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How to get into LinkedIn when you cannot get into your email

On December 19, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

We all move on, we change job roles or change email accounts and only when we go to reset our LinkedIn password or logon do we realise we forgot to change our account email address (if you want to know how to change your email address on your LinkedIn profile read this blog). If you […]

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86% leave this critical part of their LinkedIn profile out – have you?

On December 14, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

You know the scene – you’re at an event and someone you know says “I’ve seen your LinkedIn profile” do you think ‘oh great’ or ‘oh dear’? Many of us struggle to write about ourselves as this is something we don’t often do, we mostly write about other people. In our everyday life we don’t […]

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Seven tips to get more people reading your LinkedIn posts

On December 5, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Firstly, what is a status update post on LinkedIn and what’s the difference between this and an article? The status update is a bit like the business small talk conversation when we bump into someone we know in real life at an event or on a train – the response to “Hi, how are you […]

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What’s the difference between connecting, following and contacts on LinkedIn?

On November 23, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

LinkedIn used to be simple – we had connections and that was it, we got it. Back in 2015 LinkedIn released the function for followers to make it easier for people to see good content (don’t get me started on going viral) and in this case LinkedIn doesn’t make it easy to understand when it […]

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Not sure what you can use LinkedIn for?

On November 20, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

If you are unsure what you can use LinkedIn for why not watch our short video which will hopefully give you some good ideas on how to use it. Hopefully this video will inspire you to utilise the wonderful tool that LinkedIn is to help you get more introductions, more referrals and more sales, but […]

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How to stay human in a digital age

On November 1, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

  Back in May 2016 we wrote a blog Who’s afraid of the big bad human looking at the benefits of talking to someone face to face or over the phone, rather than via email or swapping messages via text or social media sites. It seems that now in 2017 the ability to communicate with […]

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Will you please stop trying to “go viral” on LinkedIn

On October 16, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Ok, you know the definition of to “go viral” means a video, image, story, etc spreading quickly and widely among internet users via social networking sites, e-mail, etc, but should you be going viral on LinkedIn? In my opinion, no you shouldn’t, and the reasons why I think this are: It’s an inefficient use of […]

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How to write conversational status updates, posts and content on LinkedIn

On October 3, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Too often people divorce any thinking of real life when they get on LinkedIn, slipping into “social media mode” and suddenly do and write things in ways we would never do in #reallife! Perhaps if you thought of LinkedIn more like a conversation with someone you know, like a connection (or all of your connections) […]

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LinkedIn Active Status is….active

On September 26, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Last month LinkedIn quietly introduced Active Status as part of LinkedIn messaging.  This means that if one of your connections is online you will see a green dot next to their name, but if there is a green dot with a white circle in the middle, this means that your connection is available only on […]

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How to turn off LinkedIn notifications of birthdays and work anniversaries

On September 18, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Not everything LinkedIn does is good. We see a number of people getting fed up with receiving notifications of work anniversaries and birthdays from connections on LinkedIn (after all this isn’t necessarily something you would tell someone face to face in every day life is it?). What you may not know is that it is […]

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