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It’s Quiet Out There

Every time I start to write this blog the first thing that happens is…I get a report on comments. It gets me really excited because there are always a bunch. One time there were 37! Then I realize that they’re all spam. I have no idea how they do it, but the blog people are amazingly good at recognizing spam.

You’d think I would know by now that the real comments come in randomly with a note to me to approve or delete. But hope springs eternal when I open the blog site. So help me out here. As someone once said, “make my day.”

Many of you probably figure I’m just aggravated about being ignored but that’s not it. I get quite a few regular old e-mails telling me they like to read my random musings on the vagaries of my life…interspersed with some ideas for improving your networking skills. Sometimes I run into people who mention the same thing or start a phone call by saying something nice about the blog.

But they haven’t been paying enough attention! And if you’re one of these people, focus totally (multitasking is a lie) and pay attention right now. Networking is all about getting your name out there in front of people attached to interesting thoughts and ideas…comments. And what better way to do this than to participate in this most excellent blog?

I’m happy to hear all these private comments but…it’s not helping you out at all. I already know you. My readers probably don’t. And they’d like to know you.

Of course, you have to offer interesting, relevant, useful, entertaining, engaging ideas. It takes thought. Thinking before writing, or speaking. Now there’s a great way to improve your ability to connect with people.

Improve Your Reputation Tip: Think, think again, then write…or speak

Normally I’d share a picture with you about here but I’m not much of a photographer, and just using a Blackberry as a camera doesn’t improve my skill. So you’ll just have to stare up into space and imagine whatever it is you’d like to see. Perhaps a picture of yourself sitting at your computer sending me an official comment?

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  1. Rick Simmons says:

    It is great when 2 of the best folks I know have the opportunity to not only meet but also talk to each other. I hope the two of you find things to do together because you both do great work.

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