Chat Your Way Into a New Job!
What the heck is Web 2.0 and Social Computing? How can it help my business? And how can I leverage tools like LinkedIn and Facebook to parlay my online networking contacts into a new job or new career? How do I create a social presence or even an Avatar? What companies are actually doing business using social tools like Facebook, Twitter, or Second Life?
Key discussion points
- How do you recognize trends and demystify what's real and what's not in this technology space?
- How can you add real business value to your company by trying this stuff out and familiarizing yourself first?
- How can these new tools improve your success in your day job?
- What ethical or legal considerations do the use of these tools raise?
Key takeaways and tips
- The "Social Me" - tips on how to test this stuff yourself first before evangelizing it to your workplace or boss.
- How to become a change agent in a traditional IT organization.
- How social tools contribute to higher diversity in the workforce. Companies that block Facebook, Twitter, and My Space limit young new hires and college grad visibility.
- How to use social networking tools to improve your own career.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
- 5:30pm: Registration
- 6:00pm: Networking and dinner
- 7-8:00pm: Presentation
- 8-8:30pm: Q&A and more networking
Starbucks Support Center (map)
Mezza Cafe Conference Room - Third Floor
2401 Utah Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98134
Free parking in the lot in front of Starbucks/Sears.
About the Speaker
A savvy marketing chick and professional writer for over 15 years, Kelly Ripley Feller is a social media addict and outspoken proponent of change and marketing evolution. After working with a variety of technology companies like, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Intuit, SAS Software, Symantec, and IBM, she joined Intel in 2005 where she worked on the Microsoft marketing team. Today she is part of Intel's Social Media Center of Excellence and manages various social media programs for the company. In her spare time she Twitters and writes about social media, marketing and business, Second Life, and politics, including a column on social media and politics for a literary magazine. Kelly lives outside of Portland, OR with her husband and son, and holds a BA in Communications and Political Science from the University of Michigan.
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