Growing a network, gaining credibility, and using the web to do it

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  • 1. [Growing a network, gaining credibility, and using the web to do it] Ryan Graves twitter: @ryangraves email: graves.ryan@gmail.com blog: http://ryanagraves.com SocialDreamium LLC
  • 2. What’s going down?
    • Hi, I’m Ryan.
    • My goal is to work less for more.
    • How?
  • 3. [The web is my friend]  my software startup  my side project my personal blog  on the advisory board 
  • 4. [Remember to…]
    • Embrace the web.
    • Control your image .
    • Expand your reach .
    • Gain credibility .
  • 5. [Embrace the web]
  • 6.  
  • 7. Wake up to what people are saying about you.
  • 8. [Control your image]
  • 9. [Expand your reach] is your voice is your resume is your reputation is your marketing department is your networking event
  • 10.
    • VOICE
    • or soapbox
    MEGAPHONE  HANDSHAKE  or poke 
  • 11.  
  • 12. [Gain credibility] There are lots of “fake” experts on the web. It’s ok to be one of them. Stick with it. Hustle. Learn a lot. Then leave them, but teach them what you’ve learned. “ The next nobody is somebody. The next somebody is an expert. …smarter than you.” – Steffan Antonas
  • 13. [Must haves]
    • Blog – remember, you’re the expert
    • Twitter – have your name
    • Facebook – almost 100% social
    • Youtube – embrace it, you’re cool
    • LinkedIn – no jokin’ around!
  • 14.
    • Embrace the web.
    • Control your image .
    • Embrace your image to reach credibility.
    • Expand your reach .
    • Gain credibility .
  • 15. Please: Use your new grown credibility wisely.
  • 16.
    • [Thank you]
    • Ryan Graves
    • Follow me on Twitter  @ryangraves
    • Check out my blog  http://ryanagraves.com
    • My startup  http://socialdreamium.com
  • 17.
    • [PROPS]
    • Slide 5: CC image courtesy of: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jnswanson/3163363899/
    • Slide 8: CC image courtesy of: www.flickr.com/photos/fixe/2685248903/
    • Slide 11: CC image courtesy of: http://flickr.com/photos/dullhunk/426622486
    • Slide 12: CC image courtesy of: http://flickr.com/photos/dogsivu/2635108045
    • Slide 13: CC image courtesy of: http://flickr.com/photos/jamelah/349331010/sizes/o/