Your LinkedIn Help is on the Way

In my recent LinkedIn user survey, I asked: "What would you like to learn this year in my weekly emails?" There were more than 200 responses to this question, and I will address many of them right here in the upcoming months. However, quite a few of them can be answered easily by using one of these three resources: 1. My book, The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success, now in its 3rd edition 2. My blog 3. LinkedIn's Help Center You may have already … [Read More...]

Bring Just Enough, Not Too Much, to the Beginning of Your Blog Post

“Occasionally, speakers try to bring too much to their opening paragraph.  They essentially give away the punchline of their talk, writes Chris Anderson, head of TED Talks. Instead of giving it all away up front, he advises, imagine what kind of language will seduce the audience into wanting to come along for the ride. Ineffective opening:  “Today I’m going to explain to you that the key to success as an entrepreneur is determination.” Effective … [Read More...]

4 Effective Email Marketing Conversion Tips for Small Businesses

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Quarterly business review agenda

Here is a proven agenda for quarterly business review meeting that allow collaboration to take place with mutual benefits and interest.  Business Impact: Review of joint success metrics Accomplishments/lessons learned Confirmation of long-term goals News & Activity Review: Customer/supplier business news Product usage/activity update Support review – ticket trends, resolution Best Practice … [Read More...]

Put passion into your pocket when you argue

Passion may hurt you more than help you in your next argument. That’s a conclusion of new research into persuasion by a pair of university academics and reported by Shankar Vedantam of NPR. Passion, often highly prized by leaders, may actually work against that leader if he or she is trying to reach out to someone who may not agree with them. This new research into persuasion really is confirmation of what all good leaders do when seeking … [Read More...]

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