The latest episode of our podcast is up now over on our podcast page. If you haven't had the opportunity to listen, our theme song is called "Let's" and was written by 'Singer, Songwriter, world's foremost purveyor of suit-folk' (and good friend of Eric), Milton Busker.
Vermont rock star, Grace Potter, hosts a festival in Burlington, Vermont called Grand Point North each year in September and after a call for nominations, take a fan vote of local Vermont bands to play a main stage set during the weekend. This year Eric nominated Milton Busker & The Grim Work and the public fan vote is out now for the next week.
This is where YOU come in.
Would you PLEASE VOTE for Milton Busker & The Grim Work to play the Grand Point North Festival?
You can vote once PER DAY until July 22nd (It only takes 15 seconds) by clicking the image below or HERE.
They are presently mixing and mastering their debut release, which will include 'Let's' and you can be sure we'll tell you about it when it becomes available digitally and on CD.
You can also give Milton Busker a like on Facebook here and check out a full band performance of 'Let's' by Milton Busker & The Grim Work below.
Thank you for your help and supporting independent music.
Contributed by Eric D. Lussier
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Using social media intelligently has become more important as it becomes more widely used and as it dominates more of our time. The most valuable commodity in the world at this moment is attention and everyone is battling for the same 24 hours that you possess. This is why it’s important to thoughtfully choose which network you utilize when it comes to professional usage and development.
For those that have attended our workshop ‘She’s a Specifier, He’s a Product Rep: Different Roles, Same Goals’, or listened to our latest podcast, you know how much importance we place on using LinkedIn. With 562,000,000 registered members, including close to 150 million in the US, we view it as THE social network to use for a professional presence in Architecture, Engineering and Construction and the working world in general.
Launched just over fifteen years ago, LinkedIn was taken seriously as a social media network when Microsoft acquired them just over two years ago for over $26 BILLION, which was over three times the price they paid for Skype in 2011 at $8.5 billion.
If you aren’t taking full advantage of the benefits that LinkedIn has to offer, you may need to ask yourself why? Please don’t say that “it’s just for job seekers” or “I don’t have time for more social media”. First, just like other social media platforms are not about sharing what you had for lunch, LinkedIn isn’t solely about finding a job. While job seeking is certainly one component of LinkedIn, as an active user, I see few posts mentioning job opportunities in comparison to the industry knowledge being shared.
One of the clear benefits, and alone a reason to use the site, is that Google LOVES LinkedIn. Let’s face it, we all want Googleability as an individual and to appear on the first page when someone queries a name. Have you ever tried searching for a name only to find the first result comes from LinkedIn? I have, daily! If you can’t be found on Google, you might as well be intentionally living off the grid. If you are in sales, or it benefits your brand to be found, LinkedIn is an absolute must.
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