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How My Blog Turbo Powers My LinkedIn Connections

This week we’re having some fun in the b5media Business Channel doing a “blog scramble”, with everyone doing guest posts on another blog in the channel. My guest blogger is the inimitable Liz Strauss of […]

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Blogger Appreciation Day April 14

Problogger’s Darren Rowse has declared Monday, April 14, Blogger Appreciation Day, saying: I’ve been chatting with a few bloggers of late who’ve been feeling a little down in the dumps about their blogging – so […]

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Who Comes First in Networking?

Recently on MyLinkedInPowerForum, Vincent Wright posed the following challenging question: How do you feel about networking with someone who puts their own interests ahead of yours? My answer? Just fine, within reason. In fact, people […]

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Networking Lessons from Gene Simmons

Do you watch Celebrity Apprentice? Well, if you missed the first week, you missed a great lesson in networking from rock star Gene Simmons. The celebrities were divided into two teams — men and women […]

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Handwritten Note? Send Me an Email.

There are a lot of networking experts out there who advocate the use of handwritten notes. I’m not one of them. Handwritten notes make me think of two things:  clutter and dead trees. If you […]

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Networking Just to Network

You’ve probably heard the old saying, "Dig your well before your thirsty." It was the title of a great book on networking by Harvey Mackay. I’ve found, though, that many people use it to justify […]