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LinkedIn Skills – Useful or Useless?

Dan Pontefract

LinkedIn Skills. ” So what to do? I don’t think the skills feature in LinkedIn is critical for success in your career.

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 Silly me. You see?

Me and Linkedin

Euen Semple

Chris Brogan blogged recently about his decision to close his Linkedin account. 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. . Many otherwise interesting threads end up either spammy or "me too". .

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? can't remember how I could get things done without LinkedIn.

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. So in fact I am currently making an effort to blog more often. It’s like lobbing pebbles into ponds.

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.  In the comments , there was some thoughtful discussion about best practices for identifying, screening, and cultivating board members.

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

Beth Kanter

Once I recover from the journey, expect read reports about the Networked NGO in Rwanda and use of social media to support Women’s Rights organizations.   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.

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. LinkedIn seemed to me to be one of the most promising newcomers. For many people social networking is a recent phenomenon.

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

Erik Anderson, Donor Dreams Blog, shares his tips for being more productive online and offline and the tools he uses. 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.  Many organizations have a Twitter account, a Facebook fan page, a LinkedIn page and perhaps other social media vehicles as well. Number converted to hires. Join us. Posting tweet.

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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

choose people with names that are a bit more unique so that it will be more likely to find them on LinkedIn. look to find 5-8 people.

Favourite Posts of 2013 That I Wrote & Published

Dan Pontefract

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.

The best of March 2016 – in pictures

Jane Hart

Social learning

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.

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. You can join the Gurteen Knowledge Community Group here : [link

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 If you are not a member, you can find more information here and register.

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. You can join the Gurteen Knowledge Community Group here : [link

Getting Value from LinkedIn

Tony Karrer

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

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. Quite the opposite, actually. 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? After all, blogging is  still  lots of good fun !

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.

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

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. In that process Deloitte correlated Yammer usage with staff information.

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.

What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

Clark Quinn

And we should be connecting with colleagues in other organizations, so we might be using society-provided platforms or leverage LinkedIn groups.

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Social Media Policy?

Clark Quinn

And, of course, this is my blog, for deeper reflections. Like this.  I believe that if you find someone interesting, and follow both their blogs and their tweets, you can see what they’re tracking and then their reflections, and use them as a mentor.  A stealth mentor, as I like to call it ;). Let’s do this by platform.

on the net without a net

Harold Jarche

First of all I am lucky that blogging gave me an international reputation, and that I started early enough. How to establish fees.