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Sign up to the Life Sciences in Scotland Events calendar
Signing up is easy. Just click "Sign Up" at the top of the right column of the page. You'll be taken to the sign-up page.
Manage your Profile
On signing up, you will have created a Ning ID, this means you will have a Ning profile. You have full control over who sees your Ning profile. To view your Ning profile, sign into www.Ning.com and click "Profile" at the top of the page.
Use the Life Sciences in Scotland Events Calendar
The Members section is prominently displayed on the left-hand side of the community homepage. This enables Members to get a quick, visual sense of who’s on the network encourages more people to join.
A list of events that our audience might be interested in have been pulled from a number of different sources. The Life Sciences in Scotland events calendar aims to consolidate events listings from several websites or sources, providing valuable information for members and prospective members. Once an event's date has passed, it will "expire" and no longer appear on the Events page on the site. This means that our network won't look stale and inactive because outdated events will automatically be removed from the events listings. To create an event, go to the Events tab and click the link to "Add an Event."
Next, fill in information about your event. Required fields include event name, event image, description, event type, start time, and location. You'll want to upload an image that's roughly square in size. In the "description" field, you can add text, hyperlinks, images, and even files. If you'd like, you can add an end time, street, city or town, website or map, and phone number for your event.
By default, any event you add to a social network will appear as organized by you and will link to your profile page. However you can change who the event is organized by if you'd like in the "Organised By" field.
Don't forget to choose the privacy settings for your event! Anyone can RSVP to a public event, while only invited people can RSVP to private events. However some information about private events will still be visible to all members of your social network, including the title, start time, event type, and organizer. You can also choose to disable RSVP altogether or hide the guest list.
Click "Create Event" and your event will be added to the network! You can subscribe to RSS feeds for this feature.
Use Social Media
Social networking is basically people having conversations online. And these conversations can take a variety of forms. It can be a great way to engage with customers, partners & stakeholders if done in the right way. There are many benefits to using social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube, for use in a business context. There are some important guidelines you should follow when using any social networking site. But first, you might want to learn a bit more about these sites and what they can offer. There is lots of information on the web but this guide aims to provide enough information for you to get started.