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.

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!

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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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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!

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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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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!

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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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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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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

FIR presents Linked Conversations with Chuck Hester, Episode 18: June 25, 2014

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

This episode is devoted entirely to a very special guest: Craig Johnson, the author the Walt Longmire mystery series.  Craig’s books are the basis for the hit A&E drama, Longmire, starring Robert Taylor, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Katee Sackoff. His latest novel in the series – By Any Other Name – just published in May and rose to number six on the New York Time Best Seller list.

Craig Johnson, author of the Walt Longmire mystery seriesPopular in the US and Europe, The Cold Dish was a Dilys Award finalist and the French edition won Le Prix du Polar Nouvel Observateur/BibliObs. He has been honored with the Wyoming State Historical Association’s Book of the Year, France’s Le Prix 813. He’s a Western Writers of America’s Spur Award winner and the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers’ Book of the Year. The Dark Horse, the fifth in the Walt Longmire series, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Hell Is Empty, selected by Library Journal as the Best Mystery of the Year, was a New York Times best seller, as was As the Crow Flies.

Johnson lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population 25.

For fans of the series who have not read the books I highly recommend you do so!

Craig Johnson is active on social media with a Facebook fan page with more than 10,000 likes, and a Twitter account (he participates in Twitter chats on occasion). You can connect with Craig on social media through his Facebook page. His Twitter handle is @ucrosspop25. For more information on Craig, check out his website.

It’s an amazing interview and a lot of fun. Enjoy!

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.

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, June 18, 2014

FIR presents Linked Conversations with Chuck Hester, Episode 17: June 18, 2014

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

This episode I cover a new initiative at LinkedIn that allows their employees to perform Random Acts of Kindness. More info on this in a LinkedIn blog post from Rachel Diamond, LinkedIn’s Employee Experience Lead.

Plus I’ll share a post I published on LinkedIn on why you need to take the meeting.

My guest this week is Kathy Bernard. Kathy is a public speaker, LinkedIn expert and LinkedIn profile optimizer who trains companies on how to use LinkedIn for selling, recruiting and fundraising through her LinkedWISE.com business.

She is also the creator of Get a Job Tips, a step-by-step site that helps the unemployed and miserably employed, as well as college students, land the jobs they want. She has received 33 awards for communications excellence and has a knack for translating complex concepts into powerful action steps to help you sell, recruit, fundraise, or get a job using LinkedIn.

More about Kathy can be found on her LinkedIn profile.

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.

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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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Thursday, June 12, 2014

FIR presents Linked Conversations with Chuck Hester, Episode 16: June 12, 2014

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

This episode I cover significant changes made in the LinkedIn Premium subscriptions. The features include a larger photo, more prominence in search, and a profile background feature similar to Twitter’s backgrounds.

No guest this week, but I will be sharing a blog post on how small businesses can use LinkedIn. This is one of many posts I have written using the LinkedIn Publisher feature that is slowing being rolled out to LinkedIn members.

Check out my other posts here.

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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