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    I’m always amazed at some of the stuff that people post on the web. If you are in the mood for a good laugh read this guy’s Linkedin profile. It is far and away the funniest profile I’ve ever read on any social network. Period.

    While this is incredibly funny, it’s more an example of what not to do. I don’t care if this is the wealthiest guy in the world – which he is not, you are always shaping your personal brand, and everything you put online is there forever once it is indexed by a search engine.

    Be wise, be smart

    So be wise, be smart, and create your personal brand, but for now read on for a great laugh.

    Some amazing excerpts:

    “My goal is world domination of the military industrial complex, through control of documents.”

    “Specialties: Exceptionally good with sarcastic, smart ass remarks.”

    “Able to sit in my chair for extended periods of time without numbness or fatigue.”

    “Invented the 2 hour lunch break, which has been adapted by sales slackers everywhere.”

    “Completed the “Flavor of Love-Season 2″ marathon without any training whatsoever.”

    “Attempted to train dealer staff until I realized most were too stupid to accept the training. Once I realized that fact, I would just take them to lunch.”

    “Sat on my chair and bitched at sales reps.”

    “Sometimes I make a sales call.”

    “Went to lunch a lot.”

    “Talked on the phone and hung out. Took credit for others accomplishments.”

    To read the rest of the most amazing Linkedin profile ever created click here.

    Have a great weekend everyone!

    Author:

    Chad Levitt is an Inbound Marketing Specialist with HubSpot and author of the New Sales Economy blog that focuses on how sales 2.0, social media, and how inbound marketing can be used as a sales strategy for the Web 2.0 world. You can connect with Chad on Twitter @chadalevitt.

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    Chad Levitt is the author of the New Sales Economy blog, which focuses on how Sales 2.0 & Social Media can help you connect, create more opportunities and increase your business. Chad is also the featured Sales 2.0 blogger at SalesGravy.com, the number one web portal for sales pros, the professional athletes of the business world. During the day, Chad is an inside sales associate with EMC Corp., the global leader in information infrastructure technology & solutions, in their award winning sales development program. Chad attended the University of Central Florida for his undergraduate degree and Nova Southeastern University for his MBA with a concentration in finance.

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    11 comments on “The Funniest Linkedin Profile I’ve Ever Read
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      Phillip says:

      I’m going to have to completely disagree with you. This is genius. His humour is completely intentional and its his personality that makes him a unique brand. He works for a company that makes de-motivational poster work: http://www.despair.com/. You have to be humorous to do such work. Everything on there is what he WANTS you to see, and its obviously effective considering we’re talking about it.

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      I’m with Phillip – having worked in offices with those seriously demoralizing “you can do it” posters, I am a big fan of the demotivation posters that Art’s company sells.

      As well, if you actually read through this guy’s recommendations, he’s got a stellar personal brand with the people who matter most. His tongue-in-cheek shots at corporate culture made me want to add him to my network even before I read the recommendations he has.

      The world needs more Art!

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      Awesome, at least you gave me a reason to laugh today :D

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      Kyle Lacy says:

      Too funny! How did you find this guy? I like that he’s not taking himself seriously. He obviously is doing something right though. He’s got some great connections and has moved up in his career.

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      While humour is great, carrying to the extreme sometimes hurts a brand. But if that gives him right attention why not?

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      Yinka Olaito says:

      Humour has it position in getting attention but except one is conversant with it use, it does destroy a long standing brand

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      Art Flater says:

      Hi gang,

      I am the guy. My company is an office equipment company in Milwaukee WI. (USA) I wrote this profile because I see so many profiles that “brand ” themselves. In my mind, people who attempt to brand themselves are branding themselves too often as “over the top crazy social networker”

      My organization is a fast growing, award winning company that looks on social networking with a little trepidation. We need to be able to win marketshare every day in battle with giants like Xerox. Maybe that’s how I developed the sense of humor.

      By the way guys, you spelled humor wrong. I bet you can’t even spell color correctly. If you connect with me, expect that if I ever visit an area that can’t spell stuff right, I will be looking for you to buy the drinks.

      Did this help or hurt my brand?

      ps. I just like the Despair.com website. You need to check out the videos on this site, because they totally rock.

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      Greg says:

      Art, it certainly helps your brand. You’d be a hit on Twitter too. Please expand your brand there.

      Drinks are on me if you’re ever in Atlanta.

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      Art Flater says:

      One more comment on the branding thing. Now its 2012 and people are still finding me through this. I have yet to collect any free drinks. A current restraining order prevents me from entering the Atlanta city limits, Greg. But that will expire in August 2012, so look for rme then.

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      I am connected with Art. He is awesome!

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