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Welcome to Trustegrity® & New Networking Opportunities

Welcome to Trustegrity®

The opportunities afforded by membership in Trustegrity®’s professional community have, for me, ranked among the most productive and rewarding of my career. Trustegrity®’s private groups facilitate collaboration, networking, and true business development like no other professional circle I have encountered, and the potential for creating reliable, lasting relationships only seems to increase with each session

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LinkedIn Tips for 2021 - Week III: Refining Your LinkedIn Profile Information

LinkedIn Tips for 2021 – Week III

Refining Your LinkedIn Profile Information – Education & Experience It may seem fairly intuitive, but it bears repeating that it is absolutely essential that you fill-out your personal information, including your education and work experience, for your LinkedIn profile if you are hoping to make valuable connections. However, you should also be discerning when it

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LinkedIn Tips for 2021: Visual Appeal & Your Professional Image

LinkedIn Tips for 2021 – Week II

How to Boost Visual Appeal on LinkedIn Even when it comes to purely professional interactions, visual appeal remains a critical part of the process. How you present yourself and your business would be an obvious consideration in any other setting, and the LinkedIn platform is no exception. From refining the basic visual elements that help

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LinkedIn Tips for 2021 (Week I) - Debbie Harris, LinkedIn Expert

LinkedIn Tips for 2021 – Week I

Virtual Networking and the Future The events of 2020 have proven just how crucial and productive virtual networking can be for busy professionals. As we prepare to head into 2021, now is the time to start taking advantage of platforms like LinkedIn and making a concerted effort to builder better business relationships going forward. Over

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What Makes Trustegrity Networking Groups Perfect for Business Owners? - Debbie Harris

What Makes Trustegrity® Different? – Pt. I

Why Trustegrity®’s Networking Groups are Perfect for Business Owners As the national trainer for Trustegrity® and the chair for two different states, I have been given a unique vantage point from which to witness all of the qualities, conditions, and opportunities that set Trustegrity® apart from other networking organizations. In all my years of business

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Get More Business from LinkedIn with the LinkedIn Velocity Program - Debbie Harris

Want More Business from LinkedIn? Hire a Team!

LinkedIn Velocity’s Personalized Prospecting Solution Creating productive, valuable business relationships via LinkedIn is essential for any professional, especially now, but trying to go it alone can be draining if not overwhelming. Like any truly successful marketing campaign, it takes a team! My LinkedIn Velocity program was designed for the busy professional–individuals who understand the value

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BeBetter Networking in 2021: Trustegrity Professional Groups - Debbie Harris

2020: How Does it Change 2021?

Better Networking with Trustegrity® Professional Groups 2020 may be on the way out, but its impact on how we do business will almost certainly continue to be felt in the years ahead. As we prepare for 2021, we as business leaders must recognize that our need for cooperation, virtual interaction, and collaboration will not subside

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Persistence is Key: LinkedIn Networking and Building Connections - Debbie Harris

Persistence is Key on LinkedIn

LinkedIn Networking for the Busy Professional Despite the slew of distractions and other frustrations that many of us may have been facing recently, there continues to be plenty opportunities for professionals to broaden their contact base and build rewarding, mutually-beneficial relationships through LinkedIn. It just takes time! Seeking and engaging with new LinkedIn connections can

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LinkedIn Power Partners & Referral Business - Debbie Harris

Reach Out to Power Partners on LinkedIn

Boosting Your Referral Business How recently have you communicated with the “power partners” who you are connected to on LinkedIn? Do you ever reach out to them to set up a call or zoom? Your power/referral partners can be huge for your business and you for theirs. Referral business doesn’t always take care of itself,

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The Trustegrity Reconnect Meeting & Building Better Professional Relationships - Debbie Harris

What is a Trustegrity® Reconnect Meeting?

Building Better Professional Relationships You’ve heard me talk about the joys of Trustegrity®’s virtual networking meetings for business owners and professionals, but what exactly is a “reconnect meeting”? While engaging in discourse with your peers is rewarding at any level, speaking to other business leaders for an hour or two once each month does not

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Who to Connect with on LinkedIn and Why - Debbie Harris

Who Are You Connected to on LinkedIn?

Who to Connect with on LinkedIn How many of your connections on LinkedIn do you really know? Remember, the ultimate goal of networking on LinkedIn is mutual business enrichment and professional development–not just socializing. Take another look at your connections. Do these individuals have the capacity to positively impact you and your business? Do you

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What Does Your Silo Feel Like? Networking in the Isolation Era - Debbie Harris

What Does Your Silo Feel Like?

Networking in Isolation One of the great privileges of travelling across this country is being able to view firsthand the common experiences and circumstances that bind us all together. Right now, business owners everywhere are facing many of the same challenges, and it is more important than ever for professionals to connect with one another

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Are You Feeling Stuck? Reach Out and Connect! - Debbie Harris, PIMedia

Are You Feeling Stuck?

The events of the past several months have left many of us feeling at sea both personally and professionally. One of the most important things to keep in mind, as always, is to recognize the distinction between things you can control and things you can’t control. For business owners especially, this can be more difficult

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Kellogg vs. Post and the Keys to Advertising During a Downturn - Debbie Harris

Kellogg or Post?

Advertising During a Downturn In the wake of the Great Depression, warring cereal companies Kellogg and Post took completely different approaches to their advertising, leading to repercussions that drastically altered the make-up of their industry and have continued to hold sway until today. Over the past few months, which company has your business more closely

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COVID and America 2020: Observations from the Road - Debbie Harris

COVID and America

Observations on America in 2020 After a month-long trip across this incredible country in our F150 Ford Truck, I have mastered working/talking/”Zooming” from my lap. I noticed a few other things as well, and I have shared them here in this new video. Let me know your thoughts. Leave a comment or send me a

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Don't Be Obnoxious On LinkedIn: Reaching Out Properly by Debbie Harris

Don’t Be Obnoxious on LinkedIn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_lCD9T28eE Reaching Out (and Responding) Properly We all get automated LinkedIn messages. We all get emails from people that may have found our email on LinkedIn. When we are reaching out to people, it’s important to remember to be polite, provide value, and don’t be obnoxious on LinkedIn. When we do not wish to receive

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Trustegrity Means Referrals by Debbie Harris, PIMedia CEO

Trustegrity® Means Referrals

“Connect, Confide & Collaborate” is the Trustegrity® motto. One huge part of this shared belief is helping one another increase revenue, grow our businesses, and increase profits. We do that most often through referrals, which come about organically as Trustegrity® Group members get to know each other, build deep relationships, share knowledge, and collaborate. Are

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How Do I Grow My LinkedIn Network? - Tips from PIMedia CEO & LinkedIn Expert Debbie Harris

How Do I Use LinkedIn?

Steps I Take to Grow My LinkedIn Network I keep talking about turning LinkedIn Connections into Clients, Customers, Referral Sources, and sometimes, Friends. I turn Connections into Clients pretty frequently, and I thought I’d tell you some of the things I do when using LinkedIn for business development. Building relationships takes time, transparency, authenticity, and

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