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Is Your LinkedIn Account in the Top 1%?

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I do many LinkedIn profile critiques each week for my clients, and they really look forward to receiving my overall grade along with the specific areas I feel they can improve. I also tell them how they can get a grade directly from LinkedIn. This grading system, the LinkedIn Social Selling Index (SSI), was previously only available to LinkedIn’s largest corporate users, but now all LinkedIn users can access their SSI. In addition to your profile, it…Continue Reading »

How Will You Rank on the New LinkedIn?

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Some people have told me they’ve received the new and improved(?) LinkedIn desktop interface. I personally don’t have it yet, but I’ve been able to check out how it looks and works by looking over the shoulder of some of my friends who have it.  I’m going to withhold my full, detailed review of the changes until I have it myself, but based on my review thus far, including your most important keywords on your…Continue Reading »

Is This the Right Time to Get Off LinkedIn?

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“We need to shed a few social pounds and stop trying to add more social media networks to our repertoire. Instead, let’s get better where we already exist. Social media isn’t about how many places you can be. It’s about being amazing where you are.” –Scott Stratten, “The Book of Business Awesome” I agree with Scott, but I prefer to put it this way: If you don’t have a strategy and purpose for being on LinkedIn,…Continue Reading »

What Was Your Score on the LinkedIn Scorecard?

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Happy New Year! Are you hoping 2017 will be your best year ever? Well, I’m going to help you use LinkedIn to get phenomenal results. In about five minutes, my LinkedIn Success Scorecard: How do you measure up? below will show you how you stack up and how some easy profile tweaks and basic strategies will catapult you to success in your business and career. Here are a few of the 20 simple multiple choice questions: . Does…Continue Reading »

This is Your Chance to Get Your LinkedIn Questions Answered

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My inbox exploded last week after regulators approved the Microsoft acquisition of LinkedIn, which will close very soon, and some people received the new LinkedIn desktop redesign. I’ll do my best to address the concerns and questions just as soon as I receive the new profile and formulate some strategies to help you take full advantage of all this potential. In the meantime, if you have any burning LinkedIn questions you’d like to ask me, be sure…Continue Reading »

Are You Ignoring the Right People on LinkedIn?

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If you owned a retail store and a potential buyer entered your front door, would you ignore him or her? Of course not. Well, that’s what many people are doing on LinkedIn, and then they wonder why they aren’t getting any quantifiable results from using the site. Think of your LinkedIn profile as your retail store. As with most retail stores, there’s lots of competition for potential buyers and many different ways that people find out…Continue Reading »

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 »