Tag Archives: business
LinkedIn turns 19!
On May 5, 2022 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
LinkedIn has become the de facto platform for all business professionals on the planet and today it turns 19! Not many appreciate its scale, roots, the journey it has taken and where it came from. Today LinkedIn has over 830 million users globally, with 30.8 million of those in the UK. It operates in over […]ReadMore
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 […]ReadMore
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 […]ReadMore
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 […]ReadMore
How to get around the world with LinkedIn right now
On July 4, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
The world is getting smaller! Not literally but figuratively. We’ve all heard of six degrees of separation where you can reach anyone else on the planet within six relational ‘hops’, or how about the six degrees of Kevin Bacon where you can link Kevin Bacon to any other actor or actress? Well since last year […]ReadMore
7 tips to make your networking more professional and successful
On January 24, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
You might be a seasoned networker or perhaps have plucked up the courage to join a networking group for the first time, but have you stopped and thought about how you should behave whilst attending a group? Your behaviour is paramount to how you are perceived by others and you need to gain peoples trust […]ReadMore
LinkedIn: a helpful tool or a time-soaking distraction? (Part 3 of 3) Time to get serious?
On December 14, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
In our previous blog in this series (found here) we looked at how relevant LinkedIn is to you by demonstrating that there are sufficient people on LinkedIn who could make great clients. Now LinkedIn isn’t just all about sales, it works on many other levels too, and this is what we are going to look […]ReadMore
LinkedIn: a helpful tool or a time-soaking distraction? (Part 2 of 3) How is this relevant to me?
On November 9, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
In the second blog of this series (first one can be found here) we will look at how relevant LinkedIn is to you. Through running training sessions and talks I have spoken to countless businesses across the country and indeed around the world. We all understand the value of generating new business, so one of […]ReadMore
You’ll have greater success on LinkedIn if your profile is working for you.
On October 10, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Too many people on LinkedIn just fill out their profile and expect the results to roll in. That’s like going to a huge networking event in a nice suit, but not talking to anyone! A good profile on LinkedIn takes a little more planning and preparation than that. At the heart of LinkedIn is the […]ReadMore
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 […]ReadMore