Sharing Your News on LinkedIn When You Don't Want to Brag

One of my social-media-savvy readers recently asked me how she could leverage the business networking platform LinkedIn to share exciting news about an important certification she added to her toolkit last year without coming across as "too braggy."I got back to her with most of what's below and thought many folks might be interested in the answer, so here it is: ...more

How To Maximize Your Time On LinkedIn as a Small Business

LinkedIn is a powerful networking tool for professionals who are also trying to make the most of their time....more

Put More of Yourself into Your LinkedIn Profile

Your personal brand represents how you market yourself to the world. It's what comes to mind when people you know think of you, and it tells folks you don't know what you represent, offer or are a go-to person for. This post will share some of the ways you can use social networking tools like LinkedIn to cultivate, polish and reinforce your personal brand. ...more
Thanks for the tips. I have been updating and polishing my Linkedin account and using it to post ...more

5 Reasons LinkedIn is a Great App for Moms

Many mothers who spend time raising children also spend time making valuable contributions to their communities. Chances are, you know a mom who has produced a school play, organized a fundraising event, or volunteered for a youth activity. Add them up and these efforts demonstrate translatable skills for a resume. ...more
AngelBalichowski I'm thankful this post gave you some ideas about adding online courses to your ...more

Facebook is Fantasyland: 5 Tips to Manage Your Online Presence

Social media is everywhere. Whether it’s LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, social media sites are being used in a wide variety of ways. People build company brands, their own personal brands, communicate with family and friends, share interests or beliefs, champion causes and plan business or social events.  With such broad visibility and scope, it’s important to be aware of your online presence....more

Why You Might be Leaving Money on the Table in LinkedIn (and what to do about it!)

I do a lot of speaking about LinkedIn. I love to go to conferences and speak with groups who are just ready and willing to see social media change their business. During these breakout sessions I try to make my information “real” by doing some on-the-spot mini profile reviews as I am speaking.What I find is so interesting!More than 50% of the time these mini reviews reveal that the LinkedIn profile is missing a summary....more

Social Media Advertising For Small Business – Part 3 – LinkedIn

The third installment of our advertising series is centered on a business-minded platform: LinkedIn....more

Portfolio Update Completed!

Hooray! My portfolio / LinkedIn update is done! I’m still working on the “branding” thing, but I’m not sure how much the “personality tests” will help. In fact, there’s an article from the New York Times here that says these kinds of tests are basically worthless....more

Progress on Upping My Game

So I’m getting there. I'm making progress on Upping My Game. The first thing I’m doing is revamping my portfolio website. I’ve added tons of new samples and have a list for more. It’s taken a while going through so many projects and deciding which are useful and which are not. You can’t (and shouldn’t) put everything up....more

Upping My Game

Recently, I was told my LinkedIn profile could use some work. So in an effort to improve it, I took several different “personality tests,” all similar to the Myers-Briggs type....more
Wow ...that is a lot to think about. personal branding appears to have generated out of the ...more