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How to close and delete your LinkedIn account

On December 5, 2013 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

We have written an up to date version of how to close your LinkedIn account which can be found here. There are always those that chose to not use the tool properly, that bemoan that it doesn’t work or aren’t prepared to invest the time to learn, and hence chose to say how difficult it […]

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How to spot a fake profile on LinkedIn

On November 26, 2013 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

You might be surprised to learn that there are fake profiles on LinkedIn, not many in my experience but they do exist and they are in fact reasonably easy to spot.  For example … Firstly it is worth pausing to think why these exist and what people get from it, the answer is sadly simple, […]

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New Showcase pages for companies on LinkedIn

On November 20, 2013 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

With over 3.2 million company pages on LinkedIn now it has become a go to place not just for the serious business professional but increasingly as a trusted source of insight. Even within the last 10 days there have been reports of 64% of all corporate website hits coming from LinkedIn in the UK and […]

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Recommendations are like gold on LinkedIn

On November 11, 2013 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

There are so many “experts” and “masters” of subjects out there (often just because they say they are!) and sometimes they’re not! Sadly social media and social networks are a great example of this but it equally applies to every profession. The ability to irrefutably reflect the value that you have shared with your clients, […]

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Why should you use LinkedIn?

On October 24, 2013 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

With over 242 million business professionals on LinkedIn looking to network, to engage and to share it is a rich source of insight and opportunity. LinkedIn enables you to safely leverage your network, the networks of staff and the personal brands of the team to drive the business brand and enhance the corporate reach. You […]

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12 ways to find sales from the LinkedIn “iceberg”

On October 17, 2013 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

  Many only start to look when the “little black book” of people they know is emptied, run out and a client free zone and then they think it’s time for LinkedIn. One of the starting points when I talk to sales leaders in a business is what do we do on LinkedIn to get […]

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Are you ignoring clients on LinkedIn? Hello? Hello …

On October 10, 2013 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

One of the most used bits of functionality on LinkedIn is the mad passion we all have for looking at who has looked at us on LinkedIn. There are often a range of interesting and not so interesting people. Often we all get recruiters, the invisible ones (no matter how much you pay you will […]

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How to delete a connection

On October 3, 2013 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

There are plenty of reasons to connect with good people that you know on LinkedIn and sometimes there are very good reasons to disconnect people too! It is not like LinkedIn tells people when you remove them, it doesn’t send “you don’t love X anymore and they’re not your ‘friend’” this isn’t the playground, this […]

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12 ways to prove I don’t care about you on LinkedIn (and then fail at social selling).

On September 16, 2013 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

LinkedIn is the biggest global network of business professionals on the planet yet so many of its users fail to realise the true value of their free membership, let alone the paid options. People don’t know what to do, how to make it work and more so they try things, they dabble and they often […]

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LinkedIn – how to add, change or remove your email address on LinkedIn

On September 13, 2013 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

We often see people logging onto their accounts with old email identities or receiving invitations to be “added to my professional network on LinkedIn” on their personal email accounts – when they already have a profile associated with their work email. Good news for you – there is no need for this! You can chose […]

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