How to REALLY use LinkedIn

December 4, 2011

LinkedIn is the largest professional (online) network in the world. The majority has 3 questions: “What’s in it for me?”, “I have a profile, now what?” and “How to get more results without spending a lot of time?”

Probably the best way to answer these questions is the book How to REALLY use LinkedIn“! Together with Jan Vermeiren, I wrote the second edition of this international bestseller.

"How to REALLY use LinkedIn" International BestsellerWith this book you will learn:

• 10 powerful ways to find new customers, employees or a new job
• 42 tips to make your profile stand out
• 11 strategies to apply LinkedIn at an organizational level
• 31 answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs)
• 30 lesser-known functions and opportunities
• Plus 53 new pages, including extra tips and timesaving tools

Discover also the free “Video & Tools Library”! It has a vast collection of how-to-videos and extra tools, including several Genius Shortcuts.

“How to REALLY use LinkedIn” is available in English, Dutch, French and Spanish. For more info check out www.how-to-really-use-linkedin.com

What most people don’t know (yet), is that Jan and I decided to

give away

1 million books

for FREE!

Why?

To actively stimulate the economy! Too many people are looking for new customers, new employees or a new job. They are hardly using LinkedIn, because they don’t know the platform well enough!

At the same time, we are raising 1 million dollar for charity! Check out our website www.how-to-really-use-linkedin.com for more info. And remember to download the book for FREE as well! (English and Dutch versions!)

To your success!


150 Lifehackingtips

April 16, 2010

Wie wordt niet dagelijks overspoeld door allerlei soorten informatie. Hoe kunt u er nu voor zorgen dat u overzicht houdt en voorkomt dat u gaat lijden aan informatiestress? De kunst is de informatie op te sporen, te organiseren, te filteren en te delen. Dat is waar lifehacking over gaat, over meer doen, in minder tijd op een leukere en slimmere manier. Tijd overhouden om te creëren en u te richten op zaken die u echt belangrijk vindt. Lifehacking wordt daarbij geïnspireerd door het boek ‘Getting Things Done’ van David Allen. Een handige en complete manier om prettig en efficiënt te werken zonder stress.

Voor wie is dit boek bedoeld? Voor iedereen die in zijn werk gebruik maakt van een computer, maar geen idee heeft hoe je met een kleine inspanning een hoop dagelijkse taken veel makkelijker voor elkaar krijgt. Voor iedereen die veel op het web werkt, maar nog nooit van RSS gehoord heeft. En voor mensen die de schoonheid van een slimme vondst kunnen waarderen, en er hun voordeel mee doen.

Op lifehacking.nl schrijft een team lifehackers over deze vondsten, en dragen de lezers bij in onze zoektocht naar slimme hacks in deze wereld.

Om het jullie makkelijk te maken, volgen hier een aantal antwoorden.

Ja, dit is de intro van het nieuwste boek over lifehacking:
150 Lifehackingtips, om slimmer en efficiënter te werken

Ja, het is de update van het vorige boek 100 Lifehackingtips, om prettiger en efficiënter te werken (nog steeds gratis te downloaden)

Ja, Bert Verdonck heeft ook een lifehack in dit boek geschreven.

Ja, Bert schrijft af en toe ook op lifehacking.nl

Ja, je kan het boek “150 Lifehackingtips” ook bij mij bestellen.

Ja, het staat op #1 bij managementboek.nl

Ja, je krijgt dit boek in april 2010 GRATIS bij bestelling van een of meer boeken uit een speciale actie met Van Duuren Management. Meer informatie over deze speciale actie vindt je hier.


Your Book in 100 Days

March 31, 2010

You can write your book in 100 days!

With the right mindset, motivation, guidance and determination to succeed, you will write an excellent book that will help you achieve your goals. “Your Book in 100 Days” is a practical and friendly book and it shows you how to tap into the power of your mind and bring your best ideas to life. You will write your book in much less time than average first-time authors take, and you will have more fun doing it! You will discover the answers to the big questions, such as

  • What is your dream, for your life as well as your book?
  • Who will benefit most from reading your book?
  • How can you structure the book in the best way for your reader?

Follow the advice of two authors who have helped hundreds of people create their books and see your book come to life in just 100 days!

