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Me and Instagram. A true confession!

Me and Instagram. A true confession!

In the case of Instagram I was not an early adopter. Or even a late adopter. In fact it’s only been a few weeks since I got started. I was inspired to get into it while watching Matt Spicer’s Ingrid Goes West (Elizabeth Olsen image above, Aubrey…

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Networking: how to uncover the power of your connections

Networking: how to uncover the power of your connections

Strategic networking is the foundation of your business development and your career growth. Your next gig will most likely come from a personal connection, especially as you advance up the ladder. Ditto your chances of promotion within a large corporation. Ditto those relationships with partners and clients that will…

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How three Creative Pros use Twitter to further their goals

How three Creative Pros use Twitter to further their goals

When Film Director Jody Lauren Miller started using Twitter, “I didn’t know what I was doing.  I just followed and was following – and most of them were useless.  You can follow a bunch of nonsense.  But as I got more focused I started searching…

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Q+A: LinkedIn profiles and personality

Q+A: LinkedIn profiles and personality

As published in Cynopsis Classified Advantage~ ASK THE EXPERTS ~Questions from our ReadersAnswered by Michael Pollock Q: Recently, I lost my job due to my company’s financial state. Downsizing was a must, and I, unfortunately, got the cut. The thing is, it was almost a…

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Don’t forget LinkedIn for your job search

Don’t forget LinkedIn for your job search

This article first appeared in Cynopsis Classified Advantage ~ ACTIONABLE EXPERT ADVICE ~By Michael Pollock I am sure you are well established on LinkedIn, but are you using it effectively in your job search? It is just too easy for us to let it sit…

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Productive tweeting

Productive tweeting

Despite Mr Demi Moore, Twitter has become a hugely valuable networking and researching tool. Media and creative people are all over it. Think of it as one big cocktail party, but at this one you can sort out who you are interested in talking to…

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Dear Sparkings: Should I use Facebook for my business?

Dear Sparkings: Should I use Facebook for my business?

What do you think? Write down all the gigs you got from it. Write down all the gigs you are going to get from it. Okay that’s a start. If you are looking at little photos of your potential partners and customers – and you…

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What your network says about you

What your network says about you

What does your social network look like? This remarkably beautiful image represents my own network of LinkedIn connections. My genius friend Erich Morisse, who made this image, is developing products that quantify and value social networks. Here is what he told me: “Social networks are…

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