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A recommendation about reciprocal recommendations.

On June 25, 2011 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

I don’t do reciprocal recommendations automatically, but if you want to here’s some free advice. Don’t make the mistake of writing one for the person the same day! Firstly it looks dodgy and instantly downvalues its perceived worth and secondly it’s a missed opportunity! The way updates work if you wait a week or so […]

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Can I recommend recommendations?

On June 18, 2011 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

I’ve got over 170 recommendations that say I’m good at what I do, I’m a great guy to work with and to share a coffee with, but so what? If you want to make it easy for people to buy from consider this: in a search only your name, professional headline, amount of connections (if […]

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Snake oil anyone? Are you a sucker hoping for a magic bullet?

On June 9, 2011 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

“I’ll write a nice profile because it’s going to unlock the world of LinkedIn and the 100 million business contacts” or so people think. Get real. When was the last time you sold something through an advertisement? There’s a reason 24 out of 25 top newspapers are in decline. People look at me strangely when […]

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My take on give and take.

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

I’m constantly thinking about everyone I’m connected with on LinkedIn, my network and how I can help them – if anyone in my network can help another person in my network I’ll introdue them to each other on an e-mail. Partly it’s because I’m a nice person and I like to do the right thing, […]

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