Welcome back to a special edition of Wayne's Linkedin Tips & Helps- The reason I am calling this the first "special edition" of Tips & Helps is that I found an important maintenance step that we all should be taking on our Linkedin in account so I am forgoing the usual discussion of Profile and Connections tips that are the heart of using Linkedin so that we don't get have something happen to our Linkedin in account now that we have invested so much time and effort thus far.

Here is the scoop, when reading one of the many books and articles I look at each week I read that someone's Linkedin account was accidentally deleted from Linkedin. That means this person did not have a list of all of the connections information they had gathered as well as a copy of their profile. What a "bummer"! The steps to take in order to make sure you have a backup just in case that happens to you is the following, it won't take you more than 10 minutes:

1. Save your Contacts by using the "Export Connections" function-

-Log into Linkedin and click on Contacts -Go to the bottom of the screen and click on "Export Connections" -Follow the steps to saving this file in the format you prefer (.CSV you can open in Excel) -You can then save this as an Excel file or export into Outlook or other program -This file includes, name, email address, Title and Company

2. Save your profile- -Log into Linkedin and click on Profile -You'll see the Adobe pdf logo on near the top right of your profile, click this -Save this file wherever you like -This file also includes your recommendations, that are so important to you and you have worked so hard to collect

Wildcard Tip or Question-- Have you helped anyone in your network improve their usage and abilities on Linkedin? If you haven't you should really consider doing so. You would be amazed just how indebted they would be to you and feel confident that by this time you are really quite "expert". What is so amazing is that most people will not ask for help event though they see that you are really moving forward on this great business development tool. Think of a strategic person in your network and make that phone call for a quick "one-on-one" bring a lunch in and share the knowledge, you will be happy you did, they will be more than willing to help you in the future land that "million cubicle" job or whatever that is for you.

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 Nov 9-Westbrook Church, Hartland 6:00-8:30pm (JobSeeker) Register by emailing John Scott at management4growth@yahoo.com

Nov 12-Grey Hair Management at Coquette Café, Milwaukee 5:00-6:00pm Register at http://www.grayhairmanagement.com

Sat Nov 14-Open Linkedin Speed Training at M&M Office Interiors 9:00-10:30am Register by emailing me at wbreitbarth@mmoffice.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 Register at: http://www.mbaonline.org/

Mon Nov 16-Lake Country Chamber & WCTC-at WCTC 5:00pm-8:30pm Register at: http://www.waukesha.org/calendar.asp

Have a great week.


Wayne C. Breitbarth President M&M Office Interiors, Inc. W233 N2833 Roundy Circle West Suite 100 Pewaukee, WI 53072

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