This presenation is part of a speech that I delivered at the Toastmasters Disctrict 59 Division F Spring Conference on April 28, 2012 in Karlsruhe, Germany about Toastmasters and using the LinkedIn Groups.
The Kevin Bacon game is usually played connecting two actors/actresses together via Kevin Bacon Forbes connected the two Bacons via 3 different paths: The Julliard School route, the Ted Turner route, & via Harvey Weinstein, who reportedly paid Kevin Bacon $25,000 not to star in the upcoming Escape From Planet Earth. 24,000+ members are in the Toastmasters International Members Group on LinkedIn. Today I'd like to tell you about Toastmasters and LinkedIn and about 3 groups you must join on LinkedIn.
The game is famous illustrations of Six Degrees of Separation. Everyone is, on average approximately six steps away from any other person on Earth, so a chain of, &quot;a friend of a friend&quot; statements can be made to connect any two people in six steps or fewer.
People aren’t poking you or asking you to join Farmville
Launched in May 2003, As of November 3, 2011 has over 135 million registered users Quantcast reported (on March 25th, for Feb 24 to March 24, 2012)… 48 million plus US visitors 117 million plus global vistors
Basic service including group membership at LinkedIn is free to join with expanded pay services available No cost to join groups, some groups are open while other require approval
Toastmasters International reports 250,000 members globally, 10% participation is often considered good but we‘re Toastmasters, we can do Better!
Toastmasters International reports 250,000 members globally, 10% participation is often considered good but we‘re Toastmasters, we can do Better! The people within this group are very engaged
This is the group for District 59, it isn‘t as active as the TM International group but I was able to put together a team to put on a Toastmasters Podast in Europe and I was able to get this project started by asking a question in our D59 LinkedIn Group.
The UK & Ireland (D71) are a different district from Contental Europe but I think it is still useful to connect with our fellow Toastmasters over there Even as both of our districts grow, expand, and get re-aligned we can keep our own Toastmasters European Community alive a kicking via the LinkedIn groups!
Discover all kinds of things about Toastmaters Share what you learned and experienced with other Toastmasters
Connecting with Toastmasters in Europe, America, New Zeeland, Brazil, and everywhere we are Helping Toastmasters grow
To be successful in most anything in life you need to build a network of people that know how to do what you need to do. Toastmasters is no different Because most people post their resumes/CVs, you can tell some of the skills they have as well their connections
You might not be connected to Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, or even President Obama But as a Toastmaster you could be connected to Lance Miller- 2005 World Champion of Public Speaking And who knows maybe someone in your network is „connected“!
The potential benefits of connecting with other Toastmasters at LinkedIn and in the LinkedIn groups are limitless and LinkedIn and its groups are a tool that we should be using.
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Are You Linked in? Why You Should Be Connecting With Toastmasters
Are You LinkedIn?(Why You Should BeConnecting with otherToastmasters)(Project #7) Darryl Heron Toastmasters- Division F Contest Karlsruhe Germany 28 April, 2012
About the PresentationSpeech given about LinkedIn @ Division F Contest Karlsruhe, Germany on Apirl 28, 2012…This was Project #7 out of the Basic Manual
Bringing Home the BaconCan Actor Kevin Bacon be connected to…Reclusive Billionaire Hedgefund Manager Louis Bacon?As Toastmasters, we‘re connected to 24,000+ Toastmasters around the world
Six Degrees of SeparationOn average separate any two people in the world
You Know Some People… Bob Betty Tom You Mary Ute Andrew
Who Know Some People… Bob BobBetty Tom Betty Tom You YouMary Ute Mary Ute Bob Andrew Andrew Betty Tom You Mary Ute Andrew
Who Know Some People… Bob Bob Bob BobBetty Tom Betty Tom Betty Tom Betty Tom You You You YouMary Ute Mary Ute Mary Ute Mary Ute Andrew Andrew Andrew Andrew Bob Bob Bob Bob Betty Tom Betty Tom Betty Tom Betty Tom You You You You Mary Ute Mary Ute Mary Ute Mary Ute Andrew Andrew Andrew Andrew
Now You‘re Connected…Think of the power in your network!
LinkedIn..Wikipedia says that LinkedIn is a business-related social networking site...mainly used for professional networking..2nd most popular social network in the U.S.Like Facebook, but professional
LinkedIn Continued...135 million registered usersFrom Feb 24 to March 24, 2012…• 48 million plus U.S. visitors• 117 million plus global visitors
LinkedIn GroupsOne of the best things about LinkedIn
You Might Have Heard…Its not what you knowbut who you know that makes the difference.Anonymous
I hope you‘ll…Check out this presentation @SlideShare.netGo to Linkedin.comJoin the conversations @ the Toastmaster groups (Global, District 59, and UK & Ireland
Be Sure to Check OutLinkedInhttp://www.linkedin.com/Darryl Heron‘s presentations on SlideSharehttp://www.slideshare.net/darrylheronFind out more About.mehttp://about.me/darrylheronToastmasters International Members Grouphttp://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=98449&trk=myg_ugrp_ovrToastmasters International, District 59http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3814472&trk=myg_ugrp_ovrToastmasters International - UK & Irelandhttp://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=37698&trk=myg_ugrp_ovr
CreditsLinkedIn Iconhttp://www.hongkiat.com/blog/freebie-release-social-truck-icon-set/Kevin Bacon Picturehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kevin_Bacon.jpgLinkedIn‘s Wikipedia entryhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LinkedInQuantcast Stats on LinkedInhttp://www.quantcast.com/linkedin.comLinkedIn Passes Myspace to Become No. 2 U.S. Social Networkhttp://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-07-08/linkedin-tops-myspace-to-becom
Credits Continued6 Degrees Of Louis Bacon And Kevin Baconhttp://www.forbes.com/sites/calebmelby/2012/03/08/6-degrees-of-louis-bacon-anToastmasters Then...And Now!http://www.toastmasters.org/MainMenuCategories/WhyJoin/SuccessStories/ThenandNow.aspxSix degrees of separationhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_degrees_of_separationSix Degrees of Seperation Picturehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Six_degrees_of_separation.svgNetwork Quotehttp://www.finestquotes.com/select_quote-category-Networking-page-0.htm#ixzz
Credits ContinuedTreasure Chest (Real)http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1284036Beach Physicshttp://www.sxc.hu/photo/496315Togetherhttp://www.sxc.hu/photo/659006Sunflower in the fieldhttp://www.sxc.hu/photo/1273761Bill Gates at the World Economic Forum 2007http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bill_Gates_in_WEF_,2007.jpgBuffet & Obamahttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Buffett_%26_Obama.jpg
ResourcesToastmasters International Members Grouphttp://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=98449&trk=myg_ugrp_ovrToastmasters International, District 59 http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3814472&trk=myg_ugrp_ovrToastmasters International - UK & Ireland http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=37698&trk=myg_ugrp_ovrSlideSharehttp://www.slideshare.net/