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Practical Application: Using Technology for Networking

Instructor: Yuanxin (Amy) Yang Alcocer

Amy has a master's degree in secondary education and has taught math at a public charter high school.

Use this checklist to make full use of the various technologies available for networking in the digital age. You can check off things to do and things to avoid.

Networking Technology

In today's digital age, there are many technologies available for networking. For further discussion of using technology in networking refer to the lessons in Chapter 4 of the course How to Network.

In the past, people had to do things such as use a telephone call or write a personal letter in order to network with others. Today, people can use email and instant messaging to network much more quickly. Here is a checklist to make the best use of each type of technology now available: email, text and instant messaging, and blogging.

Email

Check Item
If sending a marketing message, always get consent for each type of email prior to sending email communications
Use proper grammar and avoid slang
Include a signature with your name and best method to contact you such as email or work phone number

Text and Instant Messaging

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