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Posting Effectively on LinkedIn!

Did you know that there are three ways to post on LinkedIn? Most users are surprised when I ask them this question. Are you surprised too? In this short article I will describe the 3 types of posts and how they differ. Effective posting on LinkedIn requires that some...

Losing Business Due to Your LinkedIn Headshot?

First Impressions are Lasting.... It has been said that a LinkedIn profile with a headshot will get up to 7 times more clicks than a profile without one. Your photo is the first thing that eyes are drawn to when viewing a profile. Remember that we read left to right...

LinkedIn Is About Connections!

Find, Connect, Engage It is important to keep in mind when using social media that the overriding goal is to build lasting relationships. This focus is critical because, like all relationships, they are built over time and they often become “fruitful” or valued once...

How to Create an Effective LinkedIn Headline

What Benefits or Skills do You Offer? The line of information that exists below your name on your LinkedIn profile is called the “headline”. I hope that this is not new news to you because the headline is the single most important line in your entire profile! Why?...

What is the Big Deal about LinkedIn Groups?

There are many reasons to join a LinkedIn group and two enormous benefits can be realized when you do. For starters, it is very easy to find a group that matches one of your interests. LinkedIn’s platform contains nearly 2 million groups and they can be found using...

Should a Small Business Owner Use LinkedIn?

When I hear this question I immediately respond, “Yes, of course.” Since I am a small business owner that has benefitted greatly from using the world’s #1 social platform for business the answer is direct. I realize, however, that there are those who are still outside...

YOU, the Expert??!!

I’m certain that you have seen those people that are designated as “Influencer” on LinkedIn. Hopefully, you are following several of them and reading their posts. Has it occurred to you that your clients might want to think of YOU in the same way? Perhaps they are...

How I Do It. (Make $$ using LinkedIn)

How I Have Gained Success with LinkedIn: My mornings usually begin with coffee and a LinkedIn post. Sometimes I will post around midnight to take advantage of other time zones where others are waking while we are getting ready to sleep. Either way I find great value...

Why is LinkedIn Unique?

Many people have talked themselves into doing little or nothing at all with social media because they view all social platforms as similar and part of one humongous category. However, it has been proven that even small efforts on social media can prove beneficial. So...

Ten Terrible LinkedIn Turnoffs

There are glaring mistakes that can be made using LinkedIn and the costs of making them can be painfully high. Realize that you often have only one chance to make a favorable impression. Therefore, it is important to be aware of these pitfalls so that they can be...

Any Size Business Can Benefit from Using LinkedIn

Can Small and Large Businesses Grow Via LinkedIn? When I hear this question I immediately respond, “Yes, of course.” LinkedIn’s dynamic search engine is useful for any size business to target a market and find prospective clients. I am an example of a small business...

Buried by LinkedIn Emails??

If you feel this way, know that you are not alone! I hear this complaint frequently by clients and by professionals that I meet for the first time. I bring you Good News! It doesn't have to be so. If you will only spend some time adjusting your Settings tabs to match...

Are You Making Your Customers “Smarter”?

We all know that the selling process has changed and that social media has played a big part in the shift.  Social selling is the common buzz today.  LinkedIn defines the 3 parts of social selling as:  Finding, Connecting & Engaging. Yet, one aspect of social selling...

Do You Really Know Your Ideal Client?

Is your LinkedIn profile implementing a fisherperson or a archer type strategy?  Each is extremely different than the other. A fisherman throws a wide net with the intention of catching something.  On the other hand, an archer directs attention to a specific target....

Leaving Potential Clients Hanging in Space?

Over the past 5 years I have looked at ten of thousands of LinkedIn profiles (really, I have) and maybe you have too! The more of them that I see the more I wonder, "What's the point?"   By this mean, what is the creator of the profile trying to accomplish? Many times...

What’s Your LinkedIn I.Q.?

Get 2017 off and rolling with my new 50 question quiz to measure your LinkedIn IQ! Below are the first 12 questions to get started.  For the rest of the quiz just connect with me and I will send you the rest.  I will also correct your quiz answers when you send them...

3 Essential Keys for an Effective LinkedIn Profile

Client questions are a great source of post ideas and I frequently get asked about the essential elements of an engaging profile.  Since I have looked at well over 40,000 profiles over the past five years, these keys should represent some value to you, a LinkedIn...

The Coming LinkedIn Tsunami!

Some say that LinkedIn created a business tsunami when it began some 14 years ago.  I say a larger LinkedIn tsunami is yet to come. There is no doubt that LinkedIn has revolutionized how business is done around the globe. Because of LinkedIn, it is now possible to...

How to Use Twitter & LinkedIn Profitably

Does Twitter & its tweets seem like a waste of time to you?  Well they did to me as well for a long time.  But the past year on Twitter has enlightened me in several important ways.  I will share with you now a few strategies that I've learned and that have been...

Dear Microsoft….

Dear Microsoft.... Congratulations on your recent and stunning purchase of LinkedIn.  You merged with a highly educated and professional membership base of nearly 450 million and you got it cheap!  That is not to say that $26 billion is “chump change” but not long ago...

How ya Doin’? A 3 Day Challenge For You!

You’ve probably heard the famous quote, “You don’t get a second chance to make a good first impression.” by Will Rogers. You probably think that it is a pretty good quote, right?  And you put it into action each and every day, right? When are the best times for you to...

7 Characteristics to Look for in a LinkedIn Coach

LinkedIn coaches are springing up like daisies these days.  The platform is nearing a membership of nearly 500 million and the Microsoft buyout has brought new credibility to the site.   As a result, some see LinkedIn as a vehicle to make extra income and are...

Everyday Heroes: A Charity Purchase for You to Make Today!

Today is the release of this collaborative book, Everyday Heroes on Amazon. It is the brainchild of Matt Bacak, a legendary international internet marketer. He brought together some 30 internationally successful entrepreneurs and asked them to share their stories...

“What the mind of man can conceive and believe, the mind of man can achieve.”

Napoleon Hill