Updated: Being Active on LinkedIn Whilst Protecting your Executive Presence

Posted:May 29, 2020 | Tags: Branding, LinkedIn, Executive Presence

Your LinkedIn activity is front-and-center on your profile page for viewers to see.

Protect your executive presence (and personal brand) by avoiding this common mistake: Selecting the thumbs-up-LIKE (or other REACTIONS button) when viewing posts on your LinkedIn Homepage Feed.

Here are 4 rules to follow if you like (as in "fancy" or "agree with") a post:

1) Rather than selecting any of the REACTIONS options, COMMENT on it, recognizing that your network and theirs will see it

Why are...

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12-Month Career Management Checklist

Posted:October 11, 2018 | Tags: #PersonalBranding #CareerManagement #Lifes2Short4Work2Stink

As we enter Q4, many of us will start to reflect on our careers -- whether because it’s annual performance review time or it’s time to goal-set for 2019.


What follows is a checklist from our book, FOCUS: Creating Career + Brand Clarity, 2nd Edition (http://amzn.to/2p7TkBl). My co-author, @Debra Fehr Heindel, and I are sharing it because we believe that the world would be a better place if we were all happier in the work we do.


Do so by making a standing 30-minute appointment with yourself...

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5 Tips to get a Headshot

Posted:September 13, 2018 | Tags: #PersonalBranding #LinkedIn #ExecutivePresence

In the past two weeks, I've been asked numerous times by clients, contacts, and friends, how to get a good headshot of themselves without spending too much (you could read that 'any') money.

Here are my top 5 tips:

1) Enlist the help of someone else as selfie's are not okay, and use the portrait feature on your phone’s camera if it has one, it helps.

2) If at all possible, use natural light and don’t stand directly in front of any object or it can look more like a mug shot.

For instance,...

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Protect your Executive Presence:

Posted:May 25, 2017 | Tags: Executive Coaching Executive Presence LinkedIn Personal Branding

With LinkedIn’s overhaul, they’ve now placed your activity front-and-center on your profile page for viewers to see.

Protect your executive presence by avoiding this common mistake: Selecting the thumbs-up-LIKE on posts in your LinkedIn Homepage Feed.

Here are 4 rules to follow if you like (as in fancy or agree with) a post:

1) Rather than selecting the thumbs-up-LIKE option, COMMENT on it, recognizing that your network and theirs will see it


2) Rather than selecting the thumbs-up-LIKE...

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LinkedIn: Skills + Endorsements

Posted:December 17, 2016 | Tags: #PersonalBranding #LinkedIn #CareerManagement

By Danielle Beauparlant Moser and Renee Zung

 

The recurring inquiry of the week has been around LinkedIn's mandatory field: Skills + Endorsements.

One question was: "It is funny when connections will endorse me for skills where they have absolutely no way of knowing whether I do or don't possess those skills ... why is that?"

This is the way we answered it.

The challenge lies in the fact that the Endorsements weren't allowed to grow organically. That is why they're given little or no...

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