New Profile Organizer from LinkedIn

For those of you that are active on LinkedIn, check out it’s new profile organizer functionality. This new feature is only available for paid accounts, although they are offering a free one-month trial. Adding some basic CRM functionality to LinkedIn is not quite what I would have expected. However, LinkedIn wants its users to spend more time on the network.

Save the Date: Social Networks for Busy Professionals

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 29, 2009 in the morning. I’ll be presenting my new seminar, Social Networks for Busy Professionals. The seminar is presented along with the Philadelphia Business Journal and will be held at Bowman & Company in Voorhees, New Jersey. More details are on the way so stay tuned…

Drinking from the Fire Hydrant

Social networks can devour your day before you realize it. I’ve heard from some people that they need to, “catch up on all of the Facebook posts,” or “read all of the latest tweets on Twitter.” No wonder they feel overwhelmed. Here are two quick tips to make this simpler. Don’t Try to Drink from the Fire Hydrant Whether it…

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Note to LinkedIn: Stop trying to be like Facebook

Over the last few months, Facebook has seriously exploded in popularity. Meanwhile, LinkedIn keeps chugging along. But something I’ve noticed about LinkedIn is that they are “borrowing” a bit too much from Facebook. And I’m finding myself using it less because of that. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of LinkedIn and I consider it the best business…

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Candidate Search – Case Study for Building Your Network

The company that I work for is looking for a sales person. Yes, we are looking to hire in this down economy. But that isn’t the story here. The story is how we announced the job posting, which started several years ago. It started when I signed up for LinkedIn when it was a very young service. Over time, I…

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Event Reminder: Using LinkedIn to Promote Your Business

For those of you that happen to be female and live in the Greater Philadelphia Area, I will be speaking at the event for the Women of Wit and Wisdom this Thursday, June 26th, 2008 at 5:30pm at the Pyramid Club in Philadelphia. Using LinkedIn to Promote Your Business Is it 12 or 73 invitations that you have received from…

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Build Your Network in Advance

There are no shortcuts. Whether it is blogging, social networks or simply owning a business. Darren Rowse from Problogger brings us this post: Build Your Network Before You Need It Darren is right on target. All too often my clients look for the quick fix or silver bullets. Networks take years to build and seconds to topple, so you have…

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What is Open Networking?

Another interesting and somewhat heated debate from last night’s LinkedIn Live Philly event was about those people who are “open networkers.” You may see the term “LION” as part of their LinkedIn profile. Typically, open networkers have many thousands of connections. And their goal is probably to connect with everyone. Ed Callahan, one of the panelists, talked about the value…

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Add Old Email Addresses to your LinkedIn Profile

One of the interesting things about social networks is that often, you never socialize in real life. Tonight was a little bit different. There were probably over 100 people who came out to Rembrandt’s to actually see all of those people that they had connected to. A good suggestion that I learned from the event was to add your old…

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Which Blogging Tool?

From Q&A on LinkedIn… Which blogging tool would you recommend and why? I recommend WordPress for several reasons: Hosting Support – many hosting providers have one-click installs or stated support for WordPress. If not, WordPress is a very straight-forward installation to do if you have experience. Developer Support – there are tons of developers that have written plug-ins for added…

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