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Inspiring Teams With Purpose-Driven Leadership

Inspiring Teams With Purpose-Driven Leadership | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
RT @WorldsV: Short, but powerful video on Purpose-Driven #Leadership. #leadershipdevelopment #purpose http://t.co/5S7meiwumW
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Mindfulness and Leadership: Three Easy Ways to Be a Better Leader

Mindfulness and Leadership: Three Easy Ways to Be a Better Leader | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
In the world of coaching, we’ve long practiced and shared the concepts of mindfulness with clients because we’ve seen and felt the results. Mindfulness as it’s practiced as a part of leadership dev...

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Richard Dillard, PMP, SSBB, ABD 7.1's curator insight, April 6, 10:02 AM

Great, simple tip: mindfulness! As leaders, we most need to be mindful of the impact we are having on others. As this article points out, those we engage with on a daily basis are usually the first to notice when we're slipping.

Cassie premo steele's curator insight, April 7, 10:41 AM

Here's a great article on how mindfulness can help us be leaders.

Aisli Madden's curator insight, April 12, 7:59 AM

This is a great read for fellow mindful entrepreneurs! #mindfulness Don't forget to buy "Zenji Heals his Muzzy Bug" on #kickstarter b4 its too late! http://bit.ly/BBkickstart   ; #mindfulness 

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WordPress Business Themes in 2014 – 60 of the Best, All Free

WordPress Business Themes in 2014 – 60 of the Best, All Free | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
WordPress now powers almost 20% of the web. And though it’s hard to say exactly how much of that is attributed to exactly what types of users, there’s no question that businesses have been turning to WordPress at a greater and greater rate.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 26, 3:19 PM

Super collection of WordPress business themes. Did I mention responsive design and free?

SageRave's curator insight, March 26, 5:53 PM

Interested in new Wordpress themes? Nothing beats a freebie!

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7 Questions You Need To Ask When Adding Social Media Buttons To Your Blog

7 Questions You Need To Ask When Adding Social Media Buttons To Your Blog | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
Social media buttons are often done badly.This can lead to little sharing. On a social web that is a disaster. So how can you increase your social sharing?

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Vicky Gillies's curator insight, March 26, 1:12 PM

Good advice considering "that more people are using social media accounts to experience the brand. The corporate website is no longer the center of the digital marketing universe anymore."

Patrick Findlay's curator insight, March 27, 9:33 AM

Sharing on social media must be something easy to do, if it's not, then you're just not going to share it, period.

Adérito Bié's curator insight, March 27, 9:36 AM

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CEOs fail to embrace LinkedIn, Twitter - The Australian Financial Review

CEOs fail to embrace LinkedIn, Twitter - The Australian Financial Review | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
Chanticleer | CEOs most common excuse for not being on Twitter or becoming an influencer on LinkedIn is they see it as being narcissistic.n here
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Leadership storytelling and "Circle of the 9 Muses" - YouTube

Today, leaders are looking to storytelling to help advance the work of the organization. Here's a look at some of the possibilities... and also an introducti...

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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, May 15, 8:04 AM

While this is an infomercial, I wonder how we can use story telling with students and even parents when trying to teach knowledge and skills. 

Ian Berry's curator insight, May 15, 10:24 PM

Good book promo and good insights In reality story-telling or as I prefer to call it story-sharing essential to build bridges from what is to what can be. Candid & convivial conversations are what's vital to actually crossing the bridges

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, May 20, 1:54 AM

Storytelling et leadership voilà deux domaines qui peuvent aller ensemble pour motiver les étudiants ou les employées. C'est le même combat.

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Is Your Leadership Style Right for the Digital Age?

Is Your Leadership Style Right for the Digital Age? | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
Advancement in digital technologies has disrupted everything, including leadership styles, according to the authors of this opinion piece.

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Becky Willmoth's curator insight, February 20, 6:08 AM

Within this article four leadership styles are discussed, with a place advocated for each. However in the digital age, the co-creator is the most desirable and rarest of the leadership styles described. Desirable as she or he generates more innovation, growth and profit. Rare as the capabilities required of this leader are complex and borne of authenticity and trust, with a preference for eco, rather than ego, systems.


To support the evolution of the co-creator, leadership development approaches should enable leaders to create broad and diverse networks, encourage them to bridge (or remove) boundaries, offer a space to relinquish control and the desire to create shared value. 

june holley's curator insight, February 20, 7:10 AM

Even though this is directed at businesses, it shows how we are moving to a network age where people want to be part of engaged networks. How do we shift our ideas about leadership to support this larger shift?. 

Shannon Banks's curator insight, February 22, 5:29 PM

Top-down leadership is no longer viable in the digital age. This article gives great context for technological reasons behind this shift.

