LinkedIn Profile Language vs LinkedIn Interface Language [reading time: 90 sec]

If English is your first language and the first language of your target audience as well, then you can skip this article. If not … read on and find out about the LinkedIn Interface Language and the LinkedIn Profile Language. Continue reading

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When is it appropriate to contact LinkedIn connections? [reading time: 4 min]

LinkedIn-Live-Event-International-Professionals-Petra-Fisher-TrainingI did a little experiment yesterday. I wondered how many LinkedIn connections would disconnect from me, if I send them a ‘selly-sell’ messages through LinkedIn. The good news? So far, none. However, I have no idea if anyone marked my message as spam. So I should put a disclaimer here: “Don’t try this at home”. Continue reading

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Want only genuine LinkedIn Endorsements? [reading time: 30 sec]

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Its as easy as counting to three! Just opt out of LinkedIn suggesting others what to endorse you for! And get rid of the nagging to endorse others whilst your at it!

  1. Choose if you want to receive endorsements on your skills
  2. This is where you get really happy!
  3. Reorganise your skills as explained in taking control over the skills LinkedIn Bingo Card (LinkedIn Endorsements).

>>>What is the first change you will make?<<<

PS You might also like the post by Donna Svei 7 Steps to Make Your LinkedIn Endorsements Believable

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Take control over your LinkedIn Bingo Card (LinkedIn Endorsements)

LINKEDIN-ENDORSEMENTS-reorder-linkedin-training-petra-fisher-coaching-workshop-01LinkedIn displays skills ranked by number of LinkedIn endorsements. The skill with the most endorsements first. The ten top most endorsed skills form your Bingo Card. You need 12 pretty faces to vouch for you on ten skills and your card is full BINGO. What if you find another skill more important? You can now move it to the position you want. Continue reading

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You can now block individual users on LinkedIn, would you? [reading time: 90 sec]

LinkedIn-Petra_Fisher-Trainer-Coach-Training-TipIs it possible to block LinkedIn user from viewing my profile? For years I used to answer: “nope”, as of last Thursday my answer is: “Yes, but…” (there is always a but isn’t there?). Before I show you how to do it (it is too easy) let me explain what blocking a person on LinkedIn does and doesn’t do… Continue reading

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Never use your LinkedIn Summary to well … summarise [reading time: 90 sec]

LinkedIn-Summary-Profile-Petra-Fisher-Training-CoachingLinkedIn Summary:

One of the most important components of your LinkedIn Profile.
Even though it is called “LinkedIn Summary” I strongly advice you NOT to summarise your profile here. It’s boring. No one reads it. And don’t forget: your LinkedIn Profile is a website. The average visitor decides within 10 seconds to read on or move on. Continue reading

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What is the value of LinkedIn status updates?


LinkedIn-Updates-LinkedIn-Company-Page-Petra-Fisher-Training-Expert“What is good content for a status update? What is the value of posting LinkedIn status updates?”
I was asked. To start with the second question, status opdates bring you to the attention of your network. You can post from your profile or company page. Continue reading

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Is LinkedIn useful for small businesses? [reading time: 2,5 min]

LinkedIn-Vraag-Question-LinkedIn Tip-Petra-Fisher-Training“Why is LinkedIn so underused by small and medium sized businesses?” I was asked. The previous question: “Why is there so little interaction in many LinkedIn discussions?” was easy to answer: “Because nobody reads your discussions!“, never mind interaction ;-) But now the answer to today’s question… Continue reading

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Where did “LinkedIn Signal” go in the new, clean LinkedIn User Interface? [reading time: 2 min]

LinkedIn-Signal-Petra-Fisher-LinkedIn-Trainer-Training-LinkedIn-TipsLinkedIn is rappidly rolling out one improvement after the other. The new ‘contacts’ lets you manage your connections like a real CRM system does and the new LinkedIn Profile look is a lot cleaner. The menu slimmed down from 9 to 5 items. Just too bad that LinkedIn Signal disappeared. Continue reading

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11 Ways to Get Booked and Stay Booked (as a speaker) on LinkedIn

LinkedIn-Public-Speaking-Speaker-Petra Fisher-Petra-Fisher10 Ways to Use LinkedIn as a Speaker

 

1. Who are you?

Sure you are a speaker, but you need to be clear about what you speak about and who your audience is. I’m sure you already know that – but make sure that your LinkedIn Profile reflects that!

2. Micro Elevator Speech

Do you have a book, or a keynote you are known for?  Add them to your “Professional Headline” section. You have 120 characters to work with.  Think of it as a micro-elevator speech. Continue reading

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