I’m in marketing or communications, where should I focus my efforts?

Personal branding

None of us can deny that marketing and communication professionals are anything but overwhelmed by our roles today. What technology should we use? How do we shift our advertising efforts to get better results? How do I demonstrate revenue from our campaigns? Content marketing, what, why, how? Employee advocacy, how do I create a movement?…

What is your Social Selling Index? Is it important?

Social Selling Index

Do you know what your LinkedIn Social Selling Index (SSI) is? Click on the link and it will automatically tell you the result. Super simple, I promise. Your SSI result is measured across four categories: Establish your professional brand – fill in your LinkedIn profile completely and publish articles Find the right people – connect…

Two reasons professionals aren’t embracing social leadership

Social leadership

Social leadership is the opportunity of our time, and yet for some reason, companies are completely distracted chasing external influencers they can’t control to become brand advocates, instead of looking within. The best influencers and advocates any company has today are its employees. More so in the B2B space. No one knows their customers like…

20 things you can do right now to become a truly social leader

Social leadership

I’ve had the great pleasure to speak with two groups of professionals this week. Firstly at Rutgers Business School Asia Pacific thanks to the invitation of its executive director, Stephanie Krishnan. Then again today at a women’s leadership workshop, which was led by the equally fabulous Zsuzsanna Tungli, Ph.D, who runs Developing Global Leaders Asia…

Should I outsource my social media presence?

Currency of Trust

This is a question I get asked a lot and my answer is unequivocal – absolutely not! Why would you? How can anyone else be you? How could anyone be me? Not possible. This issue really matters to me, because there’s too much noise on social media. Inauthentic, disingenuous noise. Now I appreciate that many…

What is the value of paid online views? Is it all BS?

I recently put some money down to promote my latest video on YouTube. I put money behind everything I do. It’s the only way to ensure it gets seen. Anyhoo, here it is… Incidentally, any chance you can follow my channel? It’s new, is way out of my comfort zone, and I’d just really appreciate…

New LinkedIn banner dimensions for 2017

New LinkedIn banner dimensions

Hi everyone, just a quickie. If you haven’t been upgraded to the new LinkedIn layout, it will happen soon. With the upgrade (which I’m still trying to navigate) one thing that’s changed is banner dimensions. For all LinkedIn changes, the best place to go for current information is LinkedIn Help (linkedin.com/help), and here’s the link…

Your content competes with Donald Trump today

Love him or hate him, during the past two weeks, our social feeds are even more chock-a-block than usual with the latest antics, tweets and executive orders from Donald Trump and his administration. Not just that, there is content to cover every action; content on how to cope emotionally with the action; and content to…

12 things to do over the holidays to get your LinkedIn profile rocking

It’s the holiday season. A time of reflection, planning, and thinking about what’s most important as we head into another year. I just hope it’s not as crazy as 2016. Please let that be the case! Anyway, I’ve written loads on personal branding, social leadership, employee advocacy and content marketing, plus a few other things…