Posts by sandyjk

5 Questions with Branding Guru: Maria Ross (repost)

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Consulting | 0 comments

Welcome to 5 Questions With, a “behind the business” series from Bella Domain Media. This interview style post will be published every few months and I’m so excited to bring you a repost of the very first interview. During my travels and throughout my career, I’ve been lucky enough to meet some of the smartest, talented and inspiring people, and Maria Ross of Red Slice, is one of my favorites. I met her 3+ years ago on the way to a networking lunch when we started chatting each other up in the elevator. We became biz collaborators and friends and I hope you enjoy...

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Together at last! I Just Graduated…Now What? & I’m at a Networking Event–Now What???

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in book, networking, resources | 0 comments

It’s true. Two great books, together at last and just in time for Class of 2014 gift giving! When Maria Shriver’s daughter, Katherine, graduated from college she took her Mom’s advice. Sort of. Instead of trying to jump into the traditional job market, she decided to “pause” and keep herself semi-occupied by collecting “been there, done that” stories and writing a book. With the title, I Just Graduated … Now What?: Honest Answers from Those Who Have Been There, and the fact that the word “networking” gets frequent mention after one...

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LinkedIn to Sunset Products & Services Tab on Company Pages

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in Consulting | 0 comments

I was doing some research on LinkedIn for a client over the weekend and learned of an upcoming major change to the Company Pages feature. As of April 14, 2014, the Products & Services Page/Tab (with all those recommendations you collected) will no longer be supported. Until then, you can edit existing products and services, but the ability to add new products and services will no longer be supported. Wait. What?? Yes, it’s true. Like many companies, LinkedIn sunsets (or retires) features, products and/or services based on usage (or lack thereof) or a variety of other reasons. Like...

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The Book Review That Made My Day

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in book | 0 comments

I don’t get over to Goodreads all that often, but I found a wonderful surprise when I followed an incoming link to my site from Goodreads this morning. Not sure how I missed this, but back in Dec of 2012 a woman named Roxanne (I swear, I don’t know her!) wrote this insightful review of my book about networking: I came across this book by accident when I was browsing through the library. I picked it up and read it through in one sitting. It provided a welcome re-introduction to networking that I didn’t realize I needed. As I was reading, I realized a few things: I was not...

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Are you ready to become an Influencer on LinkedIn?

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Consulting, strategy | 0 comments

Recently, LinkedIn officially announced LinkedIn Publisher and is eventually making the possibility of becoming an “Influencer”  available to all members with an itch to blog, share their stories, inspire others, and, well, become content curators for their topic(s) of choice. Mine, for example, are networking as part of your marketing strategy, maximizing LinkedIn and professional/personal branding in today’s social world. Do you have it in you to become an  Influencer on LinkedIn?  Today, the Influencer Program already has 500+ participants, and about 25K beta testers...

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