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The obvious LinkedIn mistake that drives me crazy – hiding your value behind your job title

On May 26, 2011 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Using a professional headline is a huge way to get found and to demonstrate your value, but the way most people write theirs is such a very common mistake on LinkedIn. When you do a search you only get names, professional headlines, number of connections (or 500+) and number of recommendations. Imagine Joe Blog, MD […]

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Don’t be a kid in a candy store.

On May 19, 2011 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

LinkedIn gives you names and titles of over 100 million people. It’s a massive, constantly updated and free database of business contacts, but you have to be smart. Lots of people do it wrong – for example they say “my target audience is the chief marketing officer, so what I’ll do is go into a […]

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Is your status updated?

On May 12, 2011 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

I get 10 – 15 enquiries a week off the back of my status updates. Do you? Do you do a status update message? What does it say? What does it say about you and your value to me as a potential client?  Maybe it’s because I update my status every day. Every day I […]

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Why I have been able to sell £10m to people I met on LinkedIn.

On May 5, 2011 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Actually it’s more than £10m. That’s just when I stopped counting.

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Make it meaningful

On May 2, 2011 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Most people are wishy washy on LinkedIn©, that’s just one reason they don’t get much value out of it. “I’ll connect with you because I know you”. Full stop. What they’re not doing is focusing on value – they’re just collecting people, getting a big list and no results. Every day on LinkedIn© do something […]

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