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 […]Read More
5 ways to recruit for free on LinkedIn (and 2 that aren’t).
On November 20, 2018 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Despite the fact that the recruitment industry is so small on LinkedIn, it is still a fabulous place to recruit staff, but you don’t necessarily have to pay to do so. The techniques to recruit on LinkedIn are similar to how you would use it to find any good person but, in this context, you […]Read More
I thought you were professional and then I looked at your LinkedIn profile (oh dear).
On October 16, 2018 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
I don’t know about you, but I regularly meet someone in another way before I “meet” them on LinkedIn. Maybe I’ve had a great chat with them at an event or over a coffee or informal meeting, or maybe I’ve seen their biography, CV or profile from a website, and I’ve felt they’ve come across […]Read More
LinkedIn evolves groups to enable more interaction and discussions (we hope!).
On October 11, 2018 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Groups on LinkedIn have always been a slightly odd place to be for the most part. Everyone seems to join and wait for someone else to talk, to share a nugget of goodness or waits for … something to happen. Hence LinkedIn decided they would attempt to rebuild the group experience and integrate more closely […]Read More
LinkedIn introduces voice messaging on the mobile app
On September 12, 2018 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Following on from the introduce of QR codes on LinkedIn (see our blog here), the latest new function on the mobile app to be introduced is the ability to record and send a voice message. This is an easy function to use, you just need to find the connection you want to message on LinkedIn, […]Read More
LinkedIn Company profile infographic & 3 tips to get followers
On July 23, 2018 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
We can’t help it, we all make assumptions about things and LinkedIn is no different. Just last week I was talking with a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) who proudly told me that companies like theirs didn’t use LinkedIn … Oh really? When I showed him how many companies were on LinkedIn and what they used […]Read More
5 Ways LinkedIn can help you do your job right now (Part 2 of 4)
On April 23, 2018 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
After the success of part one of our blog 5 Ways LinkedIn can help you do your job right now, here are some more ways you could be using LinkedIn to help you with your networking, profile and role. LinkedIn is a veritable Swiss Army Knife of tools and rather than have that ‘odd bit’ you […]Read More
Do you message like bush telegraph on LinkedIn?
On March 21, 2018 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Some of you will notice that when you type someone a message on LinkedIn it does annoying things like this … Dear James <Enter> Then it sends the message – grrrrr! I wanted to get in touch because I want you to come along and speak at my event <Enter> Then it sends a second […]Read More
How to validate a great person from their LinkedIn profile
On February 12, 2018 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
As LinkedIn is the biggest ‘list’ of professionals on the planet with over 540 million users around the world it can be a great resource to find the people you need in your business – but how can you tell the good people from the less good? Quite often we look for the resources we […]Read More
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 […]Read More