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100 Points Per Week, Part Deux


Last week being a short week would offer a great excuse for not attaining 100 points. But we’re in a no whining zone so we’ll take what we get.

I was able to make two referrals, one that I think will lead to follow on business beyond the initial need. I also had a number of 1-to-1 meetings with referral partners and potential referral partners that are leading to appointments. My strategy meetings were particularly good last week and this week I’m following up on a number of ideas that came up in them.
As usual, I tried to reach out to my C’s and P’s to stay in touch. Phone calls and emails, as well as a few taunts on Fit Bit. One thing I haven’t figured out for point value is Linked In connections, thank-you’s and responses, and endorsements. I’m trying to be more aware of this activity and what the results of it are. LI can me an important element in your marketing strategy so it’s worth keeping an eye on effort and result.

So that was the week that was…and this is the week that is. So I’d best get at it. Got to top last week’s total and add some results to that Score Card. Give me a little something to celebrate this weekend.

Influencing Prospects, Clients, and Referral Partners


The six sources of influence: motivation, training and skill building, positive peer pressure, the influence of managers and coaches, incentives, and tapping into the power of physical space and environment.

I came upon this fragment of information as I was poking around in some files on my computer.  Copied the list from who-knows-where?  It’s an important list. Continue reading

Facebook Influences Linkedin Facelift


Jeff Weir's Linkedin Homepage

Jeff Weir's Facebook Homepage

Something looks surprisingly familiar here?

Social networking site Facebook appears to have had strong influence on the new Linkedin homepage. The new left sidebar and tabs along the top of the window are a reflection of the popular Facebook UI without all of the nonsense non-business clutter common to many most Facebook pages.

One update to the site is “status” messages to indicate current activity, similar to that found in Facebook. However, in an effort remain business-like, you can only set your status to “(Your name) is working on…,” “will be traveling to,” “is looking for advice on,” “is looking for a job,” or “is reading.” These restrictions are designed to be informative without being whimsical.Linkedin's new What Are You Working On feature

Another welcomed addition are the customizable “modules” that gather information from your networks of contacts. There’s an “Answers” module to show what questions have been asked recently by your contacts, a “People” module to offer potential new contacts, and a “Jobs” module to show what opportunities are available in your network.New Linkedin Personalized Modules

Finally, to view the official Linkedin presentation of these new features, click on over to the Linkedin Blog.