My eldest daughter Alex knows nothing about blogging (yet 🙂 )
And, to be really honest, Nick Wilson at Performance.com DOES offer some really useful tips on generating more traffic using The Art of Linkbaiting. And his commentors provide some really useful tips too.
I can only hope he will forgive me for lying in my headline, to try and prove his point.
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I’ve noticed how reassuring it is, when writing to someone, to be able to picture their face. It can be nice to associate a writer’s image with their text, but it seems especially important when having a conversation by textual exchange. This came home to me the other day, when a contact “accidentally” replied to me using a signature that included his photo. It suddenly dawned upon me that people don’t only paste up their photo to bolster their own ego, but to encourage more familiarity with the people they work with, but never meet. (more…)
A comment by Jonathan Meath to an “old” post of mine (two weeks ago is ancient history for this blog! 🙂 ) has made me think more about the confidence and positivity.
He made the point that confidence is important not just in business dealings, but in communications in general. Thinking more about this, in the light of my recent experience, I have realised that there are even more reasons to use a positive tone in communication.
So now that I have written a whole load of fantastic reasons why any sane manager would hire me on the spot, this megalomania has overflowed to the point where I am now happy to publish it to a FAR wider audience. I have made my LinkedIn profile public at http://www.linkedin.com/in/arthurmgallagher
Surely those of you out there with a sense of humour will get some kicks out of the fact that the meek, humble me from a couple a weeks ago was circumspect about ANY wider readership whatsoever, whereas the new devil-may-care self-absorbed king of a very little heap indeed is shouting his own praises merrily from the parapet.
Gosh, won’t it be embarassing for Mr Humblechops if New-super-dynamic-enlightened-positivism-man manages to get himself the job of his dreams! Still, Mr Humblechops will be happy to see that the mortgage will get paid at last!
I’m not sure on reflection if its all that snappy, but that is the “headline” I have given to the new personal profile section at the head of my CV, under my name and my professional description as a Consulting Information Architect.
I distilled these points out of what I felt were the important features of my work experience, along with what I came up with in the shower the other day, then spend a good day and a half struggling to come up with business benefits for each.
Here is the resulting copy (he says posting squeamishly at arms length in case this will ever explode in his face one day 😉 )