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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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Publishing Blog Posts on LinkedIn

Publishing Blog Posts on LinkedIn

Are you publishing blog posts on LinkedIn? Even though this feature was opened up to most LinkedIn users nearly two years ago, not that many folks are taking advantage of it. There are other ways to share info on LinkedIn – such as via posting short updates and/or sharing what other connections put on LinkedIn. It’s a good idea to regularly post short updates to share quick tips, trends, and observations related to your field of expertise. This keeps you…

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Build Your Authority in Your Field

Build Your Authority in Your Field

There are many ways to use online tools and face-to-face encounters to enhance your credibility and thus your authority in your field. This makes you more likely to be found in internet searches and recommended by those who meet you in person.   Some Ways to Build Your Authority: Blog on a regular basis. Regular blogging (weekly or even twice a month as long as it’s consistent) on topics relevant to your field enhances your reputation as a “go-to” person….

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Make the Most of LinkedIn as a Job Search Tool

Make the Most of LinkedIn as a Job Search Tool

LinkedIn can provide powerful tools to job seekers, but only if they take advantage of them strategically. In the past couple of weeks I have provided LinkedIn training for two groups of job seekers, and have also tutored some job seekers in private sessions, making me more aware than ever of the things people often miss when using this powerful site. Here are some hints for making the most of your time and LinkedIn’s abilities: LinkedIn Tools for Job Seekers…

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Five Ways to Stand Out on LinkedIn

Five Ways to Stand Out on LinkedIn

Many people resist doing much with LinkedIn because it seems like such a boring platform. They think of it merely as a place to post their resume and a tool to use when looking for work. However, LinkedIn is actually a very powerful platform with a wide range of features that can help advance the career of practically any professional. Here are some tips for standing out on LinkedIn.     Five Tips for Making Your LinkedIn Profile Shine Make…

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Blogging, Branding, Marketing, and Storytelling

Blogging, Branding, Marketing, and Storytelling

Last week felt like “back to school” for me. I attended three sessions at the Denver Startup Week as well as workshops sponsored by two different Chambers of Commerce. The presenters of these program provided valuable insights and tips on blogging, branding, marketing, and storytelling. So that you, the readers of my blog, can benefit from my experience, here are some of the informational gold nuggets I collected, with the names of those who shared them in case you’d like…

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Blogging – A Critical Element of Digital Marketing

Blogging – A Critical Element of Digital Marketing

One of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs is effectively marketing their business in the digital world. Barriers often include limited financial resources, limited time, and limited knowledge. One of the best no-cost (other than the value of your time) approaches to building a strong presence in cyberspace is to blog on a regular basis. It is recommended to have your blog be part of your website to increase your search engine optimization (SEO) results. Blogging at least twice a month…

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Use Social Media to Help Promote Your Book (Or Even a Chapter)

Use Social Media to Help Promote Your Book (Or Even a Chapter)

Have you written a book? Have you written a chapter in an anthology? Or do you write articles or blog posts (like this one)? Any time you write something – from a short blog post to a book – remember to use social media to help draw more readers to what you have written. Recently, I had a chapter published in the book Seek Your Peak to Find Your Spark, an anthology compiled by April M. Williams. The book has…

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Connecting Your Individual Strengths with Your Social Media Experience

Connecting Your Individual Strengths with Your Social Media Experience

Have you thought about how using social media can help you to enhance the strengths you already have? Neither had I, until I started reading StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath. According to him, there are 34 strengths, sometimes called themes, each of which he describes in detail. When you purchase the book, you are assigned a code that gives you access to an online assessment. Once you complete the assessment, you can access your “Strengths Insight and Action-Planning Guide.” This guide elaborates…

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11 Tips for Business Owners Starting to Blog

11 Tips for Business Owners Starting to Blog

Blogging will help your business grow. Plus blogging and social media go hand in hand. Even if you don’t consider yourself much of a writer, you can still share helpful tips related to your industry in a blog. By doing so, you provide information of value to your current and potential customers. Read the blogs and newsletters of other business owners. Doing so will give you ideas for how to best approach blogging for you, your company and your industry. After…

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