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The fast way to get your first 500 connections on LinkedIn

The fast way to get your first 500 connections on LinkedIn

We don’t know why LinkedIn have decided that ‘500’ connections is the magic number, but it is! Maybe they got the idea from ‘Fortune 500’? Who knows? When you join LinkedIn and you’re building up your network, whenever you get a new ‘connection’, the number of your...

Will your audience understand what you have written in your post?

Will your audience understand what you have written in your post?

Sometimes, if we're an expert in something, we may talk in 'our' language. We may use words and phrases which we use every day forgetting that those who don't work in our industry have no clue what those words mean. I was in a networking meeting the other day and...

How to create an event on LinkedIn

How to create an event on LinkedIn

What are LinkedIn ‘events’?   ‘Events’ on LinkedIn are a way of promoting a conference, meet up or other ‘event’ you are holding either offline (one day maybe….) or online.  The events don’t have to be held on the LinkedIn platform and don’t have to...

Provide solutions, not problems

Provide solutions, not problems

What your customers need are solutions, not problems. Yes, if a customer comes to you with a problem and you see that the only way to really solve this problem is by addressing something much larger, you have a duty to tell them. What is vital here is that you offer...

Schedule your conference calls in your LinkedIn DM’s!

Schedule your conference calls in your LinkedIn DM’s!

You can book your video calls directly through LinkedIn! Good old LinkedIn have made it even easier to connect with each other – don’t you just love them? If you want to ‘link out’ with someone (to know what that means you’ll have to head to my blog on my website!)...

How to write good LinkedIn posts

How to write good LinkedIn posts

You know how it feels when you read a post on LinkedIn and you think ‘YES!’. It’s a good feeling right? For a brief moment you love the person who’s profile you’re looking at.  Maybe it’s a short 3 liner or a film or a longer article on LinkedIn, it doesn’t...

Helping is the new selling

Helping is the new selling

In this unusual world of lockdown/no lockdown, can’t go to the office/must go to the office, your customers are all a bit discombobulated. Insecurity is rife in all our businesses as we all worry about what is going to happen not only next year but next week –...

The What, Why and How of LinkedIn Stories

The What, Why and How of LinkedIn Stories

What are LinkedIn Stories? LinkedIn Stories are a way of sharing content with your audience for a limited time only. Stories don’t form part of your ‘feed’, they sit behind your profile photo. They’re only available on the mobile app, so if you head to your mobile app...

Would you get married on a first date?

Would you get married on a first date?

Are you married?  If so, how many dates did you have before you tied the knot?   I doubt (but please forgive me if I'm wrong), that you got married on that first date? What has this got to do with LinkedIn?   I'm talking about sending connection requests....

3 common mistakes people make on LinkedIn

3 common mistakes people make on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is currently one of the best places in the world to build relationships and turn those relationships into customers and clients.  Since lockdown, people all over the world have realised the importance of finding and conducting business on-line and LinkedIn is...

Should I pay for LinkedIn Premium?

Should I pay for LinkedIn Premium?

Since lockdown, LinkedIn usage has gone up over 22%.  Now, more than ever before, people are realising that they can find new business online in the comfort of their own home, and LinkedIn is a huge part of that process. You lovely folk keep asking me if the free...

How to ask for recommendations on LinkedIn

How to ask for recommendations on LinkedIn

What is a recommendation on LinkedIn? According to the kind folk at LinkedIn, a recommendation is: … a statement that is written by a LinkedIn member to recognize or commend a connection, such as a colleague business partner, or student. Why is it good to have...

Why you should give recommendations on LinkedIn

Why you should give recommendations on LinkedIn

Before I dive into the reasons why you should give recommendations to people on LinkedIn,  I should probably tackle the two most common questions I get asked here: What is a recommendation on LinkedIn?Why is a recommendation on LinkedIn different from a...

How to increase the SEO of your LinkedIn profile

How to increase the SEO of your LinkedIn profile

Did you know that your LinkedIn profile can come up in a web search? If you’re smart and use the correct keywords, you could feature at the top of the list when someone is searching online for your product or service. Yes, it really is that simple. What is SEO? ‘SEO...

How to use the ‘Teammates’ Feature on LinkedIn

How to use the ‘Teammates’ Feature on LinkedIn

Featured image: https://www.proxyclick.com/ When you’re part of a company or organisation, it’s important to keep up to date with what your colleagues are doing. When we all worked in offices together, this was fairly easy but now we have to make a bit more of an...

How to grow your network on LinkedIn

How to grow your network on LinkedIn

Do you sometimes look at how many connections someone has on LinkedIn and think ‘is that real?’ or ‘how on earth did they get that many?’.  Let me tell you that, yes, those people really have built up that many connections – right on LinkedIn. Want me to tell you how...

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