Social Networking Guide for Freelancers and Agency Owners

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Start time:Jul 9, 2010 16:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Time and date: July 9 from 16:00 GMT to 17:30 GMT

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Summary:A step by step guide to make a linguist or agency owner truly harness the immense potential of social networking to one's own advantage.
Social Networking : Linguists and Agency Owners
Social Networking is a phenomenon of global scope and reach and it took only few years. Started as a hobby, its mere reach and numbers now cannot be ignored by any business or service provider. For linguists, social networking can lead to highly leveraged social commerce.
Topics covered during the presentation
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Understanding the potential of social networking
  • 1. The Costless Connection - Opportunities as a marketing tool
  • 2. The Frictionless Journey - opportunities to know the unknown
  • 3. The Levy's Theory - how to remain interesting with time
  • 4. Relationship and Number : Threshold and Dunbar's Number - How many should I connect to ?
  • 5. Linking Connection to Purpose - Why ?
  • 6. The art of information balance - How much should I do social networking ?

Social Networking - Tips and doable advisory
  • 1. How to find and reach people who matter - Research
  • 2. How to keep your competitive advantage ?
  • 3. Research Tips on Data Mining
  • 4. Managing, updating and tracking your online profiles
  • 5. Helping others and the network
  • 6. Permission Marketing : How a connection becomes a permission asset ?
  • 7. Understanding the pitfalls of too much, too strong, too intense.

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• Required: PowerPC G4/G5 or Intel processor, 512 MB of RAM or better

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 Pritam Bhattacharyya    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Pritam Bhattacharyya is essentially a Bengali/Sylheti/Assamese linguist with 11 years of experience. He is the Founder and Chief Wordsmith of an agency called Wordsmith Communication. which apart from language services in pan-Indic languages provides Creative Content and Print on Demand Services. He is editor of - a bilingual (English / Bengali) cultural monthly ezine on Greater Bengal. He had worked as a Telecom Engineer and later as a IP Network Manager in various cross-cultural Telecom teams worldwide. He holds his Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and Masters in Communication Management from Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow. Pritam lives and works in Calcutta, India his city by adoption. His b-log on translation and online business can be seen here at
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Social Networking Guide for Freelancers and Agency Owners

Alex ST Identity Verified
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Webinar MaterialJun 30, 2010

Dear sir,

I would like to join this webinar since the need is getting larger. Could you inform whether all participants will get the presented material, probably in the form of Pdf file, after the webinar? It will be great then if it's possible. Look forward to your feedback. Thanks


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Webinar Material Jul 1, 2010

Yes Alex. I would make the PDF and other reading material after the webinar.


Piera Sarasini Identity Verified
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Thank youJul 10, 2010

Thank you, Pritam et al.

I found the webinar clear, well-paced and exteremely useful. Looking forward to receiving the reference materials by email.
All the best,


Angelica Kjellström Identity Verified
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Social Networking GuideJul 10, 2010

Thank you for this interesting and useful webinar. I am also looking forward to receiving reference material.

Best regards,

Angelica Kjellström


Elida Z. Granelli (X) Identity Verified
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excellent sessionJul 10, 2010

I enjoyed and profitted from this well-planned and useful session. I got acquainted with new concepts and strategies of networking. Would also very much like to get follow-up PDF material.
Thanks Pritam and Gobinda!


Holger Thomas Identity Verified
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Great courseJul 10, 2010

Thank you to the organiser and to both presenters for an interesting webinar, and for some insight based on their personal experience. I would also thank you for comprehensively answering my questions.

Best regards,


Erika Burdeniukaite Identity Verified
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A very enjoyable course...Jul 13, 2010

Now I clearly understand the benefits of social networking. It is another marketing strategy. I now also see that employing online social networking is significantly cheaper than paying for advertising. Looking forward to receiving the PDF reference.


Natalya Sogolovsky Identity Verified
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Thanks for giving an entirely new approachJul 15, 2010

I am very grateful to Prittam and Gobinda for presenting an entirely new (for me!icon_smile.gif approach to the social networks. I was pretty sure it was a waste of time until you have proven it to be an effective marketing instrument. I have already begun working on using it.


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