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Twelve profile photos I never want to see again on LinkedIn

On November 24, 2014 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

We all want a good photograph of ourselves to go with our LinkedIn profiles. I’ve seen many great personal photos on LinkedIn, but not all of them are the right choice for conveying a professional image. People read a lot into the photographs we choose to represent ourselves with. Put the wrong type of image […]


How to find the right person to help you on LinkedIn

On October 11, 2012 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

With over half of the business professionals in the world on LinkedIn it can sometimes be difficult to find the right person to help you, the real “expert” and the person that could transform your outlook, your business and yourself. So how do we filter through to find the person we need? I thought it […]


A little bird told me you’re #failing @LinkedIn

On August 2, 2012 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

It has been some weeks since the divorce between Twitter and LinkedIn, yet in some cases it would appear that the message of the separation has not got through. Even today there are over 100,000 updates gone out using hashtags inside of LinkedIn, don’t they realise that it just makes them look less professional than […]


Should you have a photo of yourself on your LinkedIn profile?

On February 23, 2012 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

I recently touched on this subject in my “Do you go networking with a paper bag on your head?” blog, and this is still a question I get asked many times. It is REALLY critical that you include a photograph of yourself; it is one of the real no no’s on LinkedIn to not have […]


A recommendation about reciprocal recommendations.

On June 25, 2011 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

I don’t do reciprocal recommendations automatically, but if you want to here’s some free advice. Don’t make the mistake of writing one for the person the same day! Firstly it looks dodgy and instantly downvalues its perceived worth and secondly it’s a missed opportunity! The way updates work if you wait a week or so […]