Last week I gave a new presentation at DevLearn called “Leverage Your Social Network as a Mentoring Community.”

As always, Mat Moore did a fantastic Illustration for the Prezi.

Rube Goldberg style illustration with the words "Social Media"

One of the points I stressed was setting measurable goals as you set out to cultivate a social network:

  • Start with a good bio and picture (don’t be a n00b)
  • Find 50 great people to follow (begin learning from others)
  • Plan a project that you can tweet as you go (establish your own presence)
  • Reply to others two times a day (engagement)
  • Get your first 50 followers (real followers mean you’ve established a quality presence)