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Make the technology support your strategy -- Not the other way around! with Dennis McDonald

  • Mon, January 31, 2011
  • 40 Plus Office

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Monday Morning Speaker: Dennis McDonald

Make the technology support your strategy -- Not the other way around!   with Dennis McDonald. 
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Dr. McDonald will discuss some of what he has learned about using social media, networking, and blogging tools to support my own consulting, project work, and jobseeking. Some of my topics include:

1. Twitter and Linkedin are not "strategies."

2. What to do when your targets don't want to talk with you?

3. What to do when your targets are "all over the place"?


Dr. McDonald is an independent management consultant based in Alexandria Virginia. He consults on using information technology to help people manage, collaborate, innovate, and communicate. His experience includes consulting company management, research on scientific and technical communications, communication metrics, strategic planning, and managing software, database development, and system integration projects. Since 2005 his interests have included planning, managing, and measuring the use of social media, social networking, and collaboration technologies. His clients have included AIG, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Federal Acquisition Innovation & Reform (FAIR) Institute, Ford Motor Company, GE Appliances, GE Medical Systems, Jive Software, Keyspan Energy, Kraft Foods, National Academy of Engineering, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Education, National Library of Medicine, Nisource Energy, PACCAR, Sun Microsystems, U.S. Copyright Office, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Whirlpool, and World Bank Group. His professional web site is located at He is co-manager of the Linkedin Bloggers Group on Linkedin and earned his MLS and Ph.D. in Library and Information Science at the University of Maryland. 

Some of the topics Dr. McDonald will cover are addressed in a free document download, "Social Media Engagement Tips," which is available here: .

To contact Dennis McDonald:

Alexandria, Virginia USA

Office: 703-549-1030

Cell: 703-402-7382

Plan to join us after the meeting for networking.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby Brookings Institution.

Attire is business casual, recruiters are often present, so we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

Doors open at 9:15 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.

40Plus of Greater Washington
1718 P Street, NW, Suite T2
Washington, DC 20036

near the DuPont Circle Metro, use the South exit.

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40Plus of Greater Washington
Empowering Experienced Professionals
 for Successful Career Transitions

Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

40Plus of Greater Washington
1325 G Street, NW, Suite 500

 Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-387-1582

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