Building Your Professional Network
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Assessing your online social-networking skills


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Building Your Professional Network

with Dave Crenshaw

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How well are you doing with using online social networking? To help you find the answer to that question, we have provided a social networking self-assessment worksheet. In this worksheet you will see a series of statements and after each statement you'll indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with each of them. This will give you a quick and easy way to evaluate how well you are doing with social networking and give you some possible ideas for improvement. There is also a section at the end of the assessment questions where you can add your own ideas for improving your social networking.

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50m 36s Appropriate for all Apr 11, 2012 Updated Jan 03, 2013

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Join author and business coach Dave Crenshaw as he shows you how to build your professional connections by increasing your network and influence. This course reveals strategies to connect with people in person, build casual acquaintances into real connections, and leverage social media to increase your sphere of influence. Learn ways to build both communication channels and community as you serve your network and make yourself available for new introductions and opportunities.

This course is one of a series of five Dave Crenshaw courses based on his Invaluable teaching methodology for professional development.

Topics include:
  • Understanding how networking enhances your career
  • Getting out of your comfort zone
  • Making recurring connections
  • Using a customer relationship management (CRM) system
  • Building relationships through social networking
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Business
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Dave Crenshaw

Assessing your online social-networking skills

How well are you doing with using online social networking? To help you find the answer to that question, we have provided a social networking self-assessment worksheet. In this worksheet you will see a series of statements and after each statement you'll indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with each of them. This will give you a quick and easy way to evaluate how well you are doing with social networking and give you some possible ideas for improvement. There is also a section at the end of the assessment questions where you can add your own ideas for improving your social networking.

Take a moment now and complete the upper portion of this worksheet. After you assess yourself consider your answers to the next two questions. First, what is one area where I want to improve my online social networking skills? Perhaps you want to do a better job of giving first in your online interactions or you want to concentrate on making your e-mail and text more social and friendly. Question two is what is the next action step I can take to make that improvement happen? For instance, if you want a better give first attitude.

Your action step might be to go online and actively look for something helpful you can do for someone else. As with any training course by implementing just one thing in a positive way, we'll take a step forward making it easier to take the next step forward. You can return to this worksheet occasionally to reassess how well you are using social networking to build connections, by taking small steps forward, over time you will make significant progress in building connections and building your value.

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