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情人節快樂?

by on Feb.14, 2012, under Uncategorized

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大多數人都知道2月14號是情人節。

它起源於一個基督教的節日,中世紀發展成一個浪漫的節日。

後來在中國開始流行,一些精明的商家開始在商店做起了鮮花生意。

不僅如此,跟感恩節一樣,在某種程度上在中國正在被誤解。

有些中國人給他們的聯繫人發郵件和短信祝福情人節快樂,對西方人來說看起來很費解。

某些時候這些熱情讓西方人趕到很受歡迎,某些時候是中國人向他們客人或者同事顯示對西方節日的理解。

在此對中國讀者澄清一些資訊:

情人節只是一個浪漫的節日而不是商業假期,就跟感恩節只是美國的節日而不是針對西方其他國家的。請看我們感恩節的日誌。Thanksgiving Blog

情人節,通常人們贈送賀卡或禮物,給願意跟自己共用浪漫的人。

害羞的人會給自己喜歡卻不敢當面表達的人發一個“神秘的巧克力情人”。

談話中你或許會問親密的朋友或者同事看看他們在情人節是否有特別的安排。並不需要給你認識的每個人都說“情人節快樂”。

跟感恩節一樣,你不必對每個人說出祝他情人節快樂,不然你會被認為奇怪和好笑的。

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How to Improve your Linked In profile

by on Feb.09, 2012, under Uncategorized

This post relates to: Linked In group Power Users – Tricks, Tips and Wish List, established to help Linked In users get more from Linked In. URL’s to articles are listed below.

How to Improve your Linked In profile

I have to confess I have profiles floating around various sites on the internet that are less than current and less than complete.

If you are active on Linked In and wish to get some benefit from having a profile on Linked In, you should consider taking a few minutes to complete your profile.

Apart from looking more professional, a more complete profile will also make you easier to find on Linked In, and the web as a whole.

Linked In has established its self as a networking site for business professionals. It is one of the first places that many people will look to vet or get an understanding of prospective clients, suppliers, colleagues etc.

You may not wish to put your entire life on Linked In, however a “holding profile” with no picture and less than even the most basic details is fairly uninspiring at best.

I have included URL’s for a number of articles specifically about improving your Linked In profile and there are some very good suggestions in those.

My top personal suggestions would be.

Good Photo!

This is in all virtually all articles you will read about improving profiles, and is worth repeating.

The photo should ideally be a decent “head shot” / face photo.

Across ALL Social Media and Social Networking, a good photo including your face has always been one of the most important elements of a profile.

Many studies show that facial recognition is one of the first things that babies learn, and it is one of the most important cues for interpersonal interactions through out our life.

Linked In is a business networking site, consider a professional business related or business like photo, but at least have a picture, preferably including your face.

If it is a company or group then perhaps a logo.

If you have a really cool eye catching “other” photo, or avatar, then maybe…?

In short the picture reflects who you are and how you want people to “see” you and your profile on Lined In. If you want people to look at your profile and take you seriously on Linked In you should have a good picture, preferably a photo clearly showing your face.

Review after a few days

Check for typos, date errors and that it all “feels right”.

You need at least a few days “space” from initial draft to get some objective distance from initial writing so that you can find typos, and check that it really portrays who you are.

Ideally talk to a trusted friend, colleague or spouse ask then to check and provide honest (even if blunt) feedback.

…sending a copy of your profile out to your “contact list” probably will result only a few people glancing at it and no-one actually reading it, let alone giving objective, constructive feedback.

I have seen lawyers who’s profile states that they specialize in “Business Low”.

…not really something that inspires confidence!

Review every 6 – 12 months

If you and your career or business are in a very dynamic state, check your profile a little more often.

It is not a question of vanity, but ensuring it looks and feels “current” reflecting who you are and how you want people to see you.

If you are looking for a new job, I am sure you would review your year old resume, before sending it to a prospective employer.

Your Linked In profile is like your resume for everyone, including prospective clients and suppliers!

