The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

a. The writer of ”The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” is Stephen Covey.
b. Three habits.
Be proactive. I never do anything without critical thinking. I will think of the results before I have any action. Most of time, I would prepare a plan first and then do that follow the plan unless there has an emergency accident.
Put first things first. You never know what will happen in the next second. The most important is what you are doing right now. I cannot put everything on the last minute. I will feel mania. For example, I cannot start to do any revise before the exam. Put first things first, so that you could do anything you want and make your timetable flexible.
Synergize. Teamwork is an essential skill in the college. Group assignment need variety of the ideas, skills and technology. Nobody can do it alone. During the teamwork. I could learn different kinds of skills from other group members like computer design and excel. My communication skills have development through the group assignment.
c. I always think of my timetable and agenda. Then I will make a plan of the week what I must do at first or the due date is coming. Sometimes, there are some invitations from friends that conflict with my timetable. I have to consider which is more important. And if I change my timetable, what the result will be? So I put first things first to provide some space for other conflict things.
d. In the work place, first is the teamwork. Everybody do his part and then contributed to a huge achievement. There almost have emergency events in the work place, so the plan is significant. The result should be considered before and if I put first things first, there will not be a large effect on the important things. So the consequence will be better.

http://switchandshift.com/leaders-get-back-to-putting-first-things-first

Social Media Tools for Work & Self Promotion

1. LinkedIn: The purpose of LinkedIn is helping the user to keep in touch with the connections they know and trust in the business. LinkedIn is also a good platform for the job seekers to post their profile and look for job opportunities.The will be a new user in every second in average. LinkedIn is a good way to build and develop your personal relationships in the business. Base on the connections, everyone may talk to the people who have a common goal directly. On the other hand, you can also search the background of the companies you interested. The job hunters and human resource managers always use the LinkedIn as the first round of judging and choosing.
2. Facebook: Facebook is a website of social networking service. Users upload photos of their daily life and share them to their friends. Eight million and five hundred thousand photos are uploaded every day. The professionals could know somebody’s ability through the photos and comments from the friends. They would also know about people’s personality through the Facebook.
3. Google+: Google plus is an integration of online products of Google. People could use Google plus to build their separate social circles. Each circles may have different privacy settings. Most of users compare Google+ and Facebook. However, they have essential differences. The main purpose of Google plus is to get knowledge from the professionals. They always discuss professional questions on Google plus. The scope of the Google+ circles always not be very big.
4.YouTube: YouTube is a channel to share short videos with others and get information you want. Everybody could post a video about his/her self introduction to promote. YouTube also play a part in teaching through video. People could check on YouTube when they do not know how to do something like using word. The job hunter check the video on YouTube to make sure the people they looking for are the right ones.
5.Tumblr: Tumblr is the beginning of micro blogging. They greatly emphasized the customizability and ease of use like parked domains. The post on the Tumblr could representative the user’s lift attitude and daily life. It also a useful sharing tool.

b.“social networking” using social media tools. How do professionals use social networking tools for self-promotion/self-marketing?
Social networking using social media tools is communications with people, companies and the world. The professionals use the specific websites like LinkedIn to build a frame of his personal brand. After that, they upload videos of their self-promotion on the YouTube and add a link of it on LinkedIn to complete their brand. The business also maintain their corporate image using the social media tools. On the other hand, the job hunters looking for potential job candidates via the social medias.

C.http://www.forbes.com/sites/dorieclark/2013/01/04/why-you-should-be-on-google-plus-even-though-no-one-else-is/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LinkedIn