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Archive for May 2011

Are You Measuring Your Progress?

WHAT MATTERS MOST #12 “When we deal in generalities, we shall never succeed. When we deal in specifics, we shall rarely have a failure. When performance is MEASURED, performance improves. When performance is measured and REPORTED, the rate of performance accelerates.” — Source Unknown We suggested you use the BE SMART format for writing out…

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Steps To Working A Room Tip #13

Networking Take Time To build a strong network that will help you build your business you need to invest your time in business networking techniques that work for you Understanding the importance of finding the right network is the first step. From there, you need to develop a network structure and plan Donna Willon President…

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LinkedIn Tip #13

13. Use the Questions and Answers (under the More section) features to build your business profiles. You can conduct market research through simple survey-type questions. You can answer questions to be recognized as a subject matter expert or resource (providing you answer questions correctly and thoughtfully). Tips Written By: Kris Bovay, http://www.more-for-small-business.com/ For more information…

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What Matters Most Tip # 11

A LIttle Time Is Better Thank No Time I hope that by now you have found a block of time that works for you for your weekly and daily goal planning. If you haven’t already established a consistent routine, whether it’s daily or weekly, you need to take both a hard and soft approach to…

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Steps To Working A Room Tip #12

Be sincere, be on the lookout for how you can help other people. Focus on WE not ME” approach. Express why someone should deal with you What can you do for them that someone else can’t or doesn’t do? Donna Willon President & CEO of Focused Networking Ltd Office: 604-328-2290 Email: donna@focusednetworking.com Web: http://focusednetworking.com

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What's New At Focused Networking

I continue to be creative and find ways to make Social Media easier for my members I get bogged down with trying to keep up with it all so have decided to focus on Linkedin. Tatsuya Nakagawa of Creative Atomic  http://www.atomicacreative.com/ suggested years ago that this was a great focus — I wish I had listened…

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LinkedIn Tip #12

12. Include your LinkedIn url in your email, mail, facebook, website, blog, business card, and where ever you use your name. You want your contacts to stay connected to you. You can customize your LinkedIn Url in the edit profile section by clicking on public profile – by choosing a custom url that includes your…

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Steps To Working A Room Tip #11

Get Together – Buddy Up One On One Quality Referrals happen when you get together and “build a relationship”. Call within a few days of the event and schedule a time for coffee or lunch Meet with people that are good alliances for you “regularly” (once every two weeks) Have your “Getting To Know You…

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LinkedIn Tip #11

11. Optimize your profile with keywords: these words or phrases should have high demand and low supply (you can use a tool called wordtracker.com – it offers a free 7 day trial). Focus your search engine optimization on the specialties and the summary section. Make sure to include your geographic location (Vancouver area, Canada) –…

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Connecting-Disconnecting -Social Media

“You have to know what’s important and what’s unimportant, for you. ” ~ David Harold Fink ~ Yesterday while sitting in a restaurant, I noticed about half of the people at their tables were either talking, looking at or text messaging on their cell phones. Walking home I observed people on street corners either checking…

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