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Bewildered with the new user interface for LinkedIn? The Power of One Conversation in 4 Easy $teps

By D. B. Wienke | September 17, 2014

Updated: May 5, 2017 There are 500+ million interested professionals on LinkedIn, some who have tinkered with their profile but not attracted the right connections. Some have amassed sizable networks but haven’t earned new business. The idea that someone knows you, trusts you, and works with you, is not new. It’s 1,000 years old, but …

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Tina Fey might be a member of your alum tribe – here’s how to find out

By D. B. Wienke | September 10, 2014

The start of the school year can be nostalgic for most of us. September can be a fresh start on your kids’ educational journey for the months ahead. Since you’re probably no longer in school, what about your own former classmates? It’s a great time to kick up your LinkedIn connections by linking up with your …

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3 killer steps to rock your LinkedIn Profile with examples you can use today

By D. B. Wienke | September 3, 2014

Was it the same for you? Did you join LinkedIn in the early years and post an electronic version of your paper resume and felt great about completing a profile? Today it’s a different story. LinkedIn has morphed from a job board into a business exchange of ideas among peers, business partners and of course, …

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Why LinkedIn Skills & Endorsements matter – it’s SEO for your LinkedIn profile

By D. B. Wienke | August 21, 2014

Many people ask me “Why bother with this section? Doesn’t my profile explain that I’m accomplished within the medical community as a pediatric allergist?” The answer is, yes, your profile supplies the validation of your skills. But when any LinkedIn user is searching for a pediatric allergist (or whatever profession), it’s your LinkedIn top skills …

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How to spot your own Tipping Point

By D. B. Wienke | August 14, 2014

It’s a book about change, something on our agendas for 2015. Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point is an examination of the social epidemics that surround us. In particular, it’s a book that presents a new way of understanding why change often happens as quickly and as unexpectedly as a sneeze. Small, barely noticeable changes will amass into …

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What about random invites from LinkedIn people you don’t know?

By D. B. Wienke | August 4, 2014

Strategically, you’ll want to create a wide but selective network. More is better–but not for the reason you may think. The true value in a large network is the power of indirect connections. The wider your network, the closer you are to someone who personally knows the lawyer or executive you’re seeking. But what about random invites? …

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