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Great career advice from experienced professionals.
When I started my career, it was like being thrown into the middle of the ocean without a life jacket. I didn’t know anything (other than what I learned in school), I was new to the marketing world, I had limited resources and it was sink or swim.
Over the years, I learned to ask questions, not be afraid to fail, learn from my mistakes and to look to others for leadership and guidance from mentors.
It really is hard and intimidating when you are starting your career. As part of my #InTheSpotlight with the #Digital360Chat career interviews over the last six months, I have talked with 20+ professionals about their careers, how they got started, what path they took and then ended the interviews with this final question – Any advice for others just getting started?
There is so much wealth in the answers to that last question that is worth its weight in gold. The following are some of those insights that were shared and I wanted to compile those insights to share with you.
Read the rest of the article…https://b2the7.com/great-career-advice-from-experienced-professionals/
The Power of Twitter – engaging, listening and building long-term loyalty
How are you using Twitter today with your brand? Are you just pushing out messages and not engaging or listening? If you are just pushing out messages, you are missing the power of Twitter.
Twitter on the surface looks like a great channel for getting news and updates on current events, which is true for the most part. But, it is a great channel to listen, engage and becoming part of the conversations in which your audiences are in.
Don’t think sales, but think long-term loyalty and engagement. Be top of mind when someone is ready to purchase from you, not because you used Twitter for sales, but because you built a relationship.
Be a thought leader – Build community and loyalty with your followers by providing value and a reason to follow along with creating content that is engaging and creates conversation. Listen to your audience and engage back – ask questions and act on the feedback you receive. Twitter can be a real-time tool for what is working and what is not working.
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✅ Absolutely! Don\’t forget to pick up the phone and reach out to your social media contacts as well… Moving it to the next level!!!
Seriously awesome! I so appreciate it, Bernie!!
Hi all, I need your help so that I can help others. I want to improve my knowledge but also want to provide links to other peoples work in my blog posts and social media to help promote them.
I am looking for connections, such as bloggers and advocates in the following areas:
Can you send me recommendations or if this is you, shout out to me?
Can you help me spread this message you great #SPN people? (ps post readers if you want to grow your networks, make sure you connect with these people if you aren\’t already) @spnlocal2017 @tedladzinski @mandyjahlas @laurakiley @gwdistillery @irabowman @creditability @suprabhatdas @craigwasilchak @maryhenderson @trybean @provenioconsulting @craig @b2the7 @billvogel3 @bettykempa @samhurley @jbmelton @aimviva
🎯Please place a link to your blog here so we can take a look. It may help us come up with ideas 😁👍
Thanks Craig this is the blog https://www.intelligenthanddryers.com/blog
To give you a bit of background, we heavily promote hand dryers because they are proven time and again to be better for the environment and save people a huge amount of money to run a year than other methods of drying.
We promote “hand drying” as this is a key part of hand hygiene, what ever the method used, but we also have a passion for sustainability and the environment, so hand dryers are our number 1 choice.
We have a sustainable and eco friendly policy here at work but we know we could be doing more in our own lives and work practices to be more environmentally friendly. So we want to produce more content in the way of this and promote eco and sustainable practices through others work. We obviously want to give credit to the contributors providing links to their work and recommendations.
We also want help from others to help spread awareness of the paper towel industries scaremongering tactics in trying to hood wink the general public into thinking hand dryers are bad for public health. People who are concerned with the environment really need to know what lengths the paper towel industry are going to, to try and keep people purchasing their products at the expense of negative impacts on the environment.
The studies that have been produced, funded by the paper towel industry are very selective in their methods and poorly interpreted as they try to scaremonger in the media.
It really is “fake news” at it’s best. We believe everybody should make a choice of their preferred method of hand drying based on facts, not scaremongering. The paper towel industry know that people are well aware of the negative environmental impact paper towels have and so are fabricating this “science” and then spending hundreds of thousands of pounds on smear campaigns. The reason being? Can you imagine how much the billion pound paper towel companies would lose each year if people didn’t use paper towels and then have to restock them?
