On October 23, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
As some of you will know I believe in the huge power of relationship, referrals and making introductions when I can see a good fit or think somebody can help someone else I know or have met. Most of the time I make the introduction at my own suggestion rather than being asked to do […]Read More
LinkedIn introduce “Find an expert”
On October 7, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
LinkedIn have recently started to roll out a feature called “Find an expert” which is aimed at helping users find a service provider for a task they want completed. Currently only available on the mobile apps (iOS and Android), this option allows you to ask your network and also the wider LinkedIn audience for their […]Read More
How to hide your birthday on LinkedIn
On October 4, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
It’s drummed into us a lot lately about cyber security, identity theft and fraud, and some people feel that having your birthday on your LinkedIn profile increases your risk of exposure to these types of activities. Why you may ask? Well, when you add your birthday to your profile you get the option of choosing […]Read More
What “Your Post has been Trending” on LinkedIn means & should you care?
On August 29, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Since LinkedIn introduced the “Your post has been trending” feature some months back it has caused a lot of confusion with users not really understanding what it means and whether it’s a good thing or should they even care. So, here’s a blog about it. Just after LinkedIn introduced hashtags, they decided that they wanted […]Read More
What to do if you want to merge two LinkedIn accounts
On March 4, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
I received an email recently requesting details on how to merge two LinkedIn accounts as the person in question had managed to set up two over time, and it reminded me that I needed to write an up to date blog on how to do this – so here it is! If you can log […]Read More
Senior people aren’t on LinkedIn, or are they?
On February 25, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
How many times are we told that senior people aren’t on LinkedIn? These figures kind of prove otherwise! 25 February 2019 Share this articleRead More
Why hiding LinkedIn connections doesn’t really help you
On June 21, 2018 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Most people think that once they’ve gone into their settings and hidden their connections they are now safe to connect with anyone, even competitors. Well unfortunately it is not as clear cut as that, so let me explain some realities about hiding your connections … 1) When you hide your connections, it doesn’t actually hide […]Read More
Connect through relationships or connect alot – The pro’s and con’s
On February 20, 2018 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Let keep this simple. There are two core approaches on LinkedIn, very different in approach, the work involved and the risk. Connect and message This is the approach where you connect to lots of relevant people with the idea that more people will see your updates or perhaps send a message when they accept, which […]Read More
The top accountants on LinkedIn in the UK and how to stand out.
On February 1, 2018 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
When you look at the number of accountants in the UK that are on LinkedIn it can be quite daunting to think about how you and your firm can stand out from the crowd of over 365,000 of your peers. If somebody was looking for an accountant on LinkedIn how would they pick you out […]Read More
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 […]Read More