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  • Are Resumes Dead?

    Are Resumes Dead?

    Look at your LinkedIn profile: does it bear any resemblance to your CV?  For most people, a LinkedIn profile far surpasses paper:  Paper can't compete with connections, recommendations, endorsements, , groups, status updates and more.  With the momentum clearly online, will your paper resume die?  Or is it already dead? [More]

  • Viewpoint: Social Media – Going Out of Business

    Viewpoint: Social Media – Going Out of Business

    Before Social Media really took off, the number of tools for engaging stakeholders online was very, very small.  You could create a bulletin board on your site.  An interactive calculator. A "guestbook" (remember those?)  Or get people to sign up to a ListServ and participate in a discussion via email.  [More]

  • Prospecting on LinkedIn

    Prospecting on LinkedIn

    Who doesn't have a LinkedIn profile?  And who doesn't understand the importance that relationships play in building a business, making a sale, or getting the job?  Yet why do most people seem mystified about using Social Media (and LinkedIn in particular) pro-actively for their professional success? Of course, there are [More]

  • Low Digital Productivity?

    Low Digital Productivity?

    Are you one of "those" people who have thoroughly adopted Social Media, but have a nagging feeling that you just aren't that productive with it?  Or are you tapped out, and have no interest in adding extra time to your day with low-value online activities?  In either case, you're not [More]

  • Content Marketing and Thought Leadership

    Content Marketing and Thought Leadership

    One of the most important elements of a modern marketing strategy is Content Marketing.  The idea is that if your "content" is everywhere, then would-be clients would be easily attracted to you as they begin looking for solutions to their problems. Unfortunately, many marketers miss a crucial aspect of this: [More]

  • Social Media Dieting

    Social Media Dieting

    Do you have a well-defined morning routine, that includes Social Media?  Tweet, Post, Check Status, Share, and Comment.  Then see who has looked at your LinkedIn profile.  Later, repeat - sometimes several times. There is nothing wrong with connection.  In fact, Social Media is built precisely on this foundation. Unfortunately, [More]

  • 17 Ways to Great Social Engagement

    17 Ways to Great Social Engagement

    Have you ever been disappointed with the engagement level of your blog?  Have you decided that this year something "better happen", to make it all worthwhile?  If so, you're not alone.  Here are 17 ways drive more users to your blog, and increase their engagement with it: Write great content.  [More]

  • Choosing your focus

    Choosing your focus

    Do you attribute your success to your focus?  Many people do - and in the spirit of "small focus - small success / strong focus - great success" many people are focused on... greater focus.  But is there a downside? Consider the following: Ignoring everything except the goal means that [More]

  • What’s your 365?

    What’s your 365?

    January 11, 2006 holds a special significance.  Over a decade before that date I had put the Toronto Star online, as well as completed substantive work with the Globe and Mail and several major book publishers.  I was at the vanguard of online publishing (blogging wasn't invented then), yet I [More]

  • Viewpoints and Social Opinions

    Viewpoints and Social Opinions

    During the last year, I have written a number of opinion pieces on the issues and trends around Social Media, along with the (sometimes) ominous implications.  With the fullness of time, some of these are even more important today.  A few selections... Does Free Always Mean Free?  Beyond the embarrassing [More]

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