Jon DiPietro Joins Girard at Large Radio Program with “Web Savvy” Segment

Manchester, NH (PRWEB) January 30, 2013

Girard at LargeWhen it comes to raising kids, advancing a career or marketing a business, the World Wide Web and Social Media can be a great asset or a fatal flaw. Many parents are unaware that girls are twice as likely to be bullied on Facebook as boys. Job seekers should know that 89% of companies use social media to support their recruiting efforts. Many business owners don’t realize that Google makes more than 8,000 adjustments to its search algorithm every year. The web is a complex, fast moving machine and a firm grasp of how it works can prevent disaster and help you achieve your goals more quickly.

These are the topics of discussion that will be featured on the new Web Savvy segment to be featured every Thursday morning at 6:40AM on the Girard at Large program, which is broadcast on 90.7 FM WLMW in Manchester, NH. Jon DiPietro will demonstrate his knack for making technology accessible and understandable. Parents will learn how to keep their kids safe online. Job seekers will find out how to take advantage of social media to maximize their career development opportunities. And business owners will discover tips and tricks for finding more customers online.

Jon DiPietro is a Certified Inbound Marketing Professional and author of “Social Media for Engineers and Scientists.” He is the Founder and Principal of Domesticating IT, an inbound marketing blog and consultancy and co-founder ofCareerGravity.com, an educational website that teaches job seekers how to market themselves online.

“I’m really looking forward to joining Rich Girard every week and talking about Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and whatever the latest, greatest developments are on the web,” DiPietro said. “I think that that social media is often overhyped and frequently underestimated at the same time. I hope to separate fact from fiction and give people a better understanding of how to use these tools for their own benefit.”

Girard at Large host Rich Girard commented, “Jon’s personality comes right through the radio making him an interesting ‘listen.’ Even better, his genius on the subject is matched by his ability to make it simple for non-technical guys like me to get it and that’s very important in today’s day and age. Jon’s a great addition to our adorable little radio show and we’re proud to have him in the line up!”

Broadcast on WLMW 90.7 FM New Hampshire Family Radio, the Girard at Large show’s mission is simple; to connect local people, places and things. “News from our own backyard” is their motto. Led by Manchester native Richard H. Girard, a widely recognized and respected local public figure, Girard at Large is a unique program that not only discovers and uncovers what’s happening within the Greater Manchester area, but also gives its audience the opportunity to share what it knows.

The Girard at Large Radio Show can be streamed live from GirardAtLarge.com where show archives are also available.

Leveraging Social Media & Internet Technology

This presentation was made at the Fall Leaders Meetings at ISA Expo 2009.  As interest has grown in these areas, the presentation expanded in scope and time to include a wide range of technology topics for ISA Sections.

Leveraging Social Media & Internet Technology

Internet Technologies for ISA Sections and Nonprofits

How local ISA Sections (or Divisions, Departments, etc…) can leverage the latest Internet technologies for (mostly) free and (relatively) easy solutions to web site management, collaboration, and outreach. Presented at 2009 Spring Leaders Meeting.

Please download the handout (PDF) for additional details. You can also download the presentation from Slideshare using the widget below:

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Resources and Links

Web Content Management Systems:
These open source Content Management Systems (CMS) provide powerful features for building sophisticated web sites at no cost.
DotNetNuke
WordPress
Drupal
Joomla!
Google Sites

Collaboration:
Google Applications allow you to utilize several shared applications like email, calendar, contacts, sites, and documents at no cost.
Google Applications

Newsletters:
Vertical Response is an electronic newsletter service that provides free emails for non-profits.
Vertical Response

Networking:
These services provide different forms of social networking. LinkedIn has become the de facto site for professional networking. There are already several ISA Groups active on LinkedIn. Facebook is a more personal experience, but recent changes to the site and terms of service make it easy to create “Fan Pages” to connect with a wider audience (think college students). Finally, Twitter is called a “micro blogging” service and is not all that easy to explain. It is essentially an open ended conversation among people who “follow” one another. If you’re interested, check out “How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media.”
LinkedIn
Facebook
Twitter

Blogging:
Blogs are emerging as one of the most important marketing and communication tools in the world today. To learn more about this topic, you can check out “How to Combine SEO, Blogging, and Social Media For Results” from HubSpot.
WordPress
TypePad
Blogger

Sharing and Publishing:
These miscellaneous social media sites provide various means for publishing and sharing different types of content.
YouTube
Slide Share
Delicious
Flickr
FriendFeed

Examples and Tips
Boston Section web site (DotNetNuke)
Jon DiPietro’s Domesticating IT blog (WordPress)
ISA Group on LinkedIn
ControlGlobal’s Facebook group
Delta V‘s YouTube channel

JonDiPietro dot com

This web site is built using WordPress and if you’re curious about how it was put together, I have a blog post on Domesticating IT that describes the process in detail, “Create a Compelling Resume Online With WordPress.”

One of my new year’s resolutions was to get my online identity sorted out, which means making the most of the available tools and delivering a consistent message. After taking inventory of the various professional sites to which I belong (e.g. LinkedIn, VisualCV), I decided that I needed an aggregator to take charge and deliver my message, my way, in my style. I had registered my own name as a domain many years ago but not done anything with it, and so I decided to use WordPress to tell my professional story.

What Are the Benefits?

  • If you think about your career as a product that you’re selling, wouldn’t it make perfect sense to have a web site? Of course it does, and you want your personal brand to have the same benefits:
  • More and more, clients and employers are performing online searches to learn more about the people with which they are considering to engage. Having a search engine friendly web site makes it more likely they will find you.
  • Indexing your experience through the use of keywords makes it easy for people to zero in on the skills and/or expertise in which they’re interested (more about that later).
  • Multimedia capabilities (i.e. images, video, presentations, links) make it easier for you to tell your story in a vivid and interesting way.
  • You can use specialized links to direct people to specific content areas of your profile.
  • While this practice may soon be common place, for the moment at least it will help you to stand out from the crowd.