LinkedIn Tools

Understanding your LinkedIn Network Standing

LinkedIn can be a bit competitive, especially for these that are truly building large networks: networks full of business prospects. This is a question my Partner, Mike O’Neil and I get asked all the time, and it’s part of our Integrated Alliances LinkedIn Network Building Training Program.

“How do I know where I stand with others on LinkedIn, particularly in the area where I live and do business?” […]

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Networking Skills

What I Like Most About LinkedIn

I recently connected with a gentleman, Mark, who sent this email:  “Lori, please accept my genuine thanks for connecting with me on LinkedIn.  What do you like the most about LinkedIn?” Others have asked the […]

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Networking Skills

Make a Referral Week 2010 Is March 8-12

I won’t quote you a zillion studies – let’s just accept it as fact that for most businesses, referrals are both the least expensive and most effective source of new business. Referrals are also the […]

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Networking Skills

Now That’s What I Call Progress

I suppose you still have to have a way to give people your LinkedIn URL, but this is definitely a step in the right direction. Save the trees!

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LinkedIn Humor

Shoes Make the Man

While this is kind of funny, there’s a lesson here too…it’s important to be memorable, in any way that’s not negative: Italian cowboy boots, a pink feather in your hair, a distinctive business card, an […]

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Networking Skills

Job Seekers: Attitude Matters

It’s very easy to fall into the trap of thinking that the insulation of the internet allows us to be bitter, snarky, etc., with impunity. Perhaps in an anonymous environment like Slashdot that may be […]

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LinkedIn Humor

LinkedIn Open Networking FAIL

3 per day? How about 3 ever??? Posting open LinkedIn connection requests on Twitter is: Noise. It’s certainly not conversation or relationship-building. Desperate. Ugh. Who wants to connect with desperate? Ineffective. What’s the value of […]