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9 Networking Secrets From a Superconnector

9 Networking Secrets From a Superconnector | Business and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Scott Gerber is a superconnector. He knows a lot of people, and he works hard to introduce the right ones to each other. Recently profiled in Fast Company, Scott, pictured here with co-founder Ryan
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Leverage the science of social networks to enhance career and business opportunities.
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How to Write a Cover Letter: 31 Tips You Need to Know

How to Write a Cover Letter: 31 Tips You Need to Know | Business and Social Networking | Scoop.it

Instead of just repeating yourself, use your cover letter to describe additional details that you weren’t able to squeeze onto your resume

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A lot of great tips. I especially like the suggestion to copy a job description into Wordle to see what the hiring manager is looking for most....and to use Hemingway to help you edit - it will highlight if your sentences are too wordy, passive, etc.

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You'd Be Happier If You Talked to Strangers More Often - D-brief | DiscoverMagazine.com

You'd Be Happier If You Talked to Strangers More Often - D-brief | DiscoverMagazine.com | Business and Social Networking | Scoop.it
We tend not to strike up conversations with strangers due to our mistaken belief that no one wants to talk to us.
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Inspiration to leave intimidation behind at your next networking event. Don’t allow that negative voice in the back of your head convince you that someone probably won’t want to talk to you. Research supports that people are happier and feel more productive when they strike up conversations with strangers. It’s also a key first step in building quality relationships that will enhance your network.

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Relationship Economics: How Social is Transforming the World of Work [INFOGRAPHIC]

Relationship Economics: How Social is Transforming the World of Work [INFOGRAPHIC] | Business and Social Networking | Scoop.it
The one thing that I’ve learned to appreciate about social media has little to do with technology. Social networks and platforms aside, it is the democratization of media and the ability for everyday
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Forget Everything You Know About Ice Breakers-Because This Activity Works Better

Forget Everything You Know About Ice Breakers-Because This Activity Works Better | Business and Social Networking | Scoop.it
By Tammy Tibbetts, Founder & President of She’s the First At the Forbes Women’s Summit, each table had one reserved seat for a special guest. Some of the most powerful women in business sat at these tables, but it wasn’t their names you saw. So who were these singled-out women, if not famous, [...]
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How to trick the guilty and gullible into revealing themselves? Lessons from the 'Freakonomics' authors

How to trick the guilty and gullible into revealing themselves? Lessons from the 'Freakonomics' authors | Business and Social Networking | Scoop.it
How can you trick the guilty and the gullible into revealing themselves? Start with a basic understanding of game theory and incentives, write 'Freakonomics' authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.
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The Number One Thing That All Employees Should Be Doing At Work: Building Weak Ties

The Number One Thing That All Employees Should Be Doing At Work: Building Weak Ties | Business and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Oftentimes we focus on building strong relationships with people, strong ties. After all, the better we know someone and the stronger the relationship is, the more valuable it is for us right? It’s
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What Social Networks Should You Use in 2014? [INFOGRAPHIC]

What Social Networks Should You Use in 2014? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Business and Social Networking | Scoop.it
We’re now into a whole new year – but which social networks should have your full attention this year?

Via Lauren Moss
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Amy Williamson's curator insight, February 5, 5:43 AM

A must read for anyone working in social media!

Marianne Naughton's curator insight, February 20, 1:54 PM

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 30, 9:16 AM

Do you wonder where to put most of your online time for the best reach to viewers? Here is helpful info to help you decide.

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5 handy Twitter tools

5 handy Twitter tools | Business and Social Networking | Scoop.it
These shortcuts for tweeting, getting alerts, tracking hashtags, and chatting can help make managing a Twitter account less of a sinkhole for time and energy.
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Six Signs You're Using Social Media Wrong

Six Signs You're Using Social Media Wrong | Business and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Just because you use social media doesn't mean you use it right for your business. Here's why.
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The 10 Fastest Growing Apps This Year

The 10 Fastest Growing Apps This Year | Business and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Vine saw 403% growth between Q1 and Q3 this year, making it the world's fastest growing app. Twitter relaunched Vine in January, explaining its exponential growth.

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
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Arnaud d'Haen's curator insight, October 22, 2013 4:34 AM

Stiil talking about Facebook?

Sarah Rach-Sovich's curator insight, October 22, 2013 2:05 PM

It is probably time to try out Vine.... :)

Tim Fernback's curator insight, October 22, 2013 6:39 PM

Growth rates for social networks (and other social networking aps) for 2013.

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The Best Social Networks for B2B Companies [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Best Social Networks for B2B Companies [INFOGRAPHIC] | Business and Social Networking | Scoop.it

There are a lot of challenges in the B2B space, but the most common use for social media among B2B companies is plain and simple: to build awareness.

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, October 27, 2013 6:07 AM

n interesting social media infographic that contains statistics about which social platforms B2B marketers are currently using the most and how they are using them. Twitter and LinkedIn are the most-used social networks in the B2B space.

Bart van Maanen's curator insight, October 28, 2013 7:13 AM

Zorgen voor online  attentie is voor bedrijven in b2b de belangrijkste reden om professioneel aandacht te besteden aan social media. Deze infografiek (VS) wil laten zien welke netwerken daarbij het bets werken.

Tim Fernback's curator insight, October 28, 2013 1:57 PM

Great article and infographic on B2B companies use social networking.  Featuring LinkedIn, Youtube, Facebook and Twitter.  Great information on B2B engagement using LinkedIn (industries and how it is used primarily by B2B companies).

