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Best Tweets of the Week

Best Tweets of the Week – 02/27

Our February Giveaway is coming to an end, if you haven’t had the opportunity to enter, do so before it’s too late.  Remember, we are giving away two hardcover copies of Judy Robinett’s, How to be a Power Connector. You still have the opportunity to win one them, so click this link to enter today!

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Here are our Best Tweets of the Week:

This week we tackled the popular world of brand ambassadorship. In the last few years, brands have been seeking out the opportunities to work with ambassadors, like bloggers, who are quickly becoming a go to source for brands in search of a larger online presence.

Our giveaway for Judy Robinett’s How to be a Power Consultant, we reminded our followers this week to stop Networking Like Fools!

One of our most popular articles to date, Curse of the Disorganized Boss is still going strong, and thanks to our new GIF, so are our followers.  How do you deal with a disorganized boss, are you prepared?

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Power Connector

The Power Connector’s Giveaway

“When you deliver first-class work as a volunteer, people will assume you deliver the same high-quality work in your professional life.”

Judy Robinett, How to Be a Power Connector: The 5+50+100 Rule for Turning Your Business Network into Profits

Judy Robinett’s How to Be a Power Connector has been nominated for a Biz Book Award for Small Business Marketing, and for good reason!

Here at Think Like a Consultant, we want to everyone to have a chance to learn from Judy, learn her networking tips and find out how to turn your business network into profit.  So, we are giving away two copies of her award-winning book.

Click this link for a chance to one of two hardcover copies of Judy Robinett’s How to Be a Power Connector.

Networking is something we have discussed here, most recently in The 3 Simple Steps to Reach Networking Nirvana.  Connections matter in business, career, and even in your personal life.

“The proverb about who you know being more important than what you know has never been more true than when applied to locating a job opening.  Multiple studies have shown that being referred increases your chances of being hired, yet most people continue to do things the hard way.

According to the 2013 Sources of Hire study by CarrerXroads.com, “a candidate who has acquired a referral is 3-4 times more likely to be hired”.  Yet less than 7% of applications came include referrals!”

Judy Robinett’s How to Be a Power Connector uses real-world examples of power connectors and chock-full of great networking tips.  Judy simplifies building connection skills by handing you a guide that will get you results.

  • What is a powerful network, and how so you build one?
  • Do you know who to target?
  • The skills necessary to master power connecting.
  • How to implement the 3 phases of power connecting.
  • Introduction to the 5+50+100 system and how it will streamline your power connecting strategy.

Don’t miss your chance to win a free book with great networking tips provided by Think Like a Consultant!

Click this link for a chance to one of two hardcover copies of Judy Robinett’s How to Be a Power Connector

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3 Simple Networking Tips to Reach Nirvana

“To get a step up in the world, you could use a ladder, or you could use your connections. I prefer the latter.”
Jarod Kintz, Author, Seriously delirious, but not at all serious

Connections are the single most valuable resource available to help you find a new job, yet most people don’t maintain their network or totally ignore it until one minute after they lose their job.

When it comes to effective networking, ignorance is not bliss.

Networking shouldn’t be viewed as a onerous task that you only do when job hunting.  If you do, you will never realize the full potential of networking or be able to fully leverage it when you need it most.

In this post, I will share some of the networking tips that I have learned in my years of running a successful consulting business.

Continue reading 3 Simple Networking Tips to Reach Nirvana

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LinkedIn’s Killer App: Contact Management

Social media properties want to increase the time you spend with them.  They call it ‘engagement’ and it is a key metric that social media sites like to quote when soliciting more VC funds or in the case of Facebook, to make their analysts happy

LinkedIn has been called ‘Facebook for Business’ and for good reason.  They have become the defacto portal that most professionals use to manage their networking.

Social Media EngagementA social media analysis site called Shareaholic compiles a “Social Referrals That Matter” Report that measures user engagement across 200,000 sites. They said:

Although Google+ and LinkedIn drive the fewest social referrals, they bring in some of the best visitors.

What does this mean?  It means that LinkedIn users spend more time (over 2 minutes) on each link they click and view 2.23 pages during each visit.  As you can see from the chart, LinkedIn users spend over two hours there, on average, each month.  This ranks third behind only YouTube and Google+.

User engagement is a valuable metric and allows sites to charge more for advertising.  LinkedIn has built an active user community that is attractive to businesses.  The more engagement goes up, the more attractive their community becomes.

To increase their stickiness and keep you on their site even longer, LinkedIn has been quietly adding new features to their core functionality.  I’m going to show you how you can take advantage of some of these and turn LinkedIn into a free contact management tool. Continue reading LinkedIn’s Killer App: Contact Management

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3 Tips to Avoid Worrying About Losing Your Job

“Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.”

— George Carlin

Whether you feel like one of the people Carlin is referring to or whether you love your job and would never consider leaving, you can’t escape the fact that job hopping is becoming more common.  Today’s workers stay at a job for around 4.4 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  This may not sound too bad, however, it is projected that recent college grads could see that average drop even further.

Continue reading 3 Tips to Avoid Worrying About Losing Your Job