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“Your Current Online Presence: Will it mean New or Lost Business?” – Rodric Leerling

“Your Current Online Presence: Will it mean New or Lost Business?” – Rodric Leerling

It’s slowly dawning on business people – when everyone is checking out everything online, the same surely will happen to me as a person. But why are they not bothered about it yet? As always, business people will consider ‘will I lose any business from it?’ I’m sure you will, but let’s stay positive: how about gaining new business?

Let’s face it: we have all become part of a reputation economy and Google is the new background check. Even for you as a person. So when your online presence is not in sync with your off-line-me or simply not appealing enough, sorry, no investment or alas, no job offer. VC’s and Hiring Managers move on to a better candidate.

We increasingly are invited to speak about this new phenomena and how to harness yourselve against it. We usually start by telling attendees to google their own name first. And then imagine yourself before an important meeting, say as a hiring manager, or a start-up investor – would you do business with ‘you’? Because who is this person applying for the job in real life? What is happening outside his or her polished LinkedIn profile? Does he have any hobbies or other personal interest? Who in fact are we dealing with? No answers, or at best, a blurred image can mean no next step.

Checking a name on LinkedIn can be too direct and obvious, so Google as most popular search option is used without you even being aware. Google page 1 with the 10 hits are offering a quick snap shot of what a person stands for. It can generally produce three options: 1.You are not present at all – do you really exist? 2.You have a pretty blurred image – no, totally not you. 3.You are in sync with your other profiles. When a choice can be made between candidates, who would you prefer?

People like to do business with people. Not just with good looking profiles or shining images. Make sure you are represented well online. If you don’t do it, social media and Google as search indexer will do it for you. Better get ahead.

“Always a challenge: dealing with critical game moments” – Rodric Leerling

“Always a challenge: dealing with critical game moments” – Rodric Leerling

Rodric Leerling, Leerling.biz, Sales Power Provider, RefRod

I sure had my moment last Saturday. The beaten home coach referred to this while shaking hand afterwards and said “you surely had your key moments ref”. He was referring to a collision in mid air during  the 1st half, in the goal area, between his attacker, an away defender and goalie. The latter fell and dropped the ball as a result, and the attacker scored. I decided a foul in my mind, even before the ball was played again and blew the whistle.

I told him as response that talking about my call mid 1st half was “water under the bridge”. In fact, if his own attackers would have scored the one or two obvious scoring opportunities we wouldn’t have had this conversation.

But I still want to know who pushed who. The attacking player claimed the two away team mates bumped into each other and he “wasn’t involved at all” (which normally means he was). I explained it as attacker pushing defender first. Neither video, nor an assistant to consult. Just me and my mental registration of the split moment. I will have one ‘alternative report’ in the mail though soon – from my assessor. I didn’t noticed him during the game (hidden on the big grandstand) but found a picture on his Facebook page being on the spot, so there’s definitely a report to expect. Let’s see what he thinks of it.

All in all, it was a good game. No cards needed, with just a few verbal cautions in an overall fast and fair game. I felt pretty good about most decisions. Had a slight injury playing up during 2nd half which slowed me down for few minutes. Let’s see if the assessor noticed that too.