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How Does Your Handshake Rate?

Shaking hands is a globally accepted tradition in business and key to making a great first impressions and often the beginning of a relationship, however how you shake hands is often a deal breaker. What makes a good handshake? Here are handshaking best practices: Make eye contact Smile Offer a Greeting Extend your right hand … Continue reading “How Does Your Handshake Rate?”

Social Networking 101

BUSINESS NETWORKING TIPS [VIDEO 26m:13s]

I could talk for days about business networking because it’s one of my favourite marketing tactics and one that so many don’t get or leverage properly. If you’d like to learn everything I know about business networking or have me teach your sales team, schedule a one-to-one session with me via my website or give … Continue reading “BUSINESS NETWORKING TIPS [VIDEO 26m:13s]”

Is it Cool to Use an Avatar Maker For Social Networking Profile Pictures? | Top One SEO

Having an Avatar that reflects your personality and emphasizes your online identity exclusively for social networking profile pictures can be cool. You should choose an Avatar of yourself that is unique. Today, with many free Avatar making tools available online, you can make your profile picture interesting. You can take a picture of yourself and … Continue reading “Is it Cool to Use an Avatar Maker For Social Networking Profile Pictures? | Top One SEO”

Mark Zuckerberg on the "Biggest Problem in Social Networking" [INTERVIEW]

Zuckerberg said he believes that the Groups feature will be a hit with users. The original Groups feature had limited engagement, but Zuckerberg simply believes the new version of Groups is “fun.” The new one, focused around Group Chat, shared networks and notifications, definitely has a deeper array of engagement tools — but will users … Continue reading “Mark Zuckerberg on the "Biggest Problem in Social Networking" [INTERVIEW]”

An Introduction to Social Networking | Social Networking Services

Social networking, in effect, is the grouping of individuals into specific groups… people with shared interests, communities etc. Although it is possible to network socially in person (the way it was always done traditionally!) nowadays it is most popular, and best known as being an online activity. via An Introduction to Social Networking | Social … Continue reading “An Introduction to Social Networking | Social Networking Services”

Social Networking and Smartphone Usage

The Social Networking report includes the latest data on the social phenomenon that is changing the face of communications today. A remarkable 45% of online Canadians report visiting social networking sites weekly, up from 35% a year ago. The main topics covered in this report include: Social networking behaviour, Attitudes towards social networking marketing communications, … Continue reading “Social Networking and Smartphone Usage”

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Should I accept an LinkedIn invitation from someone I don’t know?

I have taught LinkedIn for almost 10 years now, and one of the questions get asked most frequently is “Should I accept a LinkedIn Invitation from someone I don’t know” so figured I’d blog my answer. Successful networkers extend hands to people they don’t know in traditional networking, so why should it be different in … Continue reading “Should I accept an LinkedIn invitation from someone I don’t know?”

Social Networking 101

Social Networking That Works

Networking is more than a race to see who hands out the most business cards. How you cultivate your network directly impacts your success in business. Learn where to network, how and why, networking do’s and don’ts, how to follow up, tips and tricks and “netiquette” for online networking. REQUEST SPEAKER KIT SCHEDULE 1-TO-1 TRAINING … Continue reading “Social Networking That Works”

LinkedIn’s New One-Click Networking Tool

Ready for a one-click solution that will punch up your profile and build your network? LinkedIn’s new “Endorsements” upgrades allow users to vouch for their connections’ specific skills with a single click. This feature is a great way to show some love to our brightest colleagues and favourite contractors. Worked with a great social media … Continue reading “LinkedIn’s New One-Click Networking Tool”

Canadians Love Social Networking Sites!

Check out Canadians Say Yes to Social Media for a great blog post about social media in Canada. It’s jam packed with great Canadian statistics like for example this one… By year’s end, eMarketer estimates that about 15.1 million internet users in Canada will have visited social networking sites at least monthly, up from 13.6 million … Continue reading “Canadians Love Social Networking Sites!”

Mark Zuckerberg on the “Biggest Problem in Social Networking” [INTERVIEW]

Zuckerberg said he believes that the Groups feature will be a hit with users. The original Groups feature had limited engagement, but Zuckerberg simply believes the new version of Groups is “fun.” The new one, focused around Group Chat, shared networks and notifications, definitely has a deeper array of engagement tools — but will users … Continue reading “Mark Zuckerberg on the “Biggest Problem in Social Networking” [INTERVIEW]”

Keeping a Closer Eye on Employees’ Social Networking

It has always been possible, of course, for employers to look at what their workers are posting on social media. Automating the process makes it more likely that monitoring will become commonplace, say both those who approve and those who disapprove. via Keeping a Closer Eye on Employees’ Social Networking – Bits Blog – NYTimes.com.