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Building Your Professional Portfolio: It's Easier Than You Think

Building Your Professional Portfolio: It's Easier Than You Think

Standard resumes and cover letters are no longer sufficient if you want to stand out from the crowd. Having a good portfolio has always been important for freelancers, but it’s quickly becoming a must-have for anyone in e-learning who hopes to snag the best opportunities that come along, inside your organization or out. Having a portfolio is a great way to showcase your accomplishments, skills, experiences, and personality.

Creating a great looking e-learning portfolio is easier than you think. With more options than ever before, anyone can build an e-learning portfolio that looks like a million bucks.

Access supporting links & resources at: https://gettalk.at/portfolio

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Mike Taylor

May 09, 2022
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  1. Building Your Professional Portfolio It’s Easier Than You Think! Mike

    Taylor
  2. Mike Taylor Eternally curious | Honorary Canadian Exploring the intersection

    of learning, technology & social media mike-taylor.org
  3. mike-taylor.org

  4. gettalk.at/portfolio https://gettalk.at/portfolio

  5. HOUSE

  6. Minute of Minutiae Follow your natural genuine curiosity

  7. Chat

  8. Where do you send people to show them your best

    work?
  9. Building Your Portfolio WHY? you need one WHAT? to include

    HOW? to build one
  10. you need one

  11. Highlight your best work and achievements Not everything you’ve done

    nor anything you don’t want to do anymore
  12. Standard resumes aren’t sufficient if you want to stand out

    from the crowd. Prove you can do what your resume says
  13. Be Prepared! Waiting until you need it could be too

    late.
  14. Attract Opportunities An online portfolio helps people FIND YOU!

  15. Show vs Tell

  16. Who Would You Choose? Dave or Olivier?

  17. Building Your Portfolio WHY? you need one WHAT? to include

  18. to include

  19. TARGET AUDIENCE? THINK LIKE A MARKETER Who Is Your Audience?

    GREAT FIRST IMPRESSION SUPER EASY TO USE
  20. TARGET AUDIENCE? THINK LIKE A MARKETER Think Like a Marketer

    GREAT FIRST IMPRESSION SUPER EASY TO USE
  21. TARGET AUDIENCE? THINK LIKE A MARKETER Great First Impression GREAT

    FIRST IMPRESSION SUPER EASY TO USE minutes
  22. TARGET AUDIENCE? THINK LIKE A MARKETER Make It User Friendly!

    GREAT FIRST IMPRESSION SUPER EASY TO USE
  23. Portfolios come in all shapes & sizes

  24. None
  25. It’s never been easier!

  26. 1 2 3 4 5 Elements of a Good Portfolio

    Project Samples Your projects should be front and center. Contact Info Make is SUPER easy for people to contact About page A little bit about you & your background Testimonials Ask for these. They are valuable. Your Photo Optional but recommended
  27. How much work to show?

  28. Three projects feels like the perfect amount…because it enables the

    designer to express some range whilst not demanding too much from a reviewer. José Torre Shopify
  29. Tell Your Story About Each Project Project Description What the

    project was about? What was your involvement? What was the outcome? Project Details Who was the client? When did the project happen? What skills & tools did you use and why? Images & Multimedia Screenshots, video, link to actual course or content
  30. Tim Slade

  31. Chat

  32. If you don’t have a portfolio, why not?

  33. Common Roadblocks Proprietary Content Work that you are not able

    to share publicly. Not Enough Work Whether you’re new or you’re unable to share your work. Time/Technical Skills Don’t know how or where to create a portfolio site.
  34. Proprietary Content Work that you are not able to share

    publicly. Ask! Select Excerpts Scrub it Show the process
  35. Not Enough Sharable Work Articulate Weekly Challenge Volunteer Projects Create

    Your Own Do a makeover
  36. Time/Technical Skills Quick & Easy Options For Any Skill Level

  37. Building Your Portfolio WHY? you need one WHAT? to include

    HOW? to build one
  38. to build one

  39. Start Offline

  40. Take Inventory & Write Copy

  41. 3 Questions to Answer Need Course Hosting? Will you share

    any published courses? If so, you’ll need a web server so they function properly. Don’t worry, it isn’t difficult!
  42. Want to Share Published Courses? Requires web hosting to function

    properly.
  43. cloud.google.com Google Cloud ~30 minute setup Free *

  44. tiinyhost.com Tiiny Host No Setup Password Protect Free *

  45. Web Hosting

  46. 3 Questions to Answer Course Hosting Getting your own personal

    domain name is the best way for people to find your portfolio. It is inexpensive, fast & easy! Where will it live? There are many options for creating an online portfolio.
  47. Choice often driven by time available

