'Tips for Networking' are occasional notes broadcast to all Research Cooperative members. Practical tips, and more frequent contact with members, will encourage more use (and more-effective use) of the network.
Feedback and suggestions for new tip topics are always welcome (see also the list of possible future topics at the bottom of this message).
Suggestions can be sent to the Research Cooperative c/o PJM, the present tips editor (researchcoooperative at gmail dot com). Comments on any of the published tips (old or new) are also welcome at any time.
Previous issues and topics:
No. 18 Preparing for a change of our network hosting service
No. 17 Be interested - on your terms
No. 16 The engine room - our panel for offers and requests
No. 15 Using topic keywords to find members with similar interests
No. 14 Messages for offers, requests and invitations
No. 13 Personal details and your profile page
No. 12 Search central
No. 11 How to invite others
No. 10 Groups and invite links
No. 9 Inviters and greeters
No. 8 Example offers and requests
No. 7 What does our network look like?
No. 6 Adding value to our network
No. 5 Functional improvements on our top page
No. 4 Bloggers and blogging at the Research Cooperative
No. 3 Controlling "latest activity" report at top of your profile page
No. 2 Email settings II
No. 1 Email settings I
The first announcement explaining 'Tips for Networking' was made using the Research Cooperative Review. While most tips relate to using the Research Cooperative website and communication with other members of our network, we also include tips from outside our network, and may occasionally cite authors who have published useful advice elsewhere.
Our tips include:
1. Technical tips about using the Research Cooperative website, or
2. Social tips about what to say in profiles and in our forums and group pages, and how to say it (etiquette, etc.).
Future tip topics.
1. Privacy controls
2. Profile information
3. Profile images
4. Sharing Co-op content and messages
5. Sending messages
6. Choosing to be an 'agent'
7. Disguising personal email addresses when offering or seeking direct contact.
8. Personalising the appearance of your own page in the network
9. Etiquette guides and advice for social networking
10. Ning help for members
12. Setting up a group
13. Languages within our site (Unicode, etc.)
14. Setting up your own social network
15. Leaving our network
17. Expectations and reality about making useful contacts (some effort needed)
18. Samples and service trials
19. Volunteering and professional development
20. Finding and choosing groups
21. Promoting your language service or publishing business
22. Promoting published books, and discussing book production
PJM - Dr Peter J. Matthews, Network creator and administrator, The Research Cooperative.