About 1.5 years ago, I wrote a blog on how to publish a book in 1 month (in Dutch, on Lifehacking.nl). When I met Mindy at a Blackstar event (Ecademy), we talked about the possibilities on setting up a partnership by writing a book together. As a bookmidwife, Mindy specializes in delivering people’s books. For me as a lifehacker and life coach,  I am helping people to get clarity on what it is they want to achieve in life (and whether a book fits into that 🙂 ). On top of that, I suggest different tools and exercises to actually achieve these dreams in less time. So, it was a natural fit for the two of us to create this book. After all, we are two coaches who both believe passionately that if people want to do things in life, they should find a way to do them and they can do them quickly and easily. Did you know that 83% of people interviewed said they dreamed of writing their own book? The problem is that most people never even start, much less finish their book…

So, if you have “a book” in you, it is time to think about how you’d start writing it. Buy this book now at Amazon, Ecademy Press or directly through us and start reading first. Have fun with the exercises and create your own book. We want to hear you shout when your book is in print and we want you to see you reaping all the benefits that a good book can give you!


Paulo Coelho

August 17, 2009

Most of you know that Paulo Coelho is one of my favorite authors. I enjoy reading his books and love his stories. You also know that Paulo Coelho is sharing his books online for FREE! (Those who didn’t, go get ‘m now 🙂 ) Now, he also shares stories and books that are available only on the internet.

Here are a few examples :

The Way of the Bow Stories for parents, children and grandchildren Stories for parents, children and grandchildren (Volume 2) Warrior of Light (Volume 1)

The Way of the Bow

Stories for Parents, Children and Grandchildren (Volume 1)

Stories for Parents, Children and Grandchildren (Volume 2)

The Warrior of Light

A lot more stories and books are available at his blog. Also in other languages, like Portuguese, Spanish, German and Italian. I prefer PDF and of course if you like it in different formats, take your pick : ePub, Kindle, SonyReader and iLiad.

Paulo, thanks again for sharing your inspiring work!


Stilte, ik spreek!

July 20, 2009

Sylvie Verleye lanceert haar boek “Stilte, ik spreek!” in september.

Op In-Shape-for-September krijgt u reeds een exclusieve preview van dit bijzonder boek!

Stilte, ik spreek!Met dit boek deelt Sylvie Verleye niet alleen haar inzichten als Presentatie Coach, maar ook haar ervaringen als spreker en ‘Toastmaster’. Als research voor dit boek interviewde ze dertig vrouwen aan de top in België. Hoe belangrijk was presenteren voor hun carrière? Wat zijn volgens hen sterke presentaties? Hoe presenteren zij en wat werkt bij een presentatie? Sylvie schreef dit boek als praktische presentatiegids voor iedereen die impact wil hebben met zijn of haar presentaties.

Sylvie vertelt er u graag meer over tijdens In-Shape-for-September!

Om u nog extra te motiveren, bied ik u alvast een uniek hoofdstuk aan uit “Stilte, ik spreek!”. Geniet ervan!


Gratis Free

July 15, 2009

Free, hoe het nieuwe Gratis de markt radicaal verandert.Free, het nieuwste boek van Chris Anderson, je weet wel van The Long Tail, is nu GRATIS te downloaden in het Nederlands op Lifehacking.nl.

Free verschaft inzichten in hoe het nieuwe Gratis de markt radicaal verandert.
Free boeit je gegarandeerd! Hoe verdien je geld met gratis? Hoe verdienen bedrijven massa’s geld met het gratis weggeven van producten en diensten? Hoe concurreren met gratis? Is gratis altijd effectief “for free”?

Chris geeft een overzicht van verscheidene gratis business-modellen met concrete voorbeelden.  Microsoft, Google, Yahoo en talloze andere schitterende voorbeelden van hoe de “gift economy” of gratis weggeven van producten en diensten massa’s geld opbrengen.

Uiteraard is er ook ruimte voor praktische tips en leuke ideeën om te leren hoe anderen een gat in hun markt gevonden hebben of hoe ze hun strategie radicaal hebben moeten herzien omdat er een “gratis speler” hun markt penetreerde.

Dus redenen genoeg om het boek nu GRATIS te downloaden, of wat dacht je met zo’n titel als Free?

So, you prefer FREE in English? Of course! Be my guest and check out Chris Anderson’s blog for a free English version of FREE and an audio book (unabridged version). Also a Google Books version of FREE is available for you and you can even get it at iTunes for FREE.

