Monthly Archives: April 2018

Rainy days and Mondays always get me… going!

Opportunity knocks 24 x 7 x 365. Even on rainy Mondays. LinkedIn is an opportunity collector. But you have to show that you actively seek those opportunities. And you have to look really, really good in your LinkedIn profile to … Continue reading

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Guest blog piece: reflections on a viral LinkedIn article

Colleagues tell me they have some success using LinkedIn articles for their brand marketing. In a “catching-up” phone call, JP Laqueur told me how he hit a home run with his LinkedIn long-form article “Mission, Vision & Values are Dead … Continue reading

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Drip. Drip. Drip. My book is coming…

I am leaking a few details about my upcoming book, “You, Us, Them: LinkedIn Marketing Concepts for Nonprofit Professionals Who Really Want to Make a Difference,” not because leaks are acceptable (except in Washington) but because “drip marketing” is a … Continue reading

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If you can’t see the need for #LinkedIn, I will probably never be able to convince you

I gave an “open mike” session the other day. It’s one in which I have no presentation; I just take questions from the audience and roll with whatever they ask and what they need to know. It’s a challenge and … Continue reading

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All walks of life

I am fortunate. I get to meet and train/coach amazing people in all walks of life. Before I met them, some just couldn’t get out of their own way, so they walked hesitatingly through life. Or some couldn’t walk very well … Continue reading

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Reschedularrhea

A made-up word, but you get the point. If you agree to a schedule with me, keep it. I do. You too. I coach clients in 4 sessions over 6 weeks, plus/minus. We preset dates, times and locations for all … Continue reading

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One skill you do not need on #LinkedIn

You may not have noticed this yet, or it may not have come to your profile yet, but it will soon. Among the other changes to your profile I spoke about in this blog, LinkedIn is grouping your skills on your … Continue reading

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Typos that repel

I always say we are each held responsible in our work for the details that clients do not want to worry about. We are hired or retained to educate, keep the best situation going, and instinctively preclude any issues or … Continue reading

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It’s me again, are you ready?

Have you ever offered your help, expecting nothing in return except a thank you for your added expertise, only to be rejected? Well, not overtly, but rejection with silence? Even if it was freely offered, and offered free? Rejection is … Continue reading

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Audience participation on #LinkedIn

This past weekend I attended a music concert in a world-class, acoustically engineered auditorium in a public library. It’s always amazing to me how the concept of a library has changed from a book repository to a public entertainment center. … Continue reading

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