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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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Use LinkedIn Conversation Windows to Send Messages

Use LinkedIn Conversation Windows to Send Messages

Have you been using conversation windows to send messages on LinkedIn? They look like the chat boxes you see on Facebook. I just noticed this feature in the last week or so. At first, I had my typical response to a new development on LinkedIn – oh dear, now I need to figure out something new again. Then, I reminded myself that people who turn to me for guidance appreciate that I am up to date on this platform. Having…

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Learning from the Pros at Social Media Day Denver: Mile High Influence

Learning from the Pros at Social Media Day Denver: Mile High Influence

By the end of June 30th, I was almost in overload from all I had learned from a stellar group of presenters. Yet, I am so glad I joined the nearly 200 others at Social Media Day Denver: Mile High Influence. Social Media Day is an internationally recognized day devoted to celebrating the ways social media has changed our lives for the better. Erin Cell, founder of Socially Powered, was the driving force behind the first large-scale Social Media Day…

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Take Your Speaking to the Next Level by Joining Toastmasters

Take Your Speaking to the Next Level by Joining Toastmasters

Business owners and other business professionals need to be effective at presenting their ideas one-on-one and in front of larger groups. And there are times when we need to provide feedback to others. These people can include business partners, employees, vendors, contractors, and, of course, customers. In addition, being able to communicate in a clear and succinct manner, whether formally or informally, is an important skill for everyone to master. What can you do if you want to make a…

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