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Who’s Giving You Social Proof?

Who’s Giving You Social Proof?

Who’s giving you social proof? In other words, who tells the world that you rock? Here are just a few great ways for you to get social proof via LinkedIn: LinkedIn articles by your LinkedIn connections reference you LinkedIn connections share positive comments on your posts LinkedIn connections write quality recommendations about you What is Social Proof? See the August 11, 2017 CXL article Social Proof: What it is, Why It works, and How to Use It. It states that: “Social proof…

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Is Your LinkedIn Contact Info Correct?

Is Your LinkedIn Contact Info Correct?

When was the last time you looked at the email address displayed on your LinkedIn profile? Do you even have that email address any more? Many people never bother to update the Contact and Personal Info section of their profile. Perhaps it doesn’t occur to them that their LinkedIn connections might be looking for their email address or phone number. Yet, people are looking for that information on a regular basis. You want to make it as easy as possible…

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Want to Brand Yourself Better on LinkedIn?

Want to Brand Yourself Better on LinkedIn?

Want to brand yourself better on LinkedIn? Most people do! So why not you, too? One of the easiest ways to improve your brand is to customize your LinkedIn URL. Even though it’s easy to customize your URL, many people don’t even know they have one. Back when you created your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn assigned you a URL that had your name and a set of random letters and numbers. Think of it as an account name. Everyone gets one,…

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Want to Stand Out on LinkedIn?

Want to Stand Out on LinkedIn?

Want to stand out on LinkedIn and up your game? My clients often ask me to help them get noticed on LinkedIn. Those in business for themselves want to stand out to prospective clients and referral partners. People looking work want to stand out to recruiters and potential hiring authorities. They are all frustrated, because they just aren’t sure what kinds of changes would help. Since this is such a popular request, last year I published an e-book entitled10 Ways…

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How to Schmooze, Share, and Search on LinkedIn: An Audience Responds

How to Schmooze, Share, and Search on LinkedIn: An Audience Responds

Recently I presented  on the topic: How to Schmooze, Share, and Search on LinkedIn to a local business education and networking group called Boost Biz Ed: Positive, Actionable Business Education. I shared some practical tips for using this powerful social media site such as: How to build your professional credibility through the articles and updates you post Best practices for staying in touch with your connections, including sharing their activity on LinkedIn Effective use of LinkedIn’s search options to search…

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Use LinkedIn Conversation Windows to Send Messages

Use LinkedIn Conversation Windows to Send Messages

Have you been using conversation windows to send messages on LinkedIn? They look like the chat boxes you see on Facebook. I just noticed this feature in the last week or so. At first, I had my typical response to a new development on LinkedIn – oh dear, now I need to figure out something new again. Then, I reminded myself that people who turn to me for guidance appreciate that I am up to date on this platform. Having…

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What’s the Point of Sharing and Schmoozing on LinkedIn?

What’s the Point of Sharing and Schmoozing on LinkedIn?

Many people have asked me – what’s the point of sharing and schmoozing on LinkedIn? This question led me to create my first webinar: “Sharing and Schmoozing on LinkedIn.” It’s available, free, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BVwP4tXK4o Check it out, and while you’re there, consider subscribing to my YouTube channel. This post covers some reasons people don’t share and schmooze on LinkedIn and the value of doing it. In case you haven’t heard of the word “schmooze,” it is Yiddish and comes from…

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Reasons Why Millennials Like Using LinkedIn

Reasons Why Millennials Like Using LinkedIn

Although most of my clients are 50 and older, I have a special place in my heart for millennials. Many of my closest business advisers and associates are millennials. Last month, I was researching the topic of millennials and LinkedIn for a talk at my Toastmasters club. According to the articles I found, LinkedIn often doesn’t appeal to millennials because: They consider it boring compared to the sites they typically frequent. It can feel too structured to them, and they…

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Use LinkedIn’s Volunteer Experience Section to Showcase Your Community Involvement

Use LinkedIn’s Volunteer Experience Section to Showcase Your Community Involvement

Have  you thought to use LinkedIn’s Volunteer Experience Section to showcase your community involvement? Earlier this year, LinkedIn made major changes in the format of LinkedIn profiles. One was to consolidate many sections under the Accomplishments, which is located toward the bottom of your profile. It can include certifications, courses completed, organization memberships, projects, honors and awards, languages spoken, test scores, publications, patents, and more. While it still makes sense to populate the sections under Accomplishments, it is also important…

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How Business Owners Can Use Social Media Efficiently

How Business Owners Can Use Social Media Efficiently

Many people are convinced that using social media as a business tool is a complex and time consuming process. In fact, I’ve met business owners who have decided to avoid using social media at all due to concerns about all the time it will take. They are certain that being active on social media takes WAY too much time. They see business associates, friends, and others who use it spending an enormous amount of time on social media. Yet, there…

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