  48. It’sbetter to share a well crafted slide deck than a

    janky website. José Torre Shopify
  49. Questions to Answer Domain Name Getting your own personal domain

    name is the best way for people to find your portfolio. It is inexpensive, fast & easy! Web Server Will you share any published courses? If so, you’ll need a web server so they function properly. Don’t worry, it isn’t difficult! How will they find it? Getting your own personal domain name is the best way for people to find your portfolio. It is inexpensive, fast & easy!
  50. Everyone should get a domain name Gives you instant credibility

    & visibility
  51. domains.google Google Domains Point Anywhere Email Forwarding $1/mo

  52. Domain Names Many tools offer domain name services

  53. Types of Portfolio Tools Something from Nothing Fast & Easy

    Portfolio Specific Website Builders DIY & Misc
  54. Something From Nothing

  55. None
  56. Make It Visual!

  57. None
  58. Link or upload images, docs & presentations

  59. Header image Contact info Portfolio Items

  60. Visual content Visual content Visual content

  61. Recommendations Endorsements

  62. What does this tell you? Michael Scott

  63. What does this tell you?

  64. Who has the advantage?

  65. Point your domain name to your LinkedIn Profile

  66. BE ACTIVE!

  67. x

  68. Get active. Stay active! Try the 3-2-1 strategy 3 LIKES

    Like at least three updates. 2 COMMENTS Add a comment to at least two items in your news feed. 1 SHARE Share at least one article or update.
  69. Super Fast & Easy

  70. You need it WHEN?!

  71. HeyWith Fast & Easy

  72. Consolidate Links solo.to solo.to Best for creating an online home

    when you already have things online in various places.
  73. Collect Testimonials heywith.com HeyWith Great if you only have images

    or screenshots to illustrate your projects.
  74. Customizable by Audience muralapp.io MuralApp Best for customizing unique views

    for different audiences.
  75. Portfolio-specific

  76. Portfolio Sites Predefined Layouts Watch for limitations & ads

  77. Portfolio-specific

  78. Contact Form devfolio.io devfolio Great option for your first try

    or if you need something quickly.
  79. Dropbox Sync, Analytics & SEO krop.com Krop Good for Dropbox

    users and if you’re interested in analytics & SEO.
  80. Nice Designs & Easy to Use journoportfolio.com JournoPortfolio Nice balance

    of professional design options and ease of use.
  81. Website Builders

  82. Website Builders

  83. Could not be any easier! Surprisingly, professional single page website

    given how easy it is. canva.com Canva
  84. Flexible Layout Options strikingly.com Strikingly Great looking single page site

    with lots of content flexibility.
  85. Lots of features even in free version wordpress.com WordPress My

    favorite. Allows you to start small and grow without changing platforms.
  86. DIY & Misc

  87. DIY & Misc

  88. Like a Google Doc on steriods notion.so Notion Lots of

    free and paid templates that are fast and easy to customize.
  89. Use existing content glideapps.com Glide Generate a website and/or mobile

    app from spreadsheet content.
  90. Interactive sort & filter feature Great option if you have

    a number of portfolio items and you’d like the ability to sort and filter them by type/category. spreadsimple.com SpreadSimple
  91. Use existing content articulate.com Articulate Rise Easy to use but

    be aware if your license ever exprires you’ll love the ability to update/edit.
  92. Top Tips

  93. Get a domain name Use it for your email too!

    Collect Your Content Write your copy first! Save as you go, going forward Be Social & Share Stay active on LinkedIn and a good community First Things First
  94. Start Now!

  95. Done is better than perfect!

  96. A portfolio is like an elevator pitch. The goal is

    to generate a spark and to create a good first impression. Jose Torre Shopify
  97. Ready to launch!

  98. Create a site on Wordpress.com (Consider adding future blog post)

    1-2 days Use HeyWith or Strikingly to showcase your best work 1-2 Hours Point your domain to your LinkedIn profile (Stay Active) 15 minutes 1 2 3 Instant Favorite Fast
  99. Minute of Minutiae

  100. 1. Do good work 2. Share it with people TL:DR

  101. Chat

  102. What will you do first?

  103. Mike Taylor mike-taylor.org gettalk.at/portfolio