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4 ways to look stupid on LinkedIn

I was asked to endorse someone on LinkedIn yesterday. Nothing unusual in that. However, I’d never worked with them, in any capacity, never known anyone who had worked with them. I’d only exchanged one or two tweets…. I also vaguely remember my suggestion, some time ago, to help strengthen his LinkedIn profile was not well …

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Don’t forget to check your appearance before you go out – both physically and virtually

In all honesty, I’m not quite sure how many seconds it takes for someone to form an often lasting first impression of you. All I know is the answer is not very many. Most people when they go out networking are used to checking their appearance before they leave. Well, if you are like me …

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How to choose your Twitter name

I was reading an excellent article by Mark Lee on how accountants should choose their Twitter name.  It also made me think a little further, and I would like to add some more thoughts to the article. Check your firm’s guidelines Before you merrily start chopping and changing your Twitter name, do check your firm’s guidelines …

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How to spend less time on LinkedIn – but still use it to build your own client portfolio

I run a group that trains Business Owners how to get invoiceable business from LinkedIn and often hear: “I spend lots of time on LinkedIn, but don’t seem to get much back for it” My response is: Know what you’re there for Have a plan to do that, and no more Set a timer when …

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How do I generate leads from my personal network?

Networking. It makes more professionals shudder in the beginning. How to network effectively forms the basis of plenty of articles on the How To Make Partner website.  Wouldn’t it be great if you could generate business with people you already know and get on with?  Well, you can. In fact, your firm may be expecting …

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Working the room, again?

There are many articles out there on how to grow your business via face-to-face and on-line networking. However, there are not many articles that go into the nitty-gritty of how you ‘work a room’ at a face-to-face networking event. Let’s face it, face-to-face networking can be very daunting. There are many simple ways that you …

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Is your networking activity working for you?

80% of opportunities will come to you from people you already know. You have to remember that when you are talking to someone, that you may not be talking to the end user of your product or service. This article discusses 4 ways that you can use networking to increase the amount of referrals and sales leads via networking.

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