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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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You’ll have greater success on LinkedIn if your profile is working for you.

On October 10, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Too many people on LinkedIn just fill out their profile and expect the results to roll in. That’s like going to a huge networking event in a nice suit, but not talking to anyone! A good profile on LinkedIn takes a little more planning and preparation than that. At the heart of LinkedIn is the […]

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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 […]

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LinkedIn works best when you connect with the right people.

On September 28, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

It may sound like I’m stating the obvious in saying so, but on LinkedIn who you connect with is everything. You’d be surprised how many people I meet that don’t even give this a moment’s serious thought. The key point here is that the most powerful aspect of LinkedIn is understanding that it’s not so […]

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How to keep front of mind: keep it dynamic.

On September 12, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Updating statuses, sharing, liking and tweeting are words common in the lexicon of modern business and any social network user. Most of us have probably done one or more of these things before, and highly engaged users will have done them often across multiple social media accounts many times a day or week. But not […]

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Why connecting with everyone may cause you to lose out.

On July 7, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

The other day, I was meeting a client for coffee, and he seemed very excited. You’ll never guess how many new contacts I got this week, he said. 72! In a single week! Well, that might sound impressive, but is it really? When I asked my client who these people were, his answer surprised me. […]

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