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What Is Linked in? A presentation by Christopher Reddy.

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  1. 1. What is Linked in? Christopher Reddy [email_address]
  2. 2. <ul><li>Facts About Linked in </li></ul><ul><li>Linked in has over 80 million members in over 200 countries. </li></ul><ul><li>A new member joins Linked in approximately every second, and about half of our members are outside the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Currently Linked in has members in 200 countries on all 7 continents </li></ul><ul><li>Executives from all Fortune 500 companies are Linked in members. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Facts & Figures <ul><ul><li>Linked in – 53,000,000 Users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter – 75,000,000 Users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Myspace – 130,000,000 Users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook – 350,000,000 Users </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Tips for Socializing Safely <ul><ul><li>Think about how different sites work before deciding to join a site. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep some control over the information you post. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep vital information to yourself. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure your screen name doesn’t reveal too much about you. </li></ul></ul>National Crime Prevention Council
  5. 6. Tips for Socializing Safely Online (continued) <ul><ul><li>Post only information that you are comfortable with others seeing and knowing about you. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember, once your information is posted, you can’t take it back. Someone can forward this information and millions of people have access. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider not posting your picture. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t flirt with strangers online. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Source: Federal Trade Commission – </li></ul>National Crime Prevention Council
  6. 7. Protect your Linked in Account From Spammers: <ul><li>Please use caution when clicking or opening emails, seemingly from sites you trust. </li></ul><ul><li>Spammers try to mimic legitimate emails, but they often make mistakes like typos or include information that’s not relevant to you. Be suspicious of emails that include names you don’t recognize. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep in mind that a site like Linked in would never ask you to open an email attachment or install a software update. </li></ul><ul><li>These spurious emails can infect your computer with virus or spyware. To protect yourself, make sure you have anti-virus and anti-spyware software installed and it is up-to-date. </li></ul><ul><li>Before clicking on a link in an email, place your cursor over the link to verify that they lead to the appropriate site. </li></ul><ul><li>When in doubt, open a new browser window and go directly to Linked to check your inbox and verify the connection request or message. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Technology : Linked in <ul><ul><li>What is Your Network? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When your connections invite their connections, your Network starts to grow. </li></ul><ul><li>Your Network is your connections, their connections, and so on out from you at the center. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How do you classify users? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your Network contains professionals out to “three degrees” — that is, friends-of-friends-of-friends. If each person had 10 connections (and some have many more) then your network would contain 10,000 professionals. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How do you see who is in your Network? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Linked in lets you see your network as one large group of searchable professional profiles. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Linked in – What Is It? <ul><li>Address book on steroids </li></ul><ul><li>Your personal “6 Degrees Of Separation” </li></ul><ul><li>With 80 million users on Linked in, you have a lot of potential connections. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Your Network of Trusted Professionals
  10. 11. What Can You Do With This? <ul><li>Sell </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find customers/clients, build channels, build demand, understand the market </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Call into a company </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Locate an individual, gain background knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Find job candidates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Post openings, research background, check references </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. What Else…? <ul><li>Make connections in a new city, company, or industry </li></ul><ul><li>Get advice </li></ul><ul><li>Build your professional reputation </li></ul><ul><li>Find and evaluate business partners </li></ul><ul><li>Promote your successes </li></ul><ul><li>Stay in touch with colleagues </li></ul>
  12. 13. Getting Started <ul><li>Create an account </li></ul><ul><li>Fill in core profile information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Name, employment, schools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Find connections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Through colleagues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Through schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add individually </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Import </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Build Your Network <ul><li>Complete your profile </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo, nickname or maiden name, summary, websites, interests, email addresses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make recommendations and ask for recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Join groups </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions and provide answers </li></ul><ul><li>Publicize your Linked in profile </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email signature, website </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Thanks To <ul><li>Cynthia Closkey, Big Big Design </li></ul><ul><li>( ) </li></ul><ul><li> in.pdf </li></ul>
  15. 16. What is Linked in? Christopher Reddy [email_address]