Is 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
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
“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
“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
LinkedIn 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
10 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
Quite frankly, I am a little embarrassed writing this post. Why? Some LinkedIn discussions I come across are so cringe-worthy that I am amazed people actually post them. This is why I recently wrote about the 3 reasons LinkedIn Groups don’t work. Writing this post feels – in part – like stating the obvious. But then again, we all make innocent mistakes, especially when our enthusiasm runs away with us. To prevent you from doing so, read the top 3 reasons your LinkedIn discussion generates no interaction. Continue reading
Paid Accounts on LinkedIn – Are they Worth the Money?
As I work with clients and customers, I’m discovering a new trend on LinkedIn. People who have newer accounts can’t do much.
I used to say that if you have a big enough network, you really didn’t have to pay for an account on LinkedIn. That is still basically true for people who have had accounts for more than two years. But I have certainly changed my mind for newer members.
So even if you have a big network, you still might not be able to see all the information you need to in order to communicate effectively with other members on LinkedIn. Continue reading
Last week I wrote the first of three blog posts about LinkedIn Groups. If you missed it, just take 2,5 minutes to read why LinkedIn Groups don’t work. If you still want to join groups after reading this, be my guest and use the 5 steps below to find the groups that most suit your professional needs.
1) Decide on the reason for joining LinkedIn Groups
There are more reasons than I can think of for joining a group on LinkedIn. Are you joining a group to keep up to date of developments in your industry? Do you want to share your expertise? Are you looking for a new career opportunity? Do you want to find prospects or leads for your business? Continue reading
At the time of writing there are 1,583,987 groups on LinkedIn. You can be a member of 50 LinkedIn Groups. Well and 50 subgroups. Personally I am quite happy that there is a limit to the number of LinkedIn groups you can join. If there was no limit, how many groups would I join? Ten, ten-thousand, a million? Continue reading