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1 1 Linked In and Networking Debra Kurtz Vice President, HBA Chicago Chapter Founder and President Kurtz Consulting Inc

2 LinkedIn.com Over 35 million professionals use LinkedIn to exchange information, ideas and opportunities Stay informed about your contacts and industry Find the people and knowledge you need to achieve your goals Control your professional identity online Re-connect, power your career, get answers 2

3 Hope Deckards Job Debra Kurtzs client Laurie Lucas identification of subject matter experts for a client The power of super connectors 3 LinkedIn Success Stories

4 How to join LinkedIn… 4

5 To download the LinkedIn Outlook toolbar After logging in, scroll to be bottom of the page (see below) 5

6 To join the HBA group... Search groups (HBA) Join this group 6

7 Useful Tools for Research and Networking Business information ZoomInfo.com Spoke.com CEOExpress.com Social interaction Facebook.com Aggregator/life stream Plaxo.com 7

8 ZoomInfo Comprehensive source of business information on people and companies To date, 45M people and 5M companies in database Extract information about people and companies from public information sources Assembles information into summaries Offer free and paid subscriptions Valuable tool to find contacts within specific companies, industries, and regions 8

9 Spoke Source of business information on people and companies To date, 40M people and 2.3M companies in database Focused on services to aid lead generation and sales prospecting Provide business directory and detailed contact information 9

10 CEO Express Designed to be the busy Executives interface to the Internet Users have customized Dashboard Headline news, entertainment topics, stock quotes, , etc. Services provided are not unique and can easily be created by individual users CEOExpress provides technology to easily filter important information and automatically populate to your customized dashboard 10

11 Facebook Free-access social networking website Users can join networks organized by cities, workplaces, schools, and friends Ability to communicate with communities The Wallpost messages to user user controls privacy settings, so posts are visible only to those allowed to see updates Share photo albums Updates on status News feed application appears on each users home page and includes status changes, upcoming events, and birthdays 11

12 Plaxo On-line address book and social networking service Automatically updates your contact information in all your contacts address books Plaxo Pulse, social networking service provides tools to manage your social media information Aggregates content from multiple social sources (i.e., flickr, digg, YouTube, blogs, social networking sites) Allows users to selectively share and view content by pre- determined categories (i.e., friends, family, business networks) or customized groups 12

13 13 Thank you for joining us Debra Kurtz (networking) (office) (voice) Send LinkedIn connection requests to:


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