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Why Displaying Honours & Awards is Not Bragging it’s Good Personal Branding

A local brewery to me, Collective Arts, was recently recognized by LinkedIn as being a top 25 Start-Up Company in Canada. I love this company because not only are they successful and make good beer, but they also approach their branding, marketing and social responsibility in a unique way.  Each quarter they ask for artists to submit artwork for consideration as the designs on their cans. If selected not only does the… Read More »Why Displaying Honours & Awards is Not Bragging it’s Good Personal Branding

Are You Ready for the LinkedIn Challenge?

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?

Are You Guilty of This on LinkedIn?

  The other morning I walked outside, the collection of shattered glass was the telltale sign that my son’s car had been broken in to. The opportune thief had passed by, looked in, smashed the window, rifled around and helped themselves to whatever they had seen on the back seat and probably in less than a couple of minutes they were gone. Unfortunately, this happens. Someone for a variety of reasons looks… Read More »Are You Guilty of This on LinkedIn?

3 Ways to Say ‘Thanks’ On LinkedIn at Any Time

This weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving – Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families. You shouldn’t wait though for once a year to let your connections know you are thankful for them. And it’s easy to do here on LinkedIn.  1. Kudos – Have you heard about the Kudos feature in the LinkedIn App? As with many features on LinkedIn they are often the (best kept) secrets and Kudos is no exception.  It was announced with… Read More »3 Ways to Say ‘Thanks’ On LinkedIn at Any Time

Linkedin’s Pinch, Punch First Day of the Month

Growing up in England it was considered bad luck if you did not go running around doing “Pinch, Punch first day of the Month” on the first day of every month, the bad luck was more in the form of bruised arms because once you did it to someone they could not do it back to you. “Pinch, Punch first day of the Month” involves pinching and then punching the… Read More »Linkedin’s Pinch, Punch First Day of the Month

Have you tried this new LinkedIn mobile search feature yet? I did twice recently with interesting results

​I continue to be excited by many of the LinkedIn changes, features and future promises, such as; Profile view change to enhance your personal brand – Ooops I think LinkedIn did it again – read about it here Active status in messaging so you know when someone is on LinkedIn – How to professionally stalk someone – read about that here Public posts where you can go beyond LinkedIn and get found on Google – 3… Read More »Have you tried this new LinkedIn mobile search feature yet? I did twice recently with interesting results

Ooops, I Think LinkedIn Did it Again!

Well change is a constant so they say….. In a rework of the immortal words from Britney Spears “Oops, they did it again They played with your profile, your personal brand got lost in the shift” Yes (he says scratching his head), LinkedIn has redesigned the less than year old profile look and you are going to have to change your content because of it. Watch the full explanation video… Read More »Ooops, I Think LinkedIn Did it Again!

How to Professionally Stalk Someone on LinkedIn

Previously Linkedin has shared that the average user may be spending less than an hour a month on the platform. Their recent design changes and reward for greater engagement in terms of your profile visibility will help, but it can still be frustrating when you reach out and don’t hear back as quickly as you would like from someone. It would be great to know when they are there, wouldn’t… Read More »How to Professionally Stalk Someone on LinkedIn

How Do I Make Sure My Full Profile Is Not Visible To Others Unless They Login To LinkedIn?

LinkedIn profiles can now potentially be seen by others outside of LinkedIn through Outlook. There may be occasion where you do not want your LinkedIn profile to be visible outside of LinkedIn unless someone is logged into the platform. I have recorded a quick instruction video here How do I make sure my full LinkedIn profile is not visible to others unless they login to LinkedIn? Or follow these instructions; Go… Read More »How Do I Make Sure My Full Profile Is Not Visible To Others Unless They Login To LinkedIn?

How to Look at Profiles When Not on LinkedIn

Because of commercial search limits on accounts or because a profile is further removed from you than 2nd degree it may be difficult to see a full profile. Kris asked if there was a way to still see their details. Here is a possible workaround. Some of your ability to see what is on someone’s profile depends on how they have configured their privacy settings. This is the first action under… Read More »How to Look at Profiles When Not on LinkedIn