LinkedIn Skills – Useful or Useless?

Dan Pontefract

LinkedIn Skills. LinkedIn itself states the following: LinkedIn Skills & Endorsements helps you discover the expertise that other professionals have. 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? Lots of questions looking for an answer, I suppose, but, for now, what I do know is that deleting my LinkedIn identity was an educated and informed personal choice.

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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. . I have been in Linked in for nine years, having been user number 1400 or so out of 100 million. It is useful for keeping up to date with the people I know's changes of circumstance but little more.

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. That's what LinkedIn tells you. But, after listening to Christian, I've changed the way I look at LinkedIn connections and how I treat invitations.

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? - Now down to 2-5% I am continually surprised by this result ( Getting Value from LinkedIn ). I 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. If I don’t blog I don’t think as much, or at least not with as much focus. I don’t think it even matters where you blog these days. This is because just linking to my blog posts seemed unreasonable.

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. An excellent addition to my collection of curated LinkedIn resources. 5 Ways to Make LinkedIn Board Connect Work for Your Nonprofit by Geri Stengel.

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. Whether connected or cold calling, you can build long-term, valuable relationships using LinkedIn. LinkedIn isn’t some stodgy place where people post their resumes.

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=”. LinkedIn seemed to me to be one of the most promising newcomers. As it happens this model closer to LinkedIn than any of the other major social networking platforms of today.

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. However, it doesn’t even feel totally awkward, as it used to be in the past, whenever I embarked on a longish blogging hiatus of sorts.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Personal Productivity Tips for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

The first Nonprofit Blog Carnival of 2015 is on the theme is personal productivity. That was the call for blog posts. I received a rich selection covering this topic – from changing mindsets, new tool sets, and lots of tips on how to manage your social media, email, and work flow.

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Should CEOs Blog?

Luis Suarez

Earlier on this month, my good friend, Euan Semple wrote a short blog post on the topic of how tough it is to put together that initial first blog entry, if you are new to blogging, and even more so if you are an executive.

Getting More Value from Your Social Media

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Getting More Value from Your Social Media by Kevin Wheeler on November 24, 2010 Platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and a variety of proprietary platforms are becoming core to successful recruiting, learning, relationship building, and marketing. To assume that everyone is connected, has a Facebook profile and uses LinkedIn is flawed.

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

Luis Suarez

His article surely is a must-read, not only because it covers a good number of the entries which have been trying to kill blogging from as early as 2007, but also because of his conclusion, which is one of my favourites as well for a good number of subjects nowadays: it depends.

Pre-network with LinkedIn

Tony Karrer

I have to make sure that I get at least as much value from that 3-4 hours as I would from spending the same time using LinkedIn for Networking – and that's tough competition. I choose people with names that are a bit more unique so that it will be more likely to find them on LinkedIn.

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. Our Three Young Children Blog … Here’s Why. For those that wonder why we have a 10, 8 and 6 year-old publicly blogging.

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). The question was: What is your assessment of the relative benefits of pure blogging vs LinkedIn Answers and other social networking platform-based discussion venues?

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. If you would like to join then you can register here

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. Please take the time to register and join the conversations and help turn what is still really just a network into a community

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. The major advantage of this is that discussions are now indexed by search engines and anyone on the web can read the discussions. 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 Since then, over 120 people have registered and we are now up to 1,120 members or thereabouts. A few new discussions have started also. 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. The major advantage of this is that discussions are now indexed by search engines and anyone on the web can read the discussions. It is also now possible to Tweet interesting discussions.

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. 3 – Content dumping: how to poison your learning strategy – Nick Shackleton Jones, LinkedIn, 15 March 2016.

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. Now Davenport is at it again with a post (on his blog no less - I guess he doesn't want to be productive himself) - LinkedIn Is Not a Social Network. I've met fantastic people through LinkedIn.

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. Also, please do connect with me, out of the 17,000 members of my community who receive my knowledge letter about only about 2,500 of you are connected to me personally and only about 1,000 are members of the LinkedIn Community group

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? In my 11 years of blogging itself I don’t think I have ever experienced the good well known writer’s block when putting together the next article. 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. communication email micro-blogging social networking technology daddio Email messagingOne of my favourite people on the planet is Luis Suarez.

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). The question was: What is your assessment of the relative benefits of pure blogging vs LinkedIn Answers and other social networking platform-based discussion venues?

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 Hot List - May 8, 2009 to May 15, 2009 Once again, used eLearning Learning to generate a list of the best from last week. The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals.

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. Nancy produces so much good practical material, for example, see her latest post 4 Great Ways to Conduct Peer Assists: Transferring Knowledge Effectively

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. Now, it took me 2-3 years to change my thinking about LinkedIn.

seeking and sense-making

Harold Jarche

Many of us subscribe to newspapers, magazines, web feeds, blogs, and other forms of push information. I share some things on LinkedIn but use it mostly to loosely connect with others. From all of these sources I am able to work out loud on my blog and discern what I can share and when.

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. I am still looking for input from anyone who would like to add further to the discussion. But note, I realize now that I was not entirely clear in my 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. It’s short, includes a quote from a reader of my blog, but may be not descriptive enough.

sense-making with social media

Harold Jarche

LinkedIn is a useful professional tool. However, it is blogging, such as this post, that is by far my strongest form of learning, as it involves a number of things that are all supported by researched learning theory, and which improve memory and recall: Reflection.

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 new now is that the site allows you to sign up and provide your Twitter and LinkedIn information.

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. Deloitte’s success with enterprise micro-blog Yammer led to Yammer asking Deloitte if they could create a case study.

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? where he makes the point that Knowledge Management doesn't have to be about the theatre of action.