E-Networking & The Benefits of Being Hyper-Connected  Jill Hurst-Wahl Hurst Associates, Ltd. January 23, 2009 Copyright  ©...
<ul><li>This presentation is online at  http://tinyurl.com/8jpdng   </li></ul>Hurst Associates, Ltd.
<ul><li>On a normal day, how many clients, colleagues, etc., do you interact with?  </li></ul><ul><li>What if you could re...
What is E-Networking? <ul><li>Creating a  supportive system  of sharing information and services among individuals and gro...
<ul><li>FIND    LEARN    TRUST   </li></ul>Hurst Associates, Ltd.
What is Hyper-Connected? <ul><li>Connected in multiple ways, e.g.: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Face-to-face </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Pros  Cons <ul><li>Faster access </li></ul><ul><li>Quicker communication </li></ul><ul><li>Share info on-the-fly </li></ul...
Are These Time-Sinks? <ul><li>Only if you let them </li></ul><ul><li>Use specific tools daily </li></ul><ul><li>Use others...
What About Privacy? <ul><li>Your privacy is up to you </li></ul><ul><li>What you want to have known? </li></ul><ul><li>Wha...
Anecdotal Evidence of Success <ul><li>Success… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is in the eye of the beholder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
From My Colleagues <ul><li>Contact about job opportunity    offer </li></ul><ul><li>Info for article/newsletter </li></ul...
Three Reasons to Use Online Social Tools
Social Tools Allow You To… <ul><li>Connect   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve Communications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be V...
Improving Communications
<ul><li>One-on-one </li></ul><ul><li>One-to-many </li></ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Meebo...
Hurst Associates, Ltd.
Hurst Associates, Ltd.
Hurst Associates, Ltd.
Being Visible & Findable
<ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plaxo Pulse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Naymz </li></ul><...
Hurst Associates, Ltd.
Hurst Associates, Ltd.
Hurst Associates, Ltd.
Letting Your Expertise Show
<ul><li>SlideShare.net </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commenting </li></...
Hurst Associates, Ltd.
Hurst Associates, Ltd.
Hurst Associates, Ltd.
Jan. 26…!
Set Your E-Networking Goals <ul><li>What type of people? </li></ul><ul><li>What specific people? </li></ul><ul><li>What to...
To-Do’s for Your List <ul><li>Experiment with 1 – 2 tools w/colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Create or update your LinkedIn pr...
<ul><li>Jill Hurst-Wahl </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Meebo & Skype: jill.hurst.wahl </li></ul><ul><...
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Online social tools are used by business professionals to connect themselves to colleagues and clients. This presentation focuses on the benefits of e-networking tools and on being hyper-connected. What are the pros and cons of e-networking? For example, how does being hyper-connected online aid in business development? What tools can open the right doors for you? What can you do immediately to put yourself within new online circles of influence?

Given at the Society for Marketing Professional Services 2009 Southern Regional Conference in Oklahoma City (Feb. 23, 2009).

