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  • But fear not, ye citizens of planet earth! Social Media is here to save the day. Now, with social media to save the day, making connections is much easier.
  • In fact, with all the social media we have now today, a whole new door has been opened, allowing you to make connections that you could not even make before, or in ways that you never could before.
  • Blogging is a very simple way to make connections. For at the core, all blogging really is is you writing what you want people to see onto a webpage.
  • While the latter part what I have talked about has started to get more complicated for you to use, optimization is really a great way to simplify things for the search engine bots, so that your blog or social media will not get lost in the great internet sea. But for those who are searching for a way to connect, that keeps things simple for everybody, there is always:
  • Twitter is a very simple way of connecting and staying connected with others. Twitter asks the simple question what are you doing? ________ with new technology like blackberrys and iphones, you can even tweet and view tweetings conveniently from your phone. ____live tweet ____ discuss how to tweet - interesting.
  • CV31 & Tweeting, advertising & tweeting
  • Connections

    1. 1. Connections By David Cipparone
    2. 2. An Intro to Connections <ul><li>Connections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul></ul>“ do you know that ‘who’ has the exact same letters as the word ‘how’?” - Christian Leathley
    3. 3. Making Connections, “That Sounds Complicated!”
    4. 4. Now we have SOCIAL MEDIA to come and save the day!
    5. 6. <ul><li>“ Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.” -Charles Mingus </li></ul>
    6. 7. Blogging <ul><li>A great way to make connections </li></ul><ul><li>But make sure you: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep things simple </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add visuals and/or media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Try and think about your audience and make it interesting for them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>And……. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 8. Keep it relevant <ul><li>Most people have no idea why there is a giant dresser randomly in a North Carolina city. </li></ul><ul><li>As goes with your blog and social media, if you want to connect with your audience, make sure you keep on theme. </li></ul>
    8. 9. The next level: Optimization <ul><li>Forming a theme is great for your blog or social media. However, there are things you can do to optimize your blog, to increase the amount of connections that you will make. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find Keywords to use, that summarize the theme of your blog or post </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You can take these keywords and tag them as “meta tags” to help search engines to find you more easily, so that people doing searches can find you more easily. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The more people that find you, the more chances to connect. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use these keywords in your blog content, titles, and meta tags to optimize your blog for search engines. </li></ul></ul>
    9. 10. The next level: <ul><li>After you have learned how to optimize your blog, you can use these techniques to garner even more hits by using Google AdWords. </li></ul><ul><li>Using your keywords and metatags, you can create a Google AdWords advertisement, so that when users search for the keywords chosen by you, your social media page will show up with a breif advertisement </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising with AdWords allows you to optimize spending by paying for your ad to only be seen by those who are most likely interested. </li></ul>
    10. 11. Whoa this is getting too complicated!!! Lets go back to something a little more simple.
    11. 14. Facebook & Linkedin <ul><li>Add friends, make connections </li></ul>
    12. 15. Presentation Zen <ul><li>You can also connect in real life </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation Zen teaches presentation skills to help you connect with your audience, and get your message across </li></ul>