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1 December 2010

Three Main Reasons to Say NO to New Projects – 4th in series

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The subject of turning down new business has “hit a nerve.” So many people have weighed in on this topic that I wanted to share as many opinions as possible — hence this series, which began with Saying NO to a new client may be your Best Business Move. My friend Mike Van Horn, whom […]

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30 November 2010

Considering a new client/project? Investigate before saying “yes” or making it a “NO” – 3rd in series

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In this third article in my series of “Saying NO to prospective clients,” the content featured is the detailed response from JJ DiGeronimo, Strategic Manager for VMware, a cloud computing company.  She was responding to the CompuKol version of my story introduced as a discussion topic in the LinkedIn group ForbesWoman: Discussion: Say No Like a […]

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29 November 2010

Avoid Future Problems by Saying NO Now — 2nd in series

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To make continual improvements in your environment AND be more successful, according to Chris Brogan (with help from Tony Robbins), you must learn to say NO more often — at least every time it is appropriate. Chris Brogan’s recent How to Say No post suggested starting with a Thank You, then being clear and polite. Meanwhile grow […]

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13 November 2010

How I Used LinkedIn to Buy My New Car

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When my 2003 Buick Century got rear-ended at a traffic light, and I took it to a body shop and discovered the damage was more than $4,000, I decided Time For A New Car. Step One turned out to be checking the Enterprise Rental Car sales lot when I picked up a rental car. I […]

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29 October 2010

New LinkedIn Profile Feature Adds Skills, Publications, and More

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As more and more small, medium, and large organizations are learning that Social Media Is Not A Fad, their leaders and employees are understanding the power of LinkedIn to increase the chances they can be found online as the “Go-To Source” for products, services and expertise. I depend on my friend and fellow blogger Suzanne […]

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28 October 2010

Is this Social Media “success story” silly? Or is that just my opinion?

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I participated in a Social Business conference here in the North Bay area of San Francisco, which was on the whole a great experience; however, one particular roundtable discussion left me “unimpressed” — if not downright exasperated. This technology company has had a pretty lackluster, stodgy reputation, so their “objective” was to become cool and […]

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17 October 2010

Planning Your PR Strategy Using LinkedIn

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If you want to network with public relations professionals all over the globe, then clearly LinkedIn is the place to find them. Simply search the Group Directory for the terms “Public Relations” in “Professional Groups” and you will discover dozens of PAGES of potential groups to join. I’ve chosen a half dozen of these groups […]

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30 September 2010

Is This How YOU Use LinkedIn?

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Does LinkedIn “work” for you? The sad truth is that it probably does not . . . because you haven’t learned the power of this online business networking platform. More “LinkedIn Truths” are continually revealed to me by (a) reading articles from experts, (b) putting their advice into action, and (c) being amazed by what […]

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21 September 2010

Optimize Your Multi-Tasking: Wallace Jackson is your role model

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Crowdsourcing is part of our online democracy, i.e., the people are asked, and the people answer. I happen to like the way Wikipedia defines the term: Crowdsourcing is the act of outsourcing tasks, traditionally performed by an employee, to a large group of people, through an open call. For example, the public may be invited […]

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27 August 2010

How to Inspire the AHA Moment: Ask Anne

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Expatriate Coach Anne Egros uses social media to check in back home, especially with LinkedIn — where I met her via a comment on the guest post by Victoria Ipri: 8 Tips to Get Astounding Results with LinkedIn Anne Egros, Pharm D, is an independent professional coach, based in Brussels, the Capital of Europe and home […]

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25 August 2010

Are Blog Carnivals Worth the Trouble?

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What’s a blog carnival anyway? I read about them in a chapter of Patrick Schwerdtfeger’s book Webify Your Business and so I signed up for one. But it didn’t seem like there was much going on, so I posted the question on LinkedIn: Who’s had experience with Blog Carnivals? The Best Answer came from Stevie […]

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19 August 2010

7 Minutes to Empowering Your LinkedIn Profile

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One of the treasured opportunities for BNI [Business Networking International] members is the time we get to present an extended Infomercial to our “salesforce,” i.e. our chapter members. Next week I plan to condense my 2-hour LinkedIn workshop into seven minutes — to provide an outline of tips for filling out the LI profile that […]

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