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 updates T’s and C’s but is it good or bad news?
On May 16, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
LinkedIn have recently issued a preview of its new terms and conditions that come into effect on the 7 June 2017. There has been much press, speculation and downright scaremongering about this over the last couple of weeks so I wanted to lay out what we know and what we could guess at. LinkedIn has […]Read More
Why isn’t my LinkedIn profile working for me?
On January 17, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
If you are reading this I assume you have set up a LinkedIn profile, or are thinking about it, thereby joining the leading social network for professionals, with over 450 million users. If all you have done is set up a profile, filled out the various sections, connected with people you know, and left it […]Read More
Why you should consider engaging in LinkedIn groups.
On January 9, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Facebook has pages where you can interact with others who share similar interests and passions. What many people don’t realise or don’t take advantage of is LinkedIn Groups. Choose your involvement in groups carefully. LinkedIn groups are user generated, around professions, sectors, fields of expertise, and regions. These groups are where other users share updates, […]Read More
LinkedIn: a helpful tool or a time-soaking distraction? (Part 1 of 3) What is this thing?
On October 3, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
I feel privileged that in my job I get to meet so many people from such a diverse range of careers and professions. I have trained people ranging from FTSE 100 board members right to sole traders to make the most of their use of LinkedIn, all of whom have an opinion of LinkedIn. Very […]Read More
How to be a social professional – Microsoft buys LinkedIn
On June 14, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
The latest big tech company take over is LinkedIn which is being bought by Microsoft for a staggering $26.2 billion in cash. This acquisition of LinkedIn will be Microsoft’s biggest ever when it completes later this year, exceeding the $8.5 billion it paid for company Skype back in 2011 although it doesn’t have a great […]Read More
How to add a “view my LinkedIn profile” button to your Outlook email signature (plus Gmail and Mac Mail)
On February 9, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
One of our most popular blog posts ever has been about how to add a “View my LinkedIn profile” button to an email signature but it was so long ago that we thought it deserved an update. Just a couple of weeks back we published a stylish “View my company profile on LinkedIn” button which […]Read More
How to remove ex employees from your LinkedIn Company Page
On February 1, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
One of the most common questions I am asked by administrators at the end of our company profile course is how to remove the ex employees that are still showing on their company profile. LinkedIn doesn’t make it obvious, or easy, to make it happen but does have some processes in place to help you once […]Read More
How to add a “view my LinkedIn company profile” button to your email signature (Outlook / Gmail or Mac Mail)
On January 20, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
A while ago, I got a very enthusiastic response to a blog post about how to add a LinkedIn profile button to your email signature. Lots of people followed up by asking how they could add a “view my company profile” link to their signatures, so today I’m going to show you how to do […]Read More