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I wrote a blog at the end of last month Social Networking Workshop informing those within driving distance of Middletown, Connecticut, about a Social Networking Workshop/Presentation, at the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce, on how we can more effectively use Social Networking Websites. The workshop was presented by one of our members Diana Bartolotta, who after listening to her is not only very knowledgeable about what she presented, but a Social Networking junkie to boot.
Diane concentrated mainly on Linkedin and Facebook, but also briefly touched on Twitter. I of course brought up ActiveRain and Diane stated that she would most likely add ActiveRain to her presentation in the future. I try to go to and take advantage of all workshops like this, because I always walk away with a better understanding of how I can do what I do better.
Presently I am a member of Linkedin, and Facebook, but I do not use these sites anywhere to there full potential. My goal in attending this workshop was to try to gain a better understanding of how I could maximize my efforts by linking the sites that I am on, and how to improve my search position on Yahoo, and Google.
Diane did not disappoint, I came away with a better understanding of Linkedin, and Facebook, but particularly Linkedin. Diane talked about the importance of the Status Update, and how often it should be updated. She gave me a few pointers, on where I should be putting the information that I want to be searched by, and also covered how important the Summary Section of Linkedin is, as well as the need to present ourselves in the best light as possible. Diane also realized during her presentation that she is not taking full advantage of ActiveRain, and plans to start incorporating ActiveRain into her daily routine.
All in all this was a very good use of my time, and would attend another workshop with Diane if the opportunity presents itself. I firmly believe that if we are not taking full advantage of the websites that are out there, and incorporating them in our business, we are missing out big time, and sooner or later will start to show up in our production. Social Networking is not something that we should be afraid of, it should be something that we embrace.
George Souto is a Loan Officer who can assist you with all your FHA, CHFA, and Conventional mortgage needs in Connecticut. George resides in Middlesex County which includes Middletown, Middlefield, Durham, Cromwell, Portland, Higganum, Haddam, East Haddam, Chester, Deep River, and Essex. George can be contacted at (860) 573-1308 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.