Please see the URL’s posted below. It includes one from Linked In, about their “improve your profile” feature, as well as one that talks about the importance to companies for their staff to have good profiles.

5 Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile

http://ezinearticles.com/?5-Ways-to-Improve-Your-LinkedIn-Profile&id=6832109

How to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile

http://www.aspireforsuccess.com/weblog.php?article=245

How to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile: Job Search Tactic #1

http://www.impacthiringsolutions.com/careerblog/2010/03/08/how-to-improve-your-linkedin-profile-job-search-tactic-1/

4 Easy Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505143_162-46241067/4-easy-ways-to-improve-your-linkedin-profile/

LinkedIn Profile Makeovers just got easier

http://blog.linkedin.com/2011/08/09/profile-makeover/

How to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile: Stand Out to Employers, Recruiters

http://www.cio.com/article/474135/How_to_Improve_Your_LinkedIn_Profile_Stand_Out_to_Employers_Recruiters

8 Ways Employees Can Improve Your Company’s LinkedIn Presence

http://www.blueglass.com/blog/8-ways-employees-can-improve-your-companys-linkedin-presence/

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Growing your Linked In Network – Part 3 Grow Your Network Fast

by on Feb.04, 2012, under Uncategorized

This is one of a three part article on growing your Linked In Network for the Linked In group:

Power Users – Tricks, Tips and Wish List

http://qpiltd.com/m/LinkedIn_Power Users

There are three main areas to focus on to grow your Linked In network.

1.You inner circle, colleagues and associates

Colleagues, friends and associates. The people you know and meet.

Linked in offers a way to feed your email list into Linked In and generate invites directly from Linked In. I would recommend against that and suggest better alternatives in “Emailing invitations for Linked In”.

2.Your Prospects

These can be sales, supply, employment, recruitment prospects, etc

That is covered in “Strategic Prospecting”

3. The world of Open Networking.

This is a way to massively and quickly grow your network, without getting a slap on the wrist from the Linked In administration.

The first major milestone is 500 members after which Linked In automatically cloaks your number with “500+”

For anyone struggling to grow a network, mention of Linked In users have several thousand, or even several tens of thousands of users must appear mythical.

Many novice users, have restrictions placed on their Linked In activities as they try to grow their network.

The key is in Open Networking.

Because the people keen on growing their network will more like be restive in their desire to achieve results in connections, I am posting it first.

Open Networking On Linked In

This is by far the fastest way to grow a network on Linked In. Most open networkers will quickly get several thousand 1st degree /direct connections. Some will get a few thousand every month or so.

There are certainly many active open networkers that have several tens of thousand direct 1st degree connection. In turn their network which numbers in the tens of million becomes significant portion of the total 135+ million plus Linked In community.

While that is “cool” in many ways, before going further I should stress that it need NOT be about growing a big number. None the less, for some it becomes a quest, so for those interested, here are some tips!

Becoming a LION

The acronym LION (Leading International Open Networker) is seen in many groups and personal profiles, and these are the people you will be connecting with.

There are some variations, such as LIONESS, the ladies in the group and TLION, so called Top LIONS.

There is also ONA (Open Networkers Alliance), or simply phrases in a profile like, “Open Networker”, “Welcome Invitations”, “Happy to Connect”, etc, etc.

The key is that they, like you,……should you decide to go down that path, are expected to welcome new connections, even if there is no direct or clear advantage in connecting and in most cases you will not know the person, before the initial connection.

In essence it is connecting on Linked In, mainly to grow your network with the possibility rather than the expectation, of it leading to other opportunities.

It will generally lead to massive growth in the number of 1st contacts in your network and of course your overall network size.

Advantages of a broad Network

Some would say “why bother” and to be fair it can be time consuming.

Many open networkers will include their number of contacts in their profile and it may seem that the focus is on quantity rather than quality. That is to say, building a large network rather than a focused network of colleagues and associates that you have a close relationship with.

To paraphrase Reid Hoffman a Co-founder of Linked In, some of the best opportunities will be from your wider network of 2nd & 3rd degree connections. Your “allies” or closer connections, friends and colleagues will be sharing a lot of the information and connections with you directly, through conversations, meetings, emails, and other forums.

