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This is how you use LinkedIn - Example by Larry LaMotte

Some people regularly "blow me away." Since I meet so many, it is difficult to list them here. Today Larry LaMotte (CEO/Founder of Recapturit) once again takes action and stands out as exceptional. By his actions, he models how to use social media in such a way that is beyond marketing.

Topics: Social Media Marketing Linkedin

Executing a Plan With Success (Myth and Reality)

So often “it” is not an “emergency.” A faux emergency is easily created because someone makes a commitment (logical or wishful) that requires everyone to rush and scurry. “We must hit the deadline, whatever it takes!!” becomes a mantra and a pseudo emergency. (A faux emergency?)

Topics: Marketing Plan Emergency Planning Personal Development

Have an Epiphany

We are looking for an “epiphany,” to know the answer. (Not fluff... the truth). It is not something we can buy, or be taught. There are too many days I wish for an "Epiphany Store," especially one with a drive-through window. 

Topics: Inspiration Personal Development

Should I Turn One Long-Form Article Into Multiple Pieces of Content?

Your article of 1,000 words to 3,000 words is profound, valuable and better than any Wikipedia page. You have many years of experience and believe "the answer" is within your content and you would like nothing better than to share it with the world.

Should you publish the entire article whole as-is?  Or divide it into multiple articles?

Topics: How to Blog Content Writing

I have run friends…

During a time when I thought I would never run again due to some health issues, I decided to make some healthy changes in my life. Joining the gym that friends liked was my first step. One day, a friend said: “I am running a half marathon!” I let her know emphatically that I would “never run a half marathon” because running was too difficult, and my health held me back.

Topics: Inspiration True Story

How to Check for Plagiarism: 10 Copyscape Alternatives

A scraper site is a website that copies content from other websites using web scraping. The content is then mirrored with the goal of creating revenue, usually through advertising and sometimes by selling user data.

You may be a plagiarist and not know it. What appears to be a 'trick' or work-around is in fact still a form of plagiarism. Check out the different types of plagiarism here.

Are you 100% confident the content you’re posting on your website is original?

When it comes to checking for plagiarism, Copyscape has long been a leader and a popular option for students, teachers, writers, bloggers, and other content creators.

But is it still the best when it comes to detecting and preventing plagiarism?

Topics: Plagiarism Content

The Ideal B2B Business Development Leader

What defines an ideal B2B Business Development Leader? You've consulted with your team, and you understand your customers' needs with the job description written to perfection. You receive a flood of applicants, all claiming they are highly skilled as a customer-facing leader.

Measuring up with similar resumes with various account experience,

  • How do you know they are the right fit aligned with the company's growth goals?
  • What about the "people culture"? Do you hire for the internal culture "fit," or for your customers' slam-dunk, homerun guaranteed success and build your culture around that?
  • How do you verify that the person you are interviewing is THE ONE to lead your customers' success?
Paramount to identifying the best candidate for the role (and a company fit) is defining your interview checklist, starting with "instant chemistry" as a top priority.
Topics: Health

Sleep Training Isn't Just For Babies

Sleep Deprivation is Brutal Regardless of Age

Do you struggle with sleep? Do you struggle to fall asleep? Does the entire family struggle with sleep? There are endless questions, and it is a common topic that people wrestle with. There are numerous ways we dissect our strategies for the sleep we all desperately seek and what we do to solve it. The perfect pillow, the perfect blanket, perfecting the right time we go to sleep, how much exercise can we do to ensure our sleep.

Topics: Health

Building High Performance Teams is a Journey Not a Destination

Take the Plunge! 

If you have ever shied away from cold water, jumping into a freezing lake might not be top-of-mind when building new leadership muscles. If it weren’t for Dee Hein and her recent new interest in cold water swimming for many health benefits, Matt Fioretti, an accomplished outdoor leader, would have never tried it. Something pushed her to try it, and ultimately it inspired him to try it.

Topics: Leadership Personal Development

In Control

Lots of feedback can equal more confusion if someone wants to control something that isn’t their domain. Kind of like me letting go of pretending that I know what I’m doing going to the Everest region. Eventually, I said, “stop it.” 

I didn’t know the Sherpa, but he had been climbing up these mountains several times a day, so maybe I should follow him.  So that’s what I did.

I didn’t love the experience, in fact I couldn’t even imagine why I was doing it, but I was happy that I did follow him because that is HOW I made it to 16,000 feet even though the goal was 17,600 feet.

Topics: Paradigm Leadership

Rodwell Gobbercard is Almost a Success - With Business Cards & Social Media

This is a "true story" based on the stories from many. Maybe you know someone who has experienced something similar.

Someone (Let's call him Rodwell Gobbercard) is VERY excited because he now has business cards, and a special name tag to wear for networking meetings.

"Things are going to happen now!" Rodwell Gobbercard exclaims.

Topics: Networking Guerrilla Marketing Social Media Marketing

How Much Time Does it Take an "Experienced" Blogger to Write a Blog?

It makes sense to create content to help those you serve understand more, to make better decisions. How long should it take to write a blog? (by an someone experienced?)  Is it true that it should take 3.21 hours average to write a blog post?

Topics: Business Blogging Content Marketing Writing