Social media etiquette

Handling social media connection requests with grace and purpose

By Arden / October 10, 2017 /

Ever feel confused about how to handle the many online connection requests you receive? LinkedIn, Facebook, Townsquared…the list goes on. You might wonder who you should connect with and if it’s okay to decline a request. People have different approaches to accepting requests but I thought I’d share my approach and why it works for…

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Four ways to promote your business on social media without spamming your friends

By Arden / September 7, 2015 /

Do you have friends who post promotional messages on your social media sites? How do you feel about their actions? A Clise Etiquette Facebook fan asked me how to handle this. She wrote, “It seems that businesses that promote direct marketing (e.g. The Pampered Chef, Rodan & Fields, Jamberry, etc.) within people’s social networks are…

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Handling online bullies

By Arden / October 20, 2014 /

Do you remember the school bully – the person who made your life miserable through their taunts, insults and meanness? Sadly, it seems bullies don’t just exist in childhood. There are adult bullies everywhere, and many of them hide behind their computer screen.

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The new rules for today’s tools

By Arden / September 19, 2014 /

As a girl, one of my favorite excursions was going to my grandma’s cabin on Whidbey Island. It was somewhat rustic and had just enough amenities to make it comfortable but still somewhat of an adventure.

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A surprising benefit of LinkedIn

By Arden / August 17, 2014 /

A friend of mine recently moved from Seattle to San Diego. It was a big move. She left her job, her friends and her house to start a new life. Before she left, she looked for houses to rent online, and had a friend who lives in San Diego look at the more promising homes.…

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LinkedIn Endorsements: Love them or hate them

By Arden / April 16, 2014 /

Are you getting inundated with LinkedIn endorsements for skills you didn’t realize you had? Or perhaps you’ve received endorsements from people who have never worked with you, seen you speak or hired you. The whole LinkedIn endorsements thing has many people scratching their heads.

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5 tips for asking for testimonials, recommendations or reviews

By Arden / March 1, 2014 /

Because of social media we need to be careful to maintain a positive online reputation. And for those who are job searching or seeking clients it’s important we are easily found online.  One way people do this is to ask for LinkedIn recommendations. Business owners may also seek testimonials and positive reviews on Yelp, Google+,…

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Why LinkedIn?

By Arden / October 29, 2013 /

I had the honor of teaching networking skills to South Seattle Community College students who enrolled in the Career Smarts program. Career Smarts, part of the Seattle Jobs Initiative, is a program that connects students with HR professionals to teach job related skills. I taught four 30 minute classes on networking. Each time, I asked…

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The difficulty with discussing politics

By Arden / November 30, 2012 /

I asked my Facebook page Likes for ideas on blog posts and several people mentioned discussing politics, especially in light of the recent presidential election. 

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Twitter dos and don’ts

By Arden / November 19, 2012 /

Social media can be perplexing. Because it’s such a new medium, it can be hard knowing the etiquette for using the tools, especially when the developers keep changing the sites.

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