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How a Recruiter Views Your LinkedIn Profile

People are researching you. All kinds of people use all kinds of ways to learn about you. LinkedIn gives you an opportunity to control what they discover about your strengths and, more important, about your brand. Who are these people? People you know. People who want to know you. People who matter: Your prospects, employees,prospective employers, managers, clients, board members etc. They all use LinkedIn to learn about others. They search for you before meeting you for the first time or after…See More
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sylvia hammond commented on Karl Smith - The Networking Guy's blog post Top Tips to Address in Your Firm’s or Company’s Social Media Policy
"Thanks Dave I didn't know that expression - so relevant. The English "think before you speak" - should be updated to "think before you tweet" - facebook!"
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Wessel PIETERS commented on Karl Smith - The Networking Guy's blog post Top Tips to Address in Your Firm’s or Company’s Social Media Policy
"Soe, it is so complicated. Dave Riekert is right. How do you walk through often incoherent ad hoc company policies created by some HR Whiz kid, approved by a board that probably did not read it properly, the open press / social media and…"
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Dave Riekert commented on Karl Smith - The Networking Guy's blog post Top Tips to Address in Your Firm’s or Company’s Social Media Policy
"Thanks for a very informative, yet practical and applicable article. There is an Afrikaans saying - 'n Heel bek is 'n toe bek.  "
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Top Tips to Address in Your Firm’s or Company’s Social Media Policy

Recently employees from prominent South African companies hit the headlines for wrong reasons when it was discovered that staff were ‘insulting’ people on Facebook and Twitter. Let’s just say that these companies are not the only to have been troubled by employees’ social media usage. Any quick search on Google will be peppered with articles about how employees were sacked for talking about people, their bosses or customers in a derogatory manner on any of the big social media…See More
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Trust and Betrayal at the Work Place - Are your Actions Eroding your Relationship Capital?

For many employees today, collaborative, complex problem solving is the essence of their work says Karl Smith author, speaker and founder of Business Networking South Africa.  These "tacit" activities normally involve the exchange of information, the making of judgments, and a need to draw on multifaceted forms of knowledge in exchanges with co-workers, customers and suppliers.Trust is the foundation for collaboration and the importance thereof is widely recognised these days, with many…See More
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September 10, 2014 from 9am to 11am
Finally Simple Steps and an Approach to Supercharge your Networking Ability so that you can Reliably Attract More Clients, Find a Job or Climb the Corporate Ladder…Warning! Don't attend another networking event, exhibition, conference or client presentation without using these proven networking strategies and techniques.This event helps attendees build their social capital and increase their social acumen: Participants will learn how to:•             Develop a "big picture" network that gets…See More
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"Excellent article Karl - how frightening that intelligent, capable businesswomen do indeed fall into those traps!  "
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Karl Smith, The Networking Guy will:

• INSPIRE YOU – and help you building a winning personal brand to market and sell yourself, your skills, your vision, your ideas, your products or service.
• INVITE YOU – to take control of your network to generate referrals, find a job, climb the corporate ladder and realise your own vision.
• REMIND YOU – to live your truest passions.
• HELP YOU – to plan a route between the ‘now’ and where you want to be.

Dubbed 'The Networking Guru’ by one of South Africa’s largest networking organizations, Karl Smith is a pioneering personal brand, networking and referral marketing strategist. He is credited with using personal branding, networking and referral marketing to move from zero clients to JSE listed clients within the financial, banking, accounting, dental and other services sectors.

He delivers transformative keynotes and workshops for some of the South Africa’s most successful companies. Karl is a sought-after spokesperson on personal branding, networking, social media, referral marketing and authentic leadership.

He has been featured in countless publications, including Accountancy South Africa, Black Business Quarterly and CEO. Karl has authored Beyond The Business Handshake, Secrets To Getting Referrals, Networking Etiquette 101 and three Ebooks on personal branding.

Karl is known by his coaching clients as insightful, passionate and an acute strategic thinker as he assists them to turn their dreams into plans, plans into action and action into results. He exudes optimism and a genuine belief in the power of the individual to achieve great things. Karl not only sees the glass as half full, he sees the potential for it to be overflowing.

Prior to founding BNSA Karl has held numerous corporate executive positions, bringing relationship building, marketing and strategic success to major organizations. Karl's account @NetworkingGuySA is a "must-follow" account for daily inspiration.
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How a Recruiter Views Your LinkedIn Profile

Posted on July 20, 2016 at 11:00 0 Comments

People are researching you. All kinds of people use all kinds of ways to learn about you. LinkedIn gives you an opportunity to control what they discover about your strengths and, more important, about your brand. Who are these people? People you know. People who want to know you. People who matter: Your prospects, employees,prospective employers, managers, clients, board members etc. They all use LinkedIn to learn about others. They search for you before meeting you for the first time or…

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Top Tips to Address in Your Firm’s or Company’s Social Media Policy

Posted on February 4, 2016 at 14:35 3 Comments

Recently employees from prominent South African companies hit the headlines for wrong reasons when it was discovered that staff were ‘insulting’ people on Facebook and Twitter. Let’s just say that these companies are not the only to have been troubled by employees’ social media usage. Any quick search on Google will be peppered with articles about how employees were sacked for talking about people, their bosses or customers in a derogatory manner on any of the big social media…

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Trust and Betrayal at the Work Place - Are your Actions Eroding your Relationship Capital?

Posted on January 5, 2015 at 14:56 0 Comments

For many employees today, collaborative, complex problem solving is the essence of their work says Karl Smith author, speaker and founder of Business Networking South Africa.  These "tacit" activities normally involve the exchange of information, the making of judgments, and a need to draw on multifaceted forms of knowledge in exchanges with co-workers, customers and suppliers.



Trust is the foundation for collaboration and the importance thereof is widely recognised these days,…

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Women and Personal Branding: The Four Myths of Self-Promotion

Posted on June 2, 2014 at 9:30 6 Comments

It's a brand new work and business world. And we do mean "brand." Today, branding occurs at the individual level. But do you want to make a woman feel uncomfortable? Just ask about her strengths and value. It's no stereotype: Studies show that women are notoriously bad at promoting their personal brands. One study, from employee search firm ISR, attributes this trait to the high value women place on relationships and communities. Women don't speak about their…

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At 14:32 on November 25, 2013, Jared Shippel said…

Hi Karl,

I came across your profile by chance and was impressed. Do you ever assist training providers in establishing a larger and more profitable client base?

At 20:51 on May 29, 2013, Chris van den Heever said…
It is pure inspiration to have come across your profile.
 
 
 

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