personal branding

Linked In, Blinked Out

How much of  ‘corporate social media’  amounts to ‘wasting time on the company’s dime?’ The big difficulty for many managers is in demonstrating a positive ROI (‘Return on Involvement’) from their social media projects – a collection of sundry activities loosely billed by the now ubiquitous social media consultants as “connecting, communicating and collaborating.” I …

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I Know I Should be Blogging, But…

I don’t have time. I can’t write. I hate writing. I don’t have anything to write about. I have nothing to say. It’s not worth the effort. It’s something teenagers do in dark bedrooms isn’t it? And then there are the unspoken reasons: I’m too scared. What if people think I’m an idiot? Will it …

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What Makes A Good Blog Great?

Imagine you live in a city where residents must choose between electricity or public sanitation. Which would you vote for? Not so easy, is it? (Mine would be for working sanitation.) Since starting my first blog over four years ago, I’m finding that b2b blogs present a similar dilemma. For example, should I plumb my …

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