Inviting Your Friends to a Facebook Event

You have received an invitation to an event that someone setup on Facebook and you have clicked on the JOIN or MAYBE.   You can now invite your own friends to attend the event as long as the Event Administrator has allowed this.

It is a great networking opportunity to do this and the friends you select will receive an invitation to the event.  This is a good social media practice.

In this example note on the left it says “public” and you have selected “going” and then you see the “invite friends” button just below the header image.

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When you click on the “invite friends” you can type in a friends name, browse all of your friends, or select a LIST e.g. by geographic area or interest if you have setup your lists.  Then click the small check box next to the friends that you think would be interested in the event.

FB Event invite friends 02That’s all that is to it – you have invited some of your friends to the event.  This is a quick and easy way to SHARE and INVITE specific Facebook Friends to an event.

Social media provides many ways to network virtually with the friends you meet in the real world.

3 Ways to Improve your Linkedin Profile

Linkedin reaches 200 million members

Linkedin according to statistics in January 2013 now has over 200 million members. More than 13 million members joined in the previous year.  The site is available in 19 languages and more than 64% of Linkedin members are located outside of the USA.

Your Linkedin profile is indexed quickly on Google.  To get benefit from your Linkedin profile take the following steps:

–          Login to LinkedIn
–          Click on your VIEW PROFILE and review it – this is a view that others will see when they look at your profile.  Then go to EDIT profile and check on the following

  • Experience – have you updated your employment? Under employment you can also add specific PROJECTS that illustrate a more detailed view of your experience
  • Skills & Expertise – this is a simple way to add specific skills to your profile. You type in a keyword and Linkedin suggests related key word skills that you can add.  These skills will also be viewed by your contacts on a random basis and they can click on the skills that they wish to endorse for you.
  • Recommendations – look for Linkedin contacts that you have worked with as a colleague or they have been your client.   You can request that they write a brief recommendation for you.  When they write it, the recommendation comes to you for approval before it gets posted on your profile.  It is a good idea to write recommendations for some of your key contacts.  They will appreciate it.

There are many ways to add to your Linkedin Profile – set aside some time each month to review your profile and add to it, interact through groups and forums, add new connections and review.

What is your favorite Linkedin story? Have you made new contacts and connections?  Have you expanded your professional connections?  Feel free to add your comments and suggestions.

Denise Davies Linkedin Profile
View my profile on LInkedin

 

Tip to View Your Facebook Page Likes

You have been using Facebook and “Liking” different pages from businesses, organizations and causes.  But you are not seeing their postings on a regular basis and the posts are mixed in on your Facebook Home page with posts from your friends.

There is an easy solution to this.  Watch this short video to see how to easily view posts from pages that you LIKE.

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