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How to Write a Recommendation that Builds Your Credibility

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Traditionally, recommendations were written using a format that validated the credentials of the person writing them first, then talked about the recipient. These are very “me” focused in their approach and oh so 90s.

Blah blah blah…

Today's business recommendations require a new format to accommodate the new methods of how they are utilized. When you leverage this new format, it builds your credibility as the writer without having to spit out all your resume credentials and it puts the focus …

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How to Connect with People on LinkedIn that Builds Relationships

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You’ve probably heard that you should “always” include a custom message when you send a connection request on LinkedIn. While that is a good intention, the reality is that not every opportunity to send a connection request on the platform allows you to customize it. For example, if you are going through the LinkedIn suggestions after you just sent someone a connection request, and decide that you want to connect with someone, LinkedIn doesn’t give you the option to include a customized message w…

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Digital Disruption: Remove Fear and Embrace the Opportunity

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I was in a meeting the other day and the topic of digital disruption came up. The person I was meeting with described it as something that should almost be feared, which surprised me. I dove deeper into why he felt this way, what I learned was it was a response to some media-driven content that he was exposed to. So, I want to share with you how I explained digital disruption as an opportunity for him.

“Digital” is not a thing—it’s just as much a part of our lives as going to work, figuring out…

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How to Engage on LinkedIn to Build Credibility

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Unless you are engaging with your connections or with the LinkedIn community, LinkedIn is nothing more than the world’s largest Rolodex® and you will receive nothing from it.

I know that was harsh…and well it’s true.

Remember, every aspect of LinkedIn is searchable so the more you can engage, the more relevant you are, and the higher you appear in search results. The best way to do this is by engaging on others' posts in the news feed and their articles. I guarantee you, that you will build mo…

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Marketers on Corporate Boards: The Truth of the Impact

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Despite the consistently proven impact, qualified marketers are rarely invited to join corporate boards.

Ever since I started my business, I have always been on at least one board. When I went back to get my Executive MBA was the first time, I had stepped off all boards. It’s been a few years now and I wanted to start looking into getting involved with a board again, but this time I want to do something different. I want to challenge myself and expand my skillset. So, I started looking into for…

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Where is the Best Place to Publish My Articles? LinkedIn or Your Blog

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Every expert will have a different take on this. My answer is “it depends.” What are your goals? What are you trying to achieve? What are you going to be sharing? Those questions and a few others will influence the actual advice I would give you, but generally here is my advice.

All original content should go on your personal or company blog first. From an SEO perspective, the search engines give credit to websites that regularly produce original content. Why would you want to give that credit …

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The Cheat-sheet for How to Write Successful Headlines

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Why do you always have such great titles?

[Me] Because that’s what I do.

Why can’t I create titles like that?

[Me] You can

I can?!?!?!

[Me] Yup!

While the rules for search engine optimization (SEO) and social media marketing optimization (SMO) are always changing, there are some tried and true psychological strategies that you can use when you create headlines (or titles) for your articles, blog posts, and YouTube videos to name a few.

Remember, no matter what you do online and what the c…

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How to Amplify the Power of Personal Branding

Melanie Asher, MBAA strong personal brand can help you convey confidence, build your self-esteem, and position you to stand out from others. It’s about getting clarity about your own skill set, your mindset and for some, their life purpose. Intentionally investing in your personal brand, can land you a better paying job or make attracting more profitable clients easier. So it really is a worthwhile investment.

Like a professional brand, your name can be a major part of your personal brand. Since your name will m…

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How to Maximize Your Newsletter Marketing Results

Read My NewsletterAt this point, it feels like newsletters have been around forever. I can barely remember a time where I was chatting with clients about creating a branded magazine or traditional newsletter. Yes I know they still exist, but most truly aren’t in need of actually being printed.

Newsletters, like most marketing, go in and out of popularity and are more successful for some businesses and industries than others. Having said that, they have been making a comeback…again. This seems to be a result of t…

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What Do You Need to Know About Organic Reach?

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You hear about “organic reach” but do you really know what it is?

You probably know that paid-reach is when you pay to have your ad or your content put in front of the people you want to reach in search engine results or on social media platforms. Organic reach is when you reach these same people without having to pay. It’s kind of like winning the lottery or cheating the system…well, that is how it can feel. In reality, organic reach refers to methods used to obtain a high ranking on a search …

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