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Quick Plan to STANDOUT on Linkedin

I just received a query from a wonderful ex-colleague who isn’t enjoying her current role and is proactively wanting to update her Linkedin, CV and possibly create a personal digital strategy. Here are the tips in my reply as they might help you too ~

“Yes yes yes let’s get you flying on Linkedin 🙂

Start here:

There’s no need for a CV

I’d not bother to create a CV anymore as Linkedin has an option to download your Linkedin as a PDF so then you only have to update in one place. If the downloaded PDF isn’t in the order you prefer then move your Linkedin sections around then download again then move the sections back how they were.

Creating a Personal Digital Strategy

For a broader, personal digital strategy including personal website and social media sites, I’m doing 2 x 45 minute, virtual sessions with homework / reflection in between.

This works well in combining how you see yourself, the opportunities I can see for you and making the maintenance / system easeful. This also covers me editing your Summary and other aspects so you shine + standout + all of the good things 🙂

Does that help?

~ Sam

Quick Checklist to "Standout on Linkedin"

Alliances and Partnerships are key to growing your Social Media audience

Alliances and Partnerships are key to growing your Social Media audience

Blog by Runway Digital Capt’n, Samantha Bell.

 

This week I’m writing about strategic social media – namely alliances and partnerships and how they can help you grow your audience.

So, let’s get into it…

Have a think about these questions:

Where are your potential customers online?

What sites are they using?

What are they engaging with online – what information, videos, conversations?

Who are your potential customers influenced by (companies, individuals, associations, media)?
* Is it a online newspaper or magazine? What organisations or brands do they follow?
* What associations are they part of?
* Which celebrities or experts do they listen to?
* What activities do they do and is there an club that is promotes this?

Which of these influencers have hundreds or thousands of your potential customers? Think of who has groups of 500 of your customers or a thousand or thousands. Where do your customers congregate?

Go for it – create a list.

Get online, search around, find these organisations and groups that influence those people you wish to reach.

Make a note of which of these organisations would be great to get in contact with (send them an email or tweet them or connect via LinkedIn or Facebook or phone!).

Work out what you would like these organisations to do for you online. Work our what you can offer these organisations in exchange for them promoting what you do (e.g. commission on products, promotion of their site, vouchers, …). Get in touch with them. (If there’s many, prioritise who you want to contact first.)

One tweet or Facebook update from someone who influences your potential customers can create a lot of attention for you and have you quickly connect with who you want to.

Here’s an example:

If our potential customers are aeroplane travellers, we’d think of where they are online: e.g. online travel sites such as Lonely Planet and TripAdvisor, blogs where people exchange their favourite travel locations, they’d be tweeting about their next trip. From this thinking we may consider getting in contact with Lonely Planet and travel bloggers with the largest audience (found through doing a google search on this topic). We may also research via google those travel blogs about specific subjects and contact bloggers in these subject areas with audiences of at least active 5,000 readers per month. From there, we prioritise, get in touch with those on our list, hone our thinking about our audience, and get more informed about how to reach our audience and what works.

Just in case this seems like a lot of work, remember this can save a lot of time!

Enjoy!

Remember we’re here to see you lift-off online. Engage with us on Twitter or Facebook or other sites to ask us questions and give us insight to your success. We love to hear.

Photo: Red Bull clever example on Instagram.

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Tomorrow’s Boroondara Social Media Session

Tomorrow’s Boroondara Social Media Session

Runway Digital is presenting for the City of Boroondara.

“The first workshop in the new program will be presented by Samantha Bell from Runway Digital and David Hood from the Collaboratory.

They will demonstrate the latest social media tools and some innovative examples of how not-for-profit organisations are using Facebook, blogs, Twitter, SMS, e-newsletters, Flickr and YouTube to broaden their membership and engage with the community. Learn how to improve Twitter, Facebook and other sites quickly with in a focused, strategic approach to online.

Date: Wednesday 30 November

Time: 10am – 12.30pm

Venue: Boroondara Room, Camberwell Council Offices, 8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell

For bookings and more information: phone: +613 9278 4753”

We’re interested to hear from you via Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or LinkedIn. Here’s to your lift-off!

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