Optimizing your LinkedIn Experience

Guy Kawasaki of Alltop’s Holy Kaw! posted this to Twitter and I just had to share. I’ve added Guy to my stream on a number of social media sites and use his posts two or three times a week. Guy, did you know that you don’t show up in a search on LinkedIn?  LinkedIn might not…

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Twitter from a Guy who Tried Not to like the Platform

I was not an immediate fan of Twitter. But my job has a lot to do about social, so I grudgingly started to use the social media tool. I followed the notion of tweeting ten or more times a day to start with. Then I started linking my activities on Twitter to other platforms like…

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Social Media Explorer ~ Strategy In Four Steps

Mike Lewis, Vice President of Marking a Sales at Awareness, Inc pens Social Media Strategy in Four Steps for your consideration. My fav part is the measuring of ROI which can be a hard nut to crack. Once you’ve set the goals for your social channels and established your key audiences and the platforms they…

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Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2011

From Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2011 we get this nugget: “Gartner predicts that by 2016, social technologies will be integrated with most business applications. Companies should bring together their social CRM, internal communications and collaboration, and public social site initiatives into a coordinated strategy.” Gartner Newsroom We are already seeing the…

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Finding a Job in the field of CRM

Finding a new job or the next job can be a very stressful or exhilarating experience. Most of us have been there at some time in our lives and want to help those family and friends who are in that place. One of the first tricks I share with my peeps is to recommend two…

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Community at Convergence 2010

I was really fortunate to get to go to Convergence this year. The team heard from a lot of people who are considering whether to invest in social software/media. The big question this Convergence was, “What is the cost of not investing?” My favorite piece of advice that I must have given out so many…

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When I think custom MobIle CRM solutions, I think of CWR

I visited the Pavilion to see the vendors at the Dynamics Convergence conference and stopped by my favorite CRM mobile solution provider, CWR Mobility. I had my newest (four months young) Verizon HTC Imagio and I want to be able to demo CRM to my friends. Five minutes later I had their demo on my…

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Microsoft Employees tops survey of Social Media users

“The survey found that almost half of companies analyzed have employees throughout their organization on social networking sites, with Microsoft leading the way. Not surprisingly, the list was dominated by technology and software companies, while online retailers such as Amazon.com and eBay claimed two of the top five rankings. Google and Walt Disney Corp rounded…

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“Microsoft Dynamics CRM.” Yes, that’s a period at the end.

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM group on LinkedIn is a Super Group with over 8000 members. When the group was created, there were so many CRM groups out there that I had to add a period at the end of the name for it to be unique. I then wrote the much small, unofficial groups and…

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Unvarnished.com, I think I’ll Pass, sigh…

Social Networking Site or Rumor Mill? Unvarnished Lets You Burn – and Be Burned Picture this: You and another coworker are vying for the same promotion, but your boss awards it to you. Your coworker congratulates you through gritted teeth, then logs on to a new corporate-inspired burn book, and blasts you for "sleeping your…

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