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12 LinkedIn secrets to supercharge your social networking

12 LinkedIn secrets to supercharge your social networking
To know me is to know that I love—love—LinkedIn. At 150 million members and growing, LinkedIn is a powerful professional networking tool, and it’s not just for job seekers. Frankly, if you’re in the professional world and not using LinkedIn, I’m not sure what you’re thinking. Our team at V3 uses it for new business development, competitive research and analysis, participating in groups and discussions, and engaging with and learning from peers—and, of course, it’s the go-to site for savvy job seekers everywhere. One of the cool things about LinkedIn is there’s always something new to learn. Sure, the first step is to sign up and create your profile. I do a lot of corporate LinkedIn training and these are some of my favorite tricks and tips: 1. Want to ditch a connection? How to wield this magic? When you’re logged into LinkedIn, Select Contacts in the main navigation bar. 2. Sometimes it makes sense to operate in stealth mode. 3. 4. How to get your own custom URL? 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Duh. 10. Related:  LinkedIn

Easy Soap Making Recipes | Lotion Recipes | Salt Scrub Recipes Nothing’s more fun than sharing and swapping a good recipe. Here are a few of our favorites for making everything from skin nurturing soaps and scrubs, to solid perfume and more. Share your recipes by using the “comment box” at the bottom of this page. Gardener’s Soap Recipe 8 oz. Melt base and scent. Honey Bee CP Soap Olive Oil 32 oz. At trace, add fragrance and 1 Tablespoon of honey. Easy Shea Butter CP Soap Coconut Oil 16 oz. Easy Lip Balm Recipe – using Lanolin 1 oz. Skin Firming Gel – using CroThix CroThix has a secondary use as a skin firming agent. This makes (4) four ounce containers of gel-crème. Water 13 oz. Heat the water and Glycerin to 170 degrees and set aside. Lotion bars! Easy Lotion Bars 4 ounces Mango or Shea Butter 4 ounces Beeswax, Yellow or White 5 ounces Liquid Oil (Jojoba or Grapeseed are both excellent) 2 teaspoons of Essential Oil or Fragrance Oil Melt the beeswax in a separate container and the butter/oil in another container. Cookie Cutter Soaps by T.J. 1. 2 tsp.

LinkedIn Fans Rejoice: Your iPad App Has Arrived The 20 Best Marketing Infographics of 2012 Compelling imagery and visual design ruled marketing in 2012. Never before have pictures and images been so important for igniting engagement in your social media, email, and content marketing campaigns/strategies. With that, the popularity of infographics (information graphics) has also taken the marketing world by storm, and it’s easy to [literally] see why. Infographics are chock full of interesting stats, actionable items and a plethora of knowledge all wrapped up in a pretty package that’s ridiculously easy to share – A marketers dream! Let’s take a look at 20 of the best marketing infographics of 2012: Psst…Want to make an infographic of your own? Social Media:“Like Us!” How Much Time, Money Do Small Businesses Spend on Social Media? The Power of Pinterest; Internet Marketing Inc. How LinkedIn Works; InfographicLabs The ROI of Social Media – Is Social Media Marketing Effective? Blogging:12 Things to Do After You’ve Written a Blog Post; DivvyHQ The Anatomy of Content Marketing; Content+

Paper Punched Easter Eggs Tutorial by Nikki In Stitches Some of the best projects are also the most simple, and it doesn’t get much more “back to basics” than these paper punched Easter eggs. Simple and classic, they take just a few minutes to make and will last for many springs to come! Materials: 5/8″ paper punch Decorative paper Styrofoam egg Straight pins Glue Directions: Scroll through the pictures below. ~Nikki Find more from Nikki on her blog Nikki, In Stitches Tagged as: craft projects, craft tutorials, Easter, Easter Projects, How To, nikki in stitches, Paper Punched Easter Eggs How to Harness the Power of LinkedIn - INFOGRAPHIC A presentation on the topic of how to cook a chocolate tart is going to “bomb”at a cheese maker’s convention. It will be the wrong audience for an interesting topic, but the cheesemakers didn’t pay $1,200 for a conference ticket to hear information about “Tarts”! A paying participant at a car dealer expo will want to hear about horsepower and handbrakes and will either leave the hall or fall asleep if the speakers start talking about knitting and slipper making. The art of successful communicating and engagement involves selecting the right audience and providing them with information and content that resonates with their needs and wants. Not all Social Networks are Equal. When it comes down to sheer popularity Facebook is the social network that wins. Facebook is also about “Identity” whether that is a personal profile or a “business brand” persona. Google plus is “Core” and is woven into the science of search as Google embeds it into every one of its web properties from Picasa to YouTube.

