.com/rickmans

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