Effective Online Networking

Yes, You Have to Get on LinkedIn

I have been shocked lately at the number of people I’ve met who’ve said something like, “Oh, yeah, LinkedIn….I’m not on that yet.” Or in another instance, an incredibly connected individual o...

Dealing with a LinkedIn Blast from the Past

Stella Fayman, one of the founders of Entrepreneurs Unplugged recently wrote an interesting story of a LinkedIn request she didn’t accept. In “LinkedIn Request From the Past – Take It or Leave It,” Stell...

6 Secrets Your Facebook Page Isn’t Keeping

Every day, it seems, there’s a new Facebook “privacy warning” circulating. From the debacle of Facebook changing everyone’s email addresses to the “please right click on my name and set privacy bla...


Call Me Maybe? Not With This Text Package!

A recent article in Politico outlined the results of a survey of DC lobbyists and hill staffers, and the results are fascinating. As it turns out, lobbyists are finding it harder than ever to connect with hill staffers, and hil...

Social Media and You with Step Up Women’s Network

I spent last Saturday with a group of women and girls who embody empowerment and passion – the women and girls of Step Up Women’s Network Chicago. I’m on the Board of Directors of Step Up’s Chicago Chapt...

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About.me – The New Online “You” Tool

Every now and then, a new “hot” “social media” site comes around and you think, “How long will this stay around?” And the reason I put “social media” in quotes is because, I think...


Three Things You Shouldn’t Tweet

Today’s “Three Things You Shouldn’t Tweet” comes from Harvard’s “Management Tip of the Day” – if you don’t already, definitely follow them via email, Facebook, Twitter, etc....

Map Your Network

LinkedIn Labs is a little known LinkedIn initiative where employees of the company are encouraged to develop projects and experimental features to enhance LinkedIn. Recently, I stumbled upon one of their newest features –...

Social Media Infiltrates the….Convent?

Catholic sisters aren’t always known for being fun. Loving? Sure. Strict? Absolutely. Prayerful? Of course. But along with their rosary beads, habits, bibles, and holy water can we picture the typical sister toting around...


Sharpening Your Social Media Persona

There are hundreds of classes, seminars, webinars, teleseries, and events centered around learning how to effectively use social media for both personal and professional means. Anywhere you turn in today’s web 2.0 world, ...