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Apr
02

The Risk and Reward of Your Employees Looking Good on LinkedIn

posted on April 2nd, 2019 by Colleen McKenna in CEOs,Development with 0 Comments

Just the other day, I had three separate conversations with CEOs who had decided it was time to think about LinkedIn more carefully. While interested in figuring out LinkedIn, they were concerned about having their employees look good on LinkedIn. “If my employees look good they’re going to be even more attractive to recruiters and […]

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Mar
05

The Most Important 2000 Characters on Your LinkedIn Profile

posted on March 5th, 2019 by Colleen McKenna in Branding,Development,General,Profile Development with 0 Comments

Billboard, bio or book. This pretty much sums up the three types of LinkedIn Summary sections we typically see. Each, while they may make sense to the person who writes and posts it, may not make sense to someone who is skimming, reviewing, or reading the profile. More than 70% of LinkedIn profiles are now […]

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Feb
26

Living The Dream Is Not Just A Cliché

posted on February 26th, 2019 by Colleen McKenna in CEOs with 0 Comments

I have a client or two that always answers the question, “How are you?” with one of my favorite answers, “Living the dream.” Are they? I think they may be. Are you? Have you thought about that lately? And, crazier, do your peers, colleagues, or employees think about it? One of the best parts of […]

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Feb
19

Are You Sure Your Content is Share-Worthy?

posted on February 19th, 2019 by Colleen McKenna in Personal Branding,Strategy with 0 Comments

Today, focus on only share-worthy content. In my last post, Your “Like” is Not So Inspiring, I focused on how a “Like” is just not enough anymore. My intent was to encourage, and perhaps, inspire a more strategic pursuit of content sharing to increase your visibility and personal brand Not everything we post is epic […]

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Jan
29

Your “Like” is Not So Inspiring

posted on January 29th, 2019 by Colleen McKenna in CEOs,General with 0 Comments

I think I should just say it no matter how ghastly it sounds to all the social media-ists and content makers out there. The value of a Like is minimal, has a place, and doesn’t influence behavior. Not every piece of content, hmmm, sounding too wishy-washy already. Let’s just say it. Here goes. Most often […]

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Jan
22

Do You Actually Receive Value From LinkedIn?

posted on January 22nd, 2019 by Colleen McKenna in General with 0 Comments

After listening to How Slack Leverages Freemium to Add $1M in New Contract every 11 Days I considered a couple of points made by Fareed Mosavat, Lifecycle Product Manager at Slack. My first takeaway?  The importance of a holistic view of your product and what it means to be a product-led company. My second takeaway […]

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Jan
01

Open the Door to Opportunity

posted on January 1st, 2019 by Colleen McKenna in General with 0 Comments

Imagine how you and your personal brand would look today if you had committed time a year or more ago to developing your professional story and created context for yourself. Consider the opportunities you may have had in your pipeline, funnel or network if you had focused more strategically on building a smart network filled with […]

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Dec
18

Holiday Musings and A Thank You

posted on December 18th, 2018 by Colleen McKenna in Intero Team with 0 Comments

Gasp. It’s been a wild year. You know the kind, maybe yours was like that too. Over the years, my go-to line has been, “The years go by quickly, it’s the days that are endless.” The days of raising children, working, volunteering, and living fills our days beyond measure. Pressed for time, energy and inspiration, […]

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Dec
04

Why You Need To Finally Get Your Personal Brand Online

posted on December 4th, 2018 by Colleen McKenna in Personal Branding with 0 Comments

December 4th, 2010, I lost my job. I was relieved and terrified at the same time. Who wouldn’t be? We were emerging from one of the worst recessions in history, at least contemporary times and everyone was pretty bruised from the previous couple of years. As I slogged through job descriptions, I found myself more […]

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