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5 Ways to Use LinkedIn for Conferences

By: Viveka Tuesday January 24, 2012 comments Tags: LinkedIn Expert, LinkedInExpert, LinkedIn Tips, Viveka von Rosen, LinkedIn Advice, #LinkedInChat, LinkedIn Conference

Double the ROI of your Conference or Tradeshow LinkedIn: Pre and Post Conference LinkedIn is an excellent tool for both preparing for conferences and as follow-up after a conference. Let's talk about some of the ways you can use LinkedIn to have more success, more sales, and more engagement before, during and after your conference and tradeshow travels! 1. If at all possible, see if you can get an attendee list for your conference. This is easier to do if you are a presenter. As an attendee, you might have to pay for this list - or it might not be available at all. However, if the conference is also posted as an event in a meetup, Facebook or LinkedIn Event, you will be able to see the other people who have marked themselves as interested or attending. Its worth... Read More

LinkedInChat – Open Q&A

By: Viveka Tuesday January 3, 2012 comments Tags: #LinkedInChat

#LinkedInChat – January 3, 2012 Happy New Year everyone! First of all, I must say thank you again to @SteveCassady and @DannyHanssel who really held down the fort, steered the ship and kept thing going on the #LinkedInChat while I was traveling all last month.   You guys are lifesavers!   And of course thanks to all the chatters who kept the conversation going  :)  Tonight’s chat is an open QA – bring your questions and answers. We’ll talk about everything LinkedIn! I’ll seed the conversation with some questions I received this week – but of course feel free to bring your own! LinkedIn Questions (Feel free to answer as well!) Q1: Do I have to pay to post a job on my LI comp profile? Q2:  Do I have to have a paid account to send a private message?... Read More

Town Hall Meeting - Perfect Timing!

By: Viveka Tuesday September 27, 2011 comments Tags: #LinkedInChat

Exciting Times at LinkedIn! Yesterday's town hall meeting at LinkedIn hosted none other than President Obama and was moderated by LinkedIn's own CEO Jeff Weiner . To see it click here ! LinkedIn also created a group to continue the conversation (they must not have known about the LinkedInChat group on LinkedIn: LinkChat !) Caitlin Fisher of Hellerman Baretz Communications group just interviewed me for their Blog, and here is the resulting article on Jobs Seeking for PR professionals : Sotoday is the perfect time to introduce Joshua Waldman! His new book, Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies released a few weeks ago and we get to chat with him tonight on... Read More

LinkedIn for Jobseekers: Part Two

By: Viveka Tuesday September 20, 2011 comments Tags: LinkedInExpert, LinkedIn Tips, Viveka von Rosen, #LinkedInChat, @SteveCassady, LinkedIn for PR

LinkedIn for Jobseekers:  Part Two My good friend and compatriot Caitlin Fisher of Hellerman Baretz recently asked me to write a blog article for them on Social Media for the Job Seeker.  Since that is in perfect alignment with this 3 week LinkedIn for Job-seekers #LinkedInChat series we are doing, I though I would share my answers here as well. And scroll to the bottom for the questions we will ask on tonight’s #LinkedInChat moderated by @SteveCassady . (I’d be there but I’m on my way to Mexico – woohoo) Why should PR (and other) job hunters participate in Twitter and LinkedIn? Twitter:   Let’s address Twitter first – It has been, far and away, the best PR tool I have ever used.  I would say 90% of my interviews, requests... Read More

LinkedIn for Job Seekers: Questions and Answers!

By: Viveka Monday September 12, 2011 comments Tags: #LinkedInChat

LinkedIn for Job Seekers It is insane to me that there are still people out there looking for a job who are not on LinkedIn.  If you are a job seeker and new to LinkedIn, or even if you've been at it awhile, join our LinkedInChat Tuesday night at 8 PM EST to learn more about LinkedIn for Job Seekers. How to do a #LinkedInChat: Here are the questions I’ll be asking and my answers – but there will be many experts on the Chat .  So join us and ask your questions, help answer those questions, or just lurk and learn! Q A Q1:  What are some areas of a job seekers LinkedIn profile that must be complete? A1: Make a list of search terms you would want to be found under put them in... Read More

Can (or Should) Service Based Industry Providers use LinkedIn?

