Posts Tagged "social networking"

Making Connections Matter: New Learning Series Just For YOU!

Posted by in Consulting, Learning, making connections matter, strategy

Introducing a new (and zero-cost) business-boosting learning series aimed at setting you up for a stellar 2015!

Register today for the Making Connections Matter webcasts! http://bit.ly/MCMreg

Join me for this interactive web series that will help strengthen and build your network!

It’s back to school time and I don’t know anyone who isn’t interested in learning a few new tips or tricks for boosting their brand and growing their business between now and the end of the year. So, I invite you to invest in yourself, your business and get ready for a fantastic 2015!

This month, I’ll kick off a new series of 45 min webcasts titled, Making Connections Matter. The schedule for these business-boosting learning sessions is below, so be sure to register early because there are only 25 spots available for each of these interactive web-based sessions which will include time for a Q&A portion at the end. And, yes, phone listening will be available for those that can’t get to a computer. Yay!

  • 10 Things You Can and Should Do on LinkedIn Each Week  Wed, Sept 24th noon (PDT)
  • 7 Social Media Basics for Small Business Thu, Oct 23rd noon (PDT)
  • Practical Advice and Networking Tips for Making the Most of the Holiday Season  Wed, Nov 12 noon (PST)
  • 7 Tips for Deepening Your Connections to Your Network for a Prosperous 2015  Wed, Dec 3 noon (PST)

I hope you’ll join me for one or more of these sessions and please feel free to contact me directly with any questions.

All the best,

P.S. Don’t forget — to grab your spot just complete the form below and you’ll receive an invite to join me for the first Making Connections Matter session on Wed, Sept 24th!

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A Valentine’s Day Gift For You: The 2014 DIY LinkedIn Profile Audit is here!

Posted by in Consulting, marketing

I’m pleased to announce that I have an updated version of my DIY LinkedIn Profile Audit tool. This is a revision to my 2012 version and as my Valentine’s Day gift to you, it’s FREE! Complete the form to the right to get your download of my DIY LinkedIn Profile Audit Checklist today!

If you haven’t gone through my checklist before, I reco setting aside about 30-45 minutes this week to tackle my do-it-yourself LinkedIn profile audit and see if you don’t attract some new eyeballs, generate a few leads or (re)connect with some new people on LinkedIn. Enjoy!

Download the 2014 LinkedIn Profile audit tool here

Complete the form to the right to get your FREE Download of my DIY LinkedIn Profile Audit Checklist today!

Not the DIY type?

I also offer a personalized 2 hr session for business owners, job seekers or career climbers looking to take their use of LinkedIn for career management or business growth to another level. This is a deep dive into your LinkedIn profile and exploration of the many ways you can boost your brand, generate leads and grow your network via a new, polished presence on LinkedIn. If you’re ready to get started, please pay in advance and submit your session PAYMENT INFO HERE. This training is offered in a mutually convenient location to those in the SF Bay Area or as a phone or Skype/Google+ hangout session at only $279. Need to know more? Contact me via this handy form.

Testimonials:

“SanAlok Kapur, Mobile & Emerging Media Senior Business Leaderdy is a career coach, motivator and guide par excellence. She has personally counseled and helped me think through my career objectives in light of my current experiences as well as future aspirations. I would recommend her to anyone looking to better message their current work experience, articulate their career objectives to potential employers or simply structure their resume. She is a LinkedIn savant and can also help anyone make better use of this excellent tool!” Alok Kapur, Mobile & Emerging Media Senior Business Executive, Microsoft

Magazine and Corporate Communications Writer, Laura Hilgers“I hired Sandy to help beef up my LinkedIn profile, and was very pleased with her services. She thoroughly explained how to raise my profile, walking me through every step, and I came away feeling significantly more informed and confident about making the most of this networking tool. She’s a great asset for any small business owner.” Laura H, Magazine and Corporate Communications Writer

Emily Cohen, writer and lots more

“The two hours I spent with Sandy discussing my objectives and reviewing my LinkedIn profile were the best, most cost-effective two hours I’ve spent in a long time! Not only is Sandy an expert at virtually every aspect of LinkedIn, but also she makes the entire process fun and enjoyable. What’s more, since I’ve made the changes Sandy suggested, I have seen an increase in both the quality and quantity of my business leads. That’s ROI defined.” Emily C, Communications pro, small biz owner

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5 Most Popular Posts of 2013: LinkedIn Tips and more

Posted by in Consulting, strategy

Well, 2013 is almost a wrap and, to sum up a pretty great year, I’m sharing my top 5 articles/posts of 2013. You loved (and shared) them the first time, so here they are one more time — I hope you enjoy!

