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On October 23, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

As some of you will know I believe in the huge power of relationship, referrals and making introductions when I can see a good fit or think somebody can help someone else I know or have met. Most of the time I make the introduction at my own suggestion rather than being asked to do […]


Not sure what you can use LinkedIn for?

On November 20, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

If you are unsure what you can use LinkedIn for why not watch our short video which will hopefully give you some good ideas on how to use it. Hopefully this video will inspire you to utilise the wonderful tool that LinkedIn is to help you get more introductions, more referrals and more sales, but […]


7 tips to make your networking more professional and successful

On January 24, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

You might be a seasoned networker or perhaps have plucked up the courage to join a networking group for the first time, but have you stopped and thought about how you should behave whilst attending a group? Your behaviour is paramount to how you are perceived by others and you need to gain peoples trust […]


LinkedIn Myths: Myth #3: On LinkedIn, recommendations don’t matter that much.

On May 7, 2015 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

We often have people tell us how they think LinkedIn works and it is not always correct.  There are a lot of myths about what it takes to make LinkedIn work so we have created a series of blog posts to dispel the most common myths we see. Myth #3: On LinkedIn, recommendations don’t matter […]


Everyone should pay to upgrade their LinkedIn but …

On January 24, 2013 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

In my opinion too many people rush into paying for LinkedIn thinking that it will unlock new functionality or enhance their experience in miraculous ways … but the truth is that whilst it does include some great enhancements they are just that, enhancements. LinkedIn themselves are great at getting you to buy and upgrade your […]


Linkathon : Giving the gift of relationship on LinkedIn

On January 2, 2013 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

At this time of year we often think of gifts, cards and new beginnings – more so than any other time of year. Rather than give cards, gifts or other trinkets we thought we would start something new, something valuable, long-lasting and having a real impact. Reid Hoffman talks about small gifts in his book […]


Why should your organisation use LinkedIn?

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

With over 175 million business professionals on LinkedIn looking to network, to engage and to share it is a rich source of insight and opportunity – within the UK alone there are 10+ million professional users and 2 million plus are Directors and above. LinkedIn enables you to safely leverage the networks of staff connections […]


Why networking doesn’t work – you don’t invest in it and we’re not talking money.

On June 14, 2012 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

When I recently attended a large physical networking event, (you know the thing, loads of local business owners coming together ridiculously early in the morning over a greasy breakfast), I thought I’d take a different perspective. I found it fascinating to watch the dynamics, the twenty or so people, the body language and to listen […]