Tag Archives: connect
Rather be followed on LinkedIn than connected? Well you can.
On February 9, 2021 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
A while ago LinkedIn introduced the option to opt-in to making “Follow” the primary action on your profile rather than “Connect.” LinkedIn’s thinking is “it’s important that the right people can see and interact with your thoughts, questions and ideas. Other like-minded professionals benefit from hearing your perspectives on timely news and trends impacting your […]ReadMore
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 […]ReadMore
4 ways to find out who people know even if they hide their LinkedIn connections
On July 2, 2018 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Isn’t it annoying on LinkedIn when you connect with someone and you want to see who they know but they’ve hidden their connections. Kind of weird on a networking site isn’t it? Wouldn’t it be good if there was a way to unpick some of those connections that they’ve hidden from you without them even […]ReadMore
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 […]ReadMore
Will you please stop trying “to connect” with me!
On May 15, 2018 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
I’m sure you get lots of invitations to connect with people including some you know and even more you have never heard of. Should you just hit “accept” quickly to make your life easier and take them out of your outstanding invitations box, or should you try and connect with them in the truest sense? […]ReadMore
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 […]ReadMore
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 […]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
How to keep front of mind: keep it dynamic.
On September 12, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Updating statuses, sharing, liking and tweeting are words common in the lexicon of modern business and any social network user. Most of us have probably done one or more of these things before, and highly engaged users will have done them often across multiple social media accounts many times a day or week. But not […]ReadMore
Why connecting with everyone may cause you to lose out.
On July 7, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
The other day, I was meeting a client for coffee, and he seemed very excited. You’ll never guess how many new contacts I got this week, he said. 72! In a single week! Well, that might sound impressive, but is it really? When I asked my client who these people were, his answer surprised me. […]ReadMore