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Linda Coles
Works at Blue Banana Ltd
Attended The school of common sense
Lives in Nr Pukekohe, Auckland, New Zealand
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Don't send your invoices out on a Friday! How else are you making your customers grimace?
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Creating a Savage brand.
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Do you think it's a ploy or not? Milo magic or mayhem?
So Milo has changed their recipe after all these years and New Zealand fans don’t seem to like it. Is this a good thing or a bad thing, a marketing genius or a dumb idea?A little history: Created in 1934 in Sydney and owned by Nestle, the recipe has pretty much stayed the same all this time with just a few variations for palates around the world. A few days ago, enthusiastic and loyal Milo drinkers woke to find a new recipe on the shelves and all...
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More musings from me: Make them feel good as well as yourself.
Many years ago when I as working as a store manager, the operations director would visit regularly. We would go through the usual routine of what was selling and what wasn’t, staff issues and other general business, then always finish with a cuppa in the tearoom. I remember vividly making tea for him on one particular day because of something he said to me when I had finished pouring:“Aren't you going to refill the kettle and boil it ready for th...
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Why your brand matters
‘Personal brand’ are the current buzzwords. We never used to focus on our personal brand before, so what has changed in recent years that it is now so important?One reason is the way we search.If you are looking for a lawyer or other professional, what is the first thing that you do? You’ll probably ask your friends via social media or co-workers to recommend one. You most probably won’t go straight to Google and enter ‘lawyer’ and your town in t...
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My first on the Huffington Post :)
5. Smile. I am a big believer in this. The chap that held the door open for me with a beaming smile made me feel like a princess. How can you pass on such great feelings to others to make their day?...
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Take a trip where it matters and help someone else along the way.
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Always useful stuff from +Social Media Examiner and the crew :)
 
+Social Media Examiner shares 8 helpful marketing tips to take your LinkedIn efforts to the next level from experts including myself, +Kristina Jaramillo, +Linda Coles, +Chris Raulf, +jon rognerud, +Stephanie Sammons, +John Nemo and +Jason Miller.    

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Want to improve your LinkedIn marketing? Are you interested in the latest tips and tools? Here are the latest LinkedIn marketing tips from the experts.
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Get out in the sunshine and network :)
Many of us steer away from networking events because we find them awkward and I have written about alternatives to going to actual events in the past. Personally, I am a great believer in networking with those around me everyday, saying hello to the people I meet just going about my day. I even wrote a book on it. So when I came across a connection sitting in the sunshine at a coffee shop recently, I pulled up a chair and joined him.            I...
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If you want more referrals, get some etiquette
Have you ever wondered what happened to a referral you gave to someone? Was it useful to them or not? It’s probably something we have all done, taken the lead and thought no more about it. But wouldn’t you feel a little annoyed at not knowing the outcome of a lead given? You took the time and forethought to hand them a lead in the first place, and they can’t be bothered to update you. Maybe that’s the last time you’ll refer anyone – period.I rece...
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Want more referrals? Try using a bit of etiquette.
So much of our business life is about building relationships with others and gaining their trust. It takes a long time to do but only a moment to break. Being known for always doing the best job you can and being the person with impeccable manners wi...
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International Speaker, Author and Consultant - Building Relationships Online
Employment
  • Blue Banana Ltd
    Speaking and training on building relationships online., present
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Nr Pukekohe, Auckland, New Zealand
Previously
Buxton Derbyshire UK - New Zealand
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International Social Media Speaker, Author and Consultant - Building Relationships Online
Introduction
I love my work and my BHAG is to educate 10,000 businesses on social media by 2020 so lots to do.

I have published 2 books through Wiley. "Start with Hello" and "Learn Marketing with Social Media in 7 Days" which are doing well. You can get a copy in the shops or here from my website Blue Banana

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A LinkedIn Influencer and I sat 3 rows back from Seth Godin in NYC recently!
Education
  • The school of common sense
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