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

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

    1. 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. 2. What’s going down? <ul><li>Hi, I’m Ryan. </li></ul><ul><li>My goal is to work less for more. </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul>
    3. 3. [The web is my friend]  my software startup  my side project my personal blog  on the advisory board 
    4. 4. [Remember to…] <ul><li>Embrace the web. </li></ul><ul><li>Control your image . </li></ul><ul><li>Expand your reach . </li></ul><ul><li>Gain credibility . </li></ul>
    5. 5. [Embrace the web]
    6. 7. Wake up to what people are saying about you.
    7. 8. [Control your image]
    8. 9. [Expand your reach] is your voice is your resume is your reputation is your marketing department is your networking event
    9. 10. <ul><li>VOICE </li></ul><ul><li>or soapbox </li></ul>MEGAPHONE  HANDSHAKE  or poke 
    10. 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
    11. 13. [Must haves] <ul><li>Blog – remember, you’re the expert </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter – have your name </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook – almost 100% social </li></ul><ul><li>Youtube – embrace it, you’re cool </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn – no jokin’ around! </li></ul>
    12. 14. <ul><li>Embrace the web. </li></ul><ul><li>Control your image . </li></ul><ul><li>Embrace your image to reach credibility. </li></ul><ul><li>Expand your reach . </li></ul><ul><li>Gain credibility . </li></ul>
    13. 15. Please: Use your new grown credibility wisely.
    14. 16. <ul><li>[Thank you] </li></ul><ul><li>Ryan Graves </li></ul><ul><li>Follow me on Twitter  @ryangraves </li></ul><ul><li>Check out my blog  http://ryanagraves.com </li></ul><ul><li>My startup  http://socialdreamium.com </li></ul>
    15. 17. <ul><li>[PROPS] </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 5: CC image courtesy of: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jnswanson/3163363899/ </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 8: CC image courtesy of: www.flickr.com/photos/fixe/2685248903/ </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 11: CC image courtesy of: http://flickr.com/photos/dullhunk/426622486 </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 12: CC image courtesy of: http://flickr.com/photos/dogsivu/2635108045 </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 13: CC image courtesy of: http://flickr.com/photos/jamelah/349331010/sizes/o/ </li></ul>

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