Monthly Archives: November 2012

LinkedIn cancels Events

Someone pointed this out to me Tuesday night. I can’t remember who it was, but thank you, Person To Be Named Later. On Monday, LinkedIn terminated a long-standing feature: Events. As LinkedIn said on its help page on Nov. 2: … Continue reading

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Don’t intentionally step in shit

If you saw a pile of crap on the sidewalk just ahead of you, you’d avoid it, right? So, in a world with a lot of clear pathways in the guise of good content and conversations very much worth your … Continue reading

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Getting too much email from LinkedIn? Here’s how to fix it.

LinkedIn has recently made some changes designed to make its site more sticky. Unfortunately, many of these changes are also resulting in seemingly ceaseless email reminders, all designed to get you to visit the site more often. If you’re hearing … Continue reading

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The biggest problem with LinkedIn’s new endorsements

This article from Pam Moore does a great job of outlining some of the biggest issues with LinkedIn’s new endorsement feature. As Pam says: Until recently LinkedIn was one of the last standing social networks where real business people could connect … Continue reading

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Yes, there’s still a private life

I’ve had a few conversations lately with people who have stated, very strongly, that social media has eroded the lines between our private and public lives. They seem to believe that “transparency” means we have an opportunity–an obligation, actually–to resist … Continue reading

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On clarity

Want to stand out in today’s communication environment? The secret is clarity. What’s clarity? It’s written communication that is as concise as can be without omitting critical details. It’s verbal communication that avoids jargon and business bullspeak. (Clarity does not … Continue reading

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My Nov. Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly social media column: Do you have commitment issues?

Every month I write a column about social media for the Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly. My Nov. column features an analogy that will serve you well if your organization is trying to make effective use of social media. Do you … Continue reading

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