Hand dryers have a very low carbon footprint and once purchased have a very small annual running cost.
I have read all the scientific papers that have been produced and the media stories that follow are no where near accurate when the scientific methods are actually sort and interpreted in the “real world”
I heard on the grapevine (so need to look into this further to see if it is actually true) yesterday that the researcher leading these studies is requested not to publish any results without the consent of the European Tissue Symposium, to ensure that the symposium has control over how the results are presented to the general public!
We have written a few articles which may be of interest to get an angle of this irresponsible scaremongering which needs to stop. I will post them in separate posts as I don’t think it will let me link them all at once.
If you prefer paper towels then we have no issue with this at all. We even sell paper towel dispensers because we know there is a need in certain locations. This is more a campaign to promote the most environmentally friendly way of drying the hands, on a level playing field, rather than have people influenced by the “dirty” tactics of the paper towel industry.
I hope I haven’t rattled on too much here. I hope you can see I am very passionate about letting people know what the paper towel industry is doing so that they can make their own informed decisions based on preference, not lies.
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Man, you did it again. Now, I have to think and read this like 3 or 4 times.
✨Amazing Recognition of one of our Members Suprabhat Dasby✨ on LinkedIn. 🔹”In it to support women in technology”🔹 Congratulations for a job well done. Let’s go show him our SPN Support through your likes and Comments.😁👍
@mikeoconnor @kellanbarfield @lorimiller @tedladzinski @jnierenb @troy @samhurley @kennedy657 @katja-gersak @henrylandau @maryhenderson @b2the7 @craig @abncircle @jamesmarvin @live20 @trybean @brigittejowanka @gonavy90 @schubertjc @aimviva @tarynb @wkevinward @irabowman @leonardocardillo @bettykempa @davidsmith75074 @lisajones @supriya @carenc1123 @glenridgefleet
Wow. Thank you very much for sharing it with SPN Family Members. It is really a pleasure and honor for me, @craigwasilchak .
Hope to bring a change in the society by taking small steps and support from all our members.
Let’s make SPN large and spread it wide! :)
SPN is definitely off to a great start!! With Mike O’Connor being listed and one of the most influential people on LinkedIn and now Suprabhat Das winning this award, we are gaining traction. I forecast a bright future ahead for the Service Professionals Network!!! And Congratulation Suprabhat!
Well, I for one am very impressed. I also think we should learn more about your charity and an article on it. I’ll make sure to visit the LinkedIn post a couple times too! Keep up the good work!
Thank you very much, Mike. It is really a pleasure and honor for me. I will surely create an article about my voluntary services and keep you updated on the same.
I am really enjoying my stay in SPN and the family members are really awesome here, specializing in their respective domain. 🙏
@suprabhatdas is just great. Among all the activities he is involved with, he is the Group Manager of my ‘Electronic, Electrical and Electromechanical Repair and Maintenance’ Group in LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12149133/). I’m sure you will enjoy the technical articles he shares in the Group, even if you are not related to the R&M.
I am thankful for a lot of things including each and everyone of you. I\’m more thankful for your help and faith than I\’ll ever be able to adequately articulate.
Happy Thanksgiving, Jennifer! I hope it is a good one full of love and happiness! I\’m very thankful to have you as a friend! You are a ray of sunshine!
Thanks! We have work to do especially on mobile (developing app early in the new year), but it is coming along. I appreciate you guys being here to help lay the foundation. Share your LinkedIn articles and posts with images and you’ll have good results.
Putting your url in the first 140 characters will also help results.
Question for you Mike. When you say put your URL in the first 140 characters… which URL do you mean?
For example, if I’m sharing my LinkedIn article on your site, are you saying to paste my LinkedIn article URL in the first 140 characters? Thank you!
Yes, that is what I am saying. I share most things (eventually) that get posted to this site. If you guys put a url in the first 140 characters, then it will be a live URL on other platforms after I share it.
If you post a LinkedIn update url into the little chain icon it will generate a preview that I can pin in most cases. It works really well if your LinkedIn update has an image.
If you share an image here and go back to write text after you upload the image into your update drop a link in the first 140 characters.