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How Hashtags Work on Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, Pinterest, Facebook, Tumblr, and Flickr

How Hashtags Work on Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, Pinterest, Facebook, Tumblr, and Flickr | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
Hashtags, which make it easier to find, share and curate content on social platforms, can be an invaluable tool in your marketing arsenal.

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Hanin Abu Al Rub's curator insight, February 16, 6:35 PM

A good lead to the meaning of #Hashtags on #SocialMedia #SM

Social Leads Network's curator insight, February 18, 2:48 AM

Of course Hashtags make it easier to find and share content on social platforms but whats also important is to know when your customers or your audience is speaking about your product or service. Knowing this separates you from everyone else. If you are able to be in front of your audience when they are asking or talking about your product or service thats KEY. Thats what we call Purchase Intent. Thats What Social Leads Network does :) www.SocialLeadsNetwork.com SocialLeadsNetwork@gmail.com for a demo :) 

Andrew Wroblewski's curator insight, February 19, 8:35 AM

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The Complete Guide to #SocialMedia Image Sizes 2015 - #infographic

The Complete Guide to #SocialMedia Image Sizes 2015 - #infographic | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
Get your social media platforms optimized with the right image sizes and stand out from the crowd.

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Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 27, 2:16 PM

Great reference on how the size of your #socialmedia #photos matter and vary with each platform. 

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Fotografie Turismo Italia's curator insight, February 26, 4:00 AM

Guida per conoscere le dimensioni delle immagini dei vari Social Media.

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Report: Marketers will spend more on social media advertising in 2015 - B2B News Network

Report: Marketers will spend more on social media advertising in 2015 - B2B News Network | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
Marketing campaigns are getting a lot more social this year as the industry plans to ramp up social media ad spending, a new Salesforce survey of 5,000 marketers found earlier this month.

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iNeoMarketing's curator insight, January 25, 5:21 PM

A snippet from the recent SFDC State of Marketing report (scooped about 2 weeks ago). Social media advertising + Retargeting.

Sergio Silva's curator insight, February 3, 7:06 PM

Has the social media phase of the Internet ended or not?

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, February 11, 8:54 AM

What will marketers be investing in exactly? An infographic released earlier this month by CJG Marketing may have the answer to this as some of the social media trends for this year include:

Audio and videoSocial media commercePayment featuresB2B and social media collaborationSocial media analytics



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The Future of Social Media: 25 Experts Share Their 2015 Predictions - Business 2 Community

The Future of Social Media: 25 Experts Share Their 2015 Predictions - Business 2 Community | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
Social Media has cemented its hold on businesses as more and more marketers indicate that they are placing a high value on it and are wanting to master social tactics that effectively engage their au…...
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How to Structure a Perfect SEO Optimized Page

How to Structure a Perfect SEO Optimized Page | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
With Google looking at over 200 factors when ranking a website, how do you know which ones to focus on? Or better yet, what steps do you need to take in order t

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, November 21, 2014 11:59 PM

Great SEO advice from Neil Patel.

Gerard Downey's curator insight, November 24, 2014 7:02 PM

How to best setup your landing pages for local seo 

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4 Ways to Use Social Media for Customer Service

4 Ways to Use Social Media for Customer Service | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
Customer service requires human touch. How does social media play into customer relation? Here are four ways to use social media for customer service.

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Six Characteristics Define 21st Century Leadership - Forbes

Six Characteristics Define 21st Century Leadership - Forbes | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
As President for the Americas and European Union Region, Odilon Almeida is responsible for Western Union’s business across 98 countries, encompassing all the companies’ products and services in three macro regions: North America, Latin America and...
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How to Build Your Thought Leadership When You Feel You Have None - Huffington Post

How to Build Your Thought Leadership When You Feel You Have None - Huffington Post | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
When you're just starting out in your new business, or launching a new practice, consultancy, or solopreneurship, it can be very enlivening to follow people who are ten steps (or 100) ahead of you, to learn from those you'd like to emulate.
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One for those of us who might find the idea of being a #thoughtleader daunting.

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How to Calculate Social Media ROI: A Delightfully Short Guide

How to Calculate Social Media ROI: A Delightfully Short Guide | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
Step-by-step instructions on how to calculate social media ROI for your marketing.

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iNeoMarketing's curator insight, March 26, 7:24 PM

And the article includes a simple approach to calculating social media ROI. However, any ROI measurement not connected to business objectives is questionable.

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Here's How the US Should Fight ISIS With Social Media - Wired

Here's How the US Should Fight ISIS With Social Media - Wired | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
Here are a few strategies the U.S. can use to combat ISIS. Like any strategy in counterinsurgency, none is a panacea, but all have advantages worth considering.
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Why the Company Blog is More Important Than You Think

Why the Company Blog is More Important Than You Think | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
For better or for worse, most marketing tactics are now built upon content. In fact, according to the Content Marketing Institute’s 2015 B2B Content Marketing Trends & Benchmarks report, 70% of…

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 27, 11:15 AM

Take a second look at the power of authentic corporate blogging.

