Monthly Archives: September 2017

Early adopters and late adapters on #LinkedIn

Yes, as might be suspected, I was an early adopter of LinkedIn. Number 203,392. (Don’t try to look that stat up today for yourself. it’s no longer available in the new LinkedIn.) That means I was exposed to, and began … Continue reading

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Make #LinkedIn your center of influence

I always subscribed to this concept, but recently was reminded of the term for it: center of influence. I like to think of the goof people I know as a series of concentric circles in a pond after you plunk … Continue reading

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Who’s that person I am meeting?

At many of my LinkedIn training sessions I ask for a show of hands, “how many of you looked at my LinkedIn profile to learn about me, to see if I am indeed qualified to speak on this topic?” and … Continue reading

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Don’t be a one-hit wonder on #LinkedIn

Think of the one-hit wonders we hear on the radio: a flash, and then oblivion. Not you. Don’t just write a limp LinkedIn profile and walk away for good. You want to be a consistently rich, with an impressive profile, … Continue reading

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News…coming soon to #Amazon…

You’ve been asking… My book will be available on Amazon starting Oct 1st. Here’s an idea, and the timing is right: give a copy as a holiday gift to your colleagues, clients, friends, consultant, attorney, CPA, financial guru, architect, favorite young new member of … Continue reading

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I almost threw you out of my session

Skeptics and non-believers, you are welcome to attend my session to learn something new and better yourselves. That’s part of my evangelist brand: helping others see the LinkedIn light. Only once I had to publicly ask someone to leave the … Continue reading

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The lost, slow art of conversation

Yes, a century ago the elite studied how to converse. There was no texting or blogging or social media back then. News flowed slowly from the source, often covered by newspaper a few days old by the time it was … Continue reading

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Tech successes, and temporarily not

Twenty years ago before there was anything called LinkedIn, NASA launched a school bus-sized plutonium-powered wonder called Cassini to explore Saturn: its moons and rings and designed it to eventually to crash into the planet when its power supply was … Continue reading

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Your un-comfort zone

I admit, as a LinkedIn evangelist, I really like to take people out of their comfort zone. I am not a sadist. I merely challenge them to think harder, deeper, and more inwardly, about those values and virtues they bring to … Continue reading

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At every session I teach this…

Last week I “met” hundreds of people at 3 events I spoke at. At each session I teach, and I’ve been doing this for years, I always explain the fact that you must ask someone to connect on LinkedIn with … Continue reading

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