Category Archives: LinkedIn Tips

The one key element to success on LinkedIn

You are the difference on LinkedInI feel a bit of a rant coming on today … I often see posts where people confidently announce that they are revealing the secrets to success on LinkedIn. That you should do ‘this’ or ‘that’ to achieve success, untold wealth and probably one hundred and other miscellaneous benefits … and usually all this is available at $37 reduced (for a limited period, of course) from the normal $497.

Did that come across as slightly cynical of some of my “online marketing” brethren and their offers? My apologies if so …

However, there is one key to success on LinkedIn and one only – though I grant you that it is one that brings all of the other elements together. It is nevertheless one that is sadly overlooked.

The answer of course is (more…)

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Don’t want to promote your past companies?

2 minute tips - LinkedIn Tips and AdviceWith the new personal profiles on LinkedIn, graphics and visibility are becoming more and more the order of the day.

One aspect of this is the company logo which now appears next to the company name of where you have worked within the Experience section, highlighting the company and its branding. All well and good if it’s where you work now, I’m sure you’ll agree. However, what about for the places you used to work? (more…)

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LinkedIn Tip: Get changed in private

Making changes to your profile is key to developing a strong presence on LinkedIn – adding elements and tweaking are useful not just because you are honing the information that you present to people, but also because it makes you more visible to your network.

Automatically, every time you add something to your profile or make a change, then your 1st level contacts are informed via a status update – in general, this is good as it demonstrates to your network that you are active at the same time keeps you ‘front of mind’, even if only in a small way.

However, there may well be times when you’ll want to have a real overhaul of your profile or you want to make certain changes that you would prefer to be made “under the radar” (more…)

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LinkedIn MasterClass Series at Social Media Week London

Well, Social Media Week is fast approaching again!

For those of you who might be thinking that time has flow and it doesn’t seem a year since the last one … well, you’re right. The annual event has now been brought in line around the world and so will be taking place here, as elsewhere, between 24th and 28th September after its February appearance earlier in the year.

As ever, there will be loads of events around London (as well as 13 other cities around the world) and, having missed out a little in previous events, I have decided to participate as well on this occasion. I have therefore decided to run a series of LinkedIn Masterclass sessions to run throughout the week.

The LinkedIn Masterclass Series is a set of five 90 minute sessions (more…)

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Want to make an impression on LinkedIn? Just say “Hi!”

Short and sweet today and, at the same time, one of the most powerful things you can do on LinkedIn.

You receive an invitation to connect and press the “Accept” button. Another contact made.

Should you leave it at that? I say no. At that moment, perhaps more than any other, you have the perfect opportunity to develop that potential relationship easily and immediately by writing back and getting the conversation going … right there and then.

Think about it for a second and imagine you were doing this face to face. Someone has decided to approach you {sends an invite} and extends a hand with a cheery smile and a brief introduction {personalised message}. You shake it warmly in return {accept invitation} and then … (more…)

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