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Hookflash. Work. Life. Simplified

By: Viveka Monday July 30, 2012 comments Tags: LinkedInExpert, #LinkedInChat, LinkedIn Tools, LinkedIn Biz Dev

If Skype and LinkedIn had a secret affair, the result might be hookflash! I recently met Trent Johnsen on one of our #LinkedInChat sand discovered he was the co-founder of hookflash . Hookflash is a really cool iPad app (and business tool) that allows you to make calls and meet your LinkedIn connections face to face (well, over your iPad 2 or 3.) I always say that LinkedIn is just the first step in building relationships, and hookflash takes you to that next needed level of real-time f2f interaction! OK right now it is only available for the iPad, but I am sure other tablets and smart devices are coming soon. According to a recent hook flash blog article, the iPhone is on the way, and then there will be a browser-based version for everyone. ... Read More

CLOZE more Deals on LinkedIn with the new Cloze Application

By: Viveka Monday July 9, 2012 comments Tags: LinkedIn Expert, Viveka von Rosen, LinkedIn Advice, how to use LinkedIn, LinkedIn Tools, LinkedIn Biz Dev, Cloze, LinkedIn Expertise

Cloze: The "Who, What, When Where" for Every Connection That Matters If you are a regular of my #LinkedInChat (Tuesday nights at 8 PM EST) or my blog, then you know that I am always looking for ways to make LinkedIn more effective for its members. LinkedIn is a great tool, with some obvious deficit, (primarily the limitations for people who have small networks and the free account.) I like tools that help people manage and optimize their account and network no matter what size it is. is one of those tools. Cloze (found at ) is a free service that brings together your email, business connections, social networks, and address books into a single useful viewer. Users connect their various accounts that are then analyzed and then rated according to... Read More