Posts by sandyjk

A Chance to Snack Again: Get Exclusive Access to Learning Videos

Posted by in Consulting, networking, strategy

If you weren’t able to join us for our June Afternoon Snack & Give Back learning series, or missed 1 or more of the live Hangouts, you can now view all 3 of our business-boosting sessions from this popular web series whenever you like! Want a sneak peek or reminder? Just click below:

Intro Video to How to Attend a Networking Event and Not Hate Yourself in the Morning

The learning topics range from how to not hate yourself the morning after a networking event, to putting an end to playing it small in business as well as how to make the most of your presence on LinkedIn and remembering names via the Name Game. You’ll also find some lively Q&A at the end of each video.

Don’t miss this chance to get exclusive access to the 3 Afternoon Snack & Give Backs we recorded during our June Hangouts by registering via the form below and you’ll receive a password to access an exclusive video album on Vimeo containing all 3 videos!

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Check out the intro video for the 1st Afternoon Snack & Give Back by clicking the image.

Afternoon Snack & Give Backs are brought to you by Sandy Jones-Kaminski of Bella Domain Media, and Nikki Rausch of Sales Maven, June 2014.

And if you’d like to share these videos with your friends, clients or social networks, we’re A-OK with that, but ask that you please point them to this blog post, so they can register below and receive a special link and password too.

I hope you enjoy the Afternoon Snack & Give Back Hangout videos and look forward to connecting with you again soon!

Subscribe today to get access:

(You’ll receive a password in your confirmation email.)

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Publishing and Professional Blogging on LinkedIn

Posted by in Consulting, marketing

Are you ready to become a master at publishing on LinkedIn?

Did you get the green light to start publishing a professional blog (aka, plog) on LinkedIn, but are not all sure where to start?

If you see a little pencil it means you're ready to roll!

If you see a little pencil in your status update box it means you’ve been green-lighted to start publishing on LinkedIn!

If you said “yes” to at least one of these questions, then you probably have these questions as well:

  • What should I write about?
  • What should I avoid writing about?
  • What are some tips for producing great content?
  • What exactly is an “authentic voice?”
  • What are the rights and responsibilities for posts I write?
  • What’s an editorial calendar and do I need one?
  • How do I find images for my posts?
  • Can I include a video within my post and how do I do that?
  • How do I ensure I’m getting the max number of eyeballs on my posts I can?
  • Do I have to start tweeting now?
Boy, you sure do have a lot questions! However, the good news is I can help you get answers to all these questions and get you started on your path to personal branding nirvana.
After launching my “plog” on LinkedIn on March 6, 2014, and then posting 6 times, I had over 1300 Followers to it!
Today, with 10 posts (so far), my posts have been seen almost 17,500 times and counting! That’s a lot of eyeballs which means I’ve expanded my reach and grown my network exponentially in just a few months.
Just 3 of my well-received posts on LinkedIn!
So, to get YOU started, I’m now offering a complete Mastering Publishing on LinkedIn 2-part program for only $995. You can either Prepay $495 here to get started, or contact me directly to learn more and request an invoice be sent to you. Then, you’ll receive a second invoice for the remaining portion after we complete the first part of the program. Once I receive your payment, I’ll send you a link to schedule part one of your program and off we’ll go!
Isn’t it time to strengthen your professional reputation and extend your reach? You bet it is, so let’s get started!
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Strengthen your professional reputation and extend your reach by publishing on LinkedIn!

Note: Only 5 new publishers-in-training will be accepted into this initial program for August, so don’t drag your feet. Plus, as we get closer to Q4, this special price will increase, so get your payment in and secure your 1st learning session scheduled today!

 

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How to Block Someone on LinkedIn: Go Away Already, or Maybe Don’t

Posted by in Consulting, Dear Sandy, strategy

Something appears to be in the air because I’ve been asked this question a few times this month:

How can I block someone that I’ve already removed as a connection on LinkedIn, but still keeps annoying me with invitations to connect, group invites and other such things? 

Meet Mercury, blame him

Mercury

Is Mercury in retrograde? Perhaps. However, I’d  rather not go into some of the reasons these folks gave for wanting to take things to that extreme (I was able to get at least one person to rethink it), so I decided to just go ahead and share what LinkedIn provides as a “Member Blocking Overview” in this post.

I strongly recommend, though, that you consider simply limiting people’s access to you. Perhaps one (or more) of these options could be a better choice for your situation (btw, all links below go to content within LinkedIn’s Help Center):

Member Blocking – Overview

When you block a member on LinkedIn, here’s what will happen:

  • You won’t be able to access each other’s profiles on LinkedIn
  • You won’t be able to message each other on LinkedIn
  • If you’re connected, you won’t be connected anymore
  • We’ll remove any endorsements and recommendations from that member
  • You won’t see each other in your “Who’s Viewed Your Profile”
  • We’ll stop suggesting you to each other in features such as “People You May Know” and “People also Viewed”

LinkedIn will not notify the person that you blocked them, and only you will be able to unblock the member.