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  1. 1. E-Networking & The Benefits of Being Hyper-Connected Jill Hurst-Wahl Hurst Associates, Ltd. January 23, 2009 Copyright © 2009, Hurst Associates, Ltd. All rights reserved .
  2. 2. <ul><li>This presentation is online at http://tinyurl.com/8jpdng </li></ul>Hurst Associates, Ltd.
  3. 3. <ul><li>On a normal day, how many clients, colleagues, etc., do you interact with? </li></ul><ul><li>What if you could reach more people? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easily </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free or low cost </li></ul></ul>Hurst Associates, Ltd.
  4. 4. What is E-Networking? <ul><li>Creating a supportive system of sharing information and services among individuals and groups having a common interest web-based services . </li></ul>Hurst Associates, Ltd.
  5. 5. <ul><li>FIND  LEARN  TRUST </li></ul>Hurst Associates, Ltd.
  6. 6. What is Hyper-Connected? <ul><li>Connected in multiple ways, e.g.: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Face-to-face </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instant messenger </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul>Hurst Associates, Ltd.
  7. 7. Pros Cons <ul><li>Faster access </li></ul><ul><li>Quicker communication </li></ul><ul><li>Share info on-the-fly </li></ul><ul><li>Building trust </li></ul><ul><li>Always networking </li></ul><ul><li>Stronger connections </li></ul><ul><li>Bigger knowledge-base </li></ul><ul><li>Assignments/offers/etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Faster referrals </li></ul><ul><li>Not working alone </li></ul><ul><li>Support network </li></ul><ul><li>More tools to watch/use </li></ul><ul><li>Harder to disconnect </li></ul><ul><li>Info overload </li></ul><ul><li>Blurring of private & public </li></ul><ul><li>May create more weak connections </li></ul><ul><li>Concerns about privacy </li></ul>Hurst Associates, Ltd.
  8. 8. Are These Time-Sinks? <ul><li>Only if you let them </li></ul><ul><li>Use specific tools daily </li></ul><ul><li>Use others as needed </li></ul><ul><li>However, have a presence in several places </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be findable </li></ul></ul>Hurst Associates, Ltd.
  9. 9. What About Privacy? <ul><li>Your privacy is up to you </li></ul><ul><li>What you want to have known? </li></ul><ul><li>What can/should you say about work? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you want competitors to know about you? </li></ul><ul><li>Blurring of professional & personal </li></ul>Hurst Associates, Ltd.
  10. 10. Anecdotal Evidence of Success <ul><li>Success… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is in the eye of the beholder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May not be earth-shattering, but incremental </li></ul></ul>Hurst Associates, Ltd.
  11. 11. From My Colleagues <ul><li>Contact about job opportunity  offer </li></ul><ul><li>Info for article/newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Locate new associates & resources </li></ul><ul><li>Consultant recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Reconnect with “lost” colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Answer “who is this person?” </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a life-line </li></ul>Hurst Associates, Ltd.
  12. 12. Three Reasons to Use Online Social Tools
  13. 13. Social Tools Allow You To… <ul><li>Connect  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve Communications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be Visible & Findable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let Your Expertise Show </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Share </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul>Hurst Associates, Ltd.
  14. 14. Improving Communications
  15. 15. <ul><li>One-on-one </li></ul><ul><li>One-to-many </li></ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Meebo & Meebo Me </li></ul>Hurst Associates, Ltd.
  16. 16. Hurst Associates, Ltd.
  17. 17. Hurst Associates, Ltd.
  18. 18. Hurst Associates, Ltd.
  19. 19. Being Visible & Findable
  20. 20. <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plaxo Pulse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Naymz </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spoke </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul>Hurst Associates, Ltd.
  21. 21. Hurst Associates, Ltd.
  22. 22. Hurst Associates, Ltd.
  23. 23. Hurst Associates, Ltd.
  24. 24. Letting Your Expertise Show
  25. 25. <ul><li>SlideShare.net </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commenting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TalkShoe </li></ul></ul>Hurst Associates, Ltd.
  26. 26. Hurst Associates, Ltd.
  27. 27. Hurst Associates, Ltd.
  28. 28. Hurst Associates, Ltd.
  29. 29. Jan. 26…!
  30. 30. Set Your E-Networking Goals <ul><li>What type of people? </li></ul><ul><li>What specific people? </li></ul><ul><li>What tools/methods are they using? </li></ul><ul><li>What fits into your style? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your commitment? </li></ul>Hurst Associates, Ltd.
  31. 31. To-Do’s for Your List <ul><li>Experiment with 1 – 2 tools w/colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Create or update your LinkedIn profile </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Review your contacts. Add more strong connections and delete weak ones. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Challenge yourself to learn additional tools to connect , share and collaborate </li></ul>Hurst Associates, Ltd.
  32. 32. <ul><li>Jill Hurst-Wahl </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Meebo & Skype: jill.hurst.wahl </li></ul><ul><li>www.HurstAssociates.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.Digitization101.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.eNetworking101.com </li></ul>Hurst Associates, Ltd.

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