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As every social platform you have to know about the basic principles and the way it works. This is not different with LinkedIn. In this post we address some simple and I would even say trivial basics which are often forgotten or not known. They could help you to really boost your visibility and authority. If applied correctly and consistently, following these principles  can bring the desired benefits the same week you start. It is very rewarding and will motivate you to put more time and quality in it. Many books have been written about how to use LinkedIn effectively. By browsing Amazon you will surely find a range of very good books on the subject. Soon we will publish our Top 10 of the best books we would recommend you to read. Start today, go on the fast-lane and apply the few simple steps we describe today and be successful by promoting yourself on LinkedIn.

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When it comes to personal branding online you have the choice between:  “Drive or be driven”. By being passive you let other competitors not only position themselves but if they wished, they could even damage your brand and reputation without you knowing about it.

A good strategy to keep the issue not only under control but really drive the way you want to be seen and your brand to be propagated throughout the web, is to take active control. Now, the good news is SEO and Social Media can really help you to achieve to protect your reputation, if you just follow some simple rules.

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As Carrie Morgan SEO & Social Media Consultant, Speaker and Author of the Book “Above the Noise” explains very well  it is of highest importance ever, to build your own platform. The exponential speed at which the innovation goes will give you no guarantee that the existing social media platforms you are investing your time and your money in today will still be there … tomorrow.

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“For the music business, social networking is brilliant. Just when you think it’s doom and gloom and you have to spend millions of pounds on marketing and this and that, you have this amazing thing now called fan power. The whole world is linked through a laptop. It’s amazing. And it’s free. I love it. It’s absolutely brilliant.”

Simon Cowel, Music and Television Producer (The X Factor USA, Britain’s got Talent, Pop Idol)

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Whether you are a corporate employee, self-employed professional or entrepreneur, climbing the ladder to success can be easy if you are committed to consistently following a few simple networking strategies in your career. In this post I will introduce you to some best practice tools to foster effective business networking.

One of the most important skills I learned as I moved up the corporate ladder that still serves me well today is the art of networking.  For an entrepreneur and small business owner, referrals can make up 80%-90% of new business revenues.  Networking is both a competency and a process that you need to hone in order to be successful.

Businesses have a love-hate relationship with networking: It takes time and effort, but it can also beget some great rewards. Here are some ways to keep your company on top of its networking game.

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