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What to do when a LinkedIn user is deceased, dead or passed away.

On March 27, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

As we all get older every single day there will be a point where we move on and pass away – not a cheery thought for a blog but bear with me … Many times we are asked how to deal with deceased users, not necessarily by just the family, but also those around them […]

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LinkedIn puts back home page sort by recent ordering

On March 22, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

There is a furore every time LinkedIn changes the profiles or interface and this most recent refresh was no different. Locations of advanced search, groups and more has changed and little used functionality has been quietly removed. But one function that was removed and missed by many was the ability to sort the homepage on […]

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How to find the website URL link for your LinkedIn Profile

On March 13, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

LinkedIn lets you have a website link that takes people straight to your LinkedIn profile which is a great way to both drive traffic to your LinkedIn profile, but most importantly see who’s been looking at you either from within LinkedIn or from finding your link on other social sites like Twitter or Facebook. You […]

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LinkedIn: a helpful tool or a time-soaking distraction? (Part 3 of 3) Time to get serious?

On December 14, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

In our previous blog in this series (found here) we looked at how relevant LinkedIn is to you by demonstrating that there are sufficient people on LinkedIn who could make great clients. Now LinkedIn isn’t just all about sales, it works on many other levels too, and this is what we are going to look […]

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Understand (and trade in) the currency of recommendations.

On December 8, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

There is no doubt that recommendations help you stand out from your competitors and make you appear as a more credible person to approach. It’s therefore important that you gather as many real recommendations as you can. This means asking for them from people you have worked for in the past, particularly where they can […]

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The bare essentials required for a successful profile on LinkedIn.

On December 1, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Ok, you might have a profile on LinkedIn, but does it make you stand out from the crowd of over 450 million other users on LinkedIn? In this blog I am going to walk you through some of the most essential elements of your profile: its visibility, your picture, your headline, experience section, and the […]

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Excuse me LinkedIn, but where are all my new clients?

On November 23, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

If you are reading this, and have a LinkedIn profile, you may be wondering why you haven’t had an influx of new business. Isn’t that surely the point of LinkedIn? Shouldn’t you be able to generate more leads, new sales, connect with more of the right people, and solve business problems? Yes, you should. Having […]

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LinkedIn: a helpful tool or a time-soaking distraction? (Part 2 of 3) How is this relevant to me?

On November 9, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

In the second blog of this series (first one can be found here) we will look at how relevant LinkedIn is to you. Through running training sessions and talks I have spoken to countless businesses across the country and indeed around the world. We all understand the value of generating new business, so one of […]

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What is the trick to not being a LinkedIn ghost?

On October 31, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

  Being present on LinkedIn but not doing anything is a bit like going to a Halloween party, not wearing a costume, not saying anything and then wondering why everyone ignores you.     If you’re trying to get the treats you should from LinkedIn start by looking at a few simple things: – Your […]

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Don’t forget the bells and whistles.

On October 17, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

LinkedIn has taken time to ensure that a wide range of third party rich content providers can integrate with the platform, for the benefit of LinkedIn users. Using these rich content providers the right way will have a positive impact on your profile in search results, your credibility, and reputation. Yet for the vast majority […]

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