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Ira Koretsky

Ira Koretsky

Ira Koretsky is the president of The Chief Storyteller®, a boutique marketing and sales consulting firm. He has delighted audiences around the world helping them achieve better business outcomes and accelerate their revenue with highly effective written, spoken, and social media communications. With over 25 years of experience, he is a sought-after global speaker, columnist, consultant, and executive coach. Twitter @chiefstorytellr   youtube.com/user/IraKoretskySpeaker

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Expand your network by attending an event of your choice this week. For this event, your goal is to meet one new connection--partner or colleague—not a prospect.

This experience is geared toward expanding your network by building relationships. Each new person you bring into your network has his or her own network of people—likely several hundred. Instead of “qualifying,” get to know people. Think of it more as a Saturday afternoon party. Perhaps even offer some assistance in the form of referrals, suggestions, and introductions?

The true genius of networking is “who knows you.” With today’s world of LinkedIn, it becomes, “who is connected to you.” The power of relationships lay with the person on the other end of the connection.

As a result, a referral from this new business friend comes with a tremendous amount of relationship capital with his/her network. And the same when it comes to your introductions into your network.

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day

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Happy St. Patrick's Day to all my Irish friends around the world...And to everyone, as today you are Irish (smile).

I look forward to St. Paddy's Day as it is always festive. You look for your best green to wear (today I wore my green tie and shamrock lapel pin). And people seem to be friendlier.

It also is a day that starts with an always grand breakfast event hosted by the Northern Ireland Bureau.  Having done some workshop programs in Belfast, Northern Ireland, NI holds a special place in my experiences. 

I included a few pictures from today's breakfast as well as a few from my trip to Belfast.

Norman Houston, Director of the Northern Ireland Bureau, welcomes everyone. Every year the Northern Ireland Bureau sponsors a St. Patrick's Day breakfast. Invest NI and Visit Ireland help celebrate St Patrick's Day in style. I had the honor and pleasure of conducting several workshop sessions in Belfast, Northern Ireland. John from Invest NI was kind enough to invite me a few years back and I've been enjoying it every since. The entire NI team of Norman, Stewart, Lorraine, Tracy, Bronagh, and Christopher deserve a big round of applause. @ni_bureau #StPatricksDay

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Dr. Malcolm McKibbin, Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service shares important information on economic, cultural, tourism, and political activities and issues in Northern Ireland.

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This is my third breakfast with the NI Bureau. Here I am with Norman Houston, Director of the Northern Ireland Bureau. (great storyteller by the way)

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In front of the big welcome sign...

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Here's a little "Throwback Tuesday." I had the honor and pleasure of speaking in Northern Ireland several years ago. Here I am on my first night drinking a fantastic pint of Guinness. My program was with CO3, Chief Officers Third Sector (http://www.co3.bz/). Majella, Jackie, Tracey, Rachel, Tony from CO3 and Liz and Nick all made my experience one I will treasure for my lifetime.

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Here's another "Throwback Tuesday" picture from my trip to Belfast, Northern Ireland with the team at CO3, Chief Officers Third Sector (http://www.co3.bz/). 

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For Your Information:  Not sure if you have to be an active user of Microsoft Outlook Social Connector to have seen this...LinkedIn is no longer supporting the connector plugin to Microsoft. The email below is really quite vague.

I thought it was a great tool...

Here's the text of the email:

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Hi Ira,

As an active user of LinkedIn for Microsoft Outlook Social Connector, we wanted to make sure we let you know that on March 9, we will no longer support LinkedIn for Microsoft Outlook Social Connector in Outlook 2003, 2007, and 2010.

This means that LinkedIn information about your email contacts will not be visible in those Outlook versions. Our team is working with Microsoft to build even more powerful tools to help you stay connected with your professional world.

Until then you can get similar capabilities with the “LinkedIn for Outlook” app for Outlook 2013 from the Office Store.

Have questions? Visit our Help Center for more information..

Thanks, The LinkedIn Team 

 

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Expand your network by attending an event of your choice this week. For this event, your goal is to meet one new connection--partner or colleague—not a prospect.

This experience is geared toward expanding your network by building relationships. Each new person you bring into your network has his or her own network of people—likely several hundred. Instead of “qualifying,” get to know people. Think of it more as a Saturday afternoon party. Perhaps even offer some assistance in the form of referrals, suggestions, and introductions?

The true genius of networking is “who knows you.” With today’s world of LinkedIn, it becomes, “who is connected to you.” The power of relationships lay with the person on the other end of the connection.

As a result, a referral from this new business friend comes with a tremendous amount of relationship capital with his/her network. And the same when it comes to your introductions into your network.

 

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Did you know LinkedIn has a plug-in for Outlook 2003, 2007, and 2010?

It seamlessly blends into Outlook. While in email, a person’s profile picture is automatically displayed in your People Pane View, whether they are one of your connections or not. Want to add the person, simply click on the green + adjacent to the picture, and the person will be invited to join your network.

Keep in mind, you can NOT personalize the invitation. The person will receive the plain vanilla invite.

LinkedIn Benefits include (from the site):
- Access Your Connections in Your Inbox:  See the latest LinkedIn activity and profile photo from any connection that sends you an e-mail.
- E-mail Your Connections Directly:  Just start typing a name and let the LinkedIn Outlook Connector fill in the rest.
- Keep Building Your Network:  Instantly send an invitation to connect from any Outlook e-mail.

Download it here
http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=microsoft_outlook

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