networking

Is It What You Say or How You Say It?

Meeting someone in person and leaving a lasting impression is tough in today’s go-go, short attention span, digitally-driven world. You may even dread the networking event or professional conference precisely because of that reason. This is often because we are told too many inconsistencies or the latest gimmicks when it comes to saying who we are and what we do – commonly known as the Elevator Pitch. These often sound… Read More »Is It What You Say or How You Say It?

Tired of too many irrelevant LinkedIn connection requests?

We all have times on LinkedIn where we seem to get a flood of irrelevant connection requests. You check your network notifications, see the invite and think “Why has this person reached out to connect?”  You see no relevance in their background or experience and with that awful generic invitation message you have no idea if they really are trying to connect with you for a specific reason or they… Read More »Tired of too many irrelevant LinkedIn connection requests?

No-one Is Waiting For Your LinkedIn Updates

I am sorry to break this to you, but no-one is waiting by their computer or phone to see what you just did on LinkedIn or recent profile edits.  There, I told you.  Fact is we are all busy, we all have multiple notifications from numerous platforms and software and we are overwhelmed.  Chances are you are not surprised, shocked or maybe not even upset. After all it has been… Read More »No-one Is Waiting For Your LinkedIn Updates

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?

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

How Much Do You Hate the Idea of an Elevator Pitch?

A client reached out to me this morning and asked if I had some suggestions for positive reactions or resources to the whole concept of elevator pitches. We are regularly told that we need to have a good elevator pitch or as some call it now a personal brand statement, yet many of us still stumble when it comes to telling people what we do in a succinct manner. Wikipedia lists… Read More »How Much Do You Hate the Idea of an Elevator Pitch?

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