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LION or LaMB - Can't we all just get along?

By: Viveka Friday July 30, 2010 comments Tags: LinkedIn, LION, LinkedIn Tips, Open networker, Strategic Networker, LinkedIn EUA

On Wednesday I gave a free LinkedIn webinar with an amazing group of folks from MLTCreative. They invested a lot of money to give away, in the spirit of social media, this free webinar and eBook. While the event was greatly appreciated by most of the participants, there was one notable exception. (As a diclaimer - this response is entirely my own and is not associated with MLT who has done an exemplary job and should only receive accolades for their efforts) Because I believe in transparency, I would like to address his concerns: This gentleman wrote: IA being her affiliate business Integrated Alliances. I was wondering if she is actually LinkedIn certified or "IA LinkedIn Certified"? No problem - I have been reading about LinkedIn's certified program lately (in beta) and they... Read More

Social Media Strategist and LinkedIn Expert shares tips on growing a network

By: Viveka Monday May 18, 2009 comments Tags: LinkedIn, LinkedInExpert, Social Media, Add new tag, LinkedIn Expert, Miami Herald, LION

By BRIDGET CAREY AND NIALA BOODHOO [email protected] Viveka von Rosen considers herself a promiscuous LinkedIn Networker: She always says yes. The LinkedIn strategist is what's called a LION, which stands for LinkedIn Open Networker. Out of her 5,500 (now 7000+) connections on LinkedIn , she estimates she personally knows only about 10 percent of them. She runs the site m and is chief social media officer at Integrated Alliances in Colorado. We came across von Rosen and the term LION last month when we saw her promote a chat for social media enthusiasts on Twitter. But connecting with thousands of people you don't know seems like it's against everything we stand for in this column. By being a LION,... Read More