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Want to Stay Top of Mind?

Want to Stay Top of Mind?

Do you want to stay top of mind on LinkedIn? The best way to do this is by regularly posting updates. WAY too many people are on LinkedIn but never share a thing. Are you one of them? To have your LinkedIn profile come up higher in a LinkedIn search (or an internet search) for key words in your industry, you need to speak up. Updates are a terrific way to do that, even if you post them just once…

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Are Your LinkedIn Invites Appealing?

Are Your LinkedIn Invites Appealing?

Are your LinkedIn invites appealing? If not, perhaps that’s the reason that too many of them aren’t getting accepted. Think about the invites you get from others. When people write a personal note, does that affect your decision about whether to connect with them? I know that I am more likely to connect with someone when they have written me a note with the invite. What especially appeals to me is when the invitation includes a specific reason we should…

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Are You Happy with Your LinkedIn Connections?

Are You Happy with Your LinkedIn Connections?

You may have heard the phrase: “We are who we associate with.” It applies to many aspects of our lives, including our social media presence, especially on LinkedIn. It’s best to take a strategic approach to whom you connect with. That way, you will be happy with your connections. When I am not sure whether I want to accept an invitation to connect, I look for our shared connections. And I assume people I invite to connect are doing the…

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Who’s Giving You Social Proof?

Who’s Giving You Social Proof?

Who’s giving you social proof? In other words, who tells the world that you rock? Here are just a few great ways for you to get social proof via LinkedIn: LinkedIn articles by your LinkedIn connections reference you LinkedIn connections share positive comments on your posts LinkedIn connections write quality recommendations about you What is Social Proof? See the August 11, 2017 CXL article Social Proof: What it is, Why It works, and How to Use It. It states that: “Social proof…

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Is Your LinkedIn Contact Info Correct?

Is Your LinkedIn Contact Info Correct?

When was the last time you looked at the email address displayed on your LinkedIn profile? Do you even have that email address any more? Many people never bother to update the Contact and Personal Info section of their profile. Perhaps it doesn’t occur to them that their LinkedIn connections might be looking for their email address or phone number. Yet, people are looking for that information on a regular basis. You want to make it as easy as possible…

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Want to Brand Yourself Better on LinkedIn?

Want to Brand Yourself Better on LinkedIn?

Want to brand yourself better on LinkedIn? Most people do! So why not you, too? One of the easiest ways to improve your brand is to customize your LinkedIn URL. Even though it’s easy to customize your URL, many people don’t even know they have one. Back when you created your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn assigned you a URL that had your name and a set of random letters and numbers. Think of it as an account name. Everyone gets one,…

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Want to Stand Out on LinkedIn?

Want to Stand Out on LinkedIn?

Want to stand out on LinkedIn and up your game? My clients often ask me to help them get noticed on LinkedIn. Those in business for themselves want to stand out to prospective clients and referral partners. People looking work want to stand out to recruiters and potential hiring authorities. They are all frustrated, because they just aren’t sure what kinds of changes would help. Since this is such a popular request, last year I published an e-book entitled10 Ways…

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Want to Improve Your Blogs?

Want to Improve Your Blogs?

Want to improve your blogs? Chances are, most bloggers could benefit from some advice in this area. Even though I’ve been blogging regularly for over five years, I know that’s true for me. Recently, Aimee Skillin asked me to sub for her Blogging Basics class at Colorado Free University. What an honor! A social media trainer, consultant, and the founder of Social Media Languages, Aimee knows a lot about blogging. You can learn more about Aimee and her company via…

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How to Stop Following Facebook Friends and Facebook Business Pages

How to Stop Following Facebook Friends and Facebook Business Pages

Ever wonder how to how to stop following people and pages on Facebook? Some people have never considered this, but many find that eventually they want to follow fewer friends and/or business pages, but they don’t want to end those relationships. Unfollowing allows you to stop receiving their posts without unfriending them, which can be awkward. Although Facebook doesn’t notify someone that you unfriended them, you could come up in the list of people they might want to friend, which…

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How to Schmooze, Share, and Search on LinkedIn: An Audience Responds

How to Schmooze, Share, and Search on LinkedIn: An Audience Responds

Recently I presented  on the topic: How to Schmooze, Share, and Search on LinkedIn to a local business education and networking group called Boost Biz Ed: Positive, Actionable Business Education. I shared some practical tips for using this powerful social media site such as: How to build your professional credibility through the articles and updates you post Best practices for staying in touch with your connections, including sharing their activity on LinkedIn Effective use of LinkedIn’s search options to search…

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