No Picture
Social Networking

Proper Etiquette for LinkedIn Invitations and Messages

As we begin to use the internet and social media more and more often for business purposes, it becomes increasingly important to remember that etiquette applies to the internet world as well as the real.

I recently received an email from a colleague asking to connect on LinkedIn…

…the problem was he sent the same email to about one hundred different people, and included us all in the ‘to’ box!

Whenever you send an email to large groups of people, it is important to remember to use the ‘bcc’ (blind carbon copy) function. When you include… […]

No Picture
Networking Skills

What I Like Most About LinkedIn

I recently connected with a gentleman, Mark, who sent this email:  “Lori, please accept my genuine thanks for connecting with me on LinkedIn.  What do you like the most about LinkedIn?” Others have asked the […]

No Picture
Social Networking

Social Networking Sites Make Collaboration Easy

The meterioric growth of Social Media in a down economy has made one previously underused tool of the business world easier and more effective than ever before. I’m talking about virtual teams collaborating on mutually beneficial projects. […]

No Picture
Social Networking

Free Social Media Strategy Webinar – October 7

In conjunction with MicroAssist, I’ll be presenting a free webinar on creating an integrated social media strategy on Thursday, October 7, at 2pm Central. Register at http://smwebinar.eventbrite.com.   For a growing number of organizations, using social […]

No Picture
LinkedIn News

Getting to Know the Folks at LinkedIn

Since I don’t live in Silicon Valley and don’t attend a lot of tech conferences, I haven’t previously had a chance to meet any of the people at LinkedIn in person. But I attended SXSW […]

No Picture
Social Networking

LinkedIn-Twitter Fascination

Quote of the day, from Jay Solo on Twitter: I find it fascinating to look at Joe Random LinkedIn of Twiitterites and find 8-way 3rd degree linkage through wildly disparate connections. Are you on Twitter? […]

No Picture
Social Networking

The Human Network Is a Mobile Network

Earlier today I wrote about the LinkedIn Mobile announcement, but I have to confess that I’m not a big mobile app user myself. I use my cell phone for one thing and one thing only […]

No Picture
Social Networking

Scott Allen Video Interview

Seems my 25-minute interview at the Electronic Retailing Association annual conference last November has made its way to YouTube: I cover a lot of ground — the state of social media and social networking, internet […]