Linked Conversations

Each week, Chuck Hester will show you how to use LinkedIn, talk with a guest about their experience in leveraging the platform and bring you a few tips on making the most of the most powerful social business tool on the web.

Monday, March 09, 2015

FIR Presents Linked Conversations #25: A conversation with Shel Holtz

Linked ConversationsWelcome to the latest episode of LinkedConversations with Chuck Hester.

This episode includes a few LinkedIn tips on how you can archive your data on LinkedIn plus how to use the LinkedIn Publishing platform.

You can find my LinkedIn blog posts here. I welcome shares and comments on these posts!

My guest today is Shel Holtz, co-founder of our podcast network – and host of the For Immediate Release podcast, along with Neville Hobson.

In our interview, we talked about an article he published on the skills – or lack thereof – of senior PR professionals. You can read more of Shel’s posts on his site.

Don’t forget my new book: Social Media for the Rest of Us: A Boomer’s Perspective is now available for pre-order. Exclusively for my listeners, you can get 25 percent off by using the code: SM4Boomers (case sensitive).

Be sure to check out LinkedConversations’ Google+ community and our LinkedIn Group: “The Podcast I Can’t Name Due to the Rules Group!”

So thanks for listening and if you like what you hear, spread the word!

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FIR Community on Google+Share your comments or questions about this podcast, or suggestions for future podcasts, in the online FIR Podcast Community on Google+.

You can also send us instant voicemail via SpeakPipe, right from the FIR website. Or, call the Comment Line at +1 415 895 2971 (North America), +44 20 3239 9082 (Europe), or Skype: fircomments. You can tweet us: @FIRpodcast. And you can email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If you wish, you can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

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FIR presents LinkedConversations with Chuck Hester is brought to you with Lawrence Ragan Communications, serving communicators worldwide for 35 years. Information: www.ragan.com.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

FIR Presents Linked Conversations #24: A Conversation with Chip Griffin

Linked ConversationsWelcome to the latest episode of Linked Conversations with Chuck Hester.

This episode I cover LinkedIn Publishing and the move to open up the feature to all English-speaking members of the site.

My guest this week is Chip Griffin, Founder and CEO of CustomScoop, a media monitor software firm.  Chip and his organizations create, promote, and analyze effective content in traditional and digital media.

A longtime innovator, Chip was recruited from his job on Capitol Hill to serve as CEO of an online media company when he was just 23 years old. Chip is also the host of two podcasts on the FIR Podcast Network – Chats with Chip and Media Bullseye Roundtable.

More about Chip can be found on the CustomScoop website:

Don’t forget to check out LinkedConversations’ Google+ community and our LinkedIn Group: “The Podcast I Can’t Name Due to the Rules Group!”

So thanks for listening and if you like what you hear, spread the word!




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FIR Community on Google+Share your comments or questions about this podcast, or suggestions for future podcasts, in the online FIR Podcast Community on Google+.

You can also send us instant voicemail via SpeakPipe, right from the FIR website. Or, call the Comment Line at +1 415 895 2971 (North America), +44 20 3239 9082 (Europe), or Skype: fircomments. You can tweet us: @FIRpodcast. And you can email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If you wish, you can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

Check the FIR website for information about other FIR podcasts. To receive all podcasts in the FIR Podcast Network, subscribe to the "everything" RSS feed.

FIR presents LinkedConversations with Chuck Hester is brought to you with Lawrence Ragan Communications, serving communicators worldwide for 35 years. Information: www.ragan.com.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Linked Conversations #23: The Anniversary Episode

Linked ConversationsWelcome to the latest episode of LinkedConversations with Chuck Hester.

This episode celebrates our one-year anniversary with a “greatest hits” of past guests, including:

—Craig Johnson, author of the Longmire mystery series
—Scott Monty, social media pioneer and former Ford executive
—Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist
—Peter Shankman, branding and customer service guru
—Phil Collen, Lead Guitarist for Def Leppard and
—Paul Gillin, social media expert and content marketer

It’s an great compilation of past interviews with some really interesting social media, literary giants and well, a rock star!

Don’t forget my new book: Social Media for the Rest of Us: A Boomer’s Perspective is now available for pre-order..

