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Your Network: Professional Context vs. Personal Context

Your Network: Professional Context vs. Personal Context | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

What Reid Hoffman writes in this post might be obvious to some but it's a fundamental point I see others overlook more often than not. Context is really important both in real life and on social media.

If you extend that train of thought, you realize that the topic you're addressing also changes the context. Which is why bringing curation with the right context under a topic-centric model is so important.


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Walk AWAY in Your Value – The Go-Giver Way

Walk AWAY in Your Value – The Go-Giver Way | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

In this post by Certified Go-Giver Speaker/Coach and Ninja Selling Instructor, Dennis Giannetti, he takes a phrase we often use in terms of applying Go-Giver principles, “Walk In Your Value” and he provides a totally different angle. And, as is always the case with Dennis…he makes a LOT of sense.

Enjoy Dennis’ wisdom! – Bob Burg

 
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From the post "What is the cost of doing business with people that don’t respect your time? That may not value your services?"

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The Entrepreneur's Trap - How to Stop Working Too Much, Take Back Your Time & Enjoy Life!

The Entrepreneur's Trap - How to Stop Working Too Much, Take Back Your Time & Enjoy Life! | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

Get your free audio book copy of The Entrepreneur's Trap - How to Stop Working Too Much, Take Back Your Time & Enjoy Life! - Tina Forsyth

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SEO: what it used to be vs what it is now | Scoop.it Blog

SEO: what it used to be vs what it is now | Scoop.it Blog | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
As many have observed for some time now, SEO has completely changed over the past few years. From being machine-centric, it became people-centric. But what does it mean concretely to content marketers?
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Beyond Leadership: The Importance of Efficient Teams

Beyond Leadership: The Importance of Efficient Teams | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
While we emphasize leadership quite a bit, most of us in the business world also recognize the importance of teamwork. Teams are made up of individual leaders who bring their own strengths and pers...
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Team Building Activities With Lego Bricks | Serious Play Pro

Team Building Activities With Lego Bricks | Serious Play Pro | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

David Weedmark has written a good and simple post about Team Building Activities With Lego Bricks on eHow where he has summarised well the core essence of using Lego Serious Play in team building activities. Nice photos by Laura Beth Drilling from Demand Media

Lego isn’t just about fun and games. For team building exercises, working with Lego helps enhance creative and critical thinking skills while giving employees an opportunity to — at least to some degree — act like kids again. In fact, development coaches have been using Lego for years in team-building exercises.


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First job interview: top tips on how to prepare and succeed

First job interview: top tips on how to prepare and succeed | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
If you're preparing for your first job interview, here's some super advice from our panel of experts • Cheeky tips: 10 weird ways to beat interview nerves • How to use the Star technique to shine at job interviews...

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Birkbeck Careers & Employability's curator insight, October 27, 11:20 AM

Whilst these are certainly excellent bits of advice for first interviewees there is food for thought here for applicants at any stage of their career. Experts from a range of well regarded range of organisations offer their thoughts on phone interviews, weaknesses and preparation. What are you most worried about as your first professional interview approaches? And if you've already passed this important milestone what do you wish you'd known before you sat down in front of a potential employer? Let us know. 

LidiaMont's curator insight, October 27, 2:16 PM

Por consejos que no quede, aunque sean en inglés!.

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Deleting your Facebook page is foolish

Deleting your Facebook page is foolish | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
You know the saying, “You get what you pay for.” That’s often true. In the case of businesses with Facebook pages, you’re actually getting more than what you pay for, since – it’s free! So why would you not only look a gift horse in the mouth, but shoot it?

Yet some businesses are doing just that. It’s become the latest brag, trailing closely behind that fantastically annoying “I don’t even have a TV, never mind watch the drivel!”

Let’s lay it out: deleting your Facebook page is foolish.

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Let’s lay it out: deleting your Facebook page is foolish.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Content Curation

A Beginner’s Guide to Content Curation | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
What is content curation? This beginners guide to content curation answers that question and more.

