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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Just sent a LinkedIn connection invite to someone you shouldn’t have?
On April 4, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Have you ever had that moment that just after you hit ‘connect’ you realise you shouldn’t, it was the wrong person or perhaps that you forgot to personalise it? People often send me a connection request AND an email apologising for the lack of personalisation on their invite after coming on one of our courses. […]Read More
Has your picture disappeared to others on LinkedIn?
On February 6, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Whilst you can see your own picture when you look at your own profile not everyone else can necessarily. I’ve recently spotted quite a few profiles where you cannot see the photograph until you have connected to them, but with that comes a problem. If you have that profile, then a casual viewer will most […]Read More
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) […]Read More
How to remove LinkedIn connections (and not tell them)
On June 19, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Genuine and authentic connections underpin your success on LinkedIn. They can make or break your journey to achieve the results you seek. There might come a time though when you realise that your connection strategy may not have been the right one and that maybe it’s time to clean up your connections. The ones that you […]Read More
Why isn’t my LinkedIn profile working for me?
On January 17, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
If you are reading this I assume you have set up a LinkedIn profile, or are thinking about it, thereby joining the leading social network for professionals, with over 450 million users. If all you have done is set up a profile, filled out the various sections, connected with people you know, and left it […]Read More
Why you should consider engaging in LinkedIn groups.
On January 9, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Facebook has pages where you can interact with others who share similar interests and passions. What many people don’t realise or don’t take advantage of is LinkedIn Groups. Choose your involvement in groups carefully. LinkedIn groups are user generated, around professions, sectors, fields of expertise, and regions. These groups are where other users share updates, […]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
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