Have fun for Free 🙂

Bert Verdonck
Lifehacker & Life Coach
Create, Connect & Contribute


Proofreaders Wanted

June 5, 2009

We are in the process of writing a book, the Other 97%, about Google and the rest of the Internet. You can imagine that it takes a lot of work to write and publish this book. Of course, we want to focus on delivering a quality book. This also includes proofreaders who check the content, spelling mistakes, examples, …you know, the works!

So, if you are interesting in discovering what the Other 97% of the internet is about or just want to give us a helping hand, then this is your call. Get in touch now, so I can brief you and discuss our planning.

If you are looking for a scoop and want to be ahead of the rest, then now is time for action! In order to be the first one, get in touch now, So I can brief you and discuss our planning.

If you want to learn about at least 100 alternatives to Google or just want the shortcuts in finding anything you are looking for, then you have to get in touch now. Then I can give you a proper briefing and discuss our planning.

If you just want to be quoted in the book or maybe you would be happy to deliver a testimonial (I am sure you’ll like the book 🙂 ), then act now and get in touch. This way, I can brief you properly and discuss our planning.

If by now, you didn’t get it, proofreading is not your thing, so don’t get in touch now! Buy the book later 🙂

Thanks for stepping up!


The Other 97 Percent

May 18, 2009

It’s official now! “The Other 97 Percent” is the approved title of my newest book. Together with Mr. Search, aka Nathaniel Stott, I am writing this book about how to search and find stuff on the Internet. As I am talking about this exciting book, more and more people confess that they are only using Google to search for stuff on the Internet.

As soon as I tell them that Google only accounts for about 3% of the Internet, they go in “shock”. I also reassure them that I truly understand. Moreover, most people never got a formal training or education on how to find stuff on the Internet. Nobody ever told them how easy it is to find stuff. Anywhere. And where all the goodies and secrets are kept 🙂

We are still creating the sub-title and I’ll be updating you soon…

In the meantime, let us know your first feedback on the title, ok?

The Other 97 Percent

Do you like it? Does it arouse your curiosity? Does it appeal to you? Why?


4-Hour Workweek

May 14, 2009

The 4-Hour WorkweekThe 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris is one of my favourite books! It feels great that Tim has a similar mindset and that he confirms a lot of ideas that I also created, but never executed.  Since I’ve read it in 2007, it has given me a lot of confidence to explore more of these ideas.

For those who haven’t read the book yet, here is a short summary of the book. For those who have read it already, here is that same summary also, because it might be time to reconnect with the 4-Hour Workweek again 🙂

If you want to know more about the 4-Hour Workweek, just visit Tim’s Blog or his website or enjoy a Slideshare presentation:

Of course, bying the book is a great start as well or just have it as a reference 🙂

Anyway you like it, enjoy the 4-Hour Workweek! It helped me change my life. If it works for me, it works also for you!

For those who have read it, I am curious what your feedback on the 4-Hour Workweek is.

What did you implement yourself? Want to share the results?


Nathaniel Stott

May 11, 2009

Nathaniel Stott is an excellent Internet profiler, professional analist and brilliant SEO expert. In the process of coaching him it became clear that one of his next steps is to become a leading expert. By building his personal brand he will achieve his dreams and create a lasting legacy. I welcome you to the new Nathaniel or Nathaniel Stott 2.0 in geek terms 🙂Nathaniel Stott

You already know I am in the process of writing my next book on Searching and Finding stuff on the Internet. Why do I mention this here? Because, I have an important announcement to make! Nathaniel Stott is the co-author of this book. At this point in time we have already agreed on the table of contents. And have a surprise lined up for the forward. Now, it’s time to start writing…Less than 3 months to go and counting 🙂

Did I mention that Nathaniel Stott is a British entrepreneur living in Germany with his 3 kids and working in Germany and The Netherlands? This already shows that our book is going to be promoted internationally. As announced, I’ll be touring in New Zealand in September and of course taking our book with me 🙂

What else can I tell you? We already came up with nicknames for each other! Yes, Nathaniel Stott will be Mr. Search, because he’s fantastic in helping people with setting up search strategies, getting the text SEO right, design aspects, analytics, etc.

And me? I am Mr Find. Why? I keep finding stuff on the Internet that a lot of people claim is not there or at least they can’t find it, so they ask me. A couple of years ago I even had a service called “Webdigging”, where I was hired to find stuff. Nowadays, I still can’t believe that so few people are finding what they need. As a lifehacker, I developed several mind blowing “find” strategies on how to find stuff easier and faster on the Internet. There is so much more out there than Google 🙂 Of course, all these strategies will be shared in our book!