Blocking behavior is mutual for you and the person you block. Once you block someone, you won’t be able to view their profile information, see content they have shared, see them in your Who’s Viewed Your Profile, or send communications to them while signed in on LinkedIn either.

Please note the following regarding blocking:

  • Blocking doesn’t apply to information you have made public, such as your public profile, content posted in public (open) group discussions, your own public shares, and comments on Influencer posts. You can always review your public profile settings to change how you appear in public search engines.
  • Mutual connections that you share with someone you’ve blocked, may re-share content created by the person you’ve blocked into your stream. You can choose to hide these updates from your stream.
  • There is not a way to block anonymous viewers of your profile at this time.
  • Blocking isn’t supported between a group member and a group manager.
    • If you’d like to block a manager of a group you belong to, you will need to leave the group first, and then block that person.
    • If you’d like to block a member of a group you manage, you will need to remove that member from the group and then block that person.
  • Contact records that have been stored or saved locally to your device need to be removed manually.
  • If you’re accessing LinkedIn via a mobile device, you could see cached data regarding the blocked member’s profile. To refresh your cache, login and log out of your LinkedIn mobile applications.
  • If you’re using 3rd party applications that leverage LinkedIn’s APIs you could see cached data of a blocked member on those applications. If that occurs, you’ll want to contact the application for instructions on removing that cached data.
  • Blocking doesn’t currently apply to mobile, SlideShare, and LinkedIn Pulse.
  • Blocking doesn’t work within LinkedIn Intro, which was shut down as of March 7, 2014.

Please let me know if I can help you with this issue or if none of the above sounds like the best solution for your situation. And if you’re in need of some expert assistance with leveraging LinkedIn as a tool for business or career, be sure to contact me.

P.S. I checked; Mercury IS in retrograde. June 7 – July 2. :-)

Image: almanac.com

 

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Afternoon Snack & Give Back Part 3: The 10 Things You Could Be Doing On LinkedIn To Get Results

Posted by in Consulting

Would you like to learn what you could be doing on LinkedIn each week to boost your brand,  generate leads and grow your network? Then sign up for the 3rd (and final for June) Afternoon Snack & Give Back on Wed, June 25th at 2pm Pacific!

Here is what’s happening during this view-only Hangout broadcast: 

“LinkedIn Ninja,” yours truly, is going to not only teach you some of my Top 10 Things You Can Do on LinkedIn to Boost Your Brand, Generate Leads and Grow Your Network, I’m also going to share: 

  • How you can grow your network on LinkedIn without making any breaches of etiquette unique to LinkedIn
  • Ways you can increase your likelihood of being found on LinkedIn
  • Real world examples of how her clients have benefitted from being intentional and active on LinkedIn  

Then, co-presenter, and Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, will share her proven strategy for dealing with the criticism to which you sometimes open yourself up as you increase your visibility and boost your brand online by posting, commenting or engaging with relative strangers.

Part 3 Registration:   (Please let me know if you had difficulty registering, getting confirmation or viewing the Hangout on 6/25. I can hook you up!)

http://bit.ly/GivebackH3

To sign up: http://bit.ly/GivebackH3 or simply click image.

Pssst: If you can’t join us on the 25th, you can book me for 2 hrs to guide you through all of this and more in a one-on-one personalized session or hire me to show you how to start publishing a blog on LinkedIn.

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How To Attend A Networking Event & Not Hate Yourself In The Morning

Posted by in Consulting, networking, pay it forward

Do you often hate yourself the morning after attending a networking event? Let’s put an end to that!

Learn more! http://bit.ly/GivebackH1

Click image to grab your spot!

Register for a FREE zero-calorie afternoon break and G+ Hangout on Wed, June 11, 2014, where you will learn:

  • How to redefine networking into an activity that’s ultimately satisfying and even energizing (instead of exhausting)

  • Why exchanging resources is more important than exchanging business cards

  • How a pay-it-forward attitude can (and should!) be applied to networking and building good social karma

  • How to remember names via a simple and easy technique that will boost your confidence & increase your credibility

If any of these resonated with you, be sure to sign up for the 1st of 3 Afternoon Snack & Give Backs offered this June by yours truly and a fab new collaborator/friend of Bella Domain Media, Nikki Rausch, also know as “Your Sales Maven.”

You’ll get all the details once you register via this page and we hope you can join us!

BTW, there will be a Q&A (if time allows) and seriously-special offer presented at the end of the Hangout, so make sure you stick around until the end!

Here’s the link again in case you want to share it with others: http://bit.ly/GivebackH1 (Thank you if you do!)

P.S. If you can’t join us, and don’t have my helpful book yet, I thought I’d make this easy:

I’m at a Networking Event–Now What???: A Guide to Getting the Most Out of Any Networking Event available on Amazon (CLICK HERE TO ORDER)

I'm at a Networking Event--Now What??? by Sandy Jones-Kaminski find it on Amazon or iTunes

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