Not sure what you can use LinkedIn for?
On November 20, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
If you are unsure what you can use LinkedIn for why not watch our short video which will hopefully give you some good ideas on how to use it. Hopefully this video will inspire you to utilise the wonderful tool that LinkedIn is to help you get more introductions, more referrals and more sales, but […]Read More
How to stay human in a digital age
On November 1, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Back in May 2016 we wrote a blog Who’s afraid of the big bad human looking at the benefits of talking to someone face to face or over the phone, rather than via email or swapping messages via text or social media sites. It seems that now in 2017 the ability to communicate with […]Read More
Will you please stop trying to “go viral” on LinkedIn
On October 16, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Ok, you know the definition of to “go viral” means a video, image, story, etc spreading quickly and widely among internet users via social networking sites, e-mail, etc, but should you be going viral on LinkedIn? In my opinion, no you shouldn’t, and the reasons why I think this are: It’s an inefficient use of […]Read More
How to write conversational status updates, posts and content on LinkedIn
On October 3, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Too often people divorce any thinking of real life when they get on LinkedIn, slipping into “social media mode” and suddenly do and write things in ways we would never do in #reallife! Perhaps if you thought of LinkedIn more like a conversation with someone you know, like a connection (or all of your connections) […]Read More
LinkedIn Active Status is….active
On September 26, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Last month LinkedIn quietly introduced Active Status as part of LinkedIn messaging. This means that if one of your connections is online you will see a green dot next to their name, but if there is a green dot with a white circle in the middle, this means that your connection is available only on […]Read More
How to turn off LinkedIn notifications of birthdays and work anniversaries
On September 18, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Not everything LinkedIn does is good. We see a number of people getting fed up with receiving notifications of work anniversaries and birthdays from connections on LinkedIn (after all this isn’t necessarily something you would tell someone face to face in every day life is it?). What you may not know is that it is […]Read More
An update on how to share an update on LinkedIn.
On August 31, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Given the recent changes to the LinkedIn interface we thought it was time to update one of our popular blogs on how to share an update on LinkedIn. Status updates are a great way of keeping in touch with your network, reminding them of what you do without being pushy, and keeping you in the […]Read More
Can I prove LinkedIn works? Yes!
On August 8, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
I started using LinkedIn, trying different approaches, and learning how to make it work for me in corporate life as a Sales Director. It enabled me to build new relationships, remind clients of breadth of value, and get engagements worth over £10 million in sales in my first six years on LinkedIn. The clients we […]Read More
How to take your contact data back from LinkedIn.
On July 31, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
It is quite easy to inadvertently give LinkedIn all your contacts details. Sometimes it overtly asks and other times it’s less obvious like when you install the app. If you have already imported your contacts into LinkedIn from an external address book there may come a time when you want to delete one from your […]Read More
Oops I did it again!
On July 24, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Back in June I wrote a blog about some of the bad spelling mistakes I had found on LinkedIn when looking at peoples’ job titles and professional descriptions, and I’m sad to say that I have found a load more to share with you. Hopefully you are not one of the people with these spelling […]Read More