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5 Steps for Professional Recommendation Requests

5 Steps for Professional Recommendation Requests

There has, most likely been a point in your life where you have either asked for or have been asked to give a recommendation. In the not so distant past, this was done in a paper letter format. In today’s virtual work world, recommendations are online with the entire...

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Made you Click: The Clickbait Debate

Made you Click: The Clickbait Debate

In December 2006, Jay Geiger wrote a blog post that included a never-before-seen word: clickbait. The logic was simple — click referred to the click of a computer mouse while bait referred to something that lures in online users like a worm might lure in a giant...

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How Are Your Phone Skills?

How Are Your Phone Skills?

Does it sound too low-tech for a social media professional to talk about phone conversations in a virtual work environment? Not when you’re working to meet clients, coworkers, and team members where they are. You may find that connecting via phone is a welcome...

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Meet and Greet: Katy Spencer Johnson

Meet and Greet: Katy Spencer Johnson

Get to know Social Media Strategist, Katy Spencer Johnson! Our SMS professionals serve as ambassadors for our certification program here at NISM. Not only are they knowledgeable about our curriculum, but they also share our passion for social media. Best of all, their...

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How to Lose a Troll in 10 Ways

How to Lose a Troll in 10 Ways

Did you know 25% of online posters have made at least one toxic comment? That means 1 out of every 4 people have been internet trolls at some point. Although social media can be a means of connecting people, there is a much darker side to these online platforms:...

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Mise en Place: Exploring a New Setup for Learning

Mise en Place: Exploring a New Setup for Learning

In 2020 when a significant percentage of the world transitioned to working remotely, attending classes online, and having our groceries delivered to our front door, many fundraising organizations faced a new challenge.  With most donations coming from people who give...

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Meet and Greet: Taylor Shaw

Meet and Greet: Taylor Shaw

Get to know Social Media Strategist, Taylor Shaw! Our SMS professionals serve as ambassadors for our certification program here at NISM. Not only are they knowledgeable about our curriculum, but they also share our passion for social media. Best of all, their stories...

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9 Tips for a Dazzling LinkedIn Profile

9 Tips for a Dazzling LinkedIn Profile

Your LinkedIn profile represents your personal brand. It is your personal story, a resume, and your personality, all combined into a compact social media format. In order to have your profile distinguish itself above the others, there are tweaks you can make. Keep in...

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