- Producer14/12/2016Time To Beef Up Your Summary Section For The New Year.The summary section on LinkedIn can be viewed the same as the summary section at the top of your resume (or the “About Page” section of your website, for business owners). You really want to make sure this section lists your skills and abilities in...
Comments15/12/2016 #2 David B. GrinbergGood tips, Loribeth. One more I would add for any social media profile summary is to have an opening sentence that is compelling enough to draws in the reader. Otherwise, they might not read more due to time constraints and/or information overload, or boredom, etc. Ditto that for writing blogs.
- Producer15/12/2016STOP THE INSANITY... AVOID SENDING THE CANNED TEXT MESSAGE FOR NEW INVITES.STOP SENDING CANNED TEXT MESSAGES! Just because LinkedIn provides the text when you request to connect with people, that doesn’t mean that you should use it. Remember, networking is all about bringing the value to the relationship. You will...
Comments17/12/2016 #23 AnonymousI am with you @JosephSprute I also send a personal thank you. I word it so I know if they asked ME to connect or if I invited them. It helps when I get a 2nd response from them immediately selling me a service. It tells me they didnt connect to network, they connected only to sell me something. THAT is more annoying to me than a canned connection request.16/12/2016 #15 Phil Friedman#12 Jared, with all due respect to you and Loribeth, I think the LinkedIn schtick about "bringing value to the relationship" is in many ways just smoke. If you're contacting me to sell me something (more often than not the case), that is not bringing value to the relationship, irrespective of how you try to spin it. If you have a wide array of contacts in the marine industry or significant industry experience and knowledge that you are willing to share with me, that's bringing value to the relationship. Getting to know me and my business better... or my coming up algorithmically on your list of suggested contacts to make are not bringing value to any potential relationship. And I'd rather see the BC factor kept at a minimum and simply be contacted because that is what LinkedIn and other platforms constantly tell people they should do. I know, I know, Dale Carnegie is rolling over in his (shallow) grave. Cheers!16/12/2016 #12 Jared 🐝 Wiese#11 Now I see where you are coming from. I can understand your perspective.
I also think @Loribeth Pierson, like many other LinkedIn trainers, feel the same as she said: if you are "bringing the value to the relationship" (you say in the connection request why you'd like to connect, rather than make the recipient sometimes guess)... then "You will receive more responses to your connection requests" (instead of them marking you as IDK).
I follow a hybrid approach. If you're in my industry or an area of interest, I connect to the generic request. If they are a recruiter or IDK, I send them a polite message asking for their desire to connect.16/12/2016 #11 Phil Friedman#10 Jared, not intending to hijack the thread, I was simply saying that in general using "canned" text in messages of any sort, connection requests or comments on posts, is disrespectful to the recipient. Personally, I don't mind receiving the LinkedIn standardized invitation to connect -- "I would like to add you to my professional network..." -- when the basis for the connection is obvious, for example, when it is from someone in the marine industry or a fellow writer. Of course, if the basis for the connection invitation is not evident, then the invitation may get lower priority because I have to first check the person's profile in order to respond.16/12/2016 #9 debasish majumderbut in case of beBee, the entire following system is unlike other social networking site, where if you want to engage with a connection you followed, you have to spent quality time to go through the author's profile and post, which requires a true reflection of your bent of mind, whether you are truly intend to attach with a quality people and their endeavors. however, nice and candid post @Loribeth Pierson! enjoyed read. thank you for the share madam.
- 17/10/2016Five Fundamentals to Using LinkedInFive Fundamentals to Using LinkedInthelinkedinguru.teachable.com Are you neglecting the biggest professional network in the...
Comments17/10/2016 #7 Dean OwenIn defense of censorship in China from someone who lives there - https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dean-owen/si-fueris-romae-when-in-rome View moreIn defense of censorship in China from someone who lives there - https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dean-owen/si-fueris-romae-when-in-rome
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- 15/12/2016Hi! I founded myworkhive.com to bring remote working to a wider audience and help companies cut carbon emissions from commuting. I travelled & worked in SE Asia for a few years (journalism and NGO work.) I'm in one location now, but interested in remote working and coworking. Nice to meet you all.myworkHive |www.myworkhive.com
- Producer08/12/2016Is Your LinkedIn Headline a Disaster or Boring Snooze Fest?Time for some TLC and to make your headline shine!HEADLINE DISASTER (AND BORING TITLES)Listed under your name, LinkedIn will list your profile title. Make it count. The headline is the most important part of a sales page because it grabs attention...
