About This Chapter
Using Technology to Network: Chapter Summary
There are numerous ways to attract fellow professionals via technology. The short lessons in this chapter highlight the use of blogs, e-mail, social media and text messaging as examples to network with others in your industry. This chapter includes:
Types of Internet communication
There's a wealth of online outlets to use for networking purposes. This lesson addresses popular types, such as RSS, instant messaging, e-mail newsgroups, blogging and Twitter.
Tips for using text and instant messaging at work
These alternative ways of communicating should be used with care within the workplace. Some of the challenges, in the effort to maintain professional, may include incorrect punctuation and grammar, confidentiality and the mingling of personal and business contacts. Our counselors can teach you about these methods of networking.
Connecting by blogging
A blog is an informal website or webpage operated by an individual or group for commentary or personal use. In the business world, a blog can be used to express business ideas or to network. Common blog websites such as WordPress, Tumblr and Blogger are highlighted in this lesson.
1. Internet Communication: Social Media, Email, Blog, & Chat
This lesson talks about how social media adds business value by building networks that enhance competitive advantage, enable the exchange of information, foster strong relationships and serve as a foundation of building professional and personal relationships irrespective of different geographical spaces and time zones.
2. Guidelines for Using Instant and Text Messaging in the Workplace
Companies are embracing alternative means of communication to increase profits and aid in delivering messages. Mobile messaging policies for instant and text messaging should be established to aid employees in their daily use.
3. Building Business Connections by Blogging
Blogging provides a powerful tool for building business connections. Find out what businesses need to know to create a blog that helps business owners to build connections online.
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