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    Networking Success is About Giving, Not Taking

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    Nearly every article or book on career or business advancement will talk about the benefits of networking. Indeed, networking is an excellent way to get referrals when searching for a job or building a business. The problem with networking information is that it’s focused on how it can benefit you, but often doesn’t discuss how …

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    5 Top LinkedIn Features for Personal Brands

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    Since 2003 LinkedIn has been building an effective career networking tool online for connecting with the right people. The first step towards building your personal brand is have a presence there. The second step is to tap into all that it has to offer. Having the knowledge about what is available will help you create a …

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    Give Up The Bloody Fight of Doing it Yourself

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    Imagine you were setting out to network with people today. Let’s do the math. If you allot 30 minutes to connect with someone (imagine ordering a coffee or making it through a parking lot, building and a receptionist – none of these activities all in all can be done in less than 30 minutes each). …

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    It’s Counterintuitive for Job Seekers

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    It would be interesting to review a few perceptions that job seekers have on issues stemming from feelings rather than from thinking. Such perceptions are based more on gut feelings rather than logic. Examples follow.

    The interview is about me.

    People feel good when asked to come in and interview, because they think the interview …

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    Wow Prospects and Influencers: 3 Social Media Daily Tasks

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    Social media allows professionals to construct strong business relationships leveraging insights and data previously unavailable pre new millennium. So why are so many professionals wasting time, not getting results?  They typically have a weak personal brand and network, and don’t invest time building relationships.

    Create a Strong Network

    Prior to joining any social network for …

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    Personal Branding Weekly – Dazzling Conversation Starters

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    Ever hit that moment of awkward silence?

    At an event and don’t know what to talk about?

    Does it seem like all you do is grip, grin and graze making chit chat that’s merely a conversation seeking a topic?

    Here’s an easy acronym to navigate you through a conversation. Ask questions following the pattern of …

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    You’re Losing Money by not Using These Prospecting Tips

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    How to leverage Google and LinkedIn for high-level prospecting.

    One of the things that surfaces when I’m training sales professionals is how much time many of them waste on social media by not being strategic. Instead, they find themselves watching cat videos, playing Candy Crush, or reading endless tweets. I won’t even get started on …

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    Build Your Personal Brand with a LinkedIn Blog

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    Having an account, or a presence, LinkedIn is just the beginning to building a strong personal brand on this social network. Engaging in places like the many groups and posting on a Company Page are also good practices. But there is also another powerful tool to use, and that is publishing a blog on LinkedIn.…

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    11 Ways a Podcast Can Help Build Your Brand


    What is one way a podcast can help entrepreneurs build their personal brand?

    The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow …

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    Promote and Profit with Education-Based Marketing

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    Consumers today are savvy when it comes to spending their money. No longer do they fall for traditional marketing tactics. Instead they are researching, getting referrals and vetting businesses before buying goods and services. But marketers can be savvy, too, by shifting their focus on sales and instead building trust and rapport through education-based marketing.…

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