Posts Tagged social networking

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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How lawyers get and service clients is changing

A t Cognition LLP, lawyers stick to practicing law while other people play ancillary roles, including sales. This separation of roles “wouldn’t be rocket science in any other industry,” notes founder Joe Milstone. What’s the lawyer’s role? Jacqueline Dinsmore figures inertia is to blame for many firms obliging lawyers

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Terms and Conditions May Apply

Ever wonder what happens when you agree to the end user licence agreements (or EULAs) that you must abide by to use modern technology? This past weekend, I watched a documentary that explores the chain of events you set in motion when you click things like the “Submit” button

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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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My favourite productivity tips, tools and strategies

On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, fellow freelancer Jane Langille and I will deliver a panel discussion on Enhancing Productivity: Tips, Tools, and Strategies to the Toronto chapter of the Editors Association of Canada. To prepare for my portion of this event, I drew up a quick mind map to

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How I use RSS feeds

Regular readers of this blog know I’ve been doing all I can to tame the volume of email coming my way. One great method is to simply stop delivery of emails that don’t add much value. I also want to keep up with a number of blogs, but I don’t have

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No Internet Week

No, I didn’t go cold turkey (though I sometimes have no-Internet days, and I like them). Back in 2013, creative agency Mother London deprived five internet addicts of their drug of choice, and filmed the consequences. Under the watchful eye of psychoanalyst Sarah Hirigoyen and neurologist Alistair

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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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Review: 2014 Nissan Sentra

I like to talk about cars. As a result, people share their experiences with me about the models they own and the brands they’re loyal to. J.T., a former work colleague, drove 215,000 kilometers in a ’90s era Nissan Sentra. He sold it to take a job

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