Comments09/12/2016 #2 Wayne YoshidaThanks Loribeth. Always good to optimize this section for SEO. However, I think this critical section must be adjusted depending on what one wants LinkedIn to be used for. A career-seeker must be practical and use terms employers or key decision makers would use to find your profile.
If the profile is being used as a marketing platform for services or a business, this would change.
Question: I am not sure about the third headline. I am not sure what the message means. Is this someone who is a nutritionist? Weight loss mentor? Accountant?09/12/2016 #1 Jerry FletcherGreat advice! I changed my title to Networking Ninja, Marketing Rainmaker & Contact Relationship Magician a while back and got a 1200% increase in profile views. When I started the BrandBrainTrust web site I shortened to CRM Magician and added Brand Poobah. So far only the usual 2 to 5 visits a week. I'll continue to monitor.
- Producer09/12/2016The Door to the Future Pioneering a new path forward only happens when the pioneer actually walks on the path. Over the last few years many organizations have witnessed many changes. The organizations whose past successes brought them to the door of the future are finding...
Comments09/12/2016 #2 Harvey LloydI believe as we talk about methods of communication and distribution, i agree. I don't however, go along with these two disciplines as the sole source of the future. Being genuine, leading with purpose and fundamentals are all a part of moving forward. I am reminded of Wiley Coyote running so fast in a cloud of dust off the cliff.
I dont disagree that the speed of sound is what it appears like when we look at the macro picture. One may even believe they are missing out on growth and relevance. But with just the smallest microscope we can see that few success stories exist compared to the many that use this approach. Many articles posts and commentary exist about the businesses that seem to drive through this speed of sound approach and win. I would venture to wager that the number of failed businesses in the last 5 years is equal to the number that don't exist from 1955.
I am seeing a growing amount of independent coaches, trainers and consultants pop up to guide folks who walked through the speed of sound to success (Wiley Coyote). The reason is at the speed of sound we don't pick up the nuanced skills required to deal with critical thinking issues. I have watched many of my small business friends who caught the magic carpet of entrepreneurship and called me Ward Clever as i cautioned them about the speed at which they were committing to risk. The Tortoise and the Hare is still a relevant story. Some made it and i was happy for them, a large percentage did not and left their families, finances and futures in ruins.
Move as quickly as you can towards success but understand it's not what you know that gets you its what's waiting ahead and you don't know. You will need a growing skill of critical thinking to manage ever larger unknowns of tomorrow.
- 04/12/2016Two part article on what you need to know about SEO before you create your website.
- Producer05/12/2016beBee.com Building trust through action while building a nework with passionI have experienced that beBee.com will deal with issues head on to build and maintain the trust of its members.I have read I don't know how many tales of being ignored by the owners of a social network and nightmares in getting issues resolved. I...
- Producer05/12/2016HOW TO AVOID EATING GRANDMA! (Punctuation saves lives)In today’s world of text speak, blogging and one line emails, is punctuation still important? Is it an unnecessary complication to our already complicated lives? Should children still be taught to punctuate correctly? In a few short years, the rise...
Comments08/12/2016 #13 Robert BookerWhile in college, a short few years ago, I noticed many punctuation marks. However, that is not all. I also noticed many misspelled words. I had gone back to college at the age of 65. The ones that were making these mistakes were fresh out of high school. Most did not know the difference of the words your, you’re, or a lot, and many others.
How did they graduate from high school to college? I do not care if we tweet, Facebook, LinkedIn, or any other social media; we need the correct punctuation. We might use the computer more than we hand write material, but we still need to know how to write and use punctuation and spelling.
Thank you for the article. I hope others read it. I have many friends who are educators and they are always posting lessons on punctuation. Oh, I mean they are posting those lessons on social medias where people forget how use punctuations and such.
- 05/12/2016My latest on Inc. Magazine. beBee Brand Ambassador @Deb 🐝 Helfrich is mentioned in the post!8 Steps To Building a Powerful Personal Brand That Will Change Your Lifewww.inc.com Before I took these 8 steps to create my personal brand I was in a job I hated and my career was going...
