Geoff asked about hiding connections on LinkedIn
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Account settings on LinkedIn

By default, your connections are set to show to your 1st level connections.

This is another reason for choosing who to accept as a connection wisely.

However, if you don't want your connections to show to anyone except you, you can change this.

How Do I Hide My Connections On LinkedIn?

Go into your Account settings by clicking the little picture of yourself at the very top right of your screen.

Then select Privacy & Settings.

In the Profile section, choose Select who can see your connections.

You will then see this dialog box pop up. Continue reading

schedule a post on facebookSo you find a great image in your business newsfeed and you know you want to share it with your fans.

But you've only just shared some other great content.

You don't want to share several things in a very short space of time. So what to do?

In the past, you would have had to use a third party software like Hootsuite. But then it would have lost the 'via ***' credit of the share.

But it is now possible to schedule your shares.

How to Schedule Shares on Facebook Business Pages

Click on date and time of the post you want to share in the newsfeed. It is just underneath the name of the poster.

This will take you through to the image within its album on that business Facebook page.

Go to the top of the page and copy the URL of that specific page from the url bar.

Now go to your own Facebook business page.

Go into the new status update box.

Paste in your link. A preview box will appear showing your image and the business page that you have shared it from.

Remove the rather ugly long Facebook page list from the status update box. The preview will remain. Continue reading

The Lollipops are great fans of BBC4's The Bridge and, in particular, Saga Noren's OCD-type attention to detail, which can be very amusing.

This week's gem involved instruction on the use of Twitter.

What Twitter users can learn from Saga Of The Bridge

Hans: Did the victim tell anyone?
Saga: Well she posted it on Twitter
Hans: So everyone knows!
Saga: No, only the people who follow her on Twitter

It's something that people don't always realise. Your tweets only appear in the news feeds of your Twitter followers.

The general Twittersphere can see your tweet, but only if they come and view your profile where they can see your recent updates.

Don't be a twit on twitter download simple tips for absolute beginners

Every time you update your LinkedIn profile, a notification goes out in the newsfeed. Invariably it will tell all your friends that you have a new job and suggest that they congratulate you!

It can be very irritating if you keep changing your mind and re-editing.

So, how can you stop inundating your network with your indecision?

Control your activity broadcasts on LinkedIn

Update LinkedIn Profile without activity broadcasts - Update May 2014

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yes notify my linkedin networkLinkedIn have now made things much easier to update your LinkedIn profile without activity broadcasts.

When you press the Edit button, a nice little option will appear in the right hand sidebar.

Click on the round circle and you will either say Yes to notify your network - when you really do have a new job - or No, no not publish when you are just tweaking your headline, summary or experience sections.

How much easier is that?

If, for whatever reason, you are not seeing that, here is the long way round.

Update LinkedIn profile settings to stop everyone seeing all your changes as notifications

Well, before you start making any changes you need to:

linkedin-change-email step 1 turn on and off activity broadcasts on linkedin

Click on your profile image at the top right of the navigation bar. Continue reading

wibn women in business networking eventsWIBN is the Women In Business Network and they are committed to helping female business owners to grow.

How WIBN Networking Events have helped me

Being able to meet up regularly with a group of like-minded business women has been incredibly helpful. They support each other, help with speaking and presenting in public as well as general networking skills. To be able to test out your latest pitch and have them ask the right questions to help you identify areas that you might not have explained quite as clearly as you would like in a non-judgemental atmosphere is incredibly comforting.

It's also a great way to practise my social media skills because a 30 second to 1 minute pitch is no different to trying to get your message across in 140 characters on Twitter.

When I Worked on my own, it was nice to have a fixed date in the diary where I could step away from the computer and socialise with ladies who have similar business goals or to just chat about things that are not related to work at all! Continue reading