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Please connect to me (and let me steal your data)

On July 23, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Sometimes I feel like a broken record, not all connections on LinkedIn are good. Quite often they can be detrimental to you, your business and the perception of value to your audience, clients and casual viewers. One of my favourite quotes ever is from Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn: Often people are flattered to […]

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Social selling

On July 15, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

When I originally started out as a salesman (many years ago!!), the sales process was quite simple – make some leads, follow them up with a demo or meeting and then (politely) chase them up to get some commitment. Diagrammatically it looked like this: Then in 2003 the sales process started to evolve with the […]

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Character Counts on LinkedIn part two

On July 8, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Our last limits blog was so popular that we’ve done another! This time all about the limits on posts, articles, connections and company pages – who knew LinkedIn had so many limits? Hopefully this summary of the limits will help you to make your own use of LinkedIn even better, but if you’d like to […]

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Are you working for your own company on your LinkedIn profile? Time to check?

On July 1, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

It’s surprising how many times we have looked at LinkedIn profiles (and we do look at a lot!) that show a person is working for the wrong company. This is usually not intentional and just because they have not selected the right company when adding it to their profile, it didn’t exist when they got […]

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Around the world with LinkedIn in 2019

On June 25, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

It’s been over a year since we last published a map showing LinkedIn members around the world, so we thought it was time to give you an updated insight. This was bought into stark contrast when we did two presentations in central London just a handful of hours apart and yet every hour 100+ users […]

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How to send a personalised LinkedIn invite from a mobile phone

On June 24, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

We can’t reiterate enough how important it is to send a personalised LinkedIn connection invite every time you send one, rather than using the standardised “I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn” invite. “Why?” you may ask. Well, how do you feel when you receive a standard “I’d like to connect […]

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How to stop your LinkedIn home page looking like Facebook

On June 4, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

The most important thing to understand about your homepage feed is that it is a reflection of the people you have chosen to follow, invited to connect or accepted connection invites from. Therefore, if the content you keep seeing is not as professional as you are, perhaps you have some unprofessional connections? If you see […]

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Character counts on LinkedIn part one

On May 29, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

LinkedIn is a fabulous business platform with over 635 million business professionals having profiles on there that reflect them and their value. The one question I am constantly asked is how big is that section, the text and file size so I thought I would pull a blog together of all profile and group limits […]

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The Insurance industry on LinkedIn

On May 14, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

According to ABI (the voice of the UK’s world leading insurance and long-term savings industry), the UK insurance market is the fourth largest in the World, and the largest in Europe. The size of this industry is also reflected on LinkedIn with the number of users in the insurance industry on LinkedIn in the UK […]

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Are you curious about, like or love the new LinkedIn Reactions?

On May 8, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Around 10 days ago LinkedIn introduced and started to roll out the new LinkedIn Reactions (you might not have them yet as they are being rolled out gradually). They say these are a “set of lightweight expressions that offer members a way to more easily participate in conversations and communicate with their network”, and a […]

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