Thursday, August 14, 2008

Some Good Advice for Online Networking

Do you use LinkedIn or Twitter or Facebook or any of the myriad online social networking sites out there? Here's some advice on doing it right. Hat tip to HairPro at the very impressive Kansas City Online Community for pointing out Rebecca Beasley's good tips on social networking.

Here's an excerpt:

If you try to use social networks by just signing up and sending bulletins and emails to people, you’re missing the point entirely. If you don’t have a profile that’s the first thing people notice. You’ve already ruined your credibility and made yourself look like a scammer. Anyone who doesn’t take the time to at least set up a simple bio page has nothing to present. Even if you add friends, what are they going to see? No one wants to do business with someone they don’t know. To them you’re like a stranger lurking in the shadows with no real identity. You also want to have a nice picture of yourself so they will see it when your activity comes up in the search engine of the site. If you don’t have a picture people see you as the default no pic blank photo and this makes you look like you’re not professional or trustworthy.

The whole posting is here. Give it a click.

The Sauce

Good face-to-face networking in the Kansas City area may be found at the Greater KC Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours. Click here for details on the next one!

And if you need assistance in making your social networking site sing, let me know.

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