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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Dec
11

The Benefits of a Transparent Culture

posted on December 11th, 2018 by Erin Miller in CEOs,Leadership,Recruiting + Recruiter,Recruiting | Hiring with 0 Comments

There is a lot of discussion these days about the tight labor market and, specifically, how it’s affecting small businesses. I read one story about a restaurant that’s offering one free meal a day for a year to anyone that refers a successful candidate. Businesses are taking extra (and some may argue, necessary) steps to […]

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Aug
28

The Seven Lies People Tell Themselves

posted on August 28th, 2018 by Colleen McKenna in CEOs,Leadership,Marketing,Profile Development,Sales,Social Selling,Your Network with 0 Comments

A repost from January 30, 2018. We wanted to reshare this post because it has been relevant to our series of sales posts. We also wanted to reiterate the importance of becoming familiar with LinkedIn and other social/business platforms in order to adapt to the new norm of doing business: online. Seven Lies People Tell […]

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Aug
14

Just How Digitally Literate Are Your Salespeople?

posted on August 14th, 2018 by Colleen McKenna in Career,CEOs,General,Sales with 0 Comments

During a recent interview with a potential salesperson, they asked how many cold calls they would be expected to make every day. Several thoughts raced through my head at that moment. Do you actually understand what we do at Intero? Do you realize that cold calling is one slice of a much larger sales process? […]

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Aug
07

Stop Networking and Actually Get to Know People

Speed networking has been off my radar for a while now. It’s just not enough anymore. The five to ten minutes of uber-high level pleasantries, quick questions focused on what you do, who you know and why you’re there just don’t cut it anymore. These quick conversations, usually positioned before or in between presentations, speakers, […]

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Aug
02

How to Update Your Job Experience on LinkedIn When You Leave A Company

When an employee leaves their job, the last thing that they probably think about is updating their current role listed on their LinkedIn profile. If an employee forgets to end their current job experience with an employer and they are linked to the employer’s Company Page, they will still show up a current employee on the […]

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Jul
24

LinkedIn’s Greatest Vulnerability is You, the Customer

posted on July 24th, 2018 by Colleen McKenna in CEOs,General with 0 Comments

As a long time LinkedIn evangelist, I write this post not with malice but with sheer and utter frustration. I am the first one to remind the people that we are simply borrowing LinkedIn’s platform and it’s theirs to build any which way they choose. However, there are things beyond understanding. A client called last […]

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Jul
17

How to Clean Up Your LinkedIn Company Page

posted on July 17th, 2018 by Colleen McKenna in Branding,Career,CEOs,LinkedIn Essential,Recruiting | Hiring with 0 Comments

Have you looked at your LinkedIn Company Page lately? More importantly, have you reviewed the people who say they are your employees? More often than not, someone at the company will say, “That person doesn’t work here.” or “That person left our company two years ago.” or “We don’t have employees in that city or […]

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Jul
10

LinkedIn: Know What You Need to Know

Have you ever been charged with presenting something you’re not entirely sure you’re an expert on? If so, you probably thought, “Wow, I can’t do this. I’m not an expert.” Then you realize you better learn it fast. People are relying on you to teach, inspire, and perhaps even entertain them. Something important may be […]

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