Networking Skills

LinkedIn: More than a Numbers Game

After last week’s post, readers made some excellent comments regarding the value of large networks. A couple of people seemed to think that the focus of my post was entirely about numbers, and so I […]

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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… […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]