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My #1 social media rule: be human first. Then be a brand.

I’ve noticed a huge increase in friend requests on Facebook and invitations to connect on LinkedIn that come from logos, not faces. I don’t accept any of them, and here’s why: the word “social” precedes the word “media” for a reason. Social media is social. My Oxford American dictionary defines social thus: 1. of or [&hellip

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#1 thing NOT to do on LinkedIn

The #1-with-a-bullet rule of social media, no matter what platform, is: be authentic. This does not mean that you should be an authentic idiot, however. I had a troubling conversation on LinkedIn a few days ago, with someone who sent me a connection request. I’m a pretty open networker – my only rules are Have [&hellip

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Why Your LinkedIn Profile Sucks & What To Do About It

You can spend a lot of worthwhile time on LinkedIn – it’s a great place to study industry trends, listen to meaningful conversations, and keep an eye on your competitors. What does your LinkedIn profile say about YOU? Sure, it’s got a chronological list of all the great companies you’ve worked for, and the degree(s) [&hellip

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Greater Richmond Companies to Watch + LinkedIn – Great Story!

Mike Gamson, VP, Corporate Solutions for online business networking leader LinkedIn, will give a presentation, “How Professional Online Networking Will Change the Business World” at The Venture Forum’s Greater Richmond Companies to Watch (GRCTW) on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at Toad’s Place in Richmond. Joining the Venture Forum to present GRCTW 2008 is lead sponsor [&hellip

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