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Who Is Tooting Your Horn?toot-your-own-horn

I would be preaching to the choir if this article listed the things we all know.

You would be irritated and bored listening to someone toot their own horn.

Most people aren’t comfortable frequently extolling their virtues.

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Everyone who is buying or hiring wants to hear about you, your work, or your product from someone in a position to know.

 

You probably have a handful of glowing recommendations from some of your strongest LinkedIn Connections.  Maybe you have a whole laundry list of accomplishments & accolades.

But think of this …

Has anyone ever mentioned they learned something special about you from one of your LinkedIn Recommendations?

Probably not.

Here is an idea describing how to make your LinkedIn Recommendations work for you.

  1. Copy all your LinkedIn Recommendations to a Word document.
    1. The example below started out as a three page document with 10 point fonts.
  2. Remove all unnecessary and overly repetitive statements.
    1. Then go back and remove some more.  I know … it can be painful.
  3. Reduce each recommendation to one phrase … two if both are outstanding.
  4. Review your remaining quotes, and cut more words.
    1. This is a case where “less is more”
  5. Use [brackets] t0 change your [Name] to [he] or [she] or to shorten [part of the quote]. The example below will show what this means.
  6. Arrange the quote snippets into logical groups
    1. Job Categories
    2. Industry Groups
    3. Or like a story … a brief description of yourself.
  7. Include a “Source” reference with a link to your LinkedIn Profile
    1. This adds credibility if someone wants to “fact check”.
  8. Share it
    1. Add it to your personal website
    2. As a link in your email signature information
    3. With your resume (electronic or paper)

Here are a couple examples

I created this example to assist my wife as she searches for contract recruiting & employment opportunities.

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Click here to see an example using Brian’s LinkedIn Profile.

NOTE ABOUT BRIAN:

Brian Jacobson is a Salesforce.com and Marketing Automation Business Systems Analyst.

He is also the designer, writer, manager, and web administrator for these sites:

NOTE ABOUT LIN:

Lin Jacobson is a Technical Recruiter and Project Operations Manager with a robust network of Engineers, Scientists, and Mid-to-Upper Management professionals in Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Life Sciences, and a broad array of Manufacturing industries.

 

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This Idea Could Save Millions of Lives

 

 

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/this-could-be-big-abc-news/super-cheap-paper-microscope-could-save-millions-lives-133616732.html?vp=1

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I predict this will lead to Big Idea Breakthroughs in the future.

Watch as the user moves objects and creates shapes without actually touching them.

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Solar Impulse is a solar-powered airplane that flew across the United States powered only by the sun.

The plane is full of technology that can be used in many innovative and yet-to-be-thought-of applications.

Thought Patterns is pleased to share this YouTube video created by CBS News Online and brought to my attention on Facebook by Alpha Minds.

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Everything You Have Been Told

About Economics …

Is a LIE!

Watch this video. Listen to David Suzuki explain.

Companies that cut down our trees, use our water, dig materials out of the earth, terraform the landscape need to understand that all those assets belong to you and me and the generations that follow.

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Personal Evolution

Personal Evolution

The world around us changes so quickly now that we must be flexible … curious … eager to learn.

If we don’t …

we won’t prosper …

possibly … we won’t survive.

My thanks for the image go to the The Other 98% Facebook site and whom ever their source might be. Alvin Toffler deserves your attention when he speaks.

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Preparation Meets Opportunity Brewing Up Something Special

Brickside Brewery – Grand Opening – August 18, 2012

The idea for a brewery in Copper Harbor got its start almost eight years ago, and the brewery’s founder wasn’t drinking beer at that time.

The way I hear it … Brickside Brewery resulted from a Christmas present that sat in storage for almost a year.

The Brickside’s founder, Jason, and his wife, received a starter brewing kit as a gift from a sister-in-law.  As the Holidays approched the following year, Jason decided to brew up a batch.

As Jason says, “almost everyone who brews a few batches of beer daydreams … Wouldn’t it be great to start a brewing business!”

His opportunity arose when a building in Copper Harbor changed hands and became available.

I will tell more of the business development story in a future blog posting.

For now … Think about enjoying a Brickside Brew. Brewing began in June. The Grand Opening Celebration is this upcoming weekend.

When you visit Brickside Brewery, you will find the menu and catalog right behind the bar.

Uncertain?  Try a sampler.  A good taste of four different brews.

Brickside Brewery on tap in Copper Harbor

A Weiss Bier homage to Grandpa.

Consider buying a Brickside T-shirt

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