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How to Use LinkedIn: Success Stories

August 29, 2014

linkedIn"To many people, LinkedIn seems like a chaotic, confusing mess," declares Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D. "It can feel like there are too many strangers trying to connect with you, too many people trying to sell you something, and too much content that isn’t relevant to you. . . ."

"Before giving up on LinkedIn, though, I recommend taking a closer look at how other people are successfully using it to benefit their careers and businesses. I asked some LinkedIn fans to describe the details of how they use the social media site. This article is long because they had so much to say, but persist in reading it and I think you will be inspired."


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How to Take Criticism Well

August 29, 2014

snippet-responding-to-criticism-james-sharp"No one likes getting criticism," states Sue Shellenbarger in a piece at WSJ.com. "But it can be a chance to show off a rare skill: taking negative feedback well."

"It is a skill that requires practice, humility and a sizable dose of self-awareness. But the ability to learn from criticism fuels creativity at work, studies show, and helps the free flow of valuable communication."

Article is accompanied by a James Sharp infographic (snippet, left).


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Want to Boost Your Social Media Following? Get Visual

August 29, 2014

ryan-underwood"Videos and photos are more likely to get clicked and shared on social media. Here's how smart companies are amping up the visuals."

Photo – post author Ryan Underwood


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10 Reasons Visual Content Will Dominate 2014

August 28, 2014

visual-marketing"This article takes a look at the rise of visual content – and why 2014 will be the year of visuals."

Article is accompanied by a SlideShare presentation.


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The Dying Art of Leaving a Voicemail

August 28, 2014

dylan-loveDylan Love covers the topic. Video included.

Author bio – "Dylan Love covers robotics, artificial intelligence, drones, and the works for Business Insider's tech section."


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Banish Boring Meetings with This Simple Trick

August 28, 2014

anna-almendrala"If you want to spice things up in the board room, try this prank: hide all the chairs," declares Anna Almendrala (photo, left) in a piece at HuffingtonPost.com.

Author bio – Ms. Almendrala is a Healthy Living editor at HuffingtonPost.com


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Can Skype Translator Improve Intercultural Communication?

August 27, 2014

skype-translator-article-imageSherwood Fleming covers Microsoft's Skype Translator. Video included.


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Dick Bolles on How to Land Your First Job

August 27, 2014

dick-bollesAccording to Tim Brown, CEO at IDEO, "Few people have helped as many people find the right job as Dick Bolles (photo, left). The best-selling author of What Color is Your Parachute? and co-founder of eParachute.com has been advising job seekers for over 40 years. I had a chance to speak with Bolles recently as part of the OpenIDEO Youth Employment Challenge. . . ."


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People Who Are Truly Productive Refuse to Do These 9 Things

August 27, 2014

bill-murphy-jr"If you want to be more productive, don't start by taking on new habits and routines," says Bill Murphy Jr. (photo, left). "Instead, do less. The most productive people know how to stay focused and how to say no–but most importantly, they know how to delegate and outsource."


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How to Gracefully Exit a Conversation

August 26, 2014

ID-10084715"It's difficult, but certainly not impossible, to gracefully exit a conversation without hurting the other person's feelings," says Maggie Zhang.

"Here's some helpful advice for how to do it, gleaned from personal experience, online message boards, interviews, and advice columns: . . ."

Image courtesy of pixtawan at FreeDigitalPhotos.net


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