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The answer to “Is more connections better on LinkedIn?”

On July 17, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

We are often asked for our advice on whether people should connect to large numbers of people on LinkedIn, or whether being connected to a smaller number of connections is more successful so we recorded this short video: As you will see there are pros and cons to both approaches, but we definitely sway towards […]

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An introvert can’t go networking, can they?

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

  A common misconception is that only extroverts can go networking as their outgoing personality and ability to talk to anyone is ideal for a networking group. Why would an introvert, by definition a shy reticent person, want to put themselves in an environment where they are encouraged to chat to strangers and to be […]

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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 […]

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LinkedIn founder says most users are doing it wrong!

On May 11, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Interestingly Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn, said last week that most users are doing LinkedIn wrong by connecting to everyone! He said … “LinkedIn is a closed network, and for a very simple reason: For the network to have value as an introduction tool, the connections need to have meaning. It’s up to you […]

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London is the most connected city as LinkedIn breaks half a billion users.

On May 9, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

In the last two weeks LinkedIn announced that it has broken half a billion users, up from its previous stated 468 million in October last year. That means more than 1 million more users per week hence more than two new users per second still joining the biggest business social network, and there is no […]

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How to be more effective at networking

On February 7, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Ok, you’ve read my blog about how to behave professionally whilst at a networking event and you are confident that you are making the best impression you can, now what? How do you make the most out of your time attending a networking event? Here are a few quick tips to help you get more out […]

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7 tips to make your networking more professional and successful

On January 24, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

You might be a seasoned networker or perhaps have plucked up the courage to join a networking group for the first time, but have you stopped and thought about how you should behave whilst attending a group? Your behaviour is paramount to how you are perceived by others and you need to gain peoples trust […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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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