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Getting a Social Media Job For Dummies by Brooks Briz, David Rose

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Chapter 12

Building Your Network and Your Brand

In This Chapter

arrow Dissecting your network

arrow Creating a plan to magnify your network reach

arrow Building a presence through participation

arrow Establishing your voice

Times are changing. You know it. You feel it. You see it everywhere. Companies are figuring out needs, costs, and investments, just like individuals are. People are beginning to decide what really has value and they’re looking for positive attention.

Social media runs on information. The flow is constant, large, and easy to access; you have to identify what resonates with you. Social media’s appeal is that you can self-censor rather than leave it to the media to set agendas. When you watch TV news, program directors and production people — not you — decide what you learn about.

Social media gives you control — control of your voice and look.

remember Understanding the power of social media is simple: Be open to receiving and sharing information. That’s it. If something strikes you as ...

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