Monthly Archives: November 2011

Why we don’t admit to loving Facebook

Facebook is the social media site we love to hate. It’s kind of like Wal-Mart: big, omnipresent, seemingly evil, but–if we’re honest with ourselves–pretty convenient. If web traffic is to believed, we love Facebook. We give it more time and … Continue reading

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Are you this committed to being a resource to your connections?

Yesterday I shared a quote from Merlin Mann, one of my favorite writers and thinkers when it comes to productivity. There are 1,000 examples I could use to show why I appreciate his perspective, but my favorite is the “How to … Continue reading

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A quote to give your productivity a boot in the ass

Looking for a little inspiration to start the week? Take this from Merlin Mann, self-described “California blog jerk,” productivity guru, and the father of inbox zero, and apply it to whatever is preventing you from doing your best work:

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This month’s Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly column: What to look for when putting together your social media team

What to look for when putting together your social media team When launching a social media strategy, it’s critical to choose the right team members. Like most things in business, your results will be in direct correlation to the intelligence, … Continue reading

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Why LinkedIn status updates are more important than your profile

If you ask most LinkedIn users what’s most important to them from a personal branding/networking standpoint, they’ll likely mention the profile. After all, your LinkedIn profile is where you make a case for your expertise and talents based on your … Continue reading

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How to delete LinkedIn connections

In my LinkedIn training sessions, I spend a lot of time encouraging users to connect only with people they already know. (Why? Read the first bullet point of this post.) As a result, I’m often asked how to delete connections … Continue reading

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If employers don’t improve access to social tools, employees will find an end around

This week, in preparation for today’s presentation to the Networking and Information Technology Association, I read a recap of Clay Shirky comments from the Gartner Symposium, which took place in Orlando this past weekend. The crux of his comments was that … Continue reading

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