By: Viveka Tuesday August 23, 2011 comments Tags: #LinkedInChat

LinkedInChat:  LinkedIn for Service Industries I was amazed to see a recent LinkedIn Infographic that showed the service industries to be one of the fastest growing industries on LinkedIn.  With LinkedIn now exceeding 120 million users - that's a lot of folks in service industries.  So how are they using LinkedIn?  Well, Lets ask our experts on tonight's #LinkedInChat! Guest Moderators @DannyHanssel and @AreMorch will lead the discussion.  Danny Hanssel is a Marketing Strategy Advisor, social media evangelist, LinkedIn Trainer Coach, political observer, dad and fan of animation and the NY Yankees.  Are Morch is a Hotel Advisor and Social Media Strategist, a Hotel Consultant  and Hotel LinkedIn Marketing Strategist as well as a Hotel Blogger.  Are is also a... Read More

More of Your LinkedIn Questions Answered: Groups, Engagement and Job Seeking

By: Viveka Tuesday August 16, 2011 comments Tags: LinkedIn Expert, LinkedInExpert, Viveka von Rosen, LinkedIn Groups, LinkedIn Advice, #LinkedInChat, LinkedIn Questions, @SteveCassady

Your Questions Answered… Every Tuesday night we do a #LinkedInChat on twitter to answer those driving questions you have that have not been answered.  Since some of you can’t make the chat, I decided to ask my Twitter following throughout the week what they wanted to know.  Each and every one of the questions and suggestions below could demand a full hour of LinkedInChat (and maybe we’ll do just that.) In the meantime, here are the questions for Tuesday’s LinkedInChat – brought to us from our great followers on Twitter! For those of you who like to prepare for your chats with helpful answers and valuable website links  - here are the questions: Questions:  @GetGravitas (Jay Lebo) suggests: “What are best practices for starting/running your own LI... Read More

Looking for Mr. GoodLink

By: Viveka Tuesday August 9, 2011 comments Tags: LinkedInExpert, LinkedIn Advice, #LinkedInChat, LinkedIn help, LinkedIn Search, Advanced Search, @ProsperityGal

Searching on LinkedIn Looking for Mr. GoodLink on Tonight's LinkedInChat One of the biggest complaints I hear from people about LinkedIn is that they cant actually find who they are looking for. Well we are here to help! You don't want to waste your time bumping in the vast noisy space of LinkedIn - meeting the wrong people - making the wrong connections. You need the right tools and techniques to find Mr. or Mrs. GoodLink - the right person at the right time for your needs: (Client, Vendor, Partner, Employee, Reference, Employer, etc) LinkedIn Search Interview: First of all, listen to this short interview I did yesterday with Michele Price - @ProsperityGal on Twitter. She was voicing her own frustrations with... Read More

Double Header – LinkedIn on #LinkedInChat and #SMManners tonight!

By: Viveka Tuesday June 28, 2011 comments Tags: LinkedInExpert, LinkedIn Advice, #LinkedInChat, #SMManners, @DabneyPorte

#LinkedInChat So I’m doing double duty tonight – hosting my #LinkedInChat and then as a guest on #SMManners. Where to tune in? We are taking #LinkedInChat back to until we get the bugs worked out at Stanzr – and I am still open to any information on a good tweetchat transcription tool that doesn’t cost and arm and a leg or take several hours to repair J Tonight we’ll be talking about the different ways and strategies of finding, connecting and building relationships with people on LinkedIn. If you want homework – the questions will be: Q1.  How many connections do you have and what is the size of your network? Q2.  Do you have any difficulty finding and connecting/ communicating with to the people you need... Read More

Do you think LinkedIn is at all useful to the B2C Market?

By: Viveka Tuesday June 14, 2011 comments Tags: LinkedInExpert, LinkedIn Tips, Viveka von Rosen, LinkedIn Advice, #LinkedInChat, LinkedIn Chat, LinkedIn help, LinkChat

#LinkedInChat now on Stanzr and Twitter This week we’ll be trying to do #LinkedInChat. You can join us at 5 PM PST, 8 PM EST on or This week’s questions are: Q1. Are you a B2B (Business to Business) or B2C (Business to Consumer) business? Q2. As a B2B, do you also connect to people as a consumer? Q3. As a B2C, are you connecting with individuals to help you with your business or buy your product – or both? Q4. As a B2B or B2C - are you finding the right clients on LinkedIn? Q5. What kind of B2C products “work” on LinkedIn? Q6. What kind of B2C products “don’t work” on LinkedIn? Q7. s there ever a time when you can use LinkedIn as a platform to sell your consumer... Read More