How to Build the Perfect LinkedIn Profile

How to Build the Perfect LinkedIn Profile (Infographic)


Managing and optimizing your LinkedIn profile is good practice if you want your profile to standout to your connections and sometimes hiring mangers. I’m currently job hunting and I’ve had to optimize and customize my profile to make it accurately showcases my experiences, skills, and expertise.

So when I saw this infographic via Payscale on how to adjust your profile on LinkedIn, I had to share, of course! I’m pretty sure everyone’s got a great profile, but there’s always room for improvement. And this infographic does a very good job of highlighting some of the key sections of your profile you should be looking at to optimize your LinkedIn profile.

Is your LinkedIn profile complete? Read the infographic to find out.

Connect with me on LinkedIn. And leave your LinkedIn profile links in the comment so others can connect with you (or your Twitter handle).

Have a happy Monday!



Google Now Indexes Secured Connections Page Visits

Today, Google Webmaster Tools announces that it has made changes to the way pages are indexed, particularly to include HTTPS pages. This is great news especially if one or more sections of your website is e-commerce focus and/or collects private visitor data for lead generation, donations, or newsletter signups.

Website indexing is a method in which search engine robots, or bots, crawl your website content–from page content to PDFs, to multimedia files and resources to help provide a more resourceful web experience for all. So to ensure that your site has robust, relevant content for indexing on Google (Bing and Yahoo). But up until today, Google has always indexed one version of your site–HTTP. But that is no use to market research or survey results that are on HTTPS pages, pages that require signing on to view / download information.

The Google Webmaster Tools Index Status feature reports how many pages on your site are indexed by Google. And with these new changes, the Index Status feature will now track your website’s indexed URLs for each protocol–HTTP and HTTPS, as well as for verified sub-directories. To help you understand how Subdirectories work via Google, read through the process and overview.

Remember with this new change that in order to have Google start indexing your HTTP URLs, you’ll need to resubmit it to Google. And remember that indexing will only happen for one version of your site. To index multiple versions of your site, you will need to add and verify subdirectories with Webmaster Tools. However, the top-level domain will continue to reflect the total count of URLs indexed for that domain. [Read full blog post on More Precise Index Status  Data for Your Site Variations].

What do you think about the new changes? Share your thoughts in the comments.

FREE Nonprofit Tech Summit in DC | March 25, 2014

Join Do Something Better – A Nonprofit Technology Summit on March 25th from 10am-3pm EST to learn how you can work smarter, improve productivity and support the city’s efforts to bridge the digital divide in your community.


This event brings together the dynamic local nonprofit community with innovators, technologists and influencers from across the District of Columbia. Government leaders, nonprofit executives and industry insiders will explore such topics as:

  • Leveraging Technology to Reach Audiences
  • Design Thinking for Growth
  • Funding for Social Good Projects
  • Digital Citizenship: What it Means to be Fully Engaged

In addition, there are hosting an exciting exhibit throughout the day with nearly two dozen nonprofit vendors ready to help you do what you do…better.

This is a FREE event, so space is limited – reserve your spot today!

Connect.DC – Digital Inclusion Initiative Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT) Washington, District of Columbia

Infographic: The State of Mobile Technologies in Healthcare Today

I think we can all agree: technology is a wonderful, beautiful tool. It has changed all of our lives for the better. From research to manufacturing, to education and healthcare, and to how we live our day-to-day lives. I mean, look at how much we’re all attached to our mobile devices. Even our two-year-old is now completely proficient in using our iPads and mobile devices. In my opinion, it won’t be too long before our kids will be better at using tablets + mobile devices than we do. (Okay, might be a stretch, but, hey, you never know).


