Mass Messaging on LinkedIn: We See What You Did There

Are you ticking people off with your mass messages through LinkedIn? It’s possible to win business by reaching out to prospects on LinkedIn, but taking the wrong approach could ruin your reputation. … More Mass Messaging on LinkedIn: We See What You Did There

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Happy Sexual Harassment Day from Mack: A Valentine’s Day Workplace Anecdote

Many years ago I worked in a law firm. Among the attorneys to whom I provided assistance were two gents I’ll call Sebastian and Mack. Their offices were nestled in the same shady corridor and they were lunch buddies. But Sebastian and Mack couldn’t have been an odder couple. I liked Sebastian. From the first … More Happy Sexual Harassment Day from Mack: A Valentine’s Day Workplace Anecdote

Creating a Meme to Quote Yourself: Don’t Do It!

  I saw something on LinkedIn this morning that I’ve been seeing a lot of lately: the self-quoting meme. In other words, the individual has posted a meme that they’ve created featuring their own quote, often accompanied by a slick, professional photo of themselves. Every time I see this I have a visceral reaction. Without … More Creating a Meme to Quote Yourself: Don’t Do It!

This Dog Poop Pouch Deserves More Attention, IMHO

I’m always surprised when a fellow dog owner stops me and asks, “Where did you get that bag?” Not because I don’t think they should be impressed with it. On the contrary. I’m surprised because I can’t believe everybody doesn’t already know about the Turdlebag. I don’t remember where I first found it, but I … More This Dog Poop Pouch Deserves More Attention, IMHO

I Distrusted This Company Because of Their Less-Than-Spellbinding Web Copy

They reached out to me on LinkedIn: a company looking to hire writers. They claim to provide world-class content writing services. Before responding, I took a quick look at their website to learn more. I was instantly skeptical. Are they a “real” business? Maybe. And if so, do they really provide top-notch writing services? I … More I Distrusted This Company Because of Their Less-Than-Spellbinding Web Copy