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5 more new ways LinkedIn can help you do your job right now (Part 4 of 4)

On September 19, 2018 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

The final part of our four-part series, you can find parts 1, 2 and 3 by clicking on the numbers. We’ve seen LinkedIn used successfully across a wide spectrum of needs from staff engagement to sales, and we constantly see new uses evolving and cannot see any sign of that stopping as increasingly all things […]

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LinkedIn tries to kill the business card

On July 9, 2018 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Are you fed up with going to networking events, conferences, meetings or informal gathering and collecting lots of business cards from people you have been introduced to or exchanging contact details, and then realising the next day that you can’t find the card or the details you took? Well fear not.  At the end of […]

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How to close your account on LinkedIn

On March 28, 2018 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Sadly, we do occasionally get asked how to close an account on LinkedIn, usually because someone has retired or because they are fed up with the results they are getting, or sometimes simply because they haven’t made it work for themselves yet. If you fall into the latter category then you might want to read […]

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Phobias on LinkedIn – Athazagoraphobia

On January 18, 2018 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Athazagoraphobia is a genuine phobia and, while rarely reported, is quite a common phobia and seems to be rampant across social platforms. Clinicians say that people that suffer with this phobia have a fear of being forgotten or ignored, and can have low self-esteem and self-confidence. I am sure there are some people on LinkedIn […]

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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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How to name drop professionally on LinkedIn

On March 2, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Now I am not talking about saying which celebrity you follow or who you bumped into in the lift, but the people that you enjoy seeing or meeting on LinkedIn. LinkedIn makes it easy for you to name drop a level one connection or a company you follow but you would never normally use a […]

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How to be more effective at networking

On February 7, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Ok, you’ve read my blog about how to behave professionally whilst at a networking event and you are confident that you are making the best impression you can, now what? How do you make the most out of your time attending a networking event? Here are a few quick tips to help you get more out […]

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I don’t ‘like’ LinkedIn and I think you shouldn’t either

On April 5, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Have you ever been to a networking event, conference or convention and after sharing a nugget of insight someone has just held up a thumb in response? No. So why do you ‘like’ things on LinkedIn then? Is it that you’re trying to say something positive like “well done”, “glad to see how well you’re […]

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Are you ignoring clients on LinkedIn? Hello? Hello …

On October 10, 2013 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

One of the most used bits of functionality on LinkedIn is the mad passion we all have for looking at who has looked at us on LinkedIn. There are often a range of interesting and not so interesting people. Often we all get recruiters, the invisible ones (no matter how much you pay you will […]

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How does LinkedIn make money?

On February 11, 2013 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

With most users (estimated 90%) not paying for LinkedIn I am often asked how LinkedIn makes money, as whilst we can all enjoy a free to use social network or social media site there has to be an underlying successful commercial business to provide the longevity and foundation for future success. LinkedIn is not like […]

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