….so you and your “allies”, will probably hear the same new from the same source, before it reaches a broader network.

A larger network can lead to broader connections and opportunities as well as a wider audience for anything your broadcast your messages.

In many cases people get some intrinsic value from having a larger “number”, be that a “warm and fuzzy feeling”, or something more tangible.

From a full disclosure perspective, I am an open networker and will sometimes get active in growing my network, thought to me the real value of Linked In, is in Strategic Networking.

So if Open Networking on Linked In appeals to you to, there are some practical tips below.

Maybe not a LION or ONA?

If you are not sure about Open Networking, here are some other perspectives.

Once you are registered with Linked In, you can potentially connect to anyone else in Linked In, even if they are not within your direct network.

Depending on their privacy settings some may be a little harder than others but either way, you can reach out to them. It does not make much difference if you have 1 contact or 10,000 contacts.

Mark Cuban has 0 (ZERO) connections, and he appears to be “scraping by”. lol

Many people have more relaxed privacy settings for 1st contacts or their own network, so a bigger number will mean more people see more of your profile and information.

If that is a concern for you, then perhaps this is not the ideal approach.

If you want to “network well” and get to know your contacts open networking it can be time consuming and perhaps you would get a better ROI on your time by more focused strategic networking!

Jargon

Apart from LION, LIONESS, TLION, etc the main bits of jargon are.

“Do not SPAM or IDK”

“IDK” is an acronym for “I Don’t Know”.

It means the networker (person) will not complain about unsolicited invitations to connect from people they do not know.

Normally they will connect if invited.

In the very rare circumstance that they choose not to connect, rather than complaining they will simply delete the invitation.

Connecting – follow the rules!

In the “non LION world” some people who receive unsolicited invitations to connect, especially from people they do not know will report it.

Linked In, is essentially designed to allow people who know each other to stay connected, and for people to introduce trusted connections to others.

People who are reported will have restrictions placed on their account, and typically need to include the email address of further people that they want to invite to connect.

Typically that is lifted after time.

In short if you click on “CONNECT” to invite people to connect whom you do not know, you run the risk of being penalized.

By agreement, LIONS and Open Networkers have mutually agreed to side step the Linked In guide line.

The main thing to know is that you can invite as many LION’s to connect as you like, but do NOT carry that strategy over to other parts of Linked In.

Finding LIONS

You will certainly see some profiles that are clearly open networkers and you can invite them to connect.

You could put LION in the people search, just ensure it refers to Networking rather than their name or company name!

There are some lists of emails of LIONS floating around. It is worth noting that they are normally the primary Linked In email of the member.

To find them, view their profile, and invite to connect, you can paste the email address into the people search and they should appear in a drop down directly below the search.

The easiest way however is to search for groups that focus on Open Networking. Some are listed below along with keywords to search for the many others.

LION Etiquette

Most open networkers on Linked In are nice courteous connections to have in your network.

There is fairly wide notion of “paying it forward” amongst Linked In open networkers, IE> offer assistance for business or facilitating other connections etc, and very few a people who are pushy, SPAMERS, etc. Hopefully that will continue.

Obviously there is no problem letting people know what you offer, but let them follow up for engaging in business if they are interested.

If you see a profile that includes LION, ONA, etc you can simply click on it and follow the normal steps to invite them to connect.

Many people come to open networking after overstepping the guidelines with more privacy oriented people. In many cases they will then have to include the invitees email in the invitation.

To that end, many open networkers will list their email address in the post on networking groups. They are for invitations, not SPAM.

If you are out of invites and unable to get more, you can of course contact them by other means, email or other Social Media and invite them to connect.

Some will connect, some will not, some may reply and indicate they object to your request, some may be out of invites themselves.

Certainly if you are going to email, just put a short personal intro and invitation. You should also mention that you are emailing as you are out of invitations, if that is the case.

If you are going to ask people to go the trouble of inviting you, at least make easier by pasting the URL link to your invitation page.

