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How to manage your followers on LinkedIn (and why you might want to)

On April 2, 2020 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

While your 1st-degree connections automatically follow your posts and articles, anyone can follow you, even if they’re not in your network. Following someone on LinkedIn means that you can see what they do in a public way and hence all their posts and interactions in the public domain – which is most of them!  Think […]

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Time to clean up your LinkedIn connections whilst you’re working from home?

On March 30, 2020 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

We’ve written lots about the different approaches to LinkedIn and whether connecting a lot or being more selective could work well for you and you can read more about that here, but our view has always been that to make LinkedIn work for you it always has to be personal and that includes the connections. […]

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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 […]

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Social selling

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 […]

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Character Counts on LinkedIn part two

On July 8, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Our last limits blog was so popular that we’ve done another! This time all about the limits on posts, articles, connections and company pages – who knew LinkedIn had so many limits? Hopefully this summary of the limits will help you to make your own use of LinkedIn even better, but if you’d like to […]

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How to stop your LinkedIn home page looking like Facebook

On June 4, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

The most important thing to understand about your homepage feed is that it is a reflection of the people you have chosen to follow, invited to connect or accepted connection invites from. Therefore, if the content you keep seeing is not as professional as you are, perhaps you have some unprofessional connections? If you see […]

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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. […]

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How to hide your email address on LinkedIn

On March 11, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Did you know you have the option to control who can see your email address on your LinkedIn profile? There are in fact 4 options to choose from so you can be very specific as to who has access to your email address and who doesn’t. To set your preference click on the Me icon […]

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Welcome to Events – a new LinkedIn feature

On February 12, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Towards the end of last year LinkedIn started rolling out Events, a feature aimed at providing members with “an easy way to create and join professional events that interest them” apparently. As we always say, (and interestingly LinkedIn’s research showed that nearly 80% of LinkedIn members agreed with this), professional networking is critically important to […]

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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 […]

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