Simple Ways to Work Your “People Mine” on Linkedin

I network on behalf of professionals who want or need help with networking, so I have a pretty large and diverse contact base on Linkedin. I call it my “people mine.” As you can imagine, relationship building is an important daily endeavor for me, and even though it is also a passion, I do employ some crazy easy ways to keep it fun, as well, as useful. Here’s a few…  

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Ten Contacts – Twelve Days = Twenty Opportunities From Networking by Ear

The most recent client of mine is a two-time best-selling author, consults with some of the top brands in the nation, and was recently named by Forbes as one of fourteen power women to follow on Twitter. She’s now my client because I listened to something she said.marykurek_1331407842_140  

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What Social Media Does For People That You Probably Didn’t Know

While training in Colorado for an upcoming race, championship cyclist, Brian Grenier, sped down a steep mountain at 39 mph when he and large black bear collided. The unexpected meet-up sent Brian twenty feet in the air, resulting in, among other things, a traumatic brain injury (TBI.) I met Brian on Twitter a few years ago…then met him in person, after we discovered that we live about ten minutes apart. During our conversation, he explained his short term memory issues and shared how much social media helps him. “I can track my conversations so I don’t get as frustrated trying to remember who people are or what we’ve exchanged,” said Grenier. We talked about how social media is actually better than phone calls or emails, as there’s often profile information attached to connections.Social media as a rehab tool…who knew!  

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