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Give your knowledge away and sell your expertise

by Penny Power on February 12, 2013 · 0 comments

member orientationWhen I created a community of business owners online in 1998 my motive was to create a place for sharing of knowledge and a place where people could openly share their issues and needs for knowledge.

This was a subtle shift in the world of business, a nudge, as some might say, to encourage business people to be friends and to care about one another- online. I knew that if we could create such a great place, a community then we would see business people become thought-leaders. Learning to share knowledge is a mindset shift. We have always been taught to be closed with our knowledge, we believe that in a Knowledge Economy  the key to income is selling our knowledge, however this mindset and habit is being disrupted. [click to continue…]

On the 11th October the Digital Youth Academy (DYA) had its official launch at the House of Lords, hosted by Lord Jim Knight.

The mission we share with businesses, colleges and wonderful networks such as BNI is to connect two fabulous resources that we have in the UK – our Business Community and our Born Digital Youths, so that together we can innovate, thrive, grow and understand the social culture of the online world for business.  [click to continue…]

Four quick tips to take your off-line networking skills on-line

by Linda Parkinson-Hardman on July 5, 2012 · 0 comments

How many times has someone said to you “social networking, it’s not for me” and when you ask them why they say something like “I don’t have time” or “I don’t want to hear about people having coffee all day long”. Often, this sort of reply can be a mask for “I don’t know what to do or why I’d do it”. After all, it can be quite overwhelming to have status updates, news about discussions in groups or tweets coming at you if you aren’t prepared. And yet the reality is that it’s quite simple to get involved in social networking, because all you have to do is take your off-line networking skills and apply them on-line. [click to continue…]

9 ways to get into the diary of busy people

by Heather Townsend on March 28, 2012 · 2 comments

Over the last year, I have definitely become what are known in the trade as a ‘busy person’. White spaces in my diary have become a bit of a rarity… This has prompted me, based on my own experiences, to write an article helping you get into the diary of a busy person.

I think that the first thing to acknowledge is that don’t get upset if you get turned down, if you don’t ask, you don’t get. Such is the way with things in life. [click to continue…]

Making Sense of Twitter with Lists

February 29, 2012

Twitter is a fabulous place to keep up to date on all that is new and happening on the Social Web.  It is also one of the most of the most feared online networks by the average ‘networker’.  This is probably because it looks overwhelmingly ‘busy’ all the time, and it seems difficult to make sense of.  All those tweets coming at you from the people you follow make it difficult to filter out what you want to ‘hear’ from the rest.

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Social Media meets BNI and solves a real life plumbing problem

February 13, 2012

As you know, Social Media and networking online has been 14 years of Thomas (husband) and my life. Since 1998 we have evangelized the message of the joy and success of the online world. Skeptics have said ‘ridiculous, I like to meet people face to face before I buy’, and many have actually used this sentence to challenge me “you mean to say even a Plumber should be doing social media”?

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