Communicate. Engage.  Simple words that are hard to do well. Here are three great resources that have helped me communicate to and engage with my tribe more effectively: The Art of Explanation by Lee LeFever. A book on how to explain? I thought I was decent at explaining concepts until I read this book. And…

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My big lesson this week:  Write about what really bugs you. And then solve a problem for others.  Photo by jjpacres Last fall, I was frustrated by how I saw people were using LinkedIn endorsements–without much thought, and creating more noise than impact. I pitched the idea of an article to the editor at NextAvenue.org,…

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Community-building is work that feeds the soul. It not only does good in the world, it makes you a better human being, for having connected deeply to your fellow man (or woman). So I’m delighted to point to two resources for building community online and in-person: Online Community-Building If you’re a reader of the blog,…

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In my 2009 interview with social media analyst, Jeremiah Owyang, he noted that building a community has to be done both online and in-person to be effective.  He talked about how he makes time for meetups when he’s traveling, as a way to stay in touch with his community. In his mind, this is just…

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This blog is about how to make your thought leadership more visible, to do good in the world.  But sometimes, it pays to be a follower, not a leader.  Let me explain.  Last year, I looked for affordable technology that would support a dream–to have an Internet version of a talk show. Two webcams, broadcast…

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