I want to Open My Group on LinkedIn - Now What???

By: Viveka Thursday December 23, 2010 comments Tags: LinkedIn Groups, LinkedIn Open Groups

If you own a group on LinkedIn, then you recently (or will soon) receive an invitation from LinkedIn to open your group:

If you decide to open your group then you will be offered the chance to:

  • Ask your Group members if they want to have an open group

  • Tell your members that you are opening the group.

Being a fan of asking for forgiveness rather than permission, I went ahead and opened my group and sent my members this letter:

Once you make your group Open, you can still control a lot of what gets contributed, shared and commented on - as well as who can do it - here are the settings I chose...

And finally - you might want to change or modify your Group Rules.  This is what I did..

If you have any questions about LinkedIn's Open Groups, don't hesitate to email or phone me!

About the Author: Viveka

Viveka is author of LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day and is known internationally as the “LinkedIn Expert”.
CEO of Linked Into Business, she also hosts the biggest LinkedIn chat on Twitter.  Forbes has listed her as a top social media influencer for three years running, and she has been cited in Ragan, CNN, Forbes, Mashable, Simple Living, Bloomberg, LinkedIn's Small Business Site and "The Sophisticated Marketer's Guide to LinkedIn, The Miami Herald, Social Media Today and The Social Media Examiner!

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