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Tuesday May 28, 2013
There is no easy seamless way of merging multiple LinkedIn accounts. You will lose the recommendations on the "merging" account. I highly recommend making a copy of the merging (second) account. You can save it as a PDF - or I actually recommend clicking on select all and copying it into a word document. You will also want to export your connections on the contacts page just in case. That way - worst case - you can re-invite folks (remember the 3000 invite limit) and also ask folks for recommendations again. So - you will want to write LinkedIn at [email protected] Have the email address of the "good" account you want and the email address of the second or merging account. Tell LinkedIn you want to merge the two accounts and make sure they know which one you want to... Read More
Monday July 9, 2012
Cloze: The "Who, What, When Where" for Every Connection That Matters If you are a regular of my #LinkedInChat (Tuesday nights at 8 PM EST) or my blog, then you know that I am always looking for ways to make LinkedIn more effective for its members. LinkedIn is a great tool, with some obvious deficit, (primarily the limitations for people who have small networks and the free account.) I like tools that help people manage and optimize their account and network no matter what size it is. Cloze.com is one of those tools. Cloze (found at http://cloze.com ) is a free service that brings together your email, business connections, social networks, and address books into a single useful viewer. Users connect their various accounts that are then analyzed and then rated according to... Read More
Tuesday January 24, 2012
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
Tuesday November 8, 2011
Formatting Your LinkedIn Profile Make sure your LinkedIn profile is as least as professional in appearance as your website. Is it formatted, clean, and free of spelling and grammatical errors? I strongly suggest creating your LinkedIn profile first in a word document – not only so you can “catch” errors - but to get a better idea of what your profile will look like on the LinkedIn website. Some sections of LinkedIn (“Current Experience Description”, “Summary” and “Contact Me” sections are the most visible) will allow you to “pull” in bullets and special characters. In the product and services section of your LinkedIn Company profile you can now use bold and italics, but so far that is the only place. (We’ll talk more about the great new... Read More
Tuesday August 16, 2011
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
Tuesday August 9, 2011
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
Monday July 25, 2011
URL to IRL I love social networking – but the truth is, most of my business comes when I meet someone face to face (F2F) or they see me speak. As I prep for a 4 city speaking tour, I thought I’d record for you some of the things I do in order to really connect with my network. How to turn your URL LinkedIn experience into a IRL (in real life) F2F meeting: Using Postal Code Field in your Advanced Search Advanced Search - Postal Code Field Use the location search to find people you know (but might have forgotten you knew) in the cities you are traveling to – and take them out to dinner. Use the location search to find SME’s you want to know in the cities you are traveling to – see if you can buy them a drink. Use the... Read More
Monday July 4, 2011
Social Media Examiner Chat: On Friday July 1 st , Andrea Vahl of the Social Media Examine r asked me to do a stint as their “ LinkedIn Expert ” on their now famous Facebook Chat. (If you have not yet attended one of these – I highly recommend them! They take place every Friday at 1 PM EST.) Since not all my LinkedIn Expert s out there – I decided to bring the questions to the #LinkedInCha t so that YOU all could answer. So on Tuesday July 5 th , Tuesday July 12 th and Tuesday July 19th - I will be posting the same questions for YOU to answer that I answered on www.facebook.com/SMExaminer on Friday. And for those reading this blog who don’t do Tweetchats and just want a transcript – I have the questions and answers posted below. Tweetchat: ... Read More
Tuesday June 28, 2011
#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 www.tweetchat.com 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
Tuesday June 14, 2011
#LinkedInChat now on Stanzr and Twitter This week we’ll be trying www.stanzr.com to do #LinkedInChat. You can join us at 5 PM PST, 8 PM EST on www.stanzr.com/linkedinchat or http://stanzr.com/3rcwx6yk 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