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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!

Evening the playing field for job seekers (part 1 of 3)

In the old days, the interviewer had more information about you than you knew about him/her. They had your resume, chronicling past achievements and feats. You had nothing about them. They had something you wanted: a job. You had to pull … Continue reading

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Don’t make them look for the door

There’s always a way out, never knowing when you are ready to leave. Your LinkedIn profile reader thinks that way too. If you do not capture a spark of creativity or some intrinsic aspect of their personal/professional interest, they leave. They … Continue reading

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Freelance isn’t free

As many of us freelancers find, the all-too common expectation is that we are so hungry for new business that we can reduce the price of our expertise so low or zero, just to be busy. So hungry that we … Continue reading

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Tone at the top

The title to today’s blog is not an admonition against extra ego weight in your head…but an advisory to ensure: your LinkedIn headline grabs the attention, piques the curiosity, and encourages your reader to scan as far down as they can … Continue reading

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When did you join #LinkedIn?

Can’t remember? LinkedIn just made it easier to find that date. Mouse over your tiny round photo in the top right corner of  the dark green stripe at the top of any LinkedIn page. Click “settings and privacy” in the dropdown. … Continue reading

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Be seen, be relevant, be hired.

True story. I presented 5 years ago to a group of PR experts at one of their local association lunches. I made a few new LinkedIn connections that day. As you know, I continually post and curate my own and … Continue reading

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Guest blog Friday: A lawyer turned marketer!

Note: many thanks to Shelley Simpson for today’s guest blog piece, proving a lawyer can change her stripes, learn new tricks, have fun, and be successful too!   Why would a lawyer do network marketing? Why NOT! The profile and … Continue reading

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Connections and followers on #LinkedIn

What’s the difference on LinkedIn? Connections: If you read this blog you know my strong opinions to actively vet your connections and get to know them first since connecting is a powerful privilege. That’s about all I needed to say … Continue reading

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Amazing-ish, amazing, amazing-er

Sometimes we need to take a hard look at ourselves from the lens of those outside looking at us. My colleague bristled at taking a video of us to promote something we are working on, since we normally do not … Continue reading

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Starting and ending with “why”

Today is a “why” day for a number of reasons. One was the fact that I was promised a call at 600 am today from a service provider’s customer service team (notice “service” twice)…which never materialized. Why would they promise, … Continue reading

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