Yearly Archives: 2016
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 […]Read More
Understand (and trade in) the currency of recommendations.
On December 8, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
There is no doubt that recommendations help you stand out from your competitors and make you appear as a more credible person to approach. It’s therefore important that you gather as many real recommendations as you can. This means asking for them from people you have worked for in the past, particularly where they can […]Read More
The bare essentials required for a successful profile on LinkedIn.
On December 1, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Ok, you might have a profile on LinkedIn, but does it make you stand out from the crowd of over 450 million other users on LinkedIn? In this blog I am going to walk you through some of the most essential elements of your profile: its visibility, your picture, your headline, experience section, and the […]Read More
Excuse me LinkedIn, but where are all my new clients?
On November 23, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
If you are reading this, and have a LinkedIn profile, you may be wondering why you haven’t had an influx of new business. Isn’t that surely the point of LinkedIn? Shouldn’t you be able to generate more leads, new sales, connect with more of the right people, and solve business problems? Yes, you should. Having […]Read More
LinkedIn: a helpful tool or a time-soaking distraction? (Part 2 of 3) How is this relevant to me?
On November 9, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
In the second blog of this series (first one can be found here) we will look at how relevant LinkedIn is to you. Through running training sessions and talks I have spoken to countless businesses across the country and indeed around the world. We all understand the value of generating new business, so one of […]Read More
What is the trick to not being a LinkedIn ghost?
On October 31, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Being present on LinkedIn but not doing anything is a bit like going to a Halloween party, not wearing a costume, not saying anything and then wondering why everyone ignores you. If you’re trying to get the treats you should from LinkedIn start by looking at a few simple things: – Your […]Read More
Don’t forget the bells and whistles.
On October 17, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
LinkedIn has taken time to ensure that a wide range of third party rich content providers can integrate with the platform, for the benefit of LinkedIn users. Using these rich content providers the right way will have a positive impact on your profile in search results, your credibility, and reputation. Yet for the vast majority […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More