Some people are naturals at networking. Others struggle to leave their comfort zone to make new connections. But all of us need other people to succeed.

Whether you’re a meet and greet pro or need to reignite your networking flame, we’ve got you covered in this new podcast from Think Tank of Three!

Our guest in this episode has made a career out of making connections, and not just for herself. Kristin Beltzer is the Director of Appointments for the Governor’s Office in Michigan. So who better to talk about building your network — than someone who continues to put her own advice into action.

Listen to this podcast for some real tactics you can use, starting today!


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You want to grow your brand and build name recognition for your business. But you don’t have much of a budget and just getting started gives you anxiety. Does this sound familiar? We get it!

Marketing yourself or your business can seem like an overwhelming feat – like one that only big businesses can afford to do.

Here’s the good news: You don’t need a lot money to build your online presence – especially when using social media. You need the right strategy and you need time. Yes, we know, time is money, so we’ll walk you through how to build that strategy so that you’re investing your time wisely.


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You want to stand out.
You know you need to write an attractive summary on LinkedIn to grab people…
But you don’t have a ton of experience.
Or you have TOO much experience?
Where do you start?
How do you write to attract hiring managers? Investors? Nonprofits looking for board-members…We’re helping you out in today’s “THINK TANK OF THREE.”


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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn…

Sometimes the number of social media platforms that we need to post on — and keep straight — seem endless. But, if you’re running a marketing campaign for a business and your target audience is on social media, then you must have the right presence on the platforms where you can best reach that audience.

The question is… are you posting enough on social media? And, how much is too much?
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There is a long list of things you shouldn’t do if you’re trying to build a brand on social media, but for brevity (and because we love the number three) we’re sharing three things you could be doing right now that could damage your online brand. Professionally and personally.

Hear the habits you should cut out of your social media life as well as some tricky things to avoid that we find ourselves guilty of as well!
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It is growing more and more misleading to refer to LinkedIn as a “social media platform”. Although it is one of the most popular platforms, it is far from simply a “social” tool. For all of us working in the legal industry, LinkedIn can actually be a powerful tool for us to use, when we apply it with purpose.

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Where do most adults get their news?

They’re not turning on the TV, opening the newspaper, or tuning in to NPR. Not a chance. At least, not as their main source for information. A new survey by Pew Research Center finds that the majority of adults in the U.S. (62%) get their news on social media.

We can debate whether this is a good thing or a bad thing, whether it is driven by Millennials and Generation Z, and even whether it’s a waste of time for consumers who can’t seem to put down their mobile devices, but we will still come back to the same conclusion: if 6 in 10 people get news from social media, then content providers need to have a strong presence on the top social platforms.


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