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London is the most connected city as LinkedIn breaks half a billion users.

On May 9, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

In the last two weeks LinkedIn announced that it has broken half a billion users, up from its previous stated 468 million in October last year. That means more than 1 million more users per week hence more than two new users per second still joining the biggest business social network, and there is no […]


LinkedIn Resolution for January – Talking to people

On January 8, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

New Year’s resolutions are easy to make and often started with the best of intentions, but are seldom adhered to after the month of January. People pay for unused gym memberships, wardrobes are full of Lycra sports kit with tags on, baskets of uneaten fruit are left and there are unused running shoes everywhere! It is […]


Recommendations are like gold on LinkedIn

On November 11, 2013 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

There are so many “experts” and “masters” of subjects out there (often just because they say they are!) and sometimes they’re not! Sadly social media and social networks are a great example of this but it equally applies to every profession. The ability to irrefutably reflect the value that you have shared with your clients, […]


Meeting for an impersonal and depreciating coffee.

On October 3, 2011 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

I am prone to drinking the odd coffee, but a recent meeting made me reflect on this a little. Someone (nameless) asked for a catch up over a coffee, duly arranged by my office we met and shared 30 minutes over a coffee, before I made my excuses, unusually – let me explain … “What […]


Lines of communication cut on LinkedIn© profiles

On September 10, 2011 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

How many ways can you think of to reach people today? LinkedIn©, Twitter, Email, Web sites, blog posts, letters and many more. You take the time to craft your LinkedIn© profile, to make it you, to give everyone the best impression so that they can find you, engage with your value and values and then […]


Snake oil anyone? Are you a sucker hoping for a magic bullet?

On June 9, 2011 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

“I’ll write a nice profile because it’s going to unlock the world of LinkedIn and the 100 million business contacts” or so people think. Get real. When was the last time you sold something through an advertisement? There’s a reason 24 out of 25 top newspapers are in decline. People look at me strangely when […]


My take on give and take.

On June 2, 2011 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

I’m constantly thinking about everyone I’m connected with on LinkedIn, my network and how I can help them – if anyone in my network can help another person in my network I’ll introdue them to each other on an e-mail. Partly it’s because I’m a nice person and I like to do the right thing, […]


The obvious LinkedIn mistake that drives me crazy – hiding your value behind your job title

On May 26, 2011 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Using a professional headline is a huge way to get found and to demonstrate your value, but the way most people write theirs is such a very common mistake on LinkedIn. When you do a search you only get names, professional headlines, number of connections (or 500+) and number of recommendations. Imagine Joe Blog, MD […]


Don’t be a kid in a candy store.

On May 19, 2011 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

LinkedIn gives you names and titles of over 100 million people. It’s a massive, constantly updated and free database of business contacts, but you have to be smart. Lots of people do it wrong – for example they say “my target audience is the chief marketing officer, so what I’ll do is go into a […]


Why I have been able to sell £10m to people I met on LinkedIn.

On May 5, 2011 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Actually it’s more than £10m. That’s just when I stopped counting.