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LinkedIn Skills – Useful or Useless?

Dan Pontefract

LinkedIn Skills. I don’t think the skills feature in LinkedIn is critical for success in your career. Useful or useless?

Why I, Too, Killed My LinkedIn Account

Luis Suarez

Is that the main reason why I then went ahead and deleted my LinkedIn profile for good over a week ago? Will I survive as an independent trusted advisor on Social Business & Digital Transformation without having an active LinkedIn profile? You know, you had to have a profile out there all over the place. Silly me. You see? etc.),

Me and Linkedin

Euen Semple

Chris Brogan blogged recently about his decision to close his Linkedin account. I keep trying to get involved in the various Linkedin groups I am a member of but a few things drive me away. This got me thinking, yet again, about whether I should do the same. . It is too safe and too corporate. It feels bland and lifeless.

LinkedIn Connection Approach Rethought

Tony Karrer

If you read my blog much, you know that I use LinkedIn quite a bit to help me find experts and expertise. You can see how I do this in my posts/screencasts LinkedIn Searching for Experts and Expertise and LinkedIn Answers to Get Help. And, I sometimes wonder what I did before I had LinkedIn as a resource.

LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

I do a lot of presentations where one of the topics is how to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. In most cases, I will ask for a show of hands: How many of you have a LinkedIn Account? How many of you actively use LinkedIn? How many of you get really high value from LinkedIn? - Generally 50-70%.

Blogging angst

Euen Semple

My friend Dave Tebbutt is wondering whether to give up his blog or not. Many of us over the years go through periods of questioning why we blog and if it is worth it. For me the biggest reason to blog is personal. If I don’t blog I don’t think as much, or at least not with as much focus. I don’t notice as much.

5 Ways to Make LinkedIn Board Connect Work for Your Nonprofit

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: Last week, I wrote about the launch of LinkedIn’s Board Connect tool that helps nonprofit identify potential board candidates through searching the networks of their board members on LinkedIn. Geri Stengel who has written guest posts about LinkedIn on this blog offered to share some tips. Marc W.

Attention Data Nerds: Nonprofits Miss Out on the Power of LinkedIn: Learn How to Tap It

Beth Kanter

If you’re motivated to go deeper on LinkedIn after reading this summary, you will want to check out my curated list of nonprofit and LinkedIn resources here. Nonprofits Miss Out on the Power of LinkedIn: Learn How to Tap It – Guest Post by Geri Stengel. LinkedIn has 150 million affluent, influential members.

Reflections on the early days of social networking as LinkedIn reaches 100 million users

Ross Dawson

Last week LinkedIn reached a significant milestone: 100 million users. On the occasion LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman sent out an email to the first 100,000 users thanking them for being early adopters. You can look it up yourself in your LinkedIn profile URL; it is the number after “id=”. Some have flourished. Enterprise 2.0

The Soothing Effect of Blogging

Luis Suarez

It’s hard to believe, even for myself, how the last time I wrote a blog post over here was a bit over two months ago. Go figure. I doubt it.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Personal Productivity Tips for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

The first Nonprofit Blog Carnival of 2015 is on the theme is personal productivity. What is personal productivity? Here’s a summary.

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Should CEOs Blog?

Luis Suarez

You just can’t afford to go through that and that’s where most of your reluctance to blogging comes from nowadays. Most probably. .

Getting More Value from Your Social Media

Kevin Wheeler

Organizations are creating Facebook fan pages, LinkedIn groups and so on with little understanding of their goals for doing so. Using referrals or telephone calls may work better than Facebook or LinkedIn and nothing should be excluded from your initial strategy planning. Number converted to hires. Join us. 1 day ago More updates.

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Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Is Blogging Dead?

Luis Suarez

Is blogging dead for you folks as well? When was the last time you created a blog post? Blogging is not dead! Get used to it.

Pre-network with LinkedIn

Tony Karrer

I choose people with names that are a bit more unique so that it will be more likely to find them on LinkedIn. The way I do this is simple.

Favourite Posts of 2013 That I Wrote & Published

Dan Pontefract

I thought it to be somewhat innovative to announce my new role and retirement from the old role at TELUS through my blog. There were no judges.

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on Linkedin

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen The Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on LinkedIn has grown by over 100 members from 2,184 members last month to 2,289 today and is still one most active of all the KM LinkedIn groups. You can join LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/reg/join and the Gurteen Knowledge Community Group here : [link

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on Linkedin

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen The Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on LinkedIn has grown from 2,076 members last month to 2,184 today and looks to be the most active of all the KM LinkedIn groups. You can join LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/reg/join and the Gurteen Knowledge Community Group here : [link

Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Tony Karrer

I received a great question from someone relative to my last post - Required Reading for Training Managers where I continue to suggest the benefits of blogging (see Blogging - I'm Pushing Harder Now and Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog for recaps of much of this). But, it's just that.

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on Linkedin

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen The Gurteen Knowledge Group on LinkedIn is now the central discussion forum for the Gurteen Knowledge Community. Over the passt month, it has grown by over 100 people to 1,308 members. It's a great place to post questions and slowly more discussion and interaction is taking place on the forum.

