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Are You Guilty of Making These Risky LinkedIn Mistakes?

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The last two times I collaborated with Cheryl Snapp Conner, a Forbes and Inc. Magazine contributor and creator of Content University, the articles received nearly 600k and 400k views. Last week she asked me, “What are the biggest mistakes people are still making on LinkedIn?” I shared with her the LinkedIn mistakes I see all too frequently as I work with people through my LinkedIn consulting and speaking business. You won’t want to miss her outstanding Inc. Magazine article Are You…Continue Reading »

Give Your Favorite Nonprofit a Reason to be Thankful for You

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Happy Thanksgiving! Just saying that makes me hungry. I can’t wait for turkey, mashed potatoes, and, of course, pumpkin pie with a generous portion of whipped cream. But in addition to hungry, the word “thanksgiving” makes me think of how thankful I am for all the people who have helped me throughout my life—and this includes you! Thank you for faithfully reading and sharing my weekly LinkedIn tips. So, in sticking with the thanksgiving/gratitude theme,…Continue Reading »

LinkedIn Hides Some of the Best Mobile Features

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LinkedIn is spending a lot of time and effort on improving the mobile user’s experience—and the more I experiment with the LinkedIn mobile app, the more capabilities I stumble upon. . Five helpful LinkedIn mobile app features Here are some of the coolest capabilities I’ve found—though they are somewhat hard to find—and some are not even available on your desktop. Personalize your invitation to connect. Just click the three small dots on the top right of your…Continue Reading »

Protect Yourself Now Because LinkedIn is Making Big Changes

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LinkedIn has announced that an update to your profile and the activities you can engage in on the site is coming “very soon.” Based on their track record of past updates (some with warning and some without warning), they’ve been known to take things away, including some of your valuable information that you’ve built over the years. For instance, you might remember that company page recommendations simply disappeared one day. Therefore, in light of LinkedIn’s…Continue Reading »

Don’t Miss These Incredible LinkedIn Free Resources

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This week’s tip will be especially helpful for business owners, company leaders, sales executives, and marketing professionals—and it includes an invitation and a great free resource you don’t want to miss. . The invitation At noon CT on November 16th, I will be presenting Sales Acceleration Playbook Using LinkedIn & Inbound Marketing, a free webinar with my friends from Stream Creative (a Hubspot Platinum Certified Partner). At it you’ll learn how easy it is to use…Continue Reading »

How to Capitalize NOW on an Important Upcoming LinkedIn Change

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Get ready. LinkedIn has announced that changes are coming soon—a very important one being the makeup of the custom feed on your LinkedIn home page when viewing it on your computer. Note: This does not relate to the mobile app.  Here’s what they’ve said thus far: “Through the LinkedIn Feed, we are inspiring and informing professionals every day with the most relevant industry and trending news. We want professionals coming to LinkedIn daily to get the…Continue Reading »

Is Your LinkedIn Profile Really Working for You?

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“Before I meet someone for the first time, I send them a link to my profile. I think that—when we meet someone—the entire first meeting (as well as the rest of the relationship) is a confirmation (or correction) of our pre-existing expectations. I send my profile in advance because I think it will establish the right expectations. Looking at my LinkedIn profile is a lot like meeting me.” —Artie Isaac (Vistage chair, CEO coach, and  creativity…Continue Reading »

Here’s How to Make Your LinkedIn Profile More Engaging

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Engaging: very attractive or pleasing in a way that holds your attention (Merriam Webster Dictionary) Is your LinkedIn profile very attractive and pleasing (to your target audience) in a way that holds your (target audience’s) attention? To answer that question, you first need to clearly define your LinkedIn target audience. My free resource below, Finding Your Target Audience, will help you determine exactly who you want to reach. . How to make your profile more engaging After…Continue Reading »

Your LinkedIn Help is on the Way

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In my recent LinkedIn user survey, I asked: “What would you like to learn this year in my weekly emails?” There were more than 200 responses to this question, and I will address many of them right here in the upcoming months. However, quite a few of them can be answered easily by using one of these three resources: 1. My book, The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success, now in its 3rd edition 2. My…Continue Reading »

Here’s How to Make LinkedIn Part of Your 2017 Success Plan

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Are you starting to put your game plan together for 2017? Is LinkedIn part of that plan? If not, it’s probably because you don’t know exactly what to do each week to get results. Well, it’s your lucky day. I recently revised and updated my LinkedIn Game Plan for Success: Your One-Hour Weekly Playbook for Results. It’s received rave reviews from my recent audiences, and I know you’re going to love it, too. Start following these steps…Continue Reading »