Bob Burg Pulls Me On Stage To Talk Social Media!

I never miss a chance to hear the co-author of my favorite book The Go-Giver and the author of Endless Referrals, Bob Burg, speak.  He was recently speaking at an event in Chicago hosted by the Dynamic Professional Women’s Network (Christie Ruffino has done a knock-out job with this group).  He put on a tremendous talk on about networking and …

Young Professionals: Getting Started with LinkedIn

My last blog post here talked about why you can and should leverage LinkedIn and that there is an opportunity cost for you NOT joining LinkedIn.  So you’ve taken our advice and created an account or are starting to think seriously about doing something with your membership. Cool. What’s next? First of all, you need to remind yourself what your …

Young Entrepreneurs: 5 Reasons Why You CAN & SHOULD Leverage LinkedIn!

You’ve been on Facebook for a few years. You “get” Twitter. But you’ve avoided LinkedIn. Just for older professionals? Only full of recruiters and people looking for work? Don’t see any value? You’re not alone. Many people young and old are still confused over LinkedIn. But, as there are more grandparents on Facebook than high school students now, the time …

10 Websites to Find the Best Local Business Networking Events

In college, my instructors told me networking was the key to success.  In business, my mentors told me “your network equals your net worth.”  To be honest with you, until recently, I did not enjoy going to business networking events.  It was because I was so sick of giving people the same old sales pitch.  I just could not get …

Refollow: Arguably the Best Twitter Relationship Management Tool

A big concern for people when they first get into Twitter is the time management issue.  The way Twitter has been built allows for virtually any application to be created to enhance your experience.  If you are aggressively networking on Twitter trying to establish your presence, cleaning up non-active Tweeps is very important.  The numbers don’t mean jack.  What matters …

24 of Canada’s Top Upcoming Entrepreneurs and Leaders On Twitter

For those of you who haven’t had the chance to visit Canada just yet…sure, we might have some brutally cold winters, and throw the occasional  (or not-so-occasional) “Eh” into our sentences, but one thing you may not have come to realize about Canada is that we are a land of emerging young entrepreneurs and leaders who are taking social media …

Great New Way to Shorten, Analyze and Promote Links with Su.pr

Just about everyone in the social networking space uses URL shortening applications.  Now, I know there are tons of sites out there that do this, but this one is a true gem. Su.pr is a great new application by StumbleUpon (someone who we already know, love and trust) where you can shorten, track and promote your URL’s.  Su.pr is tied …