Build a Killer Website: 19 Dos and Don'ts | Inc.com - Aurora I’m continually surprised by how many people call my design company with very firm ideas about what they want on their business website and yet, they haven’t thought through some of the most basic questions first. For this reason, our first question is always “Why do you need a site?,” not “What do you want on it?” At bottom your website is a marketing tool. Here’s my quick-hit list of the top dos and don’ts before you get started: Do: Set smart goals. Don’t: Do it yourself. a pretty autumn wreath Today I have a tutorial of sorts to share. It is not a full tutorial because 1. I learned to make the flowers from an already pretty amazing tutorial and 2. I left my camera in Ryan’s truck and was too impatient to wait to put it together until he came home so I don’t have photos of the actual attaching to the wreath phase of the project. Sometimes you just have to go with it when the crafting bug gets you. This wreath is a combination of a regular grape vine wreath you can purchase at the craft store, lots of coffee filter flowers and a few acorn and berry sprigs. Okay, so on with the tutorial. I wanted fall-ish colors for my flowers, so I used yellow, pink, red and orange paint. Mix your paint with water, stir well, scrunch in a stack of coffee filters and let them soak up the paint. I dried some flat on paper towels, but then ran out of room and made a clothes line to dry the rest. Okay, now on to the flower making part. Open up the filters and cut the outer ring open.

How to use LinkedIn to Promote Your Business LinkedIn LinkedIn has grown beyond its original purpose of connecting professionals with potential clients and employers. While Facebook and Twitter can be (and definitely are) used for business, LinkedIn is specifically geared toward building valuable business connections. The professional social media site has also become a terrific business-to-business marketing tool. Start With Your Own Profile Building an effective company page isn’t difficult, but it can be time consuming. By keeping this in mind, using your own LinkedIn profile to promote your business becomes easier. Promote Your Company Page, But Don’t Spam Your Contacts Once you’ve built a network of professional contacts on your own profile, it’s time to start promoting your company page. Talking about your company page on your own profile is a great way to promote your business. Author Bio Tyler Moore lives and works as an SEO and marketing consultant in Indianapolis, IN.

35 Impressive CSS Menu and Navigation Collection That You Can Use - tripwire magazine - Aurora When creating a website, one of the things that you must take into consideration is to get the menu and navigation right. In order for you to have a nice-looking menu in CSS, there is a need for some coding and surely here, some user interface design tutorials can help. Designing and coding from scratch however can be expensive and time-consuming and to address this, you have the option to use some of the CSS menu and navigation scripts created by professional web designers. All you have to do then is to customize them to reflect the design concept that you want. In this article, I am sharing with you more than 55 premium CSS menu and navigation bars that you can use to create beautiful web design projects. I believe you can find some of the best and easy to use CSS menu and navigation scripts here so check them out. If you have anything in mind, or if you anything to add, please do not hesitate to write a comment. Advertisement CSS3 Mega Drop Down Menu – MORE INFO / DEMO

Bang Bang Shrimp Time for another delicious football snack! This one would be good for a nice dinner too though! So this is supposed to be like the Bonefish dish with the same name but I’ve never had the dish so I can’t really say how close it is to the real thing. I can, however, say that it is amazing. Not going to lie, it was quite a bit of work because you have to deep fry the shrimp but seriously worth all the time spent staring into the pot of oil. Ingredients 1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined For the sauce: ½ cup mayonnaise 4-5 teaspoons chili garlic sauce, such as Sriracha sauce 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 1 teaspoon rice vinegar For the egg mixture: 1 egg, beaten 1 cup milk For the breading mixture: ½ cup all-purpose flour ½ cup panko breadcrumbs 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground black pepper ¼ teaspoon onion powder ¼ teaspoon garlic powder ¼ teaspoon dried basil For frying: 8 to 12 cups vegetable oil Instructions Combine all ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl; cover and set aside.

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