5 Tips for LinkedIn Platform Building for Bird Brains

5 Tips for LinkedIn Platform Building for Bird Brains

linkedin-tips-work-smarter-not-harderSo you’re an expert huh?  Think you can contribute intelligent advice or commentary to the hoards of professionals on LinkedIn or other social networks?  If so, be prepared to wow the masses or else you may have
an audience of crickets.  How exactly can you accomplish that?  By following these five important tips.

*  Pick your topic wisely.  There’s nothing worse than discussing a topic that’s irrelevant in your business.  Research a relevant topic that’s trending.  If your business is making snow cones, and their’s a new flavor that’s hot, write about it.  Whatever your wisdom is, share it!

*  Be Helpful:  Some professionals don’t like to share tips and information because they fear they’re giving out too much information about their business like it’s a secret sauce.  Really?  Yes.  Sad, but true.  Remember, you’re the expert.  No matter how much information you dole out, no one will ever be able to create the awesomeness that’s you.

*  Find your hook!  What’s your draw that hooks your reader?  Have you taken the time to really flush out the topic enough to keep your readers reading?  The more you add depth and perspective to a post, the longer it can produce better results for your brand.

*  Share.  Share.  Share.  Don’t just post and then bolt.  Find the time to interact, comment and share other relevant content on LinkedIn. Just by being active, you’re making your presence known and building continuity with other professions and groups.

*  Read.  Read.  Read.  Take the time to be in the know!  Research daily or weekly topics on your industry.  By doing this, you’ll be surprised on how many ideas you can generate that you create your own content and communicate to the masses.

There are so many tricks to building up your personal brand on LinkedIn–even if you are a bird brain.  And if you’re still not convinced or are unsure how to proceed, follow a favorite professional and see how they communicate their exceptional knowledge.  From there, you’ll be poised to take your professional brand to the next level.

Top #Unforgettable Moments in the World Cup 2014

Top #Unforgettable Moments in the World Cup 2014

Aside from Google’s memorable doodles, there were so many great moments caught during this year’s FIFA World Cup that truly lit up the internet.  From one soccer fan to another, these were some of the images that, rightfully so, went viral and kept us wanting more.

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Netherland’s Robin van Persie was a superstar from the onset.  And this image and goal is one of the many that went viral with some awesome meme’s.  Here’s just one I found.

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Uruguay‘s Luis Suárez biting incident brought outrage and shame to the talented soccer club and ensued a calamity of memes.

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Germany defeats Brazil 7 to 1. (Ouch)

Brazil’s catastrophic loss to Germany generated an ungodly amount of Jesus face-palming memes, featuring the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil.  Even though the loss sent Brazil momentarily into hysterics, the rest of the world could do nothing but laugh.

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Best #WorldCup 2014 Selfie

After Germany won, Germany’s Lukas Podolski tweeted out this selfie that of course went viral, catpuring an incredible winning moment for Podolski and Bastian Schweinsteiger.  

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Legendary Status

This guy’s image went viral too.  Remember him?  His little blackboard launched an insane amount of meme’s which had the masses enjoying every moment.

 

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There were just a few famous and unforgettable moments captured during World Cup 2014.  What a spectacular time we had this summer!  Do you have a favorite moment?  Are you looking forward to 2018 in Russia?

“The workplace needs laughter. ” – Amen!

“The workplace needs laughter. ” – Amen!

Harvard Business Review published an article on humor in the workplace this month.  Although many work enviroments shy away from this type of management strategy, it’s nice to know there are some innovative thinkers out there. In the creative space, humor is essential.  The lead sentence to this article “The workplace needs laughter,” couldn’t be more accurate, especially if your business thrives on innovation and creativity.

dog laughing at a jokeHBR disputes that humor in the office is subjective which is why it’s difficult for stuffy corporate-types to consider it as a form of management tool.  The subjectivity part is absolutely true.  What some people think is funny can also have some team members frowning.  Although the concept of “leading with humor” in the office has a long way to go, there are some great takeaways.

As a believer is all things creative and fun, the real takeaway isn’t the humor we love, but the fun we crave.  Giving employees a reason to enjoy their jobs is essential to achieve  better productivity and better creativity.  And let’s be realistic about what that means.  It doesn’t mean being incompetent and non-productive.  It means being professional first and using a work hard, play hard mentality to achieve personal and company goals.

Other than the office ants, I’ve never experienced “leading with humor” in a corporate culture.  The only time, I’ve experienced this in nearly two decades of my career has been in small teams or within special projects.  The results of those team projects were astounding and the memories just as thrilling.

What do you think about leading with humor?  Are you a fan?  To read more about the interesting article, visit HBR.

Have some fun, and keep working.

 

TOA ReVamped!

TOA ReVamped!

origin-of-cool-black-gradient1We’ve been slowly revising our website to a new look and feel.  In between our regular work, we’ve been finalizing the small details of in order to best illustrate everything it is we do.

To get an understanding of all our services, visit the Services section which include anything from web assessment, social media and design, photography and so on.

Some of the new sections of our website include our Portfolio and Testimonial sections.  Our Blog focus has changed slightly, be our goal is still set to inspire in a humorous sort of way.

Have a question about a service we offer?  Comment or send us an email at info(at) theofficeants (dot) com.

 

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