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500 Connections and a Picture, period.

I came across this article a few weeks back and it got me thinking about how SEs leverage (or don’t leverage) social media. I’m pretty sure that just about every SE in the world uses LinkedIn, even if it’s just to find out a bit of background about a company before a meeting. But I […]

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Just, Why… People?

Have you ever had that annoying conversation with someone where it took you having to ask several questions before you could get a simple explanation as to “why”? Those who are around young kids a lot are usually on the other end of that conversation with a seemingly endless stream of “why’s” when trying to […]

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Commitments

How often do you get “commitments” from others that are: a) Noncommittal – “I’ll try to get that for you by Friday” b) Vague – “It should take 1-3 weeks to get a response” or my personal favorite “We’ll be by your home between 9a and 2p” c) Broken – The data you were promised […]

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Don’t Be This Guy

While I have gone through a fairly rigorous set of writing/grammar classes in the past, I don’t consider myself a grammar nazi. Those who live in glass houses and all… But there is a definite time and place to ensure that your communications (both verbal and non) are crisp and as perfected as possible. When […]