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How and Why to Promote Your Online Connections

StephanieSammons
Do you want to earn the respect and affection of your online network of peers, influencers, and prospects? Do you want to build your digital influence the right way?
How and Why to Promote Your Online Connections

Finding Order in Social Networking Chaos

ariherzog
When I began speaking at social media conferences in 2009, I auto-followed 7,000 on Twitter and had nearly 1,000 Facebook friends. Drowned by the cacophony of voices, I gradually felt guilty if I missed the updates and conversations from my first friends.
Finding Order in Social Networking Chaos

Why the Basics of Networking Are So Hard

TaylorEllwood
It seems like these basics of networking should be easy, but in truth they aren’t, because they require people to do something that doesn’t come naturally to them: Think of the needs of other people and put those needs first. The reason this is so hard is that humans are a self-involved species.
Why the Basics of Networking Are So Hard

Update Your Ambition Every 6 Months and 20 Other Pieces of Career Advice

Kyle York
I find that most people lose perspective and often get disconnected from a grander strategy because they get buried in the weeds. Always take a step back and ask yourself what contribution you’re making and how it fits into the grander picture.
Update Your Ambition Every 6 Months and 20 Other Pieces of Career Advice

7 Tips for New (and Inactive) LinkedIn Users

SueCockburn
“LinkedIn is one of the most important social networks for new business owners looking to build their reputation, brand awareness, influence and network of contacts, particularly for business-to-business companies and those whose clientele tend to be white-collar.” So, you need to be on there. What should your strategy be?
7 Tips for New (and Inactive) LinkedIn Users

Three Dazzling Examples That Turned Online Influence into Offline Results

markwschaefer
The social web is an amazing opportunity to create small interactions that lead to larger engagements — meaningful relationships and business opportunity. Turning online connections to offline relationships transforms weak links into strong bonds.
Three Dazzling Examples That Turned Online Influence into Offline Results

Three Ways LinkedIn’s Newest Updates Link it Closer to Social Media

Deborah Sweeney
LinkedIn is raising its social media game by improving its design and user experience. Now you get some analytics, better support for user interaction and a UI that's easier on the eyes.
Three Ways LinkedIn’s Newest Updates Link it Closer to Social Media

Ten Do's and Don'ts of LinkedIn

Lisa Jacobson Brown
There are plenty of rules to apply when building your personal brand with LinkedIn. These are the top 10 rules we share with our audiences. They are ones you should take extremely seriously if you want your personal branding campaign to be a success.
Ten Do's and Don'ts of LinkedIn

5 Hidden Features of Facebook

Deborah Sweeney
It’s a little like Facebook’s version of the Easter egg extra you can find in a DVD of one of your favorite movies. Only instead of getting inside director’s jokes that you might not have known otherwise, these features are here to make the experience of having a profile on Facebook one you can customize deeper while still protecting the privacy of.
5 Hidden Features of Facebook

Finding Your Customers on Twitter

BradFriedman
Trolling for customers online is very comfortable and often leads to the identification of a prospect followed by a live meeting for coffee. Using Twitter to identify prospect, see how they behave online, and then engage with them, can be an incredibly efficient use of your networking time.
Finding Your Customers on Twitter