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The three degrees of connections on LinkedIn

On December 16, 2020 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Everybody has a network of connections on LinkedIn, but what do the three degrees of connections mean to you? Perhaps you’re more familiar with the Six Degrees of the actor Kevin Bacon or The Three Degrees singers from the 1960’ and 70s? LinkedIn’s three degrees do not relate to pop stars or actors but to […]

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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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Network, reach and audience are NOT the same

On November 21, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

With the continued rise of LinkedIn and other social platforms there is an increasing focus on audience, reach and network but quite often these terms are misused and muddled. To explain the difference an analogy is called for – A room full of people for a business event where perhaps you are talking on a […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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? […]

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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 […]

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An update on how to share an update on LinkedIn.

On August 31, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Given the recent changes to the LinkedIn interface we thought it was time to update one of our popular blogs on how to share an update on LinkedIn. Status updates are a great way of keeping in touch with your network, reminding them of what you do without being pushy, and keeping you in the […]

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How to take your contact data back from LinkedIn.

On July 31, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

It is quite easy to inadvertently give LinkedIn all your contacts details.  Sometimes it overtly asks and other times it’s less obvious like when you install the app. If you have already imported your contacts into LinkedIn from an external address book there may come a time when you want to delete one from your […]

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