On November 13, I told my friends I would have a project ready to go by Thanksgiving. It was classified Top Secret to everyone else except family, clients and close friends.

I'd been wanting to create a LinkedIn class on Udemy.com and when I had a bit of break in client and speaking action, I jumped at the chance to create my first course.

How hard could it be to come up with a class for high school and college students about personal branding, networking and LinkedIn? Piece of cake, I thought.

I tested screen capture software. I ordered a microphone. I inventoried the information I had ready to go for repositioning. I asked if people like the idea.

Everyone seemed enthusiastic. This bubbly feedback kept me going. Creating a course with 30 minutes of video would be so easy.

So, I put it off. I waited. I let other projects take priority. The clock was ticking faster and faster. With less than a week to finish the course, I got serious. Productivity came in waves and slowly the pieces fell into place. On Tuesday November 26, I hit publish. The course was live. But, it wasn't finished. Udemy came back with suggestions. I made them.

What's missing now is student interaction and input. If you know of, or are, a high school or college student I'd love to have you take the course - for free!! Register for "Get Linked Into College Success and Beyond" at http://budurl.com/collegesuccess with code GLICS100 and you're in!

Here's the promo video and the course curriculum. You can read the press release here.

Get Linked Into College Success and Beyond Course Curriculum

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION AND GUIDE
LECTURE 1
Welcome! A Brief Course Overview
LECTURE 2
How to get the most out of Linked Into College Success and Beyond
SECTION2: PERSONAL BRANDING 101
LECTURE 3
What is personal branding?
LECTURE 4
Why is personal branding so important?
LECTURE 5
12 Ways to get started with personal branding - action steps
SECTION3: NETWORKING IN 3D: DIGITAL, DIRECT AND DYNMAIC
LECTURE 6
Networking in 3D: building your digital persona
LECTURE 7
Networking in 3D: how to make direct connections
LECTURE 8
Networking in 3D: how to keep a dynamic network growing
LECTURE 9
Networking in 3D Action Plan for College Success and Beyond
SECTION 4: UNLOCKING THE SECRETS OF LINKEDIN TO COLLEGE SUCCESS AND BEYOND
LECTURE 10
How to optimize your LinkedIn profile
LECTURE 11
How to navigate LinkedIn
LECTURE 12
How to manage your privacy and communication settings
LECTURE 13
How to target and interact with colleges and companies on LinkedIn
LECTURE 14
LinkedIn Profile Checklist for College Success and Beyond
SECTION 5: SUMMARY AND BONUS FEATURES
LECTURE 15
Thank you and best wishes for success in college and beyond
LECTURE 16
Bonus Feature: Updated LinkedIn chapter from “Success Secrets of the Social Media Marketing Superstars” by Barbara Rozgonyi

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