Posts Tagged LinkedIn

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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Social networks at work – yes or no?

At many workplaces, debate rages over whether to allow Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and the other usual suspects into the office. This debate can happen regardless of whether access has been granted or not. The InfoSec Institute shared an article with me that explains the good and bad

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Securing your LinkedIn account

Over the past year or so, well-publicized hacks into email services and social networks have prompted me to change several passwords. Of particular concern is all the spam I get from Yahoo addresses. The problem has died off, but several months ago I must have sent an

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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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