Update: I just realized that the day I published this post, March 24 is the first anniversary of my blog. Happy belated birthday to my blog!

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A few weeks ago I gave a presentation to the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (Research Triangle Park chapter) called Embracing Social Media: Using it to Our Advantage. It was an introduction to social media that focused on how to use it effectively for professional reasons – networking, professional branding and professional development. I dispelled some myths about social media, reviewed the characteristics that make someone successful in this space and showed them some best practices for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

It was a fun night — lots of good questions and laughs — a speaker’s dream. I added some explanatory notes to my slides and posted them on Slideshare.