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LinkedIn quietly goes contactless.

On November 1, 2023 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

One of the interesting choices that LinkedIn made when it first started out over 20 years ago was giving people the option, often not obviously, to import and invite their contacts from mobile phones, computers, and email platforms. This opened the door to new connections when LinkedIn started over 20 years ago, but also caused […]

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“I’d like to add you to my professional network” is dead

On July 5, 2023 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Picking up on our previous blog where LinkedIn killed off three features (carousels, profile cover video and in-image labels) they have also killed off that staple message of LinkedIn “I’d like to add you to my professional network”! How many times have you seen that email message come in and your heart sinks or flutters? […]

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How to back up or export your LinkedIn connections

On May 2, 2023 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

LinkedIn has become a critical business tool and as such I often receive notes asking how to back up the connections on a LinkedIn account for a variety of reasons. It might be that you’re: trying to extract all the details to populate a customer relationship management (CRM) system. adding them to a mailing program […]

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Fed up with missing LinkedIn posts from people you want to hear from? There’s an answer

On October 19, 2022 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

I think most of us have had the situation where we bump into someone, and they say, “Did you see my LinkedIn post on X?” And we didn’t, despite the fact we know and like them – we’re pretty sure LinkedIn never showed it to us, right? Well, you might be right, it might not […]

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How to control who sees what you post on LinkedIn

On June 8, 2022 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

We’ve written a blog in the past looking at things you can write an update post on LinkedIn about (https://thelinkedinman.com/what-should-i-say-on-update-posts-on-linkedin/), and now we would like to tell you how you can control who sees what you post. When you start to create a post, you can select who you want to see the post by […]

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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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