1 February 2011

A Spotlight on your networking contacts

We survived this years New Year’s speeches and receptions and most companies are already back to normal speed. We do have the impression that the financial crisis is way behind us and this new year will bring many new opportunities.

Today I want to share the possibility to put a ‘Spotlight’ on some of your networking contacts. By doing this you will make a statement that these are very close and reliable contacts.
It might even bring them some new business !

On some business networks like Ecademy this is a feature which is included in the menu.
You will find ‘Spotlight’ in the submenu of your profile. To add someone to your ‘Spotlight’-page, just visit the profile of this contact, click ‘Spotlight’ in the profile submenu followed by ‘Add to my Spotlight’.

Because of the huge success of Facebook we often receive the question if there is also a ‘Spotlight’ feature on this popular network.

It is perfectly possible to gather specific friends in a list and display these in the left column of your Facebook profile. To do so, you can either create new lists or feature existing friend lists.
When you add someone to a featured list, they will receive a notification letting them know that you are featuring them on your profile.

To feature friends on your Facebook profile:

1. Click the "Edit Profile" button in the top-right corner of your profile.
2. Select "Featured People" from the left-hand menu.
3. Next to "Featured Friends" choose to add either an existing friends list or create a new one. 4. When you’re done, click "Save Changes"

If you have selected multiple lists, you can change the order they appear on your profile.
To do this, simply drag each list to where you’d like to place it. Then, click "Save Changes".