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How to Properly Ask for a LinkedIn Recommendation

LinkedIn recommendations are like the Yelp reviews of individuals. If you are a business professional, a LinkedIn recommendation is an important aspect of marketing yourself. Employers consult LinkedIn to determine if someone is going to be a good fit in an organization. So, how do you go about receiving influential and effective recommendations?  Some may come organically, but just like with a business, not everyone is going to leave a review. If you’ve had a great experience you want to showcase, or if there is someone who has really seen you excel at a certain task, take the time to ask for a LinkedIn recommendation.

Creating a Customer Service Culture

​Most companies will tell you that their main focus is customers.  Creating a company wide customer service culture is easier said than done.  It’s one thing to come up with a friendly tagline; it’s a whole other to set the tone of that throughout the whole organization.  We’ve recently seen some large corporations come under fire for the way they handled the customer service aspect of their business. The way these companies handled things, from a customer service perspective, was a nightmare.  You can’t just use customer service as part of some slogan –if you’re going to implement it, it has to be done correctly.

  • 20 April 2017
  • Author: James Nagy
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Guest Blogging – A Two Way Street?

​Marketers who are creating original content for their readers are already utilizing a very influential avenue.  When you create a following by being an “expert” in your field or across a certain set of topics, your business gets more visibility by potential customers and clients.  What do you do when you want to expand that reach? How do you get in front of a new set of readers? If you already have a very large following, how do you create a new experience for your current followers?  Guest blogging –for all of the above.

Working as a Consultant: Know Your Allies and Threats

One of the most difficult, and interesting, parts of being a consultant is stepping into a new company for each new client.  You have to be able to adapt, have perspective, and reconfigure your strategy based on what the current atmosphere requires.  A great way to give yourself a head start in this department is to know your strengths and weaknesses. This isn’t a self analysis.  This is looking around you and taking inventory of relationships in an organization.

  • 5 April 2017
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 316
Social Media Exit Strategy: Avoid the Graveyard

There are times that businesses, for one reason or another, decide to stop the upkeep on their social media profiles. The reasons can vary: maybe they stop posting to Facebook, maybe they had someone managing their accounts for them and they decided to take it over themselves only to realize that they didn’t actually keep up with it, or maybe they really have closed up shop altogether. Regardless of the reason, you need to have an exit strategy.  If you don’t, your business’ social media accounts join the social media graveyard.  If you’ve already reached that point, you need to head back and clean up dead social media accounts.

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Creating a Customer Service Culture

​Most companies will tell you that their main focus is customers.  Creating a company wide customer service culture is easier said than done.  It’s one thing to come up with a friendly tagline; it’s a whole other to set the tone of that throughout the whole organization.  We’ve recently seen some large corporations come under fire for the way they handled the customer service aspect of their business. The way these companies handled things, from a customer service perspective, was a nightmare.  You can’t just use customer service as part of some slogan –if you’re going to implement it, it has to be done correctly.
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How to Properly Ask for a LinkedIn Recommendation

LinkedIn recommendations are like the Yelp reviews of individuals. If you are a business professional, a LinkedIn recommendation is an important aspect of marketing yourself. Employers consult LinkedIn to determine if someone is going to be a good fit in an organization. So, how do you go about receiving influential and effective recommendations?  Some may come organically, but just like with a business, not everyone is going to leave a review. If you’ve had a great experience you want to showcase, or if there is someone who has really seen you excel at a certain task, take the time to ask for a LinkedIn recommendation.
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Work Work Work - Life Balance

The work - life balance is a dilemma that plagues everyone in the working world.  It’s the concept of properly prioritizing between "work" (your career) and your "life" (health, leisure, family time, etc).  As a consultant, you are putting in about three times the amount of work vs life.  Why is this? You don’t have one job. You have multiple jobs and clients at once. There are multiple projects you are working on and only one life to balance against it.
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