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Keith Grover, NiS Founder's Blog (153)

What’s the latest 'big deal' with LinkedIn?

What’s the big deal with LinkedIn this time?

Well, as we speak LinkedIn is undergoing another big makeover - remember how radically it changed when…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on April 5, 2018 at 12:00 — No Comments

Making an Exhibition of Yourself!

As a solo-preneur, I don't take a stand at Exhibitions and Expos, preferring to make an exhibition of myself as I wander round my captive audience of Exhibitors and engage in passing conversations with other Visitors. Being static on a stand would cramp my style - but I can see how they work well for other businesses, provided they do it right.…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on May 17, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

Always go 'own label' - make a badge and take it to every networking event...

One of my favourite networking tips is to always take your own name badge along to events...

If you have a badge, you are always prepared for meetings where the organiser either doesn't issue badges, or just hasn't got one for…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on May 5, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments

Don't play Snakes and Ladders on Facebook

Here's a great blog post by NiS Member and Social Marketing Queen Veronica Pullen on the perils of Facebookk like ladders... you can read the original post here on Veronica's Blog

Why Participating in Like Ladders is Hurting Your Business!

February 15, 2016 By …

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on February 17, 2016 at 17:30 — No Comments

FSB Surrey Business Awards Results

A company of private investigators who offer to find out who people’s partners are taking to the office Christmas party have won the overall prize at the FSB Surrey Business Awards.

NiS Member Nigel Parsons’ Answers Investigation, in Dunsfold, were named overall winners at the Grand Final held at Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands on Wednesday (November 18).…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on November 23, 2015 at 16:42 — No Comments

Always go 'own label' - make a badge and take it to every networking event...

One of my favourite networking tips is to always take your own name badge along to events.

I have several versions of mine, depending on which of my businesses I am representing on the day!  You can make a badge to print off on your inkjet and slip it into one of those plastic badge holders we get at events. I have some magnetic badges (as supplied by 4networking etc) which I put into the back of the plastic holder.

Here's one I made…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on September 11, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

Business Biscotti no longer 'FREE for all' (deadline 31 Jan)!

From 31 January 2015, Business Biscotti, the network that made free networking avaiable across many counties in the South East (and some beyond!) will become a paid membership organisation...

There will be serious fallout from this change and we predict that lots of Biscotti Groups will see a falling off in numbers attending - some…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on January 9, 2015 at 19:00 — No Comments

NAFTA AWards - top UK PR Bloopers of 2014...

This article by Paul Nathanson is a great little reminder of how easy it is to lose your reputation (and customers!) through PR blunders...  

Time to take stock of the worst PR gaffes in 2014 and announce the naffTA Awards from PNPR. So, who showed the greatest skill in torpedoing their reputation?



Health

Shame on you, supermarkets! Through your poxy poultry you could fill Wembley…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on January 8, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments

Facebook Is Changing The Rules — Again

If you use Facebook for business, it's well worth checking out this blog article on the b2c website by Amanda Clark...

Small business owners, do you have your Facebook marketing down to a science? Do you routinely post promotional content that generates significant visibility—and website referral traffic? If so, then that’s something to be proud of, but also…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on January 4, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments

LinkedIn's 'Growing' from Strength to Strength!

I predicted in January that 2014 would be the year of LinkedIn - and so it's proving to be, big time!  Its growth curve is astonishing, with over 330 million Members worldwide (16 million in the UK) and two new Profiles being created every second...

Check out this article on Forbes confirming that the Money Men like the…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on November 10, 2014 at 19:46 — No Comments

Hate networking? Here's why you need to get over it (reblog)

This is a re-post of one of my previous blog articles... It's timely in the run-up to my Networking training session next week - details here...

Most face-to-face networking is a variation on the theme of bringing people together in the same physical space to exchange 'elevator pitches'…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on October 1, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments

Do I know you? And what you do? Really?

I just posted a comment on Andy Lopata's LinkedIn pages that I thought I'd share here too. It's about getting the message out there about what you do without trying to shove it down people's throats :0)  You first need to get the person (Client, networking contact, potential employer) into a receptive mindset and ready to learn more about your skills, products and services.

When I first meet you, I am probably far from receptive to a pitch, for example. If it's at a networking…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on July 16, 2014 at 13:54 — No Comments

Roger Hamilton on Streams of Income & Myths of Wealth...

I just read an article by Roger Hamilton, the Wealth Dynamics Guy, who I worked with for a short while back in the day, which I think is worth sharing here. It's an interesting take on how people get really wealthy, and serendipitously I got the email about it at the same time as one from Nick James promoting Andrew Reynold's 'Copy This Idea' course.

I've followed all these and many more 'make pots of money' gurus over a number of years, and my take is that you can get some great tips…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on May 2, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

Networking TIP: Badgers Unite!

Just posting a reply to a Discussion in the Business Scene LinkedIn Group and thought I'd share it here too...

It's often advised that as we shake hands with the right hand, we should wear our networking name badges on the right lapel rather than in the traditional 'buttonhole' position of the left lapel.

Guys can wear a tie so we have the option of having our badge smack dab in the middle in case we meet any former Boy Scouts (kind of an in joke - they are left-hand shakers!)…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on April 16, 2014 at 18:00 — No Comments

12 Top Online Business Tips for Facebook, LinkedIn... and Wix?

Just found a useful article on the Smarta.com blog - 

12 Top Online Business Tips From Wix, Linkedin and Facebook

(And there was me thinking that Wix was a DIY store :0)

Naturally I was particularly interested in the LinkedIn section with comments from Chris Brown, Head of UK Relationship Management at Linkedin.... 

"Chris gave some great…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on April 11, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments

FREE online editions of newspapers from Surrey Libraries service...

Her's an article from Surrey News, the onine publication by Surrey County Council, intoducing a great new free service for Library Members (sign up for free at your nearest library!)

Stop press – newspaper readers can get their daily fix of stories from home and abroad for free thanks to a new online initiative.

All the day’s news, features and sport from the likes of The Daily Telegraph, Daily…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on April 7, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

Social Media Comparison Infographic - Facebook v Google+ v LinkedIn etc

Infographis are a great (and very fashionable!) way of providing a snapshot overview os dry statistics. Here's one about Social Media platforms from Leverage New Media that caught my eye... [view original here]…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on March 17, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

Why Women Rule Social Media

It seems that women (who I rate as better at networking than men) are also tops at using Social Media according to this article (and Infographic) on the raprehab.com website. (Guess which is the one social media site where men still dominate?)

"RapRehab wanted to share some reserach on how men and women use social media and found out that women spend more time on social networking sites than men. We were surprised to learn that men dominate only…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on March 13, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

Goodbye, keyword SEO: Google moves entirely to Secure Search

Thanks to new NiS Member Qamar Rehman for alerting me to the latest 'shock horror' episode in the Google SEO saga... Here's an article from the Search Engine Watch website (and I'm sure Qamar will be happy to enlighten you further :0)

"The day many SEO professionals hoped would never come, but feared eventually would, apparently has arrived today. It appears that Google has cut off keyword data altogether.

Nearly two years after making one of the …

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on March 13, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

9 Steps to getting more Reach on Facebook page posts...

We were introduced to many of the ins and outs of Facebook for Business at the MyTeam Network RoundTable in Cobham last week by top bloke, Social Media Wizard and NiS Member Mark Hughes of Funky Social Media.

How apposite then that NiS Member and Social Marketing Queen …

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on February 7, 2014 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

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