Wishing you a very happy 2014!Happy, Happy New Year!

  1. 10 of My Favorite Quotes About Networking
  2. 7 Savvy Networking Tips
  3. The 10 Things I Do on LinkedIn Each and Every Week
  4. 3 Simple Steps to Get Started With a Company Page on LinkedIn
  5. 3 Things You Should Do On LinkedIn Sooner Rather Than Later

P.S. Last chance to take advantage of $50 off 2013 prices for a 2 hr personalized Boost Your Brand on LinkedIn session. Click here to secure this special pricing!

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Even Al Roker Gets Overwhelmed By LinkedIn

Posted by in Consulting, strategy

It’s true. Even Al Roker, the weatherman for NBC’s TODAY show, gets overwhelmed by LinkedIn.

Actually, on Dec 11, 2013, and during the very chatty 3rd hour of TODAY, a segment aired about the most overused words on LinkedIn. And in it, he shared that he finds LinkedIn “annoying” and “overused.” [VIDEO]

To be exact, first, he said he found the unsolicited invites from people he knew annoying and that they should just call him. And then, after Natalie (Morales) was finally able to read the list of the words in question, he piped in again saying he had another word to describe LinkedIn and it was, “really annoying.”

Being the super fan/user of LinkedIn that I am, I couldn’t believe it! Did he really not know that he could change his Settings to control the Communications within and from LinkedIn?  I sent out a tweet soon after hearing his negative critique of the world’s most popular business networking platform. Truth is, I was a bit stunned by the intensity of his disdain for LinkedIn in general and that he’d somewhat trash a public company so, um, publicly.

To my surprise, he (or one of his minions) replied to my tweet a few days later on Fri, Dec 13th, and then I replied to his tweet with a marked-up screen grab showing how he could change his settings (below, for convenience):

SandyJK schools Al Roker on his LinkedIn Settings

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LinkedIn Settings to control invites

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I also found some interesting tweets about it from Dec 12th:

A few tweets about Al Roker's LinkedIn blast

What do you think? Did he overdo it or is he just a n00b and without a clear understanding of how he can manage his presence on the platform? Do you think I should offer to appear on the show and give him a LinkedIn Hacks session? (I’m all in!)

Please copy, paste and tweet this if you think I should pitch them:

@TODAYshow you need to invite “LinkedIn Ninja” @sandyjk on to do a #LinkedIn Hacks session w/ @alroker She can definitely help him!

Or, just click the text below and a tweet (that you can still edit) will be generated for you!

Tweet: @TODAYshow you need to invite “LinkedIn Ninja” @sandyjk on to do a #LinkedIn Hacks session w/ @alroker She can definitely help him!

Please let me know if you have any questions about these Settings or want to take advantage of my Dec ’13 promotion to save $50 on a 2 hr personalized LinkedIn learning session with yours truly. We can focus on your profile, Settings, Company Page or even Groups, whatever you’d like.

Here’s the link to secure the special pricing today!

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What IS the connection between social networks and being lonely?

Posted by in Consulting, networking

I’ve been a proponent of quality over quantity when it comes to my social circles for years now. And as Malcolm Gladwell highlighted in “The Tipping Point,” 150 has shown to be the magic number for most people when it comes to counting the number of quality connections one can have that truly matter.

In this same vein, I came across a very clever video from Shimi Cohen titled, “The Innovation of Loneliness” which just might get you to reframe what you likely think about social media, creating a real connection and being lonely. Brilliant piece!

The Innovation of Loneliness from Shimi Cohen on Vimeo.

And here’s one of my favorite replies to a comment Shimi received:

 
Shimi Cohen

Shimi Cohen PLUS 

….The Idea isn’t that we are more lonely because of social media. It’s that we feel more lonely because of social media. Being alone, which in the past was bearable for at list a while, today becomes unbearable at all even for a few minutes. whenever we sit alone, or finding ourselves waiting in line / red light or even before going to sleep, today we automatically reach to our phones to connect. So i’m not saying that being alone will make us less lonely, I’m just saying that we shouldn’t be afraid of being alone from time to time, as when we will, we will see that being alone won’t make us feel so lonely once we understand it.

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