Tech Tips

LinkedIn Accelerator by Scientifically Speaking

On January 7, Scientifically Speaking launches an exclusive program for financial and insurance professionals called LinkedIn Accelerator. The initiative is the result of hundreds of financial advisors requesting more than a 1-hour workshop to help them maximize...

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Building the Perfect LinkedIn Profile

People are looking for you on LinkedIn. When you meet professionals at conferences, conventions and workshops, they immediately look you up on the social media site. Recruiters see your profile when you are looking for a career. Therefore it is imperative for...

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Don’t Cut Your Hair! Building Your Personal Brand

Your personal brand is more important than you think, and it is critical to the success of your business. It determines if companies will hire you and how much you can charge for your products and services. Personal branding is a part of marketing, sales, operations...

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Marriott Was Just Hacked: What Can You Do?

Breaking news: Marriott properties was just hacked, and they are reporting a data breach of almost 500 million guests. This type of report is becoming too common. However, when I train professionals on mobile technology, social media and cyber security, many of them...

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5 Simple LinkedIn Mistakes To Avoid

LinkedIn has been around for more than ten years, and it is still ripe with opportunity for professionals in any industry: science, financial services, engineering and education. However, Scientifically Speaking Tech Ambassadors see dozens of LinkedIn mistakes people...

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Do You Need 500 LinkedIn Connections?

When LinkedIn first came out everyone raced to get 500 connections. It was a badge of honor, and it demonstrated networking prowess. I remember being happy to see "500+" LinkedIn connections on my profile. Now most of my clients ask if that number is necessary to...

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Just Tell Me No (A Sales Skill)

"The second thing I want to hear from a prospect is 'No' ", a financial professional recently told me. "I love hearing 'yes', but I like hearing 'no' from prospective clients. That sounded crazy when I first heard it. Who would like hearing no? When girls rejected me...

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5 Ways to Get People to Open Your Email

Remember when email was cool? I used to receive a few emails everyday from people I knew. Now I delete more emails than I actually read. The average professional receives 121  emails per day. Emails are like commercials on television and junk mail at home. For...

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5 Things NOT Mentioned in the Apple Event

Apple does a great job of getting people hyped for their events, and today was no exception. There were a lot of Apple rumors covered by MacRumors, 9to5Mac and TheVerge, and most of those proved to be true. Today's event covered most of what we were expecting, but...

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Wash Your Hands (and other Business Travel Tips)

I travel across the country 50% of the time, and my most productive workspaces are hotels,  airports and cramped seats at 30,000 feet. I’m also a triathlete, marathon runner and fitness addict. So it became very frustrating when I started putting on weight, and my...

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LinkedIn 201: Generating Leads and Sales

Setting up a LinkedIn profile is easy. There are hundreds of companies and services coaching professionals to add a picture, complete the education section and get to 500 connections. In the past few years, financial professionals keep asking me, "What's next?"...

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Is Alexa Listening to Your Conversations? Yes!

Yes. Amazon's official answer is the Echo Line of products is only activated using one of four wake words: Alexa, Echo, Computer or Amazon. There have been several reports of these devices transcribing conversations and even texting co-workers without knowledge or...

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