Posts Tagged LinkedIn

Refreshing my LinkedIn network

Some time ago, I wrote about social network bloat. I followed up with a deeper dive, which is a bit redundant now that I read it again. It’s clearly a topic that recurs to me. Much of what I wrote in line with how I recommend people build

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Thoughts on email signatures

With a blog post title like this, you can tell I’m a hit at parties… Productivity for me means doing the little things as efficiently as possible. But efficiency isn’t always possible. Here’s a prime example.

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Dealing with social network connection bloat

For the past few weeks, the total number of people in my LinkedIn network has been decreasing. Why? To use LinkedIn’s parlance, I’ve been removing connections.

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Social media rationing

Social media is not always my friend. I use several networks, but I don’t feel all that productive when I check them. I feel especially unproductive (read: guilty) when I “fall down the rabbit hole” and check people’s statuses, “like” various posts, watch cat videos… you know the drill.

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Thoughts on improving social networks

Are people in your social networks also your friends? The quick answer: if you know them in real life, if you could call them to meet for coffee, then yes, they’re your friends. At the other end of the spectrum are people you’ve never heard of. In between

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Saving time with text shortcuts

In certain situations, I need to type something I’ve typed dozens or hundreds of times before. Rather than type it out, I prefer to type three to four letters. My Mac recognizes those letters and offers me the option of the full text I’ve typed in the past.

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Finding a connection in an unlikely way (using LinkedIn)

This is the second article in a two-part series that explores how Canadian lawyers use LinkedIn. In part one, we looked at the profile page of lawyers, company pages and what a daily LinkedIn routine should include. Now we’ll look at some more ways LinkedIn can help

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Growing business through LinkedIn

Jana Schilder remembers invoices for tens of thousands of dollars when a firm she once worked for acquired listings in legal directories. The firm “made a priori decisions on which lawyers would get listed,” recalls the managing director of First Principles Communication, noting that not all the lawyers

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Putting pictures in contact cards

When you need to meet people for the first time, whether at a job interview or networking event, do you know what they look like? For most of us, the answer is “no.” Fortunately, we can now change the answer to “yes” in many cases. All you

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Smartphones improving, making choice tougher

This is the first article in a two-part series. Smartphone operating systems as a discussion topic can sometimes prove as inflammatory as religion and politics. Arguments seem prompted, at least in part, by marketing as the major manufacturers battle for greater share of the lucrative business smartphone

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