Exclusively for my listeners, you can get 25 percent off by using the code: SM4Boomers (case sensitive)

Be sure to check out LinkedConversations’ Google+ community and our LinkedIn Group: “The Podcast I Can’t Name Due to the Rules Group!”

So thanks for listening and if you like what you hear, spread the word!

Get this podcast:

FIR Community on Google+Share your comments or questions about this podcast, or suggestions for future podcasts, in the online FIR Podcast Community on Google+.

You can also send us instant voicemail via SpeakPipe, right from the FIR website. Or, call the Comment Line at +1 415 895 2971 (North America), +44 20 3239 9082 (Europe), or Skype: fircomments. You can tweet us: @FIRpodcast. And you can email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If you wish, you can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

Check the FIR website for information about other FIR podcasts. To receive all podcasts in the FIR Podcast Network, subscribe to the "everything" RSS feed.

FIR presents LinkedConversations with Chuck Hester is brought to you with Lawrence Ragan Communications, serving communicators worldwide for 35 years. Information: www.ragan.com.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

FIR presents Linked Conversations with Chuck Hester, Episode 22: October 15, 2014

Linked ConversationsWelcome to the latest episode of Linked Conversations with Chuck Hester.

This episode I cover major changes in LinkedIn’s Terms of Service and User Agreement. VERY positive changes, in fact.

Here’s a link to the LinkedIn blog post that explains it all.

I also cover a recent blog post I wrote on LinkedIn about Reviving the Lost Art of Connecting. You can see it and my other LinkedIn posts here.

Finally, my new book: Social Media for the Rest of Us: A Boomer’s Perspective is now available for pre-order here. Exclusively for my listeners, you can get 25 percent off by using the code:

SM4Boomers (case sensitive)

Don’t forget to check out LinkedConversations’ Google+ community and our LinkedIn Group: “The Podcast I Can’t Name Due to the Rules Group!”

So thanks for listening and if you like what you hear, spread the word!

Get this podcast:

FIR Community on Google+Share your comments or questions about this podcast, or suggestions for future podcasts, in the online FIR Podcast Community on Google+.

You can also send us instant voicemail via SpeakPipe, right from the FIR website. Or, call the Comment Line at +1 415 895 2971 (North America), +44 20 3239 9082 (Europe), or Skype: fircomments. You can tweet us: @FIRpodcast. And you can email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If you wish, you can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

Check the FIR website for information about other FIR podcasts. To receive all podcasts in the FIR Podcast Network, subscribe to the "everything" RSS feed.

FIR presents LinkedConversations with Chuck Hester is brought to you with Lawrence Ragan Communications, serving communicators worldwide for 35 years. Information: www.ragan.com.

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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

FIR presents Linked Conversations with Chuck Hester, Episode 21: September 9, 2014

Linked ConversationsWelcome to the latest episode of Linked Conversations with Chuck Hester.

This episode I’ll talk about SlideShare – a LinkedIn company – that has now opened up its premium features to all users. 

LinkedIn continues to be a content curation platform, now more than ever with the advent of LinkedIn Publishing – which is where I post on a regular basis.

All of my LinkedIn posts can be found here.

My very special guest on this episode is Scott Monty, an internationally recognized leader in digital communications, social media and marketing. Scott just recently became the Executive Vice President of Strategy for SHIFT Communications, after leaving his position at Ford Motor Company.

Scott was a strategic advisor on crisis communications, blogger relations, digital customer customer service, innovative product launches and more.
He writes about the changing landscape of business, technology, communications, marketing and leadership at ScottMonty.com.

We cover a wide variety of topics, including: data-driven communications; the integration of communications and marketing; using paid, earned, owned and rented media; content marketing; and influencer and advocacy outreach. It was a great conversation, and I hope you enjoy Scott’s amazing insights!

Be sure to check out LinkedConversations’ Google+ community and our LinkedIn Group: “The Podcast I Can’t Name Due to the Rules Group!”

Enjoy the show and thanks for listening and if you like what you hear, spread the word!

Get this podcast:

FIR Community on Google+Share your comments or questions about this podcast, or suggestions for future podcasts, in the online FIR Podcast Community on Google+.

