The #1 Reason You’ll Want to Use Google+

If you're still wondering if you ought to bother spending time getting to know yet another social network, I've got one big reason you might want to give Google+ a try. The team at Google thought long and hard about how people and brands use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and worked to incorporate the best features of all, while adding a few cool features of their own.

By | August 10th, 2011|Categories: Branding, Business, Career, Google+, Social Media, Tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How To Manage Your Online Reputation By Using Google Alerts

In addition to the wonderful feedback to my post last week about 3 Mistakes You're Making Online, I also received questions about my third point - using Google Alerts to monitor your reputation online. While I know throngs of hyper-connected people for whom using Google Alerts is second nature, the fact is that this is a new tool for many people.

By | June 1st, 2011|Categories: Branding, Business, Career, Social Media, Tips|Tags: , , |11 Comments

3 Mistakes You’re Making Online

Oy, the internet. Must it be so complicated? Can't we all just have fun online and not worry so much? While some people do take that approach, but I certainly wouldn't recommend it. If you're reading this, chances are you're active online and chances are you're making one of these mistakes.

By | May 23rd, 2011|Categories: Branding, Business, Career, Social Media, Tips|Tags: , |10 Comments

How To Get Feedback on Your Profile Photo

Welcome to my shortest blog post ever. The response to my recent post about how to select the right photo for your online profile has been fantastic. I invite you to watch this video to find out... How you can get valuable feedback on the photo you've chosen for your profile As my friend, Hjortur Smarason says, we should think of this photo as our own personal logo.

By | April 15th, 2011|Categories: Branding, Career, Facebook, LinkedIn, Networking, Social Media, Tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

It’s All About.Me (Your Identity Online – Simplified)

Have you ever received an email from someone and their signature block seems to run on forever with so many links that the signature is longer than the email itself? Do you do this yourself? Come on, it's okay to admit it, you're among friends.

By | February 7th, 2011|Categories: Branding, Business, Career, Social Media, Tips|Tags: , , |13 Comments

Top 10 Most Commonly Used Words on LinkedIn

Ah, the challenge online. How to appear that you fit in while also appearing to stand out from the crowd. We really work hard to think of just the right words to use to let others know how irresistibly awesome we are. It appears that many others believe they are as irresistible as we are and are using the exact same terms in their LinkedIn profiles.

By | December 14th, 2010|Categories: Branding, Business, Career, LinkedIn, Tips|Tags: , , |6 Comments

How to: Keep Your LinkedIn Profile Visible to Everyone

Rod asks: "I see that I'm able to see some people's full LinkedIn profiles when clicking on their link, but when clicking on the link to my own profile, I see very little information. Do I need to have a paid membership to have everything visible"

By | November 2nd, 2010|Categories: Business, Career, LinkedIn, Tips|Tags: , , , , |9 Comments

BREAKING NEWS: It Takes Work To Get Ahead

Lately, I’ve found myself repeatedly faced with the same request. Whether the goal is the increase sales or to find a job, the request is often the same. “Tell me the one thing that I need to do.” While the request may come in different forms, it is really the same.

By | September 13th, 2010|Categories: Branding, Business, Career, Networking, Social Media, Tips|Tags: , , , |16 Comments

LinkedIn-apalooza! Ready to rev-up your profile?

If you're a professional or business person, you know you need to be using LinkedIn wisely, right? And, college students, that goes for you, too. If you don't know why it matters or know deep-down in the pit of your stomach that you're really not all that sure what to do with LinkedIn, then this is for you......

Do You Have a Digital Business Card? (Register for .tel for free)

We all want to be found more easily online when our friends, potential clients and employers Google us. We've set up our LinkedIn profiles, started blogging, created websites, invited others to be our friends on Facebook and tweeted like crazy on Twitter. With all of these fragmented presences online, wouldn't it be nice to have a directory of all the places we can be found, plus the option to include our email address, phone number and tags which help the right people find us and get in touch?

By | February 23rd, 2010|Categories: Branding, Business, Career, Networking, Tips|Tags: , , |51 Comments
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