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About connect2collaborate

LinkedIn coach and evangelist, having a great time pursuing my passion of connecting professionals so they can collaborate more!

5 sources to get more creative with the #LinkedIn background photo

Most people are remiss in customizing them on their LinkedIn profile, but the banner graphic (aka background photo) at the top is the first thing a viewer will see. My advice: make that first impression a great one! Choose and … Continue reading

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#Video on #LinkedIn: gain attraction and attention (unashamedly)

Last evening I posted this  native video on my LinkedIn shared feed. It was intended to show how  easy it is to notify connections of something you are actively promoting, in my case, advising readers that I was making edits … Continue reading

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Perhaps you’re not using #LinkedIn right….

I had a LinkedIn connection who used to tell us on her LinkedIn updates where she was going to have lunch and dinner. Every business day. That’s it, nothing else of any value to a reader. Like the proverbial boy who … Continue reading

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#LinkedIn Groups: change is comin’

You probably received this email and didn’t think much about it. But I did. Marc W., We’re currently working on making some changes to the LinkedIn Groups experience, and because you are one of our expert users, we wanted to … Continue reading

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Dr. King told “why”

Bravely and eloquently, in an era when his vision was radical and challenged the established norms, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. expressed his hope and prayers for the future equality of all people: “why” his vision was attainable. In that … Continue reading

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A little help for and from my professional friends

It’s a warm feeling when a respected colleague asks you via a LinkedIn message for a referral to an expert for a large strategic project they are launching. They are looking for, and expecting me to provide them, a pro. … Continue reading

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Often “home” is where you hang out

I “hang out” at a club when I go to New York City, my business “home” away from my home office. A business club sounds snooty, doesn’t it? This place is anything but that. It’s a centrally located, attractive, and … Continue reading

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Radio knitting-yes, it’s a “thing”

I had to google it once I learned there was such a thing as knitting shows on the radio. It was mentioned by a colleague who had just podcast about his area of expertise and that a knitting show also … Continue reading

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Too many balls in the air

We all take on more than we bargained for. We are entrepreneurs, after all. And situations arise that we did not expect. And time is finite. I am in that situation right now. It’s a temporary up business snarl, and … Continue reading

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Trapped?

No I am not really trapped, though I feel the snow drifts and Arctic cold are keeping me home-office-bound for a few days here in Connecticut. But I am using this situation to my advantage, contacting some prospects who have … Continue reading

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