June 05, 2007 08:45 ET

Creating Online Career Relationships That Matter is Topic for June Experts Connection Teleseminar

Workplace Columnist Liz Ryan Shows Executives How to Promote Their Professional Brand Through Social Networking

NOVATO, CA--(Marketwire - June 5, 2007) - Web 2.0 social networking has changed the way people forge personal and professional connections, but can you effectively mine the Internet to advance your career? Liz Ryan, workplace columnist for BusinessWeek Online and leader of her own 30,000-member online network, says you can and she will share the insights from her book, "Happy About Online Networking: The Virtually Simple Way to Build Professional Relationships," in the next Experts Connection™ ( teleseminar, scheduled for Wednesday, June 27, from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. ET, (1:00 - 2:00 p.m. PT). The Experts Connection teleseminar series for executive career management is sponsored by NETSHARE® (

During her presentation, Ryan will share practical advice on how to build your online network of professional contacts. She will discuss such topics as asking for introductions and providing introductions to contacts outside your personal network, and how to build your professional brand online. She will also share a number of techniques and best practices to demonstrate how you can build your own powerful online network, including:

--  How to engage with your contacts in a way that helps you achieve your
    goals (and helps your contacts achieve theirs);
--  How to create an online profile that will highlight your strengths and
    get attention;
--  Five techniques for reaching the people you want to reach, online;
--  How to create ambassadors for your brand; and
--  How to improve your online visibility to become a sought-after expert.
"With the Internet boom, today's professionals are competing on a global scale with everyone else on the Web, which means they need to use the Internet to promote their own personal brand in the same fashion," said Kathy Simmons, CEO of NETSHARE and host of the Experts Connection teleseminars. "HR professionals and recruiters are now using the Web as their primary resource to identify executive candidates, which is why it is more important than ever to build an online presence that can help you achieve your goals. Liz's proven expertise in social networking and building an online brand will benefit anyone looking to advance their career or their business."

The Experts Connection teleseminar series gives executives access to leading career experts. The cost of the seminar is $45, $35 for NETSHARE members, and access is provided via web and telephone. A CD of the teleseminar is also available at

About Liz Ryan

Liz Ryan is a former Fortune 500 human resources leader, author and expert on the workplace in the new millennium. She is a syndicated columnist and networking expert and author of "Happy About Online Networking: The Virtually Simple Way to Build Professional Relationships." Liz speaks to audiences of corporate leaders across the U.S. and abroad on leadership trends, creating winning organizations and networking for business success. Liz is the leader of "Ask Liz Ryan" online community ( and a frequent commentator on CNN, MSNBC and the BBC.


NETSHARE ( is a confidential, membership-based organization dedicated to providing executives across all disciplines and industries with quality $100K plus job lists. NETSHARE also offers networking opportunities and a community of peers for the exchange of strategic information related to job search, professional development and best practices. NETSHARE has been recognized by Fortune and Forbes magazines as the best online destination for executive positions.

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