Tag Archives: Networking

We Need More Organizers

Read this post and click the link on the Common Sense PR blog. The link highlights axioms of Fred Ross, Sr., and I haven’t read anything this good in a long, long time.

I appears as though what most of us are most impressed with are organizers, not leaders. Here are my favorite points from his list:

An organizer is not someone who leads but someone who gets behind people and pushes.

90% of organizing is follow-up.

Good organizers never give up – they get the opposition to do that.

To win the hearts and minds of people, forget the dry facts and statistics; tell them the stories that won you to the cause.

The only way to organize is to organize, not to sit around and jaw about it.

I dare you to read through the list and not find at least three points that hit home. Do us a favor and write your favorites in the comments below.

LinkedIn vs. Facebook: Apples and Oranges?

Apples vs.¬†Oranges“I do. You can see me riding on my tractor.”

That’s the answer LinkedIn CEO Dan Nye gives when asked in this interview if he has a Facebook account. He continues, “I think that’s an example of the difference . . . . ” Thanks again to Chris for pointing the way.

The article at WebWatch is a good read, and, from my point of view, everything Nye says that’s different about LinkedIn and Facebook is true and evident. I’m 31, and I’ve definitely enjoyed my limited LinkedIn experiences much more than on Facebook. I see the purposes for both, but as an adult professional, I’m not as interested in who’s hooking up with who as I am in knowing where my friends and colleagues are now working and how I can improve my professional networking.

The comparison between the two is a little unfair: one is for professional networking, another is for social networking. Yet, they are extremely similar, they just target very different audiences and serve very different purposes.

If you don’t have a LinkedIn account, do it now, check it out and see what you think.