The best of March 2016 – in pictures

Jane Hart

Here are 6 of my favourite blog posts/articles from March 2016 – summarised in an image. Social learning

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on Linkedin

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen The Gurteen Knowledge Group on LinkedIn is the central discussion forum for the Gurteen Knowledge Community. There are now just over 1,200 members. If you would like to join then you can register here.

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on Linkedin

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I have made the Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on LinkedIn an open group. To my mind, LinkedIn have done an extremely poor design job here. . You can join LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/reg/join. It is also now possible to Tweet interesting discussions.

Blog Post: Update: Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on Linkedin

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I talked about the Gurteen Knowledge Group on LinkedIn recently and how I was making it the central discussion forum for the Gurteen Knowledge Community. And if you would like to connect with me personally on LinkedIn please do so A few new discussions have started also.

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on Linkedin goes OPEN

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I have made the Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on LinkedIn an open group. To my mind, LinkedIn have done an extremely poor design job here. . You can join LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/reg/join. It is also now possible to Tweet interesting discussions.

Getting Value from LinkedIn

Tony Karrer

A couple months ago, I took him to task in Thomas Davenport and Blogging - He is Wrong! In his book he tells us basically that blogs have detracted from productivity, not increased it. He misses the value proposition of Blogging as a Learning and Networking tool. In this post, he says: I've been on LinkedIn for several years.

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on Linkedin

David Gurteen

I have moved its activity over to the Gurteen Knowledge Community group on Linkedin. If you are not familiar with LinkedIn or not a member, could I encourage you to take a look. By David Gurteen I have recently deleted the Google Group: The Gurteen Knowledge Forum as it was several years old and rarely used.

The Therapy of Blogging While Showing Off Your Ideas Out in the Open

Luis Suarez

You may have noticed how over the course of the last few days I haven’t had much of a chance to blog over here. I am continually looking at the prospect of writing away, as, you know, there is always time for blogging, right? Is it still a blog? Should blogs have comments turned off by default and still be called a blog?

I’m Not Scared of Email; I Developed a System called DADDIO

Dan Pontefract

LinkedIn is also on the list. Where I work, we also use micro-blogging and IM (instant messaging) applications. And who would blame him?

Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Clark Quinn

I received a great question from someone relative to my last post - Required Reading for Training Managers where I continue to suggest the benefits of blogging (see Blogging - I'm Pushing Harder Now and Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog for recaps of much of this). But, it's just that.

Blog Post: Take a look at Nancy Dixon's Blogs

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen There are only a handful of people whose blog posts I never wish to miss. You will find Nancy's main blog Conversation Matters here but she is also blogging on Linkedin now. Dave Snowden is one and Nancy Dixon is another.

Twitter TechSmith LinkedIn Learning Strategy

Tony Karrer

The Truth About Twitter - Social Enterprise Blog , May 11, 2009 Twitter Tips: for Teachers & Educators - Don't Waste Your Time , May 9, 2009 Twitter and Webinars - eLearning Technology , May 14, 2009 Developing a PLE Using Web 2.0 The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals.

LinkedIn Facebook Twitter - Different Connection Style

Tony Karrer

As a result of my recent change in my Approach to LinkedIn Connections , I've actually met quite a few people who read my blog, but I don't believe had ever commented. They were comfortable connecting with me via LinkedIn and since it offers mutual value it was worth the effort. This really got me thinking. Does that sound bad?

seeking and sense-making

Harold Jarche

Many of us subscribe to newspapers, magazines, web feeds, blogs, and other forms of push information. How do you make sense of your work?

Using social media to track and drive organizational success metrics

Ross Dawson

A real highlight of the conference was the Social Media: Risks and Rewards panel, which I chaired, with the participation of a fantastic cast of Peter Williams of Deloitte, Steve Barham of LinkedIn, Laurel Papworth of The Community Crew, and Sam Mutimer of ThinkTank Media. Often there are surprises in who these people turn out to be.

Blog Post: What makes a powerful question?

David Gurteen

You can see the comments/discussion on the Gurteen Knowledge Community group on Linkedin. By David Gurteen A big thank you to everyone who has given me feedback on "What makes a powerful question?" Your comments have been tremendously helpful in provoking my thoughts on the subject. Rather than ask "What makes a powerful question?",

and what do you do?

Harold Jarche

This may be the closest to the truth because this blog is where I work and learn out loud, and it is fairly often how my clients find out about me.

sense-making with social media

Harold Jarche

LinkedIn is a useful professional tool. But writing my blog posts forces me to spend some time putting thoughts and ideas together.

eLearning Learning Adds Personalized Subscriptions

Tony Karrer

The system then uses social signals such as those coming from Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, delicious as well as clicks and views.

Blog Post: Who should you be talking with?

David Gurteen

in the Gurteen Knowledge Community group on Linkedin has pretty much wound down. By David Gurteen The discussion on "What makes a powerful question?" But take a look if you have not already - there are some really useful insights there. And take a look at David Griffith's recent post on Do you ignite knowledge wildfires?