Overview Of Linkedin

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Overview Of Linkedin

  1. 1. Presented by David Vane With ref to Stephen Dann
  2. 2. What is Linkedin? LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site. Founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003 it is mainly used for professional networking. As of 1 January 2011, LinkedIn reports more than 90 million registered users, spanning more than 200 countries and territories worldwide wikipedia
  3. 3. Why use it? <ul><li>Research contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Remind your contacts about you </li></ul><ul><li>Build credibility and authority </li></ul><ul><li>Join peer groups </li></ul><ul><li>Keep up to date with your existing contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Find new business contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for advice/help </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Answers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recruitment </li></ul>
  4. 4. Some ideas for using Linkedin… <ul><li>Build your profile </li></ul><ul><li>Add new and existing contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Broadcast your events, ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Join groups to build credibility </li></ul><ul><li>Seek and give recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Use feeds from your blogs/twitter etc </li></ul><ul><li>Build in some time in your week! </li></ul>
  5. 5. 1. Build your profile <ul><li>Brief Summary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Elevator Pitch&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recent activity </li></ul><ul><li>Full Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CV </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Additional Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>interests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>recommendations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>groups and associations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>honours and awards etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Contact settings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restricted? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Who's viewed your profile? </li></ul>
  6. 8. 2. Add contacts <ul><li>Import from Outlook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Select desired contacts only </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enter Manually </li></ul><ul><li>Linked In Toolbar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Captures sent & received email addresses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suggests corrections to Outlook address book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prompts for follow up </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>always up to date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>spot movers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be selective who you accept! </li></ul>
  7. 9. Tags Photos
  8. 10. 3. Broadcast your events/ideas <ul><li>Broadcast your events and link to twitter, facebook etc </li></ul><ul><li>Join groups that you can contribute to </li></ul><ul><li>Give testimonials and ask for testimonials </li></ul><ul><li>Post questions and give answers… </li></ul><ul><li>Status updates – What are you doing … </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t try to sell! </li></ul>
  9. 12. Other ideas… <ul><li>Reading List </li></ul><ul><li>Answers </li></ul><ul><li>Polls </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Blog link </li></ul><ul><li>Direct Ads </li></ul><ul><li>Inmail </li></ul>
  10. 14. Summary <ul><li>Plan time to keep it up to date </li></ul><ul><li>Use feeds from blogs, Twitter, Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Join groups </li></ul><ul><li>Answer questions </li></ul><ul><li>Have something to say </li></ul><ul><li>Check out Google “ Linkedin for business ” </li></ul>
  11. 15. www.linkedin.com/in/davidvane

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