Going into a meeting with or sending an e-mail to someone you don’t know can be a daunting proposition. So what do you do? Usually, the default now is to check out their social media profiles, website if they have one or other online resources. But Googling someone only gets you so far. With the advances in technology you would think (or hope) that perhaps you could find out a little bit… Read More »What Would You Like to Know About Someone Before You Meet Them?
LinkedIn can be a frustrating beast at the best of times. The platform has numerous glitches and errors that need addressing, some of them have been going on for months. And then on the other hand they launch a new feature which you have to question the purpose or the value of, like this latest one in the posting into your newsfeed. This is being rolled out fairly rapidly so… Read More »Did you see this new LinkedIn posting feature?
This year even more than ever LinkedIn is THE platform where people are in a business mindset since its really the only social platform that focuses only on professionals. In fact, over the last 12 months I have doubled down on LinkedIn in terms of my focus and to be honest doing much, much less on Facebook and other platforms and my business has boomed! So if you are a… Read More »Are You Ready for the LinkedIn Challenge?
Since the re-launch of its user interface, LinkedIn has been regularly rolling out new features and add on’s to the platform that really helps with increasing engagement and networking, and for LinkedIn’s goal, of keeping users on the platform for longer. Many of these features may not surprise you because you have had the benefit of them on other social networks like Facebook for a while. LinkedIn is often late… Read More »3 Must Use Features Inside LinkedIn to Raise Your Personal Brand Visibility
At school, I spent my very first and last days in the headmaster’s office. Today I bid my two teenagers good luck on their first day of school this year, a daughter in Grade 9 and a son to Grade 12, Today I bid my two teenagers good luck on their first day of school this year, a daughter in Grade 9 and a son to Grade 12, I… Read More »What Would You Tell a High Schooler Today?
You receive an email from a new connection or someone that you think you would like to add to your LinkedIn network. The challenge is that according to latest statistics on the use of Linkedin the average user is spending less than 20 minutes a month on the platform. Hopefully, you are spending more than that, but you are likely not there multiple times a day. So by the time… Read More »The #1 Plugin to Use to Build Your Personal Brand
When Linkedin updated their user interface they did away with a useful Notes tool that attached to each profile along with the ability to tag that person. This is now only available in the higher end premium accounts such as Sales Navigator. A very useful Chrome extension is Dux-Soup – strange name, useful tool. “You can take and save notes on each profile such as: have sent invites or a… Read More »How to Keep Notes About Your LinkedIn Interactions
One of the challenges with communications in today’s hyper connected world is that much of it is not done by actually talking to someone and rarely face to face. Many initial exchanges are done via email or text and we do not even know the person, let alone have met them. This ‘lack of connection’ when connecting can mean we often are guessing about the person we are communicating with. This… Read More »Know More About Your LinkedIn Connections Personality
Often, for a variety of reasons, the updates that you post on LinkedIn do not get seen by your network or by others you are not connected to. Sometimes you feel that it would be great if that useful link or report you shared went further and reached people outside of the platform. The good news is that is now possible. You can choose to either have your updates seen… Read More »It’s Time to Share Your LinkedIn Updates With the World
The new user interface does not allow you to connect with all 3rd-degree connections as simple as clicking the blue ‘Connect’ button. So you might think you have to upgrade to Premium to be able to do that, but even then that may not work. Here are 5 quick workarounds; Join a group they are in and then send an invitation to connect. You can do this up to 15 times a month.… Read More »How Do I Connect With a 3rd Degree Connection on LinkedIn?