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"How to Manage Social Media Tools for the Busy Professional?" with GARY VAUGHAN

  • Mon, August 29, 2011
  • 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 40 Plus Office. Networking starts at 9:30; Talk begins at 10:00

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Monday Morning Speaker: Gary Vaughan

 "How to Manage Social Media Tools for the Busy Professional?"

with SharePoint Governance Advisor at State Dept (Office of eDiplomacy / WINS Consulting) GARY VAUGHAN

This presentation will focus on how a professional can best select and integrate external social media tools while on the job.  A first step is to specify your business and professional goals in using social media (although some benefits will evolve!).

Then it is a question of how to sift through and prioritize the usage of various online tools to achieve these objectives, while balancing them with traditional media (TV, radio, newspaper) and personal networking, lunches and conferences...let alone your regular job responsibilities and deadlines! 

While examples focus on social media support for an IT consulting career, these tools should be generally applicable to any profession.
Gary will draw from his own experience over the past year in using the free BlogTalkRadio (BTR) online software as an interview and podcast tool (and "centerpiece" for his social media presence).  His primary social media goals are professional growth and "branding", with a secondary goal of identifying or staffing specific business opportunities.  He has mixed in BTR with a TypePad blog, LinkedIn profile/discussions, and Twitter posting/following (@glvaughan), in addition to traditional email messaging (Hotmail) coupled with access via mobile devices. 

He will also note the importance of continuing education (both in-person classes and online training) and certification (PMP), and sum up his usage of all these tools to develop a second career as a SharePoint Program Manager, Governance Advisor and Enterprise Content Manager.

BIO / Contact:

Since 2006 Gary Vaughan has worked as a SharePoint Governance Advisor to the Office of eDiplomacy at the State Department under a contract through Worldwide Information Network Services, Inc. (WINS).  Prior to consulting to State, he was a career Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Agency for International Development with a focus on private sector assistance, general project development and knowledge management.  He holds graduate degrees in computer systems management, business administration and international relations, and became certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) in November 2010.

Gary Vaughan
SharePoint Governance Advisor
Worldwide Information Network Systems
Cell:  703-899-9940
Twitter:  @glvaughan
LinkedIn Profile
Blog:  "Collaboration Times"

Retro microphoneBlogTalkRadio Show: Collaboration TechTalk



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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