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How Do You Get Recommendations on LinkedIn?

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Getting recommendations on LinkedIn is a subject that comes up a lot in my individual and corporate training sessions. Here my advice: Take a look at who you are connected to and pick out those you've enjoyed working with either as a volunteer…
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Domain as a Stocking Stuffer

Need a last minute stocking stuffer for your kids? I have an idea that they will be grateful to have for years to come. Buy them their own domain name. I know it's not a gift they're begging Santa for but it's worth every penny and then some. Do…
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Social Media Reputation Management Book

Everyone and their mother is using social media. What about those that aren’t interested? Kerry Rego is the leading social media and reputation management consultant in Sonoma County and she has written a book geared for this audience. These…
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How to Remove Your Name from Online Listing Services

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Recently several people have asked me about Spokeo, an aggregate website that lists personal information already available on the web, yet I hadn’t seen it for myself until the last report I worked up. When I encountered it while doing a reputation…
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Truth in Tech Wrapup

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My goal with "Truth in Tech: A Cross Industry Conversation About Technology Today" was to create dialogue amongst industries that don't normally communicate about technology. It's my industry so I talk about it all the time with people of all…
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My Reputation Management Book is Almost Done!

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I haven't talked about this to many people but I've been writing a book on online reputation management called "What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: Take Control of Your Online Reputation". After working in social media exclusively for 4 years…
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Talk About Your Company's Good Deeds

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I live in Sonoma County, CA and it's the number one county in the state for volunteerism, according to the Corporation for National & Community Service. When businesses are looking for content to write about on a blog or other social media…
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Be Transparent: Why Deleting Negative Posts is a Bad Idea

  It's generally considered bad form to delete a post from your Facebook page* just because you don't like what that person has to say. As business owners, we have to come to terms with the fact that the second we open our "doors", someone…
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Risks & Reputation Management: Action Items

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You learned a lot of information when you attended "Risks & Reputation Management: Using Social Media to Protect Your Brand". Or maybe someone you know wasn't able to come. What are the takeaways? Disclaimer: You will not be able to accomplish…
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Get Yourself Listed on the Web

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Go ahead, do a vanity search (otherwise known as "Google-ing") for your name or business. Do you like what you find? So often, people say they've done this and have been unhappy at the information they find. It's old, it's personal, it's simply…