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  • Crowdsourcing

    Crowdsourcing

    How often have you run into a creative roadblock? Or you were stumped with a problem that you couldn't figure out? When this happens, we are usually operating under a conventional wisdom that artificially closes the door to possibility. To break the block, one need only ask for help from [More]

  • LinkedInvestment:  Eight ways to improve your Social ROI

    LinkedInvestment: Eight ways to improve your Social ROI

    If you spend 10 minutes on LinkedIn each business day for the last two years, you've made an investment of 86 hours... or two weeks of vacation. Up that to 15 minutes, and you've gobbled three weeks over the year.  How satisfied are you with the return on your time [More]

  • Can you ever have too many friends? (yes)

    Can you ever have too many friends? (yes)

    Are you still playing the numbers game with your Social Media accounts? When you first sign up, you aim for ten connections.  Then 50, 100, 250, and finally the coveted 500 - you've arrived.  And then you aim for 1000.  Then 2000.  How many is too many? As I look [More]

  • Seven Social Media Job Search Steps

    Seven Social Media Job Search Steps

    Even from the most committed employees, one question comes up over and over again: where does Social Media fit into my next job search.  It might be couched in different language (How do I develop professional profile/How do I take advantage of Social tools for support, etc), but the question [More]

  • Social Media Stop Sign

    Social Media Stop Sign

    How long ago did you (or your organization) start your Social Media "work"? Likely, a number of years ago.  Remember this? First came LinkedIn: you filled out your profile, asked for (and responded to) connection requests.  Then you asked for (and responded to) recommendation requests, asked (and responded to) questions, [More]

  • Location or Credibility?

    Location or Credibility?

    With so many Social Media sites out there, where should you spend your time? In the "olden days" of just a few short years ago, it was fairly simple: For business, spend time on LinkedIn. For personal, use Facebook (or in the "real" olden days, use MySpace). If you have [More]

  • Network Strength

    Network Strength

    How powerful is your network? Or rather, how do you make your network even more powerful than it already is? Try these four strategies: 1) Go Wide: Get more people onto your network list. This can be done at networking events, online conferences, and anywhere there are people you haven't [More]

  • Personal Blog Branding

    Personal Blog Branding

    "You only have one chance to make a good first impression." This is the siren song of personal branding, and is what causes millions of people to think carefully about what they wear each day. Too bad though, that in today's too-fast social media world, the first impression does not [More]

  • Too Many Friends?

    Too Many Friends?

    Can you ever have too many friends? In real life, the answer is no, but when we're talking about social media, the answer is definitively yes. If you have been collecting so-called friends, contacts, connections, and followers online, then you probably notice that some are more valuable than others. Others [More]

  • Social Media Tune-up

    Social Media Tune-up

    Your car needs a tune-up every once in a while. As individuals, we go to the doctor or dentist on a regular schedule. But have you ever done a social media tune-up? Didn't think so. We sign up to a number of sites (LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and others), use [More]

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