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#LinkedInChat with Trendr Co-Founder Peter Davidson

By: Viveka Monday September 16, 2013 comments Tags: Trendr, Peter Davison, Networking, referrals, Viveka von Rosen, mobile meeting, #LinkedInChat

Trendr Bringing Back F2F with LinkedIn App Trendr is a mobile meeting platform that arose out of the need for professionals to connect face to face.Using your LinkedIn profile and GPS: - Discover Professionals around you at large scale events - Meeting requests in real time that happen at Trendr Meeting Zones - Collaborate by referring professionals to each other in your network Peter Davison Aka The Loud Mouth has 15+ years of broad based business experience in start-ups, enterprise and non-government organizations. Specializing in social networking, Peter manages Trendrs business development, brand messaging and product marketing. You can reach Peter here: Twitter: @OurManInMtl Linkedin / Mail How it Works: You log-in with your... Read More

Getting Real with LinkedIn Engagement

By: Viveka Monday August 12, 2013 comments Tags: LinkedIn, Viveka von Rosen, Account Researcher, business tip, linkedin networking, Networking, LinkedIn Tips, LinkedIn Connections, connecting to people

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

5 Ways To Becoming a Networking Superhero

By: Geir Freysson Monday July 29, 2013 comments Tags: Networking, LinkedIn, Geir Freysson, LunchMeet, CardMunch, Fivehundredplus, BufferApp, business tips, apps, applications

Batman wasnt born with his superpowers; hes a self-made man. The same goes for networking heroes. People arent born networkers - they hone their skills and build up their network with hard graft. In tribute to the caped crusader, weve put together five pieces of advice on how to become a networking super hero - and the right power tools for the job, straight from the Batcave. 1) They may be drinkers, Robin, but they're also human beings Hardly anyone goes out networking looking to buy something. Connecting with people on LinkedIn can help you form long-term relationships rather than going in for the hard sell ten seconds into a conversation with someone youve just met. These folks may be networking, but theyre also human beings. Once youve connected on LinkedIn, send... Read More

LinkedIn's New Contacts Feature

By: Viveka Monday April 29, 2013 comments Tags: LinkedIn, Networking, Social Media, LinkedIn Expert, LinkedInExpert, Social Media Tips, Viveka von Rosen, LinkedIn Tips, LinkedIn News, New on LinkedIn, LinkedIn Tools, Lost Touch feature

LinkedIn's New Contacts Feature: The Best Thing to Happen to LinkedIn Since LinkedIn! In case you haven't noticed by my overly long title I'm a huge fan of LinkedIn's New Contacts feature. In fact, Miles Austin and I will be doing a free webinar on LinkedIn Contacts next Tuesday (May 7th) at 9 AM PST, noon EST. Click HERE to sign up! LinkedIn's New Contacts - So Easy! Where to Get It I'll be doing several posts on the new Contacts since there's so much to show. But you should get started with it now! If you don't have it yet, you can get it at If you have an iPhone or iPad you can also get the LinkedIn Contacts App from iTunes: If you are nervous about... Read More

How to Use LinkedIn: A Job Seekers Guide

By: Viveka Thursday April 25, 2013 comments Tags: LinkedIn, Networking, Social Media, Optimizing LinkedIn, profile development, LinkedIn Strategies, linkedin networking, Job Seekers

By Richard McMunn The emergence of social networking sites as arguably the primary method of communication has caused countless changes to the way people interact. LinkedIn is not a social network as such, this mainly down to its much more astutely business appeal. Nevertheless it did pioneer many of the now commonplace functionalities of other networking sites and so making the most of the job seeker benefits it offers, lies in capitalizing on what is now regarded as the social networking model of growth. Getting Started In spite of the comparisons that can be made between LinkedIn and social networks such as Facebook, it is important to remember that this is a professional site and as such it should be treated accordingly. The utmost importance to attention to... Read More