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Who Uses Social Networks: Age, Race, and Income Breakdown

Who Uses Social Networks: Age, Race, and Income Breakdown | Business and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Social Media - Nearly three-quarters (72%) of online US adults were using social networking sites as of May 2013, up from 67% in late 2012, according to a recent report from the Pew ...
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12 Most Useful Tips For New Google+ Users

12 Most Useful Tips For New Google+ Users | Business and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Mathew Hanley delivers on the 12 Most Useful Tips For New Google+ Users.
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Want More Work Contacts? Try The 80/20 Rule For Unselfish Networking

Want More Work Contacts? Try The 80/20 Rule For Unselfish Networking | Business and Social Networking | Scoop.it
If you really want to elevate your career to the next level, it's time to practice the art of unselfish networking.
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Why You Must Rethink How You Build Relationships In The 21st Century

Why You Must Rethink How You Build Relationships In The 21st Century | Business and Social Networking | Scoop.it
The digitization of relationships has fundamentally changed what it means to build a network in the 21st century. Thriving in this era of confusingly rapid change and information overwhelm means embracing network literacy ; the critical, counterintuitive skill set that helps individuals and businesses systematically build their networks. When I emailed Scott Belsky, [...]
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The key to successful networking is developing wide and deep relationships. This article outlines how to go beyond the traditional transactional nature of networking to build valuable and lasting relationships that enrich your career and life.

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This 15-Minute Daily Ritual Will Transform Your Network

This 15-Minute Daily Ritual Will Transform Your Network | Business and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Open relationship building is a systematic approach to connecting with a diverse group of people.
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Networking: 10 Storytelling Questions To Develop Meaningful Relationships

Networking: 10 Storytelling Questions To Develop Meaningful Relationships | Business and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Being a wonderful conversationalist might be easier than you think. Here are 10 story-eliciting questions to get the conversation going.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, June 15, 2:14 PM

I often get this question: how can I use stories or story tools when networking? My replies are much like my colleague Shawn Callahan's: it's less about the stories you tell and more about the questions you ask to evoke stories from others.


As Maya Angelou has said, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."


Oh, so true! So here Shawn has written a quick post that demonstrates the kinds of questions you can ask at networking events that will generate stories. Remember, networking is not about broadcasting who you are, it's about developing meaningful relationships with others so you can know who you want to do business with.


Enjoy these questions and I bet you'll get ideas for additional ones you can ask.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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Raising rainmakers

Raising rainmakers | Business and Social Networking | Scoop.it
This article proposes a series of strategies firms can follow to cultivate their young CPAs’ business development identity and the skills needed to go with it.
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While this article targets CPAs, it applies to anyone with business development responsibilities or those who will grow into that role. When it comes to networking, are you a natural, naysayer or neutral? 

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Why Successful People Have So Many Groups Of Friends

Why Successful People Have So Many Groups Of Friends | Business and Social Networking | Scoop.it
If you place yourself at the intersection of social groups, you'll have more ideas and more opportunities.
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LinkedIn Profile Tips: Optimization Guide to Build your Profile

LinkedIn Profile Tips: Optimization Guide to Build your Profile | Business and Social Networking | Scoop.it

View these Linkedin Profile Tips to build and optimize your profile on the platform, as well as learn how to use the many features available to users.

 

Linkedin provides access to a multitude of features, make it the most advanced professional user base in the web, from which you could harness its technical platform to get the best out of it.

Here is a great infographic with facts about Linkedin Profile, followed by the tips to build your profile with optimization techniques.


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Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's curator insight, December 13, 2013 6:09 PM

I confess that I am not leveraging the wonderful tools available on Linkedin.  Great article with easy tips on what you can do today to optimize your profile, and help employers find you.

 

Make it a great day!

Stéphane Hardel's curator insight, December 15, 2013 6:12 AM

Soyez beaux soyez forts soyez convoités

Lori Wilk's curator insight, December 28, 2013 3:21 PM

One of the biggest mistakes I hear about is that people signup to be on a social media site and then they don't complete their profile which reduces their effectiveness. Yes- it's important to fully complete your profile.

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Things Your Social Community Hates About You | Social Media Today

Things Your Social Community Hates About You | Social Media Today | Business and Social Networking | Scoop.it
This peeve has been around since the dawn of advertising. If one marketing message is good, then 10 is better, right? WRONG! More is not always better in social media.
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Social Sharing and Email Marketing - Infographic

Social Sharing and Email Marketing - Infographic | Business and Social Networking | Scoop.it

An infographic looking at email marketing and the effectiveness and frequency of shares to social media channels.


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Kathleen Holmlund's comment, October 20, 2013 3:38 PM
the stats they use appear to be early 2012 ones though... SM stats are much higher now.
Sophie Alexandra Aiachi's curator insight, October 21, 2013 4:14 AM

An infographic looking at email marketing and the effectiveness and frequency of shares to social media channels.

Asmaa Lahlou's curator insight, November 13, 2013 10:18 PM

email marketing is one of the foundation of Internet marketing. 

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There's a Right Way to Do Online Networking

There's a Right Way to Do Online Networking | Business and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Social-media sites, such as LinkedIn, can be helpful, but only if you use them correctly.
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The Surprising Science Behind How Super Connectors Scale Their Networks

The Surprising Science Behind How Super Connectors Scale Their Networks | Business and Social Networking | Scoop.it
How one of the world’s top super connectors uses scientific principles of social network analysis to dramatically scale the size and depth of his network without increasing the time spent.
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Make This Networking Mistake And Lose Big Time

Make This Networking Mistake And Lose Big Time | Business and Social Networking | Scoop.it
“Nobody deceives me!” you may boast, proud of being so prudent.I’ve got some bad news for you:If you are not deceived regularly, then you are not extending enough trust.Unless you
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Importance of building trust networks

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