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  • Dr. Gleb Tsipursky Get a free copy of my Assessment on Avoiding Dangerous Judgment Errors in the Workplace when you register for my free Wise Decision Maker Course! https://disasteravoidanceexperts.com/subscribe #emotionalintelligence #management #leadershipdevelopment #entrepreneurship #personaldevelopment
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  • Marcin Rzymek I'm kinda jealous when reading about all those business meet-ups happening in the United States. Yes sure, we have those in Poland as well, but as I work mostly with US clients I haven't attended any here yet. Maybe it's an idea. Why not try. But for those of you who take time to meet with other professionals, I have written an article about business cards. A short piece of content explaining do we really need them, what business cards should include, and how to print yours without leaving your home or office. Even though we live in a digital era, those small pieces of paper still help us improve the impression of our person after an interesting conversation. https://brandmanvision.com/essential-businesscard-elements/
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  • Matt Crump The last in the Abundance series for those who have been following. Should you desire a free ebook of the entire series, please visit the article and comment there and then add SEND ME THE BOOK to your comments and I will add you to the list of folks receiving the free gift. Thank you and hope you have a great weekend!! https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/focus-giving-sharing-matt-crump/
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  • Kurtis Tompkins Being in charge will not exempt one from accountability. The stakes rise as you are now held to a higher standard. I’m not a leader you may say. This may be true. However, if you are not in charge of anything else, you are in charge of YOU! https://www.linkedin.com/posts/ktompkinscfrw_motivation-careers-ono-activity-6603615361092907008-fYAi
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  • Paula Goodman Happy Friday Beautiful People! Have A Wonderful Day! https://www.linkedin.com/posts/paulagoodman1_happiness-photography-paulag-activity-6603606345197465600-LLhf
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  • Grant McKenna Hi fellow SPN'ers, I have a cool article coming out on LinkedIn at about 7am Wednesday New Zealand time, here's a sneak peek of the intro. I'd appreciate any support you could give it if this area spins your wheels. Will post a link here on the day too. And...I'm open to all LinkedIn connections if anyone wants to check out my profile and connect. Thanks. This short article shares 7 business lessons we can learn from Jim Marshall. Jim founded Marshall Amplification (a global success since 1962) bringing a unique and mind blowing rock and roll sound to the world. The story also features the experience I had getting to meet him at a London guitar show back in 2005 where he signed an amp for me. #business #music #musicindustry #startups #innovation
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  • Craig Fry A Lapel Pin: Memory Trigger A lapel pin can’t speak or even make a noise; but it can tell quite a story. Best of all, it’s your story, your experience, your emotion. How did I discover this? Well, I knew it all along, but it became more real as I started using LinkedIn. The idea of a daily LinkedIn lapel pin post surfaced in my mind. PinProsPlus makes thousands of different unique pins every year, so why not post a picture of a different lapel pin every day. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then showcasing images of pins should speak volumes about what we do. More importantly, it allowed me to be different, stand out, and promote pins in a non-pushy salesman sort of way. So, each day I looked through my pictures of sample lapel pins and always settled on one that made me think of a story, a thought, or an idea. In other words, the pin resonated with me. I would then post the picture and tell the story. And people responded. How did people respond? They didn’t respond in the way I thought. They responded with emotion and unique stories of their own, which of course were triggered based on the picture of the pin. I realized more so than ever that pins tell good stories or conjure up emotions in people, and that was a powerful insight. A single pin has multiple stories to tell, because each person has different experiences. Over time as I looked through my lapel pin pictures, I realized that the ones I skipped over were ones that had no effect or no story for me personally. So, I didn’t post them. But occasionally, when I had no choice, I would post them and was amazed at the stories they elicited in others. Do You Feel the Power of the Pin? I have always believed my slogan, “I help promote your story with Custom Lapel Pins.”, but that belief was becoming even more real as I was hearing the stories being told by you. I posted a “SKIS” pin and heard: “Me and skis have a love/hate relationship….” “sounds exactly like my experience skiing! Snow plowed….then slow.” Or the “Vienna Sausage” pin. “I hate them. My husband buys them to snack on and I secretly feed them to the dog LOL” “I LOVE Vienna sausages!!! Yummy!!” Or the “Golden Gate Bridge” pin “it was a symbol (to me) that I was where I wanted to work and live” “I know that bridge well” Or the number “9” pin “In numerology, my life path number” “I love the number 9, always had it on my backpack, just seemed to be the right number” Or the black cat sitting on a stack of books pin “Books and 4 legged friends, I couldn’t live without either” “My granny had a black cat always sitting on the books” Those are snippets of stories and emotions that individuals began to remember in their mind. You begin to see the power of the pin. I have examples in my personal life. My wife has 2 pins sitting on the dashboard of her car – “ELF” and “I Love My Husband”? The ELF pin is her initials and how can you not get excited about your own initials and also the fact that she loves the movie “Elf”. And the “I Love My Husband” --- well enough said. Lapel pins really do tell a story; because, they remind us of experiences, events, stories, and memories from our own life. Like a song, a sound, a smell, a location, a pin triggers memories. Memories that come to life just by looking at the lapel pin. How do you use lapel pins in your business? Is it just another promotional give away? Or, is it viewed as a tool to create a memory for a customer about you and your business? Real Life Examples. I’ll finish with two specific examples of customers using lapel pins to create a memory unique to their business. First, is Kimberly Hambrick and her podcast: “Leave the frustration. Take the cannoli”. Kimberly invites guests to participate on her podcast and tell their story. At the end she thanks each guest and presents them with a custom made “Cannoli Pin”. The pin depicts an image of a cannoli with the words “Leave the Frustration. Take the Cannoli”. That pin will always trigger memories of Kimberly and their experience on the podcast. You begin to see how Kimberly has created a memory trigger for her business. Second, is a California company A-C Electric. They have created a tradition of giving a uniquely designed pin for each of their company events such as Christmas parties, Halloween parties and summer picnics. Employees enthusiastically look for the pin at each event and collect them all. You can imagine the positive feelings this generates about the company and the memories and fun times they have with each other. It is a simple offering, but a powerful trigger for positive memories and feelings. The employees love it so much they won’t allow the company to end the tradition. So, do lapel pins tell stories? I say yes, and hope you believe it too. How can we tell your story in a lapel pin? Visit our website: www.pinprosplus.com
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  • Rolla Daoud I have been working in the administration field for so many years but my true passion is photography and taking shots of our beautiful surrounding wanting to share my photo gallery with all who loves nature & admire art - check my gallery link below
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  • Vimbai Empowering women and girls with their rights and fighting against GBV is our core strategic area. Checkout our facebook page - Women Unlimited Eswatini, Website: www.womenunlimited.africa
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  • Bernard Low, Ph.D. Dear members of SPN: Greetings! I just joined this community and am glad to be a part of it. As I am seeking to expand my network, add value where I can, and also to learn from others, I would love to connect with you both here in SPN and also in Linkedin. My Linkedin account is as follows: www.linkedin.com/in/drbernardlow. I'd be very grateful if you can send me a request to connect on Linkedin and also to LCS my posts. Have a great day! Warmest, Bernard
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