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Optimizing your LinkedIn profile for professional communication network building

LinkedIn logoOn September 27, I presented to students, faculty, and members of the STC Palm Beaches Chapter on Optimizing your LinkedIn profile for professional communication network building. By a show of hands, only one attendee out of over 40 indicated that he had updated his LinkedIn profile in the last month (with a status update or other interactive change). Not surprisingly, 95 percent were on Facebook and were actively having conversations. What’s the difference? Facebook is fun because it is interactive and current. We can actively participate with our LinkedIn network connections to be more engaged.

LinkedIn, like all social networking tools, is a platform to engage with your network connections. Be an active participant by communicating and having conversations with your connections. Click Like on status updates, add a comment to posts, and send congratulatory notes when a network connection changes jobs. It’s easy, participate to provide the care and feeding that your network deserves.

Abundance happens when you dig the well before you are thirsty. Drink often, share what you have, and offer to help others.

You can view the slides from the presentation. Are you in?

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About barriebyron

Innovative, DITA-using information developer specializing in presenting complex ideas in ways that are clear and concise. Persistent optimist, intrepid adventurer, mentor. Builder of relationships, connecting friends and peers to people they want to know. Toastmaster, social duct tape, and generator of goodwill. Follow me on twitter @barriebyron

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2 thoughts on “Optimizing your LinkedIn profile for professional communication network building

  1. Barrie I am one of the many you speak about who has not set up an LinkedIn profile yet. Your presentation has encouraged me to work on my profile. Thanks for sharing your slides…I’m in.

    Posted by Barry Stuart | October 8, 2012, 9:28 pm
  2. Barrie, thanks for sharing your presentation on SlideShare. It’s full of great information and perspectives on making the most of your LInkedIn profile. I recommend that anyone reading this post click the SlideShare link and go through Barrie’s slides. It’s well worth your time.

    Posted by Lori Meyer | October 22, 2012, 1:01 pm

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