What I do know is I love infographics. And I like to share them whenever I find one that is useful and insightful. Not only are they pretty, but they are extremely informative with the added ability to boil down massive analytical data into a one page, creative output that makes it easy to digest. This is no different… so this infographic is coming to us via HiMSS Analytics. I thought it was interesting, so I visited their website. And according to the survey results,

Summary: The HIMSS Analytics Mobile Technology Survey covers a wide array of topics impacting the use of mobile technologies in healthcare organizations. Key findings from the study revealed that nearly all of the survey respondents supply mobile technology to clinicians, most often laptops and workstations on wheels. However, use of tablet computers is expected to increase in the future. The majority of respondents, 83 percent, reported that physicians use mobile technology to provide patient care. Clinicians are most likely to use mobile technology to either look up patient information or looking up non-PHI health information. 

The survey touched on different key points:

  • Legal + Policy
  • Technology
  • New Care Models
  • Privacy + Security
  • ROI/Payment
  • Standards + Interoperability
  • Barriers + Benefits

For me, privacy + security is #1 for concern on the list. I need to know that my personal information will be protected and will not be compromised due to improper handling, substandard approaches and methodologies. Which can happen without proper training and education of physicians and nurses on the importance of security and implications of improper or lack of secure mobile devices used to manage patient information.

In terms of new care models, Kaiser Permanente does a great job of using technology to manage patient care, while still being able to provide care to its members.

As a parent, I like the added benefit of having to take my daughter to a KP medical center and having a doctor have access to her chart to make proper diagnosis and suggest treatment is important. And Kaiser does this so well that I don’t have to worry about any one doctor seeing her irrespective of whether we are visiting her grandparents in California or Texas.

All of that to say, that I for one I’m happy to see that tons of interest in mobile technologies in Health IT, and that we’re talking about it. Indepth nalytical data like the HiMSS surveys great examples showing that we’re moving in the right direction. I hope that more and more healthcare providers begin to offer training and support for mobile technology for manage care. And most important that funding to sustain not only research and development, but for implementation, training, and management of secure mobile technologies in the health care space will be made available. Technology is a beautiful thing but it will be a shame to let it all go to waste.

Download a FREE copy of the complete survey.

nexVortex Launches Cloud-Based Contact Center: cloudQ


Now, what kind of person would I be if I didn’t share any of my success with you guys.

Today at my job, we officially released our new contact center solutions, cloudQ. Now, you’re probably wondering, what is cloudQ? As you might guess from the name, it’s a cloud-based call center solution for small to medium sized businesses. Now, I’ve mentioned once or twice about this new service on my blog, and have promised to reveal the final logo upon release. Well, guess what, it’s here….and I’d like to share this exciting news with all of you. We have been working night and day on the development of this new service and collectively, as a company, are extremely proud of what we’ve come out with. I won’t keep you from the exciting news much longer. I’m re-posting the press release for your reference… if your company or a business contact of yours is in need of a feature-rich, simple and easy to use call center, look no further–cloudQ is your most affordable solution.

Tell me what you think. Please feel free to share / repost! From blogger to blogger, I would appreciate the love!


P.S.–I’ve got tons of lessons learned from this product launch. I’ll be working on a blog post to share with you.

HERNDON, VA – January 22, 2014 – nexVortex, Inc., a leader in IP communication services based in northern Virginia, announced today that it is launching a new service, cloudQSM Contact Center, a hosted, web-based contact center solution for small- to medium-sized inbound contact centers.

Why cloudQSM?

Ease of use. Simplicity. Intuitiveness. These are the overarching principles behind nexVortex’s cloudQSM Contact Center solution because operating a contact center should be more about how to serve the customer instead of running the system. cloudQSM is easy to set up, easy to manage and easy to use. It uses a web-based interface and does not require any plugins or special downloads. This makes on-going maintenance a snap—you’re always up-to-date with the latest features.