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What Instructional Designers Don't Want to Hear

What Instructional Designers Don't Want to Hear | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
This week's elearning challenge gets you to tell us what you don't want to hear from your clients as you build your elearning courses.
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6 Ways To Help You Become A Fear-Free Leader?

6 Ways To Help You Become A Fear-Free Leader? | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
There is an interesting similarity between faith and fear. Both require an unshakable belief in an uncertain future. Given the choice between the two, why not have faith. Sounds reasonable enough ....
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cloudHQ - Sync Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, Basecamp

cloudHQ - Sync Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, Basecamp | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Synchronize & integrate Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote, Box, and Basecamp.Real-time synchronization, backup, and replication of files between Google Drive, Dropbox, and Basecamp, Backup multiple Google Drive accounts and Basecamp projects to...

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Security jobs are hot, thanks to the Internet of things

Security jobs are hot, thanks to the Internet of things | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Security certifications are soaring in value as thousands of new jobs are there for the taking

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, October 23, 5:56 PM

Nonetheless, security is probably the hottest topic in IT right now, and the public is being barraged by stories of data breaches, ransomware, security holes, and the NSA’s widespread data collection.

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Cure Impatience and Irritability for Leaders | Department oF Finance

Cure Impatience and Irritability for Leaders | Department oF Finance | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

Impatience and irritability with others do so much damage… subtle yet insidious.

Leaders, regardless of their level in the hierarchy, have gotten to that position because they were considered able to manage others to greater achievement. Have you met, or worked with someone where someone has risen to the level of their own incompetence? They may be able to manage others, but are they equipped to manage themselves?

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Here’s the quick antidote to impatience and irritability: STOP….BREATHE….REGROUP!

 

That is your one and only line of defense and it needs to be practiced constantly, consistently, in every situation! That deep breath allows you to respond rather than react, and in that moment you can design your response with mindfulness, to the situation at hand and the unique individual involved.

 

In that moment you get to choose the leadership quality you’d like to adopt. Is it patience? Equanimity? Understanding? Lighten up with humor? Might you act as coach, and ask questions, which promote others problem-solving abilities?

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Dr Kelly McNelis: From Coal Miners to Crockpots, Finding Your Passion Early On

Dr Kelly McNelis: From Coal Miners to Crockpots, Finding Your Passion Early On | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Many of us can remember the doubts we had early on in our careers – the feeling we might be pursuing the path of stability at the expense of following our passion. Dr Kelly McNelis was lucky. She d...
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¿Qué es Transmedia Storytelling?

Introducción al transmedia storytelling desde un punto de vista académico. Las historias como punto de partida, todos estamos conectados, la nueva manera de co…

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Joaquín Ballester's curator insight, November 3, 6:48 AM

Contar historias

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¡Cómo ha cambiado la historia! Y la forma de contarla también ha cambiado...

 

Un ejemplo de ello es el cambio de preferencia de pantalla. Antes la televisión era la primerapantalla, pero el surgimiento de los ordadores y de las tablets la han relegado a un segundo plano. La necesidad de interactividad y de crear una red ha facilitado esto.

 

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Fourteen Interview Questions to Help You Hire Your Next Innovator

Fourteen Interview Questions to Help You Hire Your Next Innovator | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Find out before it’s too late if you’re recruiting a trailblazer or an imposter.

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Find out before it’s too late if you’re recruiting a trailblazer or an imposter.

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http://bitly.com/1DtRkVr ;  We provide articles and web resources on everything from how to get a job to how to quit a job. Our job seeking services are always free so please take a minute and visit our registration page and join our community. Your dream job is a click away.

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10 Tips for an Awesome and SEO-Friendly Blog Post

10 Tips for an Awesome and SEO-Friendly Blog Post | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

Writing a blog post -like all other writing- is a skill. In order to keep your reader interested, you should think about structuring your text and writing in an appealing style. You should help your readers to grasp the main idea of your post by providing headings, subheadings and clear paragraphs. If people understand and like your text, they are much more likely to share, like, tweet and link to your post. And that will increase your rankings! So, in order to improve your ranking in Google, you should definitely try to maximize your writing skills!

