August 7, 2018
Letters to Editors: How to Give and Receive High-Quality Referrals

by Cristen Iris, originally published in Unbound Northwest   Referrals are perhaps the most efficient way to get new business and establish yourself as a problem solver, but some referrals are better than others. And the way in which you give and receive them matters--a lot. WHAT A REFERRAL IS A referral is, in its […]

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April 18, 2018
Don't Make This Rookie LinkedIn Mistake

LinkedIn is a powerful networking tool for serious business people, but there's one mistake users are making that sends a latent message that a professional connection with them isn't likely to yield any benefit. Power networking is not measured in time spent, connection requests sent, or number of connections made. It's measured in results. LinkedIn […]

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Setting Boundaries on Social Media

Establishing social media boundaries is critical to the success of your brand. Do you have a social media strategy, and does it articulate who (or the types of accounts) you will connect with on various social media platforms? I designed this post to help you identify and correct areas where your social media practices are […]

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