Archive for August, 2009

LinkedIn book in a bookstore??

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

I got a message from a friend in New Jersey recently: I was visiting my daughter in Vermont and saw your book at the local B&N.  Just for a smile I took one of my business cards and stuck it between a page where you used one of my quotes.  Thought ...

A Damn Good LinkedIn Summary

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Well, this is an almost damn good LinkedIn Summary... I see some things to enhance (like capitalizing letters, adding periods, etc. :p). But really, I LOVE the highlighted part: You might get hung up on the lack of periods, but you gotta admit, there's something awesome about exhuding confidence. Does your LinkedIn Summary ...

LinkedIn Profile – Have a Call to Action?

Monday, August 17th, 2009

I get requests to review people's Profiles regularly.  Today I was reviewing one and I was struck with a "now what?" moment. So I liked the LinkedIn Profile. I wanted to contact the person. I wanted to see if we could move forward (me interview him, etc.). But there was NO call to action.  ...

Director Tom's LinkedIn Tricks

Friday, August 14th, 2009

I got this from Director Tom a few weeks ago and was amazed... I agree with almost everything he writes in here, but the amazing part was some of the very cool stuff I hadn't thought of (or found). Spend a few minutes and check out Tom's very good post titled ...

LinkedIn hits 45 millions Signups

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Not sure why this hit TechCrunch... I thought the BIG news would be in a couple/few months when they hit 50M. Is this a big milestone, nonethless, and I'm happy to congratulate LinkedIn (congrats LinkedIn!). Mr. ReinkeFJ says in his comment: Unfortunately, (I hate to be the grinch), but that doesn’t mean there ...

The LinkedIn Killer: Wall Street Journal takes a STAB at it

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

How do you like that - I came up with a tre-clever title! Killer... stab... ah, I crack myself up :p Seriously, let's talk about the notion of a LinkedIn Killer.  On TechCrunch Michael Arrington writs about the WSJ Connect.  Interesting article, which talks about the first attempt the WSJ ...

Model of a Letter of Recommendation of a Person You Are Unacquainted With (Benjamin Franklin)

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

I'm regularly asked about the power and importance of LinkedIn Recommendations.  One issue that comes up has to do with one of my pet peeves: what to do when someone who you don't know asks you for a LinkedIn Recommendation? My answer is to ignore (archive) it.  Don't even respond. Here's a ...