For some, writing for SEO purposes and writing to attract and keep attracting your audience could appear as two contradictory goals. However, I totally disagree. Indeed, if you not only want a good but also an SEO-friendly blog post, your text should be written in such a way that the words you want to be found for have a very prominent place. And, using your keywords too often severely damages the readability of your text. So, you definitely should not do that!


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(From the article): Adding actual and functional information to your website will give Google the idea that your website is alive. If it’s not an active website, Google will crawl it less often and it might become less appealing to Google to include the page in the search results.

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Are you thinking of your content as Lego building blocks?

Are you thinking of your content as Lego building blocks? | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
There are many content types and tactics for content marketing. Each has it's place. Each offers unique benefits. Creating original content on an ongoing

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, October 30, 4:50 PM

As a kid my favorite game was to play Lego and build, deconstruct and rebuild stuff (spaceships mostly: I'm a geek...). As a father, I've been fascinated to see that construction game becoming my kids' favorite too and see what they came out with in terms of new ideas to build. 


Are you thinking of your content as modular with lego-type building blocks?


Leed Odden says you should because you'll then be able to turn mico-content into eBooks and then blog posts, newsletters, etc... And vice versa. 


Rebecca Lieb of the Altimeter group came out with the turkey leftover analogy to explain how you could turn epic content such as an ebook or a white paper into many other pieces of content with only marginal additional work. It's interesting to complement that with the opposite approach and plan your micro-content so that it can fit into something bigger. 


As Lee Odden points out, content curation plays an important role if you want to pursue this strategy: "Curation of micro-content is easy, provides useful information to your target audience".


And because of the many benefits he describes with social and SEO, by assembling your Lego content blocks into an awesome content spaceship, you might realize that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. 

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How to Leverage Succession Planning to Drive Strategic Change

How to Leverage Succession Planning to Drive Strategic Change | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Talent management professionals design succession management/talent review processes that help leaders set, monitor and recalibrate their efforts to align people and strategy. Yet there is a great opportunity for improvement in these processes. [...]
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11 Tips for a Social Media Plan That Rocks and Rules

11 Tips for a Social Media Plan That Rocks and Rules | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Unless you are a social media natural or part of a team of well-paid social media marketers, the more humble, receptive, and truly interested you can be in your social networks, the more successful you will be. Here are my eleven tips for putting together a great social media plan that works for you.

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donhornsby's curator insight, October 24, 8:08 AM

(From the article): Your other choice is to scratch this whole thing and pay someone to do it all for you. This returns us to tip #1, but it’s an important point. Social media is an art, science, and paid profession. The closest you can get to having it all free or easy is a simple social media plan that will give you a simple social media presence that, over time, will poise you for success.

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How to Become a Solopreneur in 10 Easy Steps

How to Become a Solopreneur in 10 Easy Steps | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Solopreneurs, entrepreneurs who single-handedly run their own businesses, are finding personal and financial success by creating their own work and making their own rules. But, how do you create work for yourself? What do you do when you're starting ...
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Cloud computing myths debunked

Cloud computing myths debunked | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
If you’re a small business owner and concepts like ‘the cloud’ fly over your head or send you into a flat panic, Darlene Menzies, CEO of SMEasy, says stop, breathe and embrace it because the cloud is a beneficial tool for SMEs

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, October 17, 5:47 PM

Contrary to popular belief, Menzies says that cloud-based products could actually save small business owners money as the products are “typically” charged on a monthly basis and are not upfront-lump-sum based.

Will Lenssen, Prin's curator insight, October 24, 11:50 AM

This still requires a set time to learn how to effectively use it. 

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Why Are Businesses Ignoring Their Future – The Millennials?

Why Are Businesses Ignoring Their Future – The Millennials? | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

Millennials seem to be misunderstood and a feared generation for most businesses yet they will become 75% of the workforce in the next 10 years.


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donhornsby's curator insight, October 23, 10:22 AM

If millennials have this much to offer, why aren’t they working for some of the biggest companies? Why aren’t more millennials leading companies?