It’s no secret that I find Social Media to be the next best thing since chocolate. I would have said sliced bread but I could give a hoot less about bread. Anywayzzzz, I think Social Media is one of the greatest things that has ever happened in the technology industry on a personal level and most importantly on a business level.
Social Media offers the little guy the same opportunity to market their business as the big dogs. This is HUGE but we have to really make a conscious effort to take advantage of these opportunities. One of the biggest benefits of social media is expanding the avenue in which to create a huge network. Gone are the days that we have to walk around at awkward networking events with strangers, sporting that peeling name tag attached to our best suit.
Social Media provides even the busiest professional the opportunity to set up the most butt kicking avenue in which to create an amazing online network. Check out the Steps below:
Linkedin: Is an essential part of any professional online presence. Make sure you keep your profile updated and really take steps to kick it up a notch. There are so many apps that allow you to really present yourself in the most favorable light and display your capabilities. You can add any presentations that you’ve created by using SlideShare. If you have presentations that are not on line ADD those babies to Slide Share. Also add your WordPress blog, your Twitter Feed and any publications that you’ve written to your profile. These will display on the front page of your profile and really make your Linkedin profile stand apart from the other boring profiles.
Re.Vu: Is an online resume platform and it rocks! It is really NOT enough to have a paper resume anymore since we are a technology & social media driven society now. Additionally, online resumes give you a bit of a nudge in front of your competition and face it in this economy we need every little nudge we can get. Also, Re.Vu allows you to create a QR code for your resume, which can be added to your print material, business cards and promotional giveaways. I’ve added my Re.Vu resume to this blog so take a look at the Resume tab above.
Empire Avenue: Is a Social Media game which allows you to buy virtual stock in people, friends and or companies. It is a fun way to monitor your social media activity but most importantly it allows you to meet amazing people while playing this game. I have made amazing connections by way of Empire Avenue, so let me know if you Sign Up, I will buy your shares.
Workface: Add this plugin to your Blog or WordPress site and it allows you to instantly chat with anyone that visits your page. Your website visitors do not have to download anything, they can just start chatting with your immediately. This is a powerful networking tool! Take a look at the Workface video below.