You can also send us instant voicemail via SpeakPipe, right from the FIR website. Or, call the Comment Line at +1 415 895 2971 (North America), +44 20 3239 9082 (Europe), or Skype: fircomments. You can tweet us: @FIRpodcast. And you can email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If you wish, you can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

Check the FIR website for information about other FIR podcasts. To receive all podcasts in the FIR Podcast Network, subscribe to the "everything" RSS feed.

FIR presents LinkedConversations with Chuck Hester is brought to you with Lawrence Ragan Communications, serving communicators worldwide for 35 years. Information: www.ragan.com.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

FIR Presents Linked Conversations with Chuck Hester, Episode #20: A LinkedIn News Update

Linked ConversationsWelcome to the latest episode of Linked Conversations with Chuck Hester.

This episode I’ll talk about LinkedIn’s latest acquistion – the Bizo B2B content marketing platform. I’ll also fill you in on LinkedIn Live Raleigh: Members Conference coming up on September 9 in Raleigh, NC. 

If you’re in the area and want to attend, be sure to use the code “GODFATHER5” for $5 off at registration.

Finally, I’ll share one of my recent blog posts about meeting online connections in person – “Take the Meeting!” All of my LinkedIn posts can be found here.

Be sure to check out LinkedConversations’ Google+ community and our LinkedIn Group: “The Podcast I Can’t Name Due to the Rules Group!”

So thanks for listening and if you like what you hear, spread the word!

Get this podcast:

FIR Community on Google+Share your comments or questions about this podcast, or suggestions for future podcasts, in the online FIR Podcast Community on Google+.

You can also send us instant voicemail via SpeakPipe, right from the FIR website. Or, call the Comment Line at +1 415 895 2971 (North America), +44 20 3239 9082 (Europe), or Skype: fircomments. You can tweet us: @FIRpodcast. And you can email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If you wish, you can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

Check the FIR website for information about other FIR podcasts. To receive all podcasts in the FIR Podcast Network, subscribe to the "everything" RSS feed.

FIR presents LinkedConversations with Chuck Hester is brought to you with Lawrence Ragan Communications, serving communicators worldwide for 35 years. Information: www.ragan.com.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

FIR presents Linked Conversations with Chuck Hester, Episode 19: June 25, 2014

Linked ConversationsWelcome to the latest episode of Linked Conversations with Chuck Hester.

This episode, I talk about new features on LinkedIn and share a bit of news from my career: I have signed a contract to write my next book: Social Media for the Rest of Us: A Boomer’s Perpsective. I also share an excerpt from my latest blog on LinkedIn that relates to the book: Beware the Nextperts! You can read it here:

Craig NewmarkThis episode’s guest is Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist. While he still considers himself a “customer service rep” for craigslist, most of Craig’s primary focus is craigconnects, which he launched in March 2011.  The mission of craigconnects in the short term is to promote and enhance the use of technology and social media to benefit philanthropy and public service.  He uses the craigconnects platform to support effective organizations working for veterans and military families, open government, public diplomacy, journalistic ethics and accountability, fact-checking, consumer protection, election protection and voter registration. 

He is a LinkedIn influencer with more than 700,000 followers on LinkedIn. He is also on Twitter at @craignewmark.

It was an honor to talk with Craig Newmark and get his take on social media and “treating someone like they are standing right in front of you!”

Be sure to check out LinkedConversations’ Google+ community and our LinkedIn Group: “The Podcast I Can’t Name Due to the Rules Group!”

Enjoy the show and thanks for listening and if you like what you hear, spread the word!

Get this podcast:

FIR Community on Google+Share your comments or questions about this podcast, or suggestions for future podcasts, in the online FIR Podcast Community on Google+.

You can also send us instant voicemail via SpeakPipe, right from the FIR website. Or, call the Comment Line at +1 415 895 2971 (North America), +44 20 3239 9082 (Europe), or Skype: fircomments. You can tweet us: @FIRpodcast. And you can email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If you wish, you can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

Check the FIR website for information about other FIR podcasts. To receive all podcasts in the FIR Podcast Network, subscribe to the "everything" RSS feed.

FIR presents LinkedConversations with Chuck Hester is brought to you with Lawrence Ragan Communications, serving communicators worldwide for 35 years. Information: www.ragan.com.

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