UPDATED – There have been a lot of questions recently regarding the functional elements of adding new emails into your account and also how to set up or change the principal address (which LinkedIn calls your Primary email address) where LinkedIn will send all of the correspondence and updates. It is also the email address that appears in your Contact Info area, so it has a double importance.
All of this information is controlled from your “Settings & Privacy page” which you can access by hovering over your name in the top right hand corner of the screen when you’re logged into LinkedIn and then choosing it from the menu below.
You then need to head to the ‘Sign In & Security’ menu item on the left hand side of the page – this gives you the ‘Account Access’ area and the top item should be ‘Email addresses’.
Clicking on this will show you the list of all of the email addresses you have associated with your LinkedIn account – this might be one or more email addresses, and should look similar to (more…)
The equivalent of 5 Gold Rings, I give you 5 Christmassy C’s! Consider these when you are on LinkedIn, not just at the end of this weird year, but anytime.
Think about talking to people rather than trying to sell to them. That will come.
The ‘Know – Like – Trust’ idea still rings true.
Humanising content on LinkedIn has been a feature of 2020 & it creates conversations that develop relationships.
Create something that is personalised & individual. (more…)
Participating on LinkedIn – or any online environment – comes with its own particular set of challenges & concerns. One of those concerns is often “What is the etiquette of using it?”
In response, people have written a whole range of pieces of advice and there are there are massive tomes advising on how to go about it. While they have their place, I honestly feel they vastly over complicate the whole thing.
Don’t get me wrong, I understand people’s misgivings. However, for LinkedIn, I feel most of us have an inbuilt understanding of how to do things, because it’s exactly what we do naturally face to face or over the phone every day. We meet new people, we introduce ourselves and ask about them … essentially, we talk to them!
However, on LinkedIn, either we disregard all of this accumulated knowledge (more…)
Let me ask you a personal question.
You’ve been to networking events, haven’t you? When was the last time you went up to someone at one of these, stretched out your hand and, to introduce yourself, uttered those immortal words “Please add me to your LinkedIn network”.
Or if we put it in a slightly different context, when did you last walk into a sales meeting and say “I’d like to add you to my client list”.
That long, eh?
So, my question to you is, why do people continue to do so on LinkedIn when they send a Connect request? You may recognise the phrase – it’s the default invitation that the system sends out & I still receive loads like that. Perhaps you do too? (more…)
LinkedIn Groups – going back 4 years, the place to be!
Then LinkedIn stopped letting us know about new discussions and we stopped going … out of sight, out of mind.
Lots … most … fell into disrepair, though some still work really well due to the unfailing efforts of the owner or moderators.
Well, you may have noticed new content notifications coming through recently and posts from some of your favourite Groups.
A way for you to focus better on topics / content you’re interested in!
If you want to receive notifications about new posts in certain key Groups for you then you can. (more…)
There are a couple of things which appear only in LinkedIn Mobile App that I tend to think of as LinkedIn’s equivalent of the Elbow Bump … or whatever the replacement is going to be in the short-term for the handshake and business card swapping at events and meetings.
As we start to move back to face to face meetings again, I’m expecting there will be some reticence in getting too close too soon … unless we’re meeting on Bournemouth beach I guess!
Anyway, if you want to maintain a discreet distance and perhaps exchanging business cards isn’t your ideal way of sharing details anymore, then LinkedIn has a solution – or in fact it has a couple of solutions that can work really nicely in different circumstances.
There’s an individual introduction to the two options below but the video below walks you through them as well. Anyone care to ‘Elbow Bump’ at distance? My QR code is in the video if you do! (more…)