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Founder of Blue Banana, Linda is an international=speaker, author and consultant. She specialises in training professionals in the expert use of the social media tools as a viable strategy to grow your brand online and develop an additional way of doing business. Linda runs workshops and provides business consulting, and is the author of 'Learn Marketing with Social Media in 7 Days'.
It can be hard to strike up a conversation with someone you don’t know without being seen as a nutter, but if you have something in common, it’s quite a different scenario. At a conference, we are quite happy to talk to strangers in the coffee queue at break time about how great the last session was because we have something in common. At a rock concert, it’s OK to chat to the person next to us about the band
If you are in business it’s important to spend some time building a great business connection base, but how are you currently doing it? If you are still networking your way across all of the golf courses throughout the country, and attending as many networking functions as possible in the evenings, there maybe a smarter way to meet new business contacts, and probably more your target market. LinkedIn. I‘ve
A look at what you may be doing to annoy your connections. For some reason, when we network online, we really forget how to communicate with the person on the other end of the computer. In fact we forget that there even is a real person on the other end of the computer. Basic real life etiquette flies out of the window as we try and do everything at a trillion miles an hour to get connected, friended, followed and n
Call them what you like, web watchers, social stalkers or plain and simple voyeurs; they are all doing the same thing, watching you online. That’s not meant to sound creepy, I refer to those people that are quite happy cruising around the web and watching what is being said and what others are up to in either a business sense or social sense, it really doesn’t matter.