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Monday March 29, 2010
Update: So a friend of mine was targeted in almost exactly the same scam - different name, and he was an "executive" working in England (supposedly German with an African accent) Anyway, it took him a month, but he asked her for money last weekend. Same MO. Then Sheryl conta cted me (see comments below) contacted by no other than Jeff Cavey himself. To the real Jeff Cavey out there - if there is a real Jeff Cavey - I am so sorry your name has been appropriated by these scammers! Please forward this blog to all your friends using Match.com. Its my one woman attempt to take down these jerks!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Not Match.com - but the people abusing the site and making it an unsavory place to be.) Ah. he was perfect. He had brown hair, hazel eyes and a nice smile. He... Read More
Wednesday March 17, 2010
These easy steps will help you be more effective on Facebook (in less than 10 minutes a day) Share valuable updates every day (3 minutes) Share valuable information (you might schedule your updates using Hootsuite.com) Respond to Questions and Requests Give someone a positive Vote Link to your site (1 minute) Share some valuable information with a link back to your website Let RSS feed upload your blog automatically Invite new fans (2 minutes) Use Facebooks advanced search to find clients in your industry and invite them Add fan pages to your lists Share your URL with your existing email list and ask them to join Check Ad stats adjust (2 minute) How are your ads doing? Add a few cents to increase hits Edit your ad to increase hits Change the... Read More
Wednesday February 24, 2010
LinkedIn is the number one social media network for business, and is utilized by almost every country in the world. LinkedIn just surpassed 70 million users and its estimated that a new member joins every second. So that means 70 million people who might be your next client, right? Wrong - what LinkedIn doesnt tell you, is that you are only as visible as the size of your network . So if you have a small (5 million or less) network (1 st , 2 nd , 3 rd tier + group members) you are missing out on both your own ability to be seen by others, as well as the ability to find and target strategic clients. To become more visible, you will need to become a strategic open networker (or pay for an account at $24.95 a month) A strategic open networker as opposed to a LION (LinkedIn Open... Read More
Tuesday February 2, 2010
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Friday November 6, 2009
Hot Tips for OBCs: LinkedIn LinkedIn is the number one social media network for business, and is utilized by almost every country in the world, the fastest growing populace per capita being the Netherlands! LinkedIn just surpassed 50 million users and its estimated that a new member joins every second. These are all business people. Many of them of them are jobseekers and entrepreneurs needing OBC solutions. And right now, the OBC industry is underutilizing LinkedIn and Social media. As an OBC operator, manager or owner, this is what you can do to make your presence known: Create a profile. Your LinkedIn Profile is your professional identity, autobiography, brochure or ad on LinkedIn. Think of it as a website showcasing your career, your business office and the OBC industry.... Read More
Thursday October 15, 2009
Here are the facts from this mornings LinkedIn Blog ! LinkedIn now has 50 million users worldwide and are growing roughly one new member per second. According to the blog, when LinkedIn launched in 2003, it took 477 days to reach their first million members. This last million took only 12 days. Almost half of LinkedIns total membership is international. The Blog tells us LinkedIn has 11 million users in Europe alone. India is currently the fastest-growing country - 3 million users. And for those of you in the Netherlands you have the highest rate of adoption per capita outside the U.S., at 30%. Well Twitter at 47 Million its time to catch up! ... Read More
Wednesday September 23, 2009
I usually don't do this - but I really liked Coree's latest blog: Social Media Rules Of Engagement 10 Concepts For Understanding Online Communities Here's the outline - but you can check out her homepage for the detail Here are some very basic Social Media Rules of Engagement: 1. Be Transparent Your honesty (or dishonesty) will be picked up right away in social media communities. 2. Be Judicious If you're writing about a topic that you're not completely familiar with you should make this clear to your readers. 3. Be Smart Make sure your efforts to be transparent don't violate your employer's privacy, confidentiality, and legal guidelines. 4. Perception is Reality In online social networking, the lines between public and private,... Read More
Wednesday September 23, 2009
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Tuesday September 15, 2009
First off, let me say - I actually like men. I get these stats from another source. That being said: According to mensightmagazine.com : men resist intimacy, are active, independent, objective, logical, detached, manipulative, ambitious, intimidating, visual, and aggressive. (Hey - I'm not the one who said it!) One might postulate that - traditionally - the business world has been very "masculine" in nature. It's had to be to find success in our culture. But with the onset of social media - well, the times they are a'changin! Here are some more facts. According to Stephanie Holland of She-Conomy.com , its boomer women that are gaining ground as the most powerful consumers: Boomer women are more financially empowered than any previous generation of women (Mary Brown)... Read More
Tuesday August 25, 2009
Was a time I was listed on LinkedIn's People Search first page (and usually in the first few positions) as "LinkedIn Expert", "LinkedIn Trainer," "LinkedIn Speaker, " "Social Media Speaker," and "Social Media Trainer" etc, etc. You get the picture. That was when I had my name simply as Viveka von Rosen So just use your first name in the first name field Your last name in the last name field And ladies - you now have a maiden name field. And please, take LinkedIn's End User Agreement seriously! ... Read More