LinkedIn did the full release to everyone now of their Quick Connect Scan Code and this is how to get yours!
Open the app on your phone; Click on the search bar icon for "more options" which opens up the next part.
This is the LinkedIn Code Reader or how to download your own "My Code" . Note at the bottom you can scan from photos.... I would use this during conferences and speaking gigs here myself.... How would you use it?
Here is the finished product of which you can keep the photo with the code or download without the photo option. Feel free to test it out and connect with me for more tips over the years of all sorts of digital media and business.
Have a personal tragedy? Too bad!
So often this is today's view of other peoples tragedies for no other reason than people are so busy. If you are a friend of someone who lost their pet, child, health, or even a divorce I bet anything you're at a loss of what to say or do!
How personal does one get in saying something if they're a business acquaintance vs personal friend? Does what you say even matter? What can you do to help the person past their grieving and remind them to live life? How soon is to soon to talk about the issue(s)?
First off always have to say I am not a Doctor of any sort! This advice is my own only and hope to help others who feel at a loss with the above questions.
Because someone or something has passed does not mean you stop talking about them or the issues. Respect the grieving person's desires and keep anything they tell you in confidence. In most cases people will appreciate your memories of the one they loved. One big time tip is remember this is never the time to bash the Ex even if your friend is doing it... at times people get back together and you will end up losing the friendship over it.
When someone is grieving be more compassionate if they snap at you about something silly we all express our grief in different ways. When unsure of your status with another person it's always a given it will be OK to express something in a more general nature vs gushing about it.
Be firm if it has gone on for a longer than normal period of time. Express your concerns directly to your friend, they will appreciate it. Make sure to keep inviting to your events thus reminding them that there is still life to be lived. Remember, what you type and say to the person grieving ALWAYS matters... Warmly, Tonie
I was talking with a company today and they were asking me if they should offer more services or stay in a specific niche`. My questions back to them "Have you seen a severe decline in the use of your current services?" Needless to say this brought up tons of questions that I thought you the reader might find helpful in your own business.
If you have had a severe decline in the use of your current services be sure to look over the following top 3 reasons:
Make a list of entire business services that are synergistic with your field. Do you have an interest in them? If not, refer that business out and stay in your field of business and reorganize it to better suit your current clientele.
Does your business need to be revamped or brought into the current tech trends?
When is the right time to expand? This is the 2 million dollar question for each business. I have found for most people it is a personal choice of the following:
Back to adding of additional services. Be very selective and add a max of 2 other business services that would be very synergistic to your current business plan. -- Try it out on your past clients as a test model! Send them a newsletter asking for their advice and thoughts on the new products. People love giving advice! May I suggest max of 15 to 20 people starting out. From there put it into a database and pick another 10 people to try them out on. Compile the data together and view the results.
If your current business is doing exceedingly well and you have the additional manpower to handle other services, you can use the same bubble method and testing methods above. Be sure to not let your marketing message and business focus change drastically from your original business foundation that made you a great success in the first place!
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Tonie L. Boaman
Tonie Boaman is a champion of a small to medium sized businesses! Read More Click