The contact centers run on reports and cloudQSM doesn’t disappoint. cloudQSM provides comprehensive reporting of both service metrics and agent performance, offering valuable insights and real-time business intelligence into the center’s daily operations.

cloudQSM is fully integrated with nexVortex’s award-winning SIP Trunking service, offering reliable, redundant, high-quality connections and a single management interface.

cloudQSM users will benefit from:

  • Simple and easy-to-use web-based interface
  • Comprehensive reporting with real-time statistics
  • Secure, encrypted voice and data connections
  • Highly scalable, allowing for increasing and decreasing number of agents
  • Advanced features like queue voicemail and call recording

Wes Rogers, COO of nexVorex, Inc. states “nexVortex cloudQSM extends our award-winning SIP Trunking service down to the agent’s desk. cloudQSM’s web-based interface is both intuitive and easy-to-use, allowing supervisors and managers to focus on serving the caller instead of running the system, which is what it’s all about—serving the customer. We’re very excited about this new offering and our clients are, too.”

John Wells, of High Power Technical Services, one of nexVortex’s clients, agrees: “High Power Technical Services, a regional service provider for Dish Network, has had a long relationship with nexVortex and has selected cloudQSM to replace our existing application. cloudQSM packs a lot of functionality into a very friendly user interface and because it is web-based, we don’t have to worry about on-premises upgrades and system management. nexVortex takes care of all that.”

To find out how nexVortex’s new cloudQSM web-based contact center can benefit your organization, visit

About nexVortex, Inc.:

nexVortex is the leader in IP communications services, specializing in SIP Trunking services and other VoIP solutions for businesses, multi-site applications, call centers, and customized solutions for unique applications. As a three-time honoree of Inc. 5000’s America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies (2011, 2012, and 2013) and recipient of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 for 2013, nexVortex has established itself in the marketplace based on three overarching tenets: Uncommon Service, Uncommon Know-How, and Uncommon Commitment. These principles drive nexVortex’s mission to provide its customers with the IP knowledge, services, and capabilities they need to improve their business communications easily and affordably. For more information, visit and connect with them via Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Media Contact:
Glory Anwanwan
nexVortex, Inc.

NFL WEEK 15 | #Infographic: Packers vs. Cowboys Game Preview


Are you a sports fan, specially,  American football fan?

I am but not to the extent of, it’s Sunday therefore nothing else exists in the world until the end of the last Sunday night game. C’mon we all know people like that. It’s annoying, like seriously! I’ve dated a couple of guys like that. I was fortunate one of them taught me about the game so I can watch with him.


This is not a sports report, I know. But I found this infographic showing Week 15 against the Cowboys (via Green Bay Packers official website) interesting ao I had to share. I’m a huge Packers fan, it is after all my hometown team. Yup, I’m from Wisconsin,  Milwaukee to be exact.


Technology in sport has come a long way. From all the cool drawings sports correspondents can draw on screen to now a graphical representation of the the next game and what to expect.

Is this the new thing? How will this affect the game? I guess it’s good to see who you’re dealing with before you even step out on the field. A little competition never hurt nobody!


You’ve learn two things about me today: I like sports, I’m from Wisconsin and I love the Packers. And you didn’t even get to buy me dinner! I’m easy like that! You lucky dog, you!

Who’s the better team: Packers or Cowboys? Find out this afternoon!

Packers vs Cowboys | 12/15/2013 | 3:25 PM CST in Arlington, TX

-sp editor

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How Hospitals Use Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

Article referenced via Media Bistro.

90 percent of hospitals in the Ohio area of the U.S. are using social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook.

OHA_health dose of social_3

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Checking-in on Foursquare

Happy Monday!

I stumbled upon this hilarious YouTube video of digital sensation, @Baratunda speaking at a Web 2.0 Expo circa 2010. This is one of that oldie but goodie videos you stumble upon and think, wow, that was such a long time ago. So anyways, in the video, he talks about his social experiment / journey battling for mayor for New York’s eatery, Delicatessen.

Which got to thinking: is anyone still checking in on Foursquare? Or, do you think Instagram has replaced 4sq’s popularity?