Social Media, Women and

By: Viveka Tuesday September 15, 2009 comments Tags: Networking, LinkedIn, Social Media, Add new tag, Social Media Woman

First off, let me say - I actually like men. I get these stats from another source. That being said: According to : men resist intimacy, are active, independent, objective, logical, detached, manipulative, ambitious, intimidating, visual, and aggressive. (Hey - I'm not the one who said it!) One might postulate that - traditionally - the business world has been very "masculine" in nature. It's had to be to find success in our culture. But with the onset of social media - well, the times they are a'changin! Here are some more facts. According to Stephanie Holland of , its boomer women that are gaining ground as the most powerful consumers: Boomer women are more financially empowered than any previous generation of women (Mary Brown)... Read More

The Good the Bad and the Stalker-y on LinkedIn

By: Viveka Monday August 17, 2009 comments Tags: Networking, LinkedIn, LinkedInExpert, Social Media, Add new tag

OK - you just read me complain about the fact that LinkedIn has taken away your ability to send a customized invite to an individual. That still sticks in my craw. ( The Bad ) But I do like LinkedIn's attempts to make themselves a more sociable site. For instance, on the home page you can now get ALL kinds of information about your connections. (Of course - this is much more useful to someone who has a small and strategic network). So this is a good thing. Especially if you like facebook. You can see things like your connections': Latest tweet Latest update, Latest groups they joined People they connected to As well as what people think about them! Wait a second - that's a little stalker-y if you ask me! ... Read More

LinkedIn Expert Asks: Glitch or Another Way to for LinkedIn to Restrict its Own Growth?

By: Viveka Monday August 17, 2009 comments Tags: Networking, LinkedIn, LinkedIn Expert, LinkedIn Invitations, LinkedIn updates, Add new tag, LinkedIn Inbox

Oops - they've done it again. LinkedIn has taken away another one of its tools that helps people to connect. Was a time (like last week) you could send a customized invitation to an individual (you can still customize an "imported contacts" invitation). That meant just in case you didn't know which John Smith you were connecting to, you could write: "Hi - we met at Joe's Bar and Grill and had that great discussion about LinkedIn. I forgot to get your business card, but would love to connect to you. Please accept my invitation to be a part of my LinkedIn Professional network. If this is the wrong John Smith, please archive this message. Have a great day." Ah - but now that little "custom invite" button has been removed from an individual invitation - if you don't have... Read More

LinkedIn Connections Beta Mode: Answered Prayer

By: Viveka Friday April 17, 2009 comments Tags: LinkedIn, Networking, LinkedInExpert

Ask prolific users of LinkedIn the one thing they wished it could do, and they are likely to tell you: "I'd love a quick way to view and organize my connections so that I can more easily select who I send messages, profiles, and events to." Well guess what - though not available to everyone YET (I had to use my friend Rose's Profile as I don't have access to Connections Beta due - I think - to the number of connections I have) LinkedIn has come up with a solution: Connections Beta Mode Used to be you could only sort by industry or city, but now you can classify and tag your connections however you want. You can classify your folks with tags LinkedIn has set up, or with tags you create. (This is going to take and then save me literally hundreds of hours!) LinkedIn as... Read More

LinkedIn Tips and Tricks

By: Viveka Monday November 17, 2008 comments Tags: LinkedIn, Networking, Social Media, LinkedIn Expert

Hey y'all (practicing for my trip to South Carolina) So here are a few tips and tricks you might want to take into consideration when building a LinkedIn Profile. Treat your LinkedIn profile like a website. Make sure it is formatted, clean, and most importantly, filled with search engine friendly keywords Create a LI Profile Word template to create and edit your profile. This will guard against spelling and grammatical errors, and can be easily copied into other social media platforms to keep your branding unified. Keep your name clean LinkedIn cant find you if your name looks like this: Joe A Smith ([email protected]) Smith A LION Keep your photo professional. Headshot only. LinkedIn doesnt like logos. ... Read More