Here is mine as an example.

http://www.linkedin.com/inviteFromProfile?isFromProfile=true&from=profile&key=66729847&firstName=Helmut&lastName=Maertin&authToken=DXB0&authType=NAME_SEARCH&goback=.fps_Helmut%20Maertin_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*51_*1_Y_*1_*1_*1_false_1_R_true_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2.npv_66729847_*1_*1_NAME*4SEARCH_DXB0_*1_en*4US_*1_*1_*1_0e337e1c*587b1*542be*59f23*52865c558aa03*50_1_1_ps_*2_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1&trk=prof-0-sb-connect-link

…which I shortened for my own use to a neater version, which I include  as a standard part of my email signature on virtually all emails.

http://qpiltd.com/m/connect_HM

Invitations

You are issued with several thousand initial invitations. Once you have less than 100 you can request more via “HELP” at the bottom of most Linked In pages.

Generally if you have operated within the Linked In guidelines (at least in the time leading up to the request) you will receive more within about a week.

Other Social Media

Some LIONS will invite people to connect on Twitter, Face Book and other forms of Social Media which you may want to consider.

Needless to say there are certainly other groups on Linked In that focus on growing Face Book and I am sure there are others.

Open Networking Groups

You can search under Groups for LION, ONA, Invite, Open Networking, Connect and so forth. There are literally hundreds of related groups.

Many have 10 – 20,000+ members, though many of those members are across multiple groups.

You can browse the search list. Many groups are locked and require application for membership.

Search for groups that contain LION, ONA, Invite, Connect, Link, Top Linked, etc and some are listed below.

Open, Open Networking Groups

If you want to get started straight away, here are some open groups. You can start inviting people to connect, and of course you can post an invitation for other people to connect to you!

Invites (The OFFICIAL group for Open Networkers)

Better Connections

TRUE Open Networking (you will be able to invite members, but at the time of writing this, not post a comment)

How to get 1000s of connections

China Open Networking – 中国开放式社交网络

Locked Open Networking Groups

Joining groups is easy, and particularly for Open Networking Groups it is routine.

Linked In limits group membership to 50 groups per member, why I do not know….?

Here are some more open network groups. Note! The membership numbers are approximate.

Also consider that it may be more furitful to be more promenent in a smaller group that lost in a larger group.

OpenNetworker.com 64+k members

LION500.com (Open Networkers) 59+k members

InvitesWelcome.com (Open Networking) 22+k members

LION™ Worn with Pride! [Choose wisely … ] < BEWARE OF… 20+k members

Leading International Open Networkers (LION) 20+k members

FastTrack Business Network (LION) 7+k members

Expand My Network 5+k members

Black Belt POWER Networkers 5k or less members

ONA ~ Open Networkers Alliance 5k or less members

Top Connected Open Networkers – ONA 5k or less members

International Community of Open Networkers (ICON) 5k or less members

500+ 5k or less members

The True LIONs ★ (Open Networking) ★ (Open Networkers) 5k or less members

“Count Me In” The Official Group 5k or less members

Obviously if you are building a network you are welcome to invite me to connect.

If you have any questions or comments, please post them in the group forum, or contact me directly via Linked In after connecting.

Kind Regards,

Helmut Maertin

You are welcome to connect> http://www.linkedin.com/in/qpiltd 敬请关注QPI微博http://weibo.com/qpiltd & http://twitter.com/QPILtd

Asian production and quality services: http://www.qpiltd.com

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感恩節快樂

by on Nov.23, 2011, under 亞洲業務

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祝愿我們所有來自美國的朋友和同事,尤其是那些生活在中國的美國人,感恩節快樂!
希望你享用到美味的火雞和南瓜派。
我所有中國朋友們,
感恩節其實是北美的節日。只有美國人和加拿大人慶祝感恩節。尤其是對於美國人來說,這是很重要的和家人共同慶祝並舉辦宴席的節日。
關於慶祝豐收的起源有不同說法,來自歐洲的殖民者收到來自本地印第安人的幫助獲得豐收。
感恩節晚餐的標誌是來自北美的火雞和南瓜派。
雖然身為澳大利亞人的我曾經和我的美國朋友共同慶祝過感恩節,但是實際上對非北美居民的我們而言,並沒有特別慶祝這個節日的傳統。

