Welcome Back Linkedin users-
The success stories keep coming in.  Each event and I had many this week brings out people after the event telling me that their time spent on Linkedin has really started to pay dividends.  Hope you are in that bunch. 
Wanted to remind you to be sure to keep track of what your competitors are doing on Linkedin by searching the Company name not only in the Company search but the Advanced Search.  See how many employees in the Company are using it, read thier summary and specialites section to see how they describe their expertise.  Also see if any recommendations they have "ring a bell",  I hope not for your sake.  Also see if any of them, the good ones, have listed they are looking for employment on Linkedin, you never know.

Profile Tips--
When writing your Professional Headline be sure that it describes or markets your current function.  If you want to be found by others on Linkedin and on the web, use words that other people use to searfch people with a function like yours.  If the title on our business card is Marcomm Director, but people search with Vice President Marketing or Communication Manager, chances are small that you will be found.
Have you relooked at your Profile Photo.  Since Linkedin is a professional site it should be a picture of how you look in your professional environment and it should be current, and not overly "artsie".  It should be how they remember you from the event you met at. 
Connection Tips--
Have you begun to think about your connections from a very strategic sandpoint, in otherwords think about why people are in your network.  I will be starting a series in this section of the email that will go through the steps I think are so important as you go from growing your network to "sharping it up" for most productivity.
The first step is to think about what you want to accomplish with your network. 
Do you have a mixture of people in your network? 
Do you want to stay connected with people you already know?
Do you have people you may not know very well but who are focused on things that interest you?
Do you have "work in process" trusted professionals that you have to get closer to?
Don't just add people and then not think about how you might move the relationship to another level.
Wildcard Tip or Question--
When was the last time you wrote a recommendation?....If you can't remember it has been to long.  Be a hero in someone elses life and write a few before this weekend passes.  You will be remembered as someone they really want to help when the opportunity come up.
Miscellaneous News and Notes--

Here is my upcoming schedule for teaching/speaking so you can share with other friends, relatives and business associates, JobSeeker events are noted accordingly, you can contact the venue directly for more information and registration other than the events noted as "Open" which in that case they can contact me directly


Linkedin Speed Training

Mon Oct 26-Open Linkedin Speed Training at M&M Office Interiors 7:30-9:00am

Mon Nov 9-Westbrook Church, Hartland 6:00-8:30pm (JobSeeker)

Register by emailing John Scott at management4growth @ yahoo.com

Fri Nov 20-SBDC & South Shore Econ Adv Center; Tri City Bank, South Milw 7:30-9:30am

             Register by calling 414-227-3098


Leveraging Your Linkedin Network-Advanced Linkedin Speed Training

Mon Nov 16-Metropolitan Builders Association-their office 8:00am-9:30am

Mon Nov 16-Lake Country Chamber & WCTC-at WCTC 5:00pm-8:30pm 



Have a great week networking/adding connections and enjoying the "fruits of your labor" by working so hard on Linkedin.


Wayne C. Breitbarth
M&M Office Interiors, Inc.
W233 N2833 Roundy Circle West Suite 100
Pewaukee, WI  53072
office 262-781-2600
cell 414-313-7785