Comments07/12/2016 #19 Elizabeth BaileySome articles you read and are moved to comment on and share immediately. I did that with this article, but what is different with this one is I am still thinking about it a couple of days later. I think I need a beBee "scrap book" for brilliant articles like this.06/12/2016 #18 David B. GrinbergJohn, kudos to you for making the positive change necessary to advance your career in an uncertain job market. You provide a good roadmap for others to follow should they choose to take "a leap of faith." Like I always say, no risk no reward. And I'm very pleased that you are reaping the well deserved rewards. I shared this here, on Twitter and on LI.05/12/2016 #17 Deb 🐝 Helfrich@John White, MBA, all 8 tips are great and #5 is simply perfect - but personally, it is the payoff of the last two lines - not having to feel nauseous on Sunday night - that is really what becoming your own personal brand is all about, And we also proved it is far from lonely - there is so much 'power' available once you have built that community. Insights, encouragement, and assistance is merely a comment away.
"beBee is like having a worldwide board of directors on call."05/12/2016 #11 Jared 🐝 WieseGreat article, John. I will refer to this often.
I see this has a nice tie to @Kevin Pashuk's https://www.bebee.com/producer/@kevin-pashuk/what-do-you-bill-gates-warren-buffet-and-bono-have-in-common
We need to take charge of our careers, which starts with our audience, what value we offer them, then our brand.05/12/2016 #8 Michele WilliamsVery helpful advice @John White, MBA . I can't decide if point #5 or #6 is my favorite, but many people fail to realize point 5: "Before creating content, you need an audience."
This post is the perfect "how to" complement to yesterday's New York Times op-ed "Don’t Quit Social Media. Put It to Work for Your Career Instead." http://nyti.ms/2gZDkwL05/12/2016 #1 Mamen 🐝 DelgadoGreat article dear @John White, MBA!! And four years ago I felt exactly like you, I didn't have any visibility on Google, I didn't have LinkedIn profile, neither Twitter (well I had Twitter with zero tweets which is even worse...), and no web site. And now I look back and see the difference, and I support every of your steps on this article on Inc. Magazine.
Well done!! And thanks for opening a path for some people. 😘
- Producer30/11/2016Here’s a Quick Way to Stop Those Embarrassing TextsThe pen was once mightier than the sword. Today, there is something even more dangerous – the send button.I am not afraid of the words I write, for they are easy to edit, undo and delete. The part that scares me is that little send button. It...
Comments03/12/2016 #4 Randy KehoOn the day my mother passed, I got a text from an unknown number offering assistance relating to my grief period.
I responded with "Who the hell is this?"
It was my new boss. I hadn't stored his number, yet.
Fortunately, we'd worked together on occasion when we were equals, and he knew I was a smartass.
He responded with ""I see you haven't changed a bit."
- 03/12/2016This blogger shares a very interesting way of seeing things.ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDEwww.avirtualpresence.co.uk
- 30/11/2016"In an interview the single most important thing to demonstrate is that you can be trusted to do the job." ~Deb Helfrich > https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GM70MOS
- 26/11/2016This is why it is good to both be a Virtual Assistant or consider using one.50 fastest growing online jobs, report indicates creatives in top 10m.bizcommunity.com Freelancer.com has just released its quarterly report on the top 50 fastest growing online jobs for Q3...
- Producer22/11/2016I Am MoreI'm a newBee, (thank you @MSweetwood for finding and following me on Twitter) and having read and enjoyed many articles already I thought it was about time to introduce myself and share my story, or its prelude as @Jim-Murray says.But that poses its...
Comments22/11/2016 #10 Mohammed A. Jawad@Elizabeth Bailey Aha...You have summed up your story, with a tincture of frankness and honesty. The best part is to be on your own, with determination and toil, and shape success. I am sure when you flip your past and measure your endeavors, you'll realize how tough it was to accomplish something that's now a worthwhile success. Good wishes to you and welcome to the world of buzzing, bolstering beBee!
- 16/11/2016Can't help it but I never pass up on a bit of advice from Warren Buffet, not because he's loaded but because he's successful.Warren Buffett Advice ... Does this Advice Startle You?digitalsparkmarketing.com I like to read … why? To be entertained and to learn new things. Warren Buffett advice is a favorite reading when articles deal with business...