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My interview on BlogTalk Radio – Getting Started on LinkedIn

Back on April 29, 2013, Cindy Stradling interviewed me on BlogTalk Radio. Stradling heads Athena Training and Consulting, a group of professionals who provide training, coaching and consulting services to all sorts of businesses. We spoke about the basics of LinkedIn, dwelling on how to get started

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10 technology tips in 6 minutes

This video pretty much explains all I’d like to accomplish with my blog. Big-time technology journalist David Pogue, a guy who gets all the latest toys to play with so he can REVIEW THEM BEFORE THEY’RE RELEASED (Are you listening to me, big technology companies? No, I’m

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Check your LinkedIn profile summary

Want to expand your network on LinkedIn more quickly? Make it easier for people to spot you as a person they may know.

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Getting started with Microsoft Windows 8

Poor old Microsoft. Ballmer and Company just can’t catch a break. People who know me as loyal to Apple (I use a MacBook Pro and iPod Touch) will be surprised to find out that what I wrote above isn’t meant as sarcasm. I’ve used Windows 8 and

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Stay up to date using LinkedIn

Your home page contains several news feeds you can use to keep up to date on people in your network, as well as what they’re discussing. Use these feeds to participate in the discussions you find interesting, to start your own discussions and to get in touch

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Web-based translation

A few years ago, I wrote about how law firms translate their documents into other languages. Translation is a challenging task, so it’s no surprise that large firms hire professional translators and buy sophisticated technology to do translations quickly and well. Free services like Google Translate and

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Share news on LinkedIn

While your activity within LinkedIn appears in the Updates section of your contacts’ LinkedIn home pages, you can add to current conversations, comment on their activity, and even post some topics of your own. Using these features is similar to speaking with people at a networking event.

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Using Google to create online forms

Some years ago, I tried to solicit answers to questions using an online questionnaire, a Google Form. For some reason, response was lackluster. I figured people were used to scheduling an interview when providing answers to a journalist, and the online form I created could easily be

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LinkedIn Answers

A huge benefit to networking is that you can ask questions of experts. Even in our Internet-enabled era, asking questions of real people reduces the time it takes to learn things. From a pure networking point of view, you can also direct questions at specific connections. And

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Small tablets – a buyers guide

Note: this piece originally intended for publication in late 2012. Two years ago, Apple said its iPad’s chances were pretty good when facing the substantially smaller BlackBerry Playbook tablet that Research in Motion sold at iPad prices. About a year later, months of disappointing Playbook sales drove

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