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Simplify Your Social Media Meetup Group

Simplify Your Social Media Meetup Group

I created Simplify Your Social Media Meetup Group to help make things easier for business people using social media. If you live in the Denver area, I’d love to have you join us! To join, go to: https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-simplify-your-social-media/ You can attend any of our Meetup events without joining the Meetup group. However, to get the maximum networking benefit, I suggest you join the group. Also, to attend any of these events, you will need to RSVP in advance. You will…

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How to Decide Whether to Connect on Social Media

How to Decide Whether to Connect on Social Media

Do you struggle with the question of how to decide whether to connect on social media? Many of my clients pose this question to me. The answer, as is often the case, is “it depends.” It depends on how you use the site, your natural networking style, your line of work, your gut instincts, and more. Whether you are doing the reaching out or responding to a connection request, here are some things to consider.   How You Use a…

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How to Appreciate Others on Social Media

How to Appreciate Others on Social Media

One of the many things people ask me is show them how to appreciate others on social media. It is especially appropriate in this season of giving to use social sites even more than usual to show your generosity of spirit. Here are some ways to use Facebook and LinkedIn to appreciate others. Appreciate Others on Facebook Like their Facebook business page. Get notified in your globe icon when there are posts on their business page. You do this by…

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How to Engage People on LinkedIn

How to Engage People on LinkedIn

Are you wondering how to engage people on LinkedIn? Too many people think of social media as one-way communication. Remember the “social” in social media and look for ways to engage people on LinkedIn and other social sites. The point of LinkedIn is to help people in the business world connect with each other. This means that you should spend at least some of your time liking, commenting on and possibly sharing the information that others post on it. Find…

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Be More Memorable on LinkedIn – Publish Articles

Be More Memorable on LinkedIn – Publish Articles

Even though it takes time, energy, and commitment to publish articles regularly on LinkedIn’s publishing platform, I believe that investment pays off. My recommendation is to publish articles at least twice a month. Publishing weekly is even better. But consistency is as important – or more important – than what quantity you choose. After you have published an article, you can share it to your newsfeed. In addition, you can share your articles with selected LinkedIn connections. You might also…

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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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