Monday, September 13, 2010

Boost your speaker profile with new conference site Lanyrd

Over on the don't get caught blog, I just told communicators about Lanyrd, a new site that aims to become a social network about conferences.  Among the features Eloquent Woman readers need to know:  Once you have a profile, speakers can upload links to all their speaking gigs, past and future, making your profile on the site a wonderful online resume of your speaking experience.

Eventually, as more features are rolled out, you'll be able to upload video, add books you've written and share slides. Speaker profiles (see a sample below) list not only where you've spoken or are going to speak, but who else on the site appears with you as a speaker, and which conferences you are tracking.

The site also makes it very easy for you to follow conferences on Twitter or the web; each conference is encouraged to post a website, conference hashtag and conference Twitter account, making it a one-stop shop for those of you who like to use Twitter to follow speakers and conferences.

Let me know if you are trying this new tool, which I think will be a great addition to your online profiles--and don't forget to link your Lanyrd profile to your other online profiles on LinkedIn, Google and more.

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