You can become a LinkedIn influencer without the official designation by being strategic about your activities focusing on the ones that build your influence.
When most people think of networking, they envision adding people to their Rolodex that can potentially be of benefit to them in the future. But that's only one side of the coin, and many forget that effective networking involves a mutually beneficial exchange. It's less about grabbing someone's business card and more about building a lasting holistic partnership.
I recently found myself at a career crossroads. Nothing in my life had changed, but somewhere along the lines money stopped being as available as it used to. I had come to a point in my career where I needed to make a change or go broke ignoring what was happening.
The internet isn't turning us into lonely hermits, but unlike say in elementary school, you're not necessarily going to be friends with people just because you may see them everyday.
The ethics of networking flow both ways. High-character people reach out for help in honorable ways, and those on the receiving end who consider themselves honorable people respond in a gracious and dignified manner.
You gain so much power from a mastermind event. It's a chance to bring together people from all kinds of industries and backgrounds. Guards drop, hard questions get asked and passions soar.
Networking is one of the most powerful tools for personal and professional advancement. Successful people know this: they introduce each other to new business opportunities, help each other's children land top internships, and invest time and energy into each other's initiatives.
Some people are just so interested in getting to know you as a person. They are so invested in you that you sometimes start to question their intentions and pull yourself away from them thinking that the other person wants something from you.
I stared the future in the face, and only because I was willing to feel incompetent. I was willing not to be the smartest person in the room. I was willing to learn.
If your head starts spinning whenever tech-savvy people start riffing about things like SEO, SMM, SEM, CPC, CTR, and so on, you're probably not alone. To make heads or tails of social media, I recently caught up with Ross Taylor, owner of Alameda Internet Marketing, a Bay Area SEO company that specializes in helping small- and medium-sized businesses get found online.
When I discovered Periscope through an online group called Freedom Hackers Mastermind on Facebook I was more than excited!!!! I had been waiting for a live stream platform to come into the market, especially an easy to use app like Periscope.
Minor detail: I don't actually know Oprah. But even I got distracted on Twitter after reading the original title for this article -- "Why Research...
A patent recently acquired by Facebook could conceivably permit loan servicers to gain access to the credit ratings of a loan applicant's social network and then use that information to determine whether the applicant qualifies for a loan.
Two 30-something Australians have decided to throw a mindfulness party for the world. It starts Oct. 1, lasts all month and costs nothing. They ca...
So the next time you find yourself grumping about people sharing a selfie, a cheesy image quote, a picture of their dog, a sunset, their coffee, or any other life event -- consider that maybe it's not about them being too "me" focused, but about how much you really care about hearing about them at that particular moment in time.
Our behavior online affects our behavior in the real world and vice versa. Making an impact starts with small habits of positive action.