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The Five Star 5 – Music I Am Loving Right Now!

Music is a big part of many of our lives, and I am no exception! I listen to it whenever I can, and think the Ipod is one of the greatest inventions of our generation. I can’t imagine still walking around with a “walkman” and a big stack of tapes!

Here are the five songs that are keeping me pumped up right now:

Will.I.Am & Britney Spears – Scream & Shout http://bit.ly/Z0nYIs

Fun – Carry On http://bit.ly/RgIrbC

Bon Jovi – What About Now http://bit.ly/13PY55I

M83 – Midnight City http://bit.ly/oUWVJf

Matchbox Twenty – Overjoyed http://bit.ly/QZhA2r

What music are you loving right now?

Wanna talk music whenever your busy schedule permits?

Stop by our new LinkedIn discussion group called the Daily Music Sanctuary. If you like what you see, click “join” and we will accept you at: http://linkd.in/OeKGgr

We are always open to “chat”, and there is no cover charge!

Come share your opinions on music and have fun meeting a fantastic group of people!

Join Us At Our New LinkedIn Group – The Daily Music Sanctuary!

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Music is in my blood, and it is also in the blood of my good friends Paul Castain and Roger Demas.
Paul has given Roger and I the incredible opportunity to lead the charges for a music subgroup on LinkedIn of his very successful “Sales Playbook”.

We have found that many people love to talk music, but there are limited opportunities to do so on LinkedIn. That is the polite way of saying that any other groups discussing music are not very good! We are going to change that starting NOW!

The Daily Music Sanctuary (or DMS as we are already calling it) is up and running, and we could not be more excited. Stop by the group through the link below and join us:

http://linkd.in/10fKf53

As a special bonus for joining, you will receive a free pdf of over 500 songs that people contributed on Sales Playbook when Roger and I posted music related questions! These are songs that should get you motivated, and in the mood to face whatever comes your way each day!

We are looking forward to exciting new content, and providing people a break from the daily rigors of work and personal life whenever they need it!

We will chat about any kind of music that you want. Invite your friends, colleagues, family.. whoever you like. The more the merrier!

See you at the Daily Music Sanctuary!

Tim

Automatic “Disconnect”!

 

Twitter has an “unfollow” button which many people use when necessary. Unfortunately LinkedIn does not have a “disconnect” button, where you can “relieve yourself of the burden” of networking with somebody who just does not get it! You can remove a connection, but it takes some work.

I recently had a request to connect from a gentlemen on LinkedIn, which I accepted. I sent a personalized thank you note, and made mention of the other places that he could connect with me.

To my surprise, I was then sent a generic email (with my name inserted) promoting their business and asking me to get involved. There was no acknowledgement of my personalized reply, just them “barfing out” their sales pitch. Usually I let this type of interaction slide, but I had a little “bite in my step” that day, and wanted to give them some friendly advice.

My exact response was:

“I appreciate your connection, but I don’t think that you should be “flogging” your products the moment that we connect.

Just a friendly suggestion to change-up your approach as you attempt to attract partners.

Thank you,

Tim”

I thought this was going to go one of two ways. I would either never hear from them again, or they could come back with some defence of their sales strategy. Instead I received:

“Dear Tim Mushey. Thank you so much for your reply”…

Followed by a canned sales pitch being “barfed” on me a second time, but now TWICE AS LONG!

Did I mention that he also sent me one of those generic LinkedIn invites ? Yuk.

At the end of the day, those who are engaging online, specifically for business purposes, should know better. This is networking 101! Would you try to sell somebody your products and services from the moment that you met them in person? I would hope not! So why should it be ok online?

Network “virtually” like you would “personally”. Show up, be responsive and care about your connections. The last thing you want is for people to “unfollow” or “disconnect” with you soon after accepting your requests.

That would be a huge red flag that you need to adjust your approach.

Thank You & Let’s Connect!

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to take a moment and say a huge thank you for following my blog! I wish I had time to send everyone a personal thank you, but this is the next best thing.

If somebody told me that I would have 250 followers and almost 10,000 views in 4.5 months of blogging when I started in late January, I would have been very very excited. I am having the time of my life, and am looking forward to more blogging and interacting!

I also wanted to take a moment to remind you that there are several other ways to connect with me. I have included the list below. I will of course follow back if you choose to connect in these other ways. I have not quite completed my Facebook Fan Page timeline yet, but hopefully over the next couple of weeks.

LinkedIn  http://linkd.in/zx0yGN

Twitter  http://bit.ly/LwGx2a

Facebook Fan Page  http://on.fb.me/z5BnBH

Google+  http://bit.ly/KNKdLQ

You Tube Channel  http://bit.ly/PbeHtL

Thanks once again for all of your support, and have an awesome week!

Tim