I subscribe to Chris Brogan's blog. His recent post about LinkedIn applications compelled me to spend a bit of time on the site.
In the past I've been very possessive about presentations I've done. Now I've decided to share a bit more. One of the new LinkedIn apps allows me to do just that. There are a few limitations with the presentation-sharing application at this point. For example, I can't provide you with a link directly to the presentation within LinkedIn. I can do so with a link to Slideshare.net, which is the embedded technology LinkedIn uses, but I figure that since LinkedIn went to all this trouble, I might as well direct you there...
So, to see the presentation, first you have to be a LinkedIn member. There are few reasons not to become a LinkedIn member. It's free.
Once you're logged on, to LinkedIn. Go to Dave Stein's profile. Look over on the rightand click on "full profile." When that page comes up, scroll down a bit, and you'll see a section with Dave Stein's Presentations (it will look like the graphic in the upper right). The presentation I posted supported the keynote speech I gave last week at the Richardson Client Forum 2008.
The other applications include embedding your blog and/or RSS feeds in your profile as well as your favorite (Amazon) books.
I've been using LinkedIn more and more. I can see from the requests I'm getting that a lot of other people are as well, especially job seekers.
Are you still wondering what Sales 2.0 is? Well, LinkedIn is a perfect example of a widely-used Sales 2.0 application.
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