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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 »

Is There a Nonprofit Looking for You?

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While preparing for a LinkedIn presentation later this month, I came upon a tip that I need to share with you right now! If you’re involved in a nonprofit in any way (volunteer, staff, board member, donor, etc.) or wish to get involved for the first time, this tip will be a home run for you. (If you’d like to catch the full LinkedIn Strategies for Nonprofits presentation later this month, you can register here to…Continue Reading »

7 Amazing but Hard-to-Find Free LinkedIn Features

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Most LinkedIn users (79% according to my latest LinkedIn user survey) are not paying anything to use the site. That’s why most of what I teach in my book, my online training course, and in my live corporate and individual sessions focuses on becoming a skillful user of the free account. Here are seven simple ways you can capitalize on powerful, hard-to-find LinkedIn features without spending a cent. 1.  Save Advanced People Searches. This is like…Continue Reading »

10 Simple Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn Summary

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A well-executed elevator speech is a powerful business tool. During the time it takes for an average elevator ride, you need to sum up what your company makes or does and get your listener excited about it.  Your LinkedIn Summary section is similar to an elevator speech. Because it typically shows up near the top of your profile, it’s one of the first things a person sees when looking at your profile. It has also gained…Continue Reading »

Are You Spending Enough Time on LinkedIn to Get Results?

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Many of the best ideas in life never get implemented because there just isn’t enough time. I frequently make this comment in my closing remarks at LinkedIn speaking engagements: If my LinkedIn book came with a coupon in the back for an extra hour each day (a bonus 25th hour), I know that more of you would fully embrace many of the great features I just shared with you. Perhaps lack of time is one of your…Continue Reading »

Do You Want to Know the Top 2 Reasons to Use LinkedIn?

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LinkedIn has lots of potential uses, depending on who you are, what you do, who you want to meet, where you’re located, etc. But just what are the typical business functions most people say LinkedIn has helped them with? According to my latest LinkedIn user survey, the vast majority of respondents said two functions are far and away the most useful: . Research people and companies (77% of respondents) . Reconnect with past business associates/colleagues (71% of respondents)…Continue Reading »

Are LinkedIn Groups Worthless or a Tremendous Opportunity?

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There are over two million LinkedIn groups, and, to be brutally honest with you, this LinkedIn feature has had its ups and downs over the years. But now that LinkedIn has completely revamped this feature and even added a separate App, as well as allowing users to now join 100 groups as opposed to 50 in prior years, how much time should you realistically devote to groups? In response to my recent LinkedIn user survey, let’s see…Continue Reading »

Do you Need 500+ Connections to be Successful on LinkedIn?

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LinkedIn connections are the gas in your tank. The more you have the further you’ll go, especially if the gas in your tank is “high octane” (strategic connections). To learn how to get more strategic LinkedIn connections, check out my article “Is Your LinkedIn Tank Filled with the Right Gas?”) But is there really something magical about having 500+ people in your network? The results of my latest LinkedIn user survey can help us answer that question. When…Continue Reading »

Should You Hide Your LinkedIn Connections?

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Should you let your 1st level connections see all of your other 1st level connections? Should you let them search into the entire list? This question can lead to a lively debate. Typical answers include: That’s not fair! Networking is about sharing and Of course, I hide them—that’s my client list! or You want to have your cake and eat it too if you hide them. But how many people are actually hiding their connections from their network? On my…Continue Reading »