June 2008

Monthly Archive

Guilt Is Something You Give Yourself

27 Jun 2008 | : Recommendations

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Shane Schick titled his article “LinkedIn Guilt: The new social networking disease” over on IT World Canada, and suggests that there’s issues related to asking for recommendations.

I think he’s overplaying the issue, but go ahead, read his article and come back to this window;-)

I’ll explain…

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Protect Copyrights From The Orphanage

24 Jun 2008 | : Outside LinkedIn

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This is a bit off from my normal LinkedIn post, but I’ve got a need to call attention to legislation that will jeopardize small and independent artists – hence the desire to protect copyrights from the orphanage…

Both legislative branches are considering bills around “Orphan Works”, but with a slight twist of the words, nearly anyone’s work will fit that definition

Let me explain…

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Search Strategy for LinkedIn

21 Jun 2008 | : Ways to Use LinkedIn

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JP commented to me about searching – he said he’d like to start with a broad pool and narrow the results to get exactly what he wanted.

And he can – he just didn’t know how!-)

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Enhance Your Relationships – Introduce Others

19 Jun 2008 | : Ways to Use LinkedIn

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And I’m not talking about approving an introduction request that comes your way – get proactive and bring people together!

The first post in this series was about noticing what’s happening in the lives of your connections, this post is about taking it one step further and actively helping them.

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Owning Your Network

17 Jun 2008 | : Connections

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Terry Bean asks on the Networked Inc blog “Who Owns Your Network” – I think we all know that by definition, you own your network.

But you can do things to muddy those waters…

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Enhance Your Relationships – Notice Things

16 Jun 2008 | : Ways to Use LinkedIn

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So you’ve followed my advice and have connected to several dozen people you know and trust – how then does LinkedIn help you enhance your relationship with those individuals?

Take an interest in them!

Take the time to find out what’s happening in their lives…

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Strange LinkedIn System Behavior

13 Jun 2008 | : About the Service

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Another reader asks through email: There are times I have new connections but they do not show on my home page along with the history. I find that strange…. maybe there is a reason?

I’m not privy to details on how the LinkedIn environment works, but I can guess…

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Introductions – Are 5 Enough?

09 Jun 2008 | : Ways to Use LinkedIn

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Carol writes about Introductions: If you’ve made 5 introduction requests, none of which has taken place, is there a better way besides paying for a subscription to move them along or should you withdraw some and send them out at another time?

Great question – here’s some factors to consider…

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