Marco Favero's curator insight, February 27, 6:11 PM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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What Millennials Want from Work, Charted Across the World

What Millennials Want from Work, Charted Across the World | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
Research shows just how varied they are.
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The complete beginner’s guide to social media benchmarks

The complete beginner’s guide to social media benchmarks | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog. If I were to tell you that a recent tweet of mine received 20 clicks, what would you think? Maybe 20 clicks sounds like a lot based on what you’ve found for your own accounts.
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How to use minimalist design to create professional content

How to use minimalist design to create professional content | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
Sometimes less is more. Learn these simple tricks to take advantage the minimalist design trends in graphic design to create more professional presentations and

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Bob Connelly's curator insight, February 19, 9:39 AM

I really prefer minimalist design. This short post gives some simple tips on how to achieve this.

Gabriel Arturo Viera's curator insight, February 23, 1:29 PM
This type of work is currently widely used.
Susan Gingras Fitzell's curator insight, March 15, 3:41 PM

Poses a refreshing contrast to what is very *busy* in most digital media. The tips presented are consistent with brain research on how we take in information visually. 

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Social media will put the consumer in charge of the restaurant industry - Philadelphia Business Journal

Social media will put the consumer in charge of the restaurant industry - Philadelphia Business Journal | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
“Monitoring reviews is no longer an option; it’s a necessity.

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Bob Frazier's curator insight, January 25, 2:17 PM

Reviews, restaurants either love em or hate em and this is usually dependent on the latest review! Reviews are very important to customers considering your restaurant and Social Media is an important daily function, make sure you have someone replying to all your reviews! Don't miss this opportunity to interact with your customers and turn a bad review into a loyal customer!. Subscribe to the free Restaurant Newsletter for a weekly recap of Restaurant and Mobile ideas, news, articles and info at http://pos-advicenewsletter.com/! 

St Louis Media, LLC's curator insight, January 25, 2:42 PM

Social media will put the consumer in charge of the restaurant industry - Philadelphia Business Journal - St Louis Media

maluk's curator insight, January 25, 2:51 PM

Още един пример за дайджест

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Guy Kawasaki's 7 tips for better social media storytelling - Financial Post

Guy Kawasaki's 7 tips for better social media storytelling - Financial Post | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
How do you tell better stories online? Silicon Valley guru Guy Kawasaki has 7 tips that will help you build awareness and customer engagement
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14 Recent Changes Social Media Marketers Need to Know

14 Recent Changes Social Media Marketers Need to Know | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
Here are 14 of the most recent changes to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+ and Instagram that social media marketers can benefit from.

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Ryan Somlai's curator insight, December 10, 2014 7:26 AM

Social media moves fast, along with some of the features that they contain. This is a great article for any company that has a social media presence. It talks about some of the new features on facebook, including searching for past posts, which can affect the way that social media marketers use keywords in their content. LinkedIn has a new feature where you can view statistics based on who has looked at your profile, and where these views are coming from. 

Andrew Wilson's curator insight, December 13, 2014 2:51 AM

Wao.................

Jaione's curator insight, December 15, 2014 3:48 AM

Sare Sozial nagusien 14 aldaketa onuragarri Social Media delakoan ibiltzen garenontzat.

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Pinterest: The Social Search Goldmine

Pinterest: The Social Search Goldmine | Socializing Professional Services | Scoop.it
Pinterest's potential is on the rise. Columnist Benjamin Spiegel shares surprising stats on how dominant the social network has become.

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David Sousa's curator insight, November 23, 2014 5:08 PM

A new player is emerging in the social search landscape and it’s Pinterest. According to the article, over the last 12-18 months, the number of search engine results containing Pinterest content has nearly doubled. Its biggest search topics have to do with beauty, hair, and home, which has seen an increase of over 400 percent year-over-year. That is insane! Pinterest users going in with a certain mindset when searching for topics. They know what they want to view and fully expect to be brought to the product page when they click on the image or link they are viewing. A big part that is playing in the success of Pinterest is that it is delivering high quality and value traffic. The charts within the article show the overwhelming dominance that Pinterest has in terms of referral traffic. I have never used Pinterest before. I mainly thought of it as a site for females because most topics of pins are beauty, hair, clothing, and other topics that I am obviously not interested in. But it appears that it is becoming more than that now. I could probably go in with the mindset of looking for sports related pins or helpful workout tips which would make the site more interesting for me to use. However, I am trying to step away from social media and other networks so I doubt I will ever enter the world of Pinterest. It is interesting to see that it is making a rise in terms of social searching.

Rachel Turner Dool's curator insight, December 1, 2014 10:38 PM

A platform to continue to watch