Racking your brain for ways to get the attention of a hero in your field? Desperate to get your resume past a vigilant gatekeeper? Hoping to get published? Try creating an irresistible story through social media--and then enlist some help from your friends.
Chances are, you know someone (and it might be you) that takes photos of their self and shares them with friends and followers on a way too regular basis.
When I became CEO of a public company, I was afraid. It was a big step into a very public position, and even though I knew I could do the job, I still was fearful of messing it up.
Who are you? What do you do? Where are you from? These questions are staples of the job networking circuit -- and why I hate the practice. In fact, I don't believe in the concept at all. Rather than bringing together like-minded professionals, networking is actually an insincere -- and ineffective -- strategy.
Personal connections begun in members-only clubs will continue to benefit the careers of members, only. But new organizations that are redefining networks have created an entirely different model--open communities rather than private clubs.
As part of my job to help small businesses implement Saas software solutions, I have counseled thousands over the years. As a part of this conversation, I often came to know the business in more depth, and I have visited many of the great ones in person.
Technology has changed, the buyer and the buyer's journey has changed, the marketing funnel is no longer deterministic and all of this disruption is challenging chief technologists, sales leaders and marketing executives like never before.
The art of the thank you note has evolved over the years. It used to be when you received a gift, or someone helped you in some way, you would send a note to express your appreciation for their efforts.
Most entrepreneurs and small business owners know the power of setting goals, and the necessity of doing strategic planning each year to make sure their businesses stay on track.
So what does one of the country's most prolific investors think about the future of social networking, a phenomenon some say is already dying?
The face of sales is longer mired in the old school approach imprinted in the culture by David Mamet's culture defining "GlenGarry Glen Ross" - a tale of desperate men chasing the American dream, using outdated sales "methods."
Remember, in every meeting you can learn something new, gain a new experience, and perhaps find a new friend or associate. When you use the three Golden Questions, you will open the doors to greater opportunities for you as well as the people you meet.
Jenny Q. Ta is the founder and CEO of Sqeeqee, the first-of-its-kind social networthing™ site. Launched in 2014, the site gives individuals, businesses, celebrities, politicians, and non-profit organizations the ability to monetize their profiles in unprecedented ways.
In the rampant growing sea of social media platforms flooding every digital screen, every swiping finger, one seems to stand out precisely because it doesn't require constant consideration. In other words, you don't need to be your best self-you can just be.
What you do to pull me through the reaction, the positioned postured action of devolving, evolving spiraling down to the bottomed out triangulation- That's your action... Reaction.