Online Social Currency: How to build and measure it

LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and blogging may appeal to you or have you run in the opposite direction. Each of these social media strategies can play a role in raising your creditability and online social currency. Why should you care? Social currency is your real or tangible value that is derived from your online activities. You can read about it in Victorio Milian’s Post: Unusual Idea of the Day – A Better Use of Social...

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A guide to effective networking

Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing and sharing a basic guide on Effective Networking that was developed by Steve Royal of Royal Associates. His company provides a unique problem-solving process called “Prioritized Problem Resolution (PPR).”  As experts in problem solving, the organization provides the process to the people who are experts in what they do. Together, problems are resolved in a way that they will...

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Job Networking: Strategy successes and possible pitfalls

Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing one of the top networkers who is also known as Sir LinkedAlot – Greg Taylor, a Career Coach and Managing Partner of Excelsior Search Partners. One of the programs Greg founded and ran from 2002-2004 is a networking group called The August Group which helps people who are navigating the murky waters of unemployment. I asked him about some of the take aways from working with people who...

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Do we fear transparency or….ourselves?

Why is there so much fear about transparency? Is it because there is a desire or expectation that we need to be perfect or that the thought of being imperfect is so unacceptable? Reputation management firms have sprung up over the last few years in response to the outcry from people or businesses that fear or have had experiences of being slammed or defamed online. Once the statement is there, it is hard to eliminate. Is that so...

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How to handle LinkedIn recommendation requests

Have you taken the initiative lately to make a recommendation for someone on LinkedIn? A couple of weeks ago, I received an update on everyone who had either changed jobs or titles in 2010. I was surprised at the number of job transitions, roughly 30% of my contacts. As I was verifying the new information to my database, I took particular note of someone who joined LinkedIn last year. Bob has been a consultant for a long time. He...

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Managing Social Media in Organizations

Is your management trying to figure out how to control employee use of social media on and possibly off the job? Does management view it as a liability or is it seen as an opportunity? The use of social media may include blogging, participating in social and professional networking and community sites such as Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. To what extent are employees encouraged to visit and engage in social media...

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