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Friday April 29, 2016
...(and other cool LinkedIn Mobile features) Access Your Connections To access your connections, go to the My Network tab to see your contacts recent activity. This network brief will show things like job changes, birthdays and work anniversaries. People You May Know Below the updates to your network, youll see a list of people you may know. If you want to connect with someone, click the Connect icon to the right of the persons name to send a connection request. This sends the default request, so if you want to customize the request, click on their name to access their profile (and then keep reading to find out how to customize your request.) Invitation Requests Click on the My Network icon (with the two people on it) in the upper-left corner to see the Invitations tab,... Read More
Wednesday April 6, 2016
Searching Your Connections' Connections! My friend Bob Burg says All things being equal, people do business with people they know, like and trust. So this gives you the opportunity to search people you know, like and trust and see the people that they know, like and trust. To do this, all you have to do this is find someone you know, like and trust on LinkedIn and then click on the number of connection (if it's in blue) in their bio section. (If its black, this wont work.) The blue number link will take you down into their profile into their connections section. Click on the little magnifying glass and expand it into a search box. Now all you have to do is search on a keyword or title to see who they know.What I love about the connections connection search is when you find... Read More
Friday April 1, 2016
What to do when LinkedInwon't give you a Name! Occasionally, we have to go beyond LinkedIn to find the names of our connections, and one of the first tools you can use to find the name of a "LinkedInMember" is Google! Google Site Search For example - when looking for the marketing people over at Zulilywith a free account -LinkedIngave me a few folk''s first name and last initial, and several "LinkedInMember" results (inviting me to upgrade to see more). In order to see the first and last name of a prospect - I either have to have a paid account - or use the following "Google Hack" The search is very simple. TypeSite: LinkedIn.com/in in the search bar on Google. Then, in quotation marks, add who you are looking for, or if you have a search already on LinkedIn, whatever... Read More
Friday August 7, 2015
I often get this question with people new to LinkedIn, or with small networks. The reason LinkedIn wont let you send an invite is usually one of three things (and really the last one is usually the case.) 1 - Either you have exceeded your invites (3000) in which case just go to LinkedIn's helps section to ask for more. (See video on how to do that here: https://youtu.be/YPcJFZN1Mt4 ) 2 - Too many people have IDK'd you (said they don't know you) and LinkedIn has limited you. Again, beg LinkedIns forgiveness via their help section. 3 - These connections are outside your network (you don't share a group and are not friends of friends). In which case start proactively joining some groups they are in. Hope that helps! Viv ... Read More
Monday June 2, 2014
LinkedIn Pet Peeve Number One Automatically Adding me to Your Email List. Ill connect with you on LinkedIn if I think weve be of benefit to each other. Ill sign up for your email list if I think you have content Ill be interested in. I did not connect with you on LinkedIn just so you can add me to your mailing list without my opt in! Ive been on LinkedIn for over 8 years and been invited to connect by thousands of people (27, 964 in fact) and at least 20% of those people have just popped me into their newsletter list. 99% of those have been unsubscribed to by me. I suppose if we connect and you want to automatically add me to a list that INVITES me to opt in, I might say yes. Do it without my consent and its a big fat NO! So in all those years and with all those... Read More
Monday August 12, 2013
Getting Real with LinkedIn Engagement LinkedIn's mission statement is: To connect the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. I think we forget in this world of social media where people are focused on millions of Followers and thousands of Fans and hundreds of Connections that the whole point of social media is to connect with our audience. And when it comes right down to it, that audience should be the one person you need whether you are looking for a new employee, wanting to sell your product or hoping to woo donors for your non-profit. No matter what your end game, social media should be about that one person you need to reach out to today to create more business. Unfortunately many would rather make a million dollars by clicking a button and... Read More
Tuesday January 31, 2012
Where Do You See LinkedIn Going? 1. Connect-ability Where do I see LinkedIn going? Beyond the inevitability of yearly facelifts (one of the reasons I really appreciate LinkedIn is that its designers dont feel the need to change its look and function-ability every few months) I am hopeful that LinkedIn will focus on making valid connectibility between its members easier and more effective. Right now the only way to send messages is directly to a first level connection, through groups, updates and paid InMails. I believe this greatly inhibits peoples ability to connect and do business. I understand LinkedIn is protecting against the incredible spammy nature of communications that has infiltrated most social media sites but it also greatly limits peoples ability to... Read More