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Send Cards Before the Holiday Begins

Sending cards to your clients during the holiday season should be part of your marketing plan. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that the cards need to have special embossing and look expensive. If you didn’t order them early enough or can’t afford them don’t sweat it.

Business Networking Tips and Tricks

This summer I went out often to network.  The 3 babies were more independent and the 2 older kids were more mature.  So I warned them that the summer was mine to come and go as I needed. I scaled back on their activities, daily swallowed my guilt and went on.

I met a lot of great people. I also ate a lot at these business networking meetings!  Usually I eat salads when I go out because I don’t like the taste of processed restaurant food, but once in awhile I indulged in something a little heavier. It’s a bit more awkward, chomping and trying to listen, talking…don’t lick your fingers…wipe your mouth…remembering the correct way to eat this or that.

So here’s a nice, little business networking tip that I thought I’d share with you for your next business networking meeting. After gathering your finger foods and before returning to mingle and talk use this little technique. Here Chef John shows us  a very neat and clean way to eat a chicken wing.

Click the link for more business networking tips  or for an informative interview about how to follow up after a business networking event

 

Here’s are 5 simple strategies to make networking on LinkedIn more effective.

Twitter Scams

The ability to communicate on Twitter with people that you don’t know or to learn about an important subject in lesstwitter bird than 140 is absolutely phenomenal! We can pass on information at lightening speed; however when that information is a scam many people are taken in at lightening speed too.

Many have received DM (direct messages) saying, “you’re on this video…” and there’s a link that once clicked will bring you to a site that looks like a Twitter page but when you look at the URL in the browser it’s clearly not Twitter. It’s a phising scam.

Other scams: “hahaha, that u on here?” and  “lol this is funny (link)”, “I made $426.23 online today with (link).” OR “I made money with google. this website showed me. (link)”

Most times these DM are not sent from the account user but by a highjacker. Here are some tips to keep you and others safe on Twitter.

1. Don’t click on these links.

2. Never give out your Twitter password to 3rd party applications that do not use OAuth.

3. Report the account and all phising scams to @Spam

4. If you’ve been scammed be sure to change your password on Twitter.com and nowhere else.

Have you or anyone you know received one of these DM’s?

You can follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/thebizcoach4mom

Losing my Religion for Equality

This was originally posted in The Age National Times by Jimmy Carter. If this ex-President now turned leader is willing to step up to empower women how much more should we be willing to step up to empower ourselves!