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Quick-launch tips for LinkedIn

11. February 2009

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My first piece of advice is that you DON’T want to “quick-launch” on LinkedIn; do it slowly and deliberately and do it right the first time. What? You say you’ve just been laid off, or there’s some other career crisis, and you didn’t “dig your [networking] well before you’re thirsty?” OK, it happens. In our [...]

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Better networking on LinkedIn

30. November 2008

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I always enjoy writing for the Marketing Watchdog Journal, published by Austin-based Bulldog Solutions (see my March 2008 piece about how to build a blog that draws a crowd.) Connie Reece stops into Bulldog as well; check out her article about whether your PR team is social media savvy. The latest Every Dot Connects offering [...]

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Why this travel writer is going on a tech tour in China

5. November 2008

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(This is cross-posted on the Perceptive Travel blog and my Family Travel blog on BootsnAll.) I know that I’m a very fortunate freelance writer and social media/Web 2.0 trainer; I have a military pension and health insurance from my 22+ years in the US Navy. I can ride out the current economic storm (with a [...]

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Mansion of Terror – Halloween Social Media Style

22. October 2008

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In the continued blurring of the lines between content creators serving as “new media”, public relations professionals, mainstream media and the combination of all of the above, I was given press credentials and a media kit for an excellent haunted house here in Austin. In keeping with the interactive nature of social media, I was [...]

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Hunger Is Unacceptable: Let’s do something about it!

23. August 2008

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Meet David Neff of the American Cancer Society, Austin Social Media Club, 501 Tech Club of Austin, and social media true believer. This is David Neff demonstrating how social media and social networking are becoming increasingly effective in actually accomplishing social goodness in a busy and fast paced world. The picture you see of David [...]

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