Wednesday, May 09, 2012


I am slowly learning the do's and don'ts of business social networking.  Here are my thoughts so far:
  • Do
    • Build relationships even when not actively job seeking
    • Use LinkedIn 
    • Organize your contacts - 400+ in one big pile is not much use
    • Share - share your knowledge, watch for those needing help, set aside 10-15 minutes regularly to look for someone on your network you can support or share something valuable with your network
    • Thank your network for their support and personally thank those who took time for you
  • Don't
    • Spam - Highlight and link to items that are valuable and have a low chance of wasting your networks time
    • Post your personal problems, issues, family etc - make sure you are remembered for the right reasons.
    • Post pictures, jokes, or anything else you wouldn't feel comfortable with sharing during an interview
    • Don't link with people unless you know for certain you want them in your network.  Quality vs Quantity!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Screen Sharing - Join.Me

Wow...just used the for the first time. I called a support person who directed me to go the the page and just click Share and then Basic. 30 Seconds later I told her the 9 digit number that popped up and voila she could see my screen and talk me through the steps needed. So Simple, Easy and Free.

So...To share your screen, simply download a small app, and then send the 9-digit code generated to your potential collaborator. They either click a link in the email, or go to the website and input the code, and they can see your screen.

It fills a different need than the typical scheduled web conferencing solution (ie. GoToMeeting, WebEx etc). It is for instant web off a 9 digit number...they can see your screen. Try just might be as impressed as I was.