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You sell engagement – I don’t care and I don’t want to buy it.

On December 11, 2011 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

I will never forget having a conversation with someone that really inspired me to write this blog. This is a sad tale of a good business and a good person that said the wrong thing too many times and lost their nerve, but there is a happy ending to this tale. They were trying to […]

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Contacting clients more often than Father Christmas

On December 1, 2011 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

I was talking to over 100 accountants a few weeks back and over the lunch break, when I had my badge off as always (I like to be as anonymous as I can at events and have much more interesting conversation pre talk) I had some fascinating conversation about fears. The one that struck me […]

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LinkedIn UK get a new user every ten seconds!

On November 10, 2011 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

In the UK LinkedIn gets 8,771 new users a day* We all know that LinkedIn is the largest professional network, but not many know how quickly it grows. We have been watching over the last few months so that we can tell you. The fastest growing professional network has been growing increasingly fast in the […]

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My role as a LinkedIn plumber

On November 10, 2011 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

I have a very simple view of my role, I help other people to learn more about how LinkedIn© works and how they can apply it to help them to move forward. All the training I do is tell a bit, do a bit, tell a bit more and do a bit more. I want […]

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Are 500+ connections really important?

On October 15, 2011 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

In a word – no. Blog done! Why do so many people get hung up about getting 500 connections? It simply doesn’t matter! It is not a status badge, it doesn’t get you a LinkedIn© star, it doesn’t make you any better or worse than anyone else. It simply says you say you know more […]

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Social Media Experts

On October 10, 2011 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

I must confess I get really frustrated when someone calls me a social media expert, I am not. I don’t think you can be! The platforms all change so fast, evolving as our needs evolve and that is not just the big ones – it’s all of them – all 206 right now (according to […]

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Meeting for an impersonal and depreciating coffee.

On October 3, 2011 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

I am prone to drinking the odd coffee, but a recent meeting made me reflect on this a little. Someone (nameless) asked for a catch up over a coffee, duly arranged by my office we met and shared 30 minutes over a coffee, before I made my excuses, unusually – let me explain … “What […]

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Your marketing budget is precious

On September 24, 2011 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Your marketing budget is precious and you need to ensure it provides a great return on investment for you.

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Do you go networking with a paper bag on your head?

On September 17, 2011 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

I regularly speak at events to over a hundred people or several hundred people at a time, yet whenever I ask it never ceases to amaze me how many people simply don’t have a profile photograph on their profile. Ignoring that a recent poll on LinkedIn© said that people simply don’t trust profiles with no […]

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Lines of communication cut on LinkedIn© profiles

On September 10, 2011 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

How many ways can you think of to reach people today? LinkedIn©, Twitter, Email, Web sites, blog posts, letters and many more. You take the time to craft your LinkedIn© profile, to make it you, to give everyone the best impression so that they can find you, engage with your value and values and then […]

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