Ask SandyJK

Sorry, You Can’t Pick my Brain, But You Can Now Rent It

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Ask SandyJK, biz dev, Consulting, marketing | 0 comments

As a solopreneur, I occasionally have an idea or conundrum that I wish I could just bounce off someone else. Or, sometimes, there’s a challenge or business option I need to talk through a bit because I’m one of those people that needs to talk to think, as opposed to think so I can talk. I’m betting many of you can relate. In both situations, I’ve often thought how nice it would be to be able to pay an expert or “thought leader,” for 20-30 minutes of their time to help me brainstorm what’s on my mind or a sweet-sounding opportunity I’ve recently...

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Video: How to Network Like a Pro (G+ Hangout 1/17/13)

Posted by on Jan 25, 2013 in Ask SandyJK, networking, pay it forward | 0 comments

In case you missed last week’s (30 min) Networking Like a Pro G+ Hangout sponsored by PayScale, you can now check it out at your convenience here on the BDM Blog. Hope this provides some inspiration and gives you a few new approaches you can take to further develop your networking skills. Do you have any experience practicing your small talk with strangers (1 of my tips)? Please tell us all about it via Comments. Networking Like a Pro G+ Hangout sponsored by PayScale (Jan ’13) And, if you want to share this advice with others, here is the link: Sign up for...

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FREE DIY LinkedIn Profile Audit Tool

Posted by on Jan 16, 2013 in Ask SandyJK, Career, Consulting, resources | 0 comments

Since I’m focused on helping people strategize the best ways to maximize LinkedIn for their unique set of goals, I wanted to offer my LinkedIn Profile Audit Checklist tool (2014 version!) for FREE. Download it by clicking HERE or the image below. Why not set aside about 30-45 minutes this week to tackle my do-it-yourself audit and see if you don’t attract some new eyeballs, get a few leads or (re)connect with some new people on LinkedIn? And if you think you’re ready to become a LinkedIn Master, just contact me and we’ll take your use of LinkedIn to the expert...

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Upcoming Make It Happen G+ Hangout: Learn How to Network Like a Pro

Posted by on Jan 11, 2013 in Ask SandyJK, networking | 0 comments

On Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. PST, I’ll be participating in a Make It Happen Google+ Hangout where I’ll share my practical advice and tips on how to: Network Like a Pro.           To learn more about Make It Happen click here. And, yes, you’re definitely going to hear me mention the “L” word, as in LinkedIn. I hope you can join us for our chat next Thursday, 1/17/13 and please share this with friends or clients that could use some help polishing their networking skills this year. Thanks! Here’s the link to the RSVP...

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HR West 2013: Hope to see you there!

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in Ask SandyJK, networking | 0 comments

Larger conferences purport: More is Better. Well, sometimes more is just…more.  Why travel to distant conferences only to get lost in the shuffle – one of thousands among a sea of people?   HR West focuses on the participant. No big expo hall, no holding the food hostage, or box lunches and a seat anywhere you can find on the floor. Rather, a collaborative event focused on the profession and a quality experience. Yes, quality over quantity. HR West is the “Un” Conference. We’ll actually see you there!   Register Today and look forward...

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My 5 most popular posts of 2012

Posted by on Dec 24, 2012 in Ask SandyJK, networking, strategy | 0 comments

As a holiday treat, I thought I’d curate and share some of the most popular posts on my blog. I hope you enjoy and Happy Holidays! 4 Obscure LinkedIn Tips and Tricks For LinkedIn Experts Are you on the National No Brain Picking list? Oh, by the way, give me some referrals even though I’ve done nothing to deserve them How To Go It Solo at a Networking Event 5 Reasons to View Networking as Community Service Please comment below with which of these was the most relevant to you or your favorite. Thank...

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