如果你祝我感恩節快樂,我會被你逗樂;相反,我卻不會生氣。

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通知:精品国际门牌号有变

by on Sep.27, 2011, under 綜合資訊

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由於近來市政重新規劃,精品國際有限公司地址門牌號從2071號改為2069號,實際地址保持不變。

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QPI公司尋找在上海,江蘇和潮州地區的兼職QC.

by on Sep.21, 2011, under Uncategorized

文章简体中文 – Article in English

QPI 是一家外資公司,主要經營品質管理和產品研發,深圳公司隸屬香港總公司。

由於業務發展需要,QPI 公司需要增加有經驗的驗貨員和驗廠人員,去參觀、拜訪國外客戶在上海,江蘇,以及潮州等地的工廠。

特別是在昆山(江蘇)附近的驗貨員,硬體和軟體方面的。

申請人需具備豐富的驗貨經驗,在AQL 方面,特別是成產過程中核對總和出貨前的檢驗。

驗廠人員的要求是如下經驗:在ISO,ETI,SA8000 或者其他公認的,社會的,道德的和品質方面。

書面英語要好,如果有第三方驗貨經驗最好,比如 SGS,ITS,BV等.

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精品國際有限公司正在尋找有經驗的BSCI標準的審核員

by on May.13, 2011, under 中國, 中文-驗貨博客

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精品國際有限公司正在尋找有經驗的BSCI標準的審核員,主要審核的工廠在珠三角和寧波等地,請聯繫我們。QPI Ltd

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QPI Ltd 精品國際提供相對倫敦黃金市場的折扣價格

by on Apr.26, 2011, under Uncategorized

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倫敦當地時間今天早晨LMBA (倫敦黃金市場)協會發布的黃金價格繼復活節前漲勢持續鞏固價格。

我司QPI Ltd 精品國際在西非金礦市場有牢固的關係

我們一直保持價格穩定,而相對持續上漲的黃金市場價格,我們提供的穩定價格有著絕對的優勢。

有關更多商品信息,請直接聯繫我們。

聯繫我們 Linked In

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歐盟擴大對新奇和非嬰兒保護照明產品的禁令

by on Apr.18, 2011, under Uncategorized

Article in English – 文章简体中文

這項禁令第五次被延長,將於2012年的5月11號過期.

此項委員會決議將每年更新一次,直到成員國就嬰兒保護產品符合歐洲標準EN 13869:2002 達成一致意見.

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中國黃金進口熱情高漲

by on Apr.09, 2011, under Uncategorized

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雖然中國是世界上最大的黃金生產者,但是她也是非常大的黃金進口國。

黃金貿易通常是被該行業內幾個大買家嚴格操縱貿易、運輸和製作過程。

然而,去年的各種數據表明中國購買黃金和進口黃金的熱情高漲。

中國前10個月黃金進口增500% 推升金價

中国经济网北京129日讯黄金价格今年出现了大幅飙升,美国《华尔街日报》发表文章说,黄价飙升的一个重要原因是中国在大举买进。

文章援引新华社的报道说,今年前十个月中国买入了209.7公吨的黄金,较上年同期增加了近五倍。这超过了交易所交易基金的购买规模,令分析师感到意外。文章中说,中国的进口增长提醒着人们注意这个国家庞大但新生的购买力。

文章中说,直到几年前,中国的黄金市场还一直受到中国央行的严格控制,它买下了国内开采的所有黄金。然后它将黄金卖给珠宝制造企业。作为目前世界上最大的黄金生产国,中国在黄金领域基本上保持了自给自足,中国2009年的黄金进口量仅为31公吨。

世界黄金协会估计中国的黄金需求将会在十年内增加一倍,因为有更多的中国投资者愿意持有贵金属。

摘自 财富天下网

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