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Public Health Epidemiology Conversations Podcast


Episode #188: 7 Online Networking Tips For Public Health Professionals

On This Episode Of The Public Health Epidemiology Conversations (PHEC) Podcast

What is your networking strategy online? What is your favorite social media platform? How do you reach out to request new connections to add to your network?

It’s time to focus on networking tips! On this episode, I will share seven simple but powerful professional tips that can be helpful for all public health professionals.

Prepare to take notes as you listen to these tips and examples, and decide what works best for you.

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Know Your Platform

  • Fun and casual, yet still be professional

  • If your name is in the profile, think professionally

  • Know and understand the tone, style, expectations, what is acceptable there

  • Know the best way to engage and how to post

    • Ex. people may find you on one platform, but look you up and communicate with you on a different platform

Know Your Goal

  • Industry

  • people

  • level of connection

Manage Expectations

  • Networking is about building professional relationships

  • No long introductions with loads of questions and requests

Give and take

  • Add value to their posts in your comments

  • Do not just ask questions and make requests

Business Tip - Link your business page to your personal profile

  • Make it easy for your clients to find you

  • Make it easy for your clients to know how to work with you

Personalize your profile - LinkedIn

  • Branding

  • Add a background image that resonates with you and your business

Always lead with a personal message when reaching sending a connection request - LinkedIn


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