LinkedIn 101

I’m Open, But I’m Not THAT Open

I’ve recently become much more open about accepting connections on LinkedIn…I’ve become a LION (LinkedIn Open Networker). That said, there are a few things that I’ve come across as I’ve become more open that I find problematic. […]

Networking Skills

LinkedIn: More than a Numbers Game

After last week’s post, readers made some excellent comments regarding the value of large networks. A couple of people seemed to think that the focus of my post was entirely about numbers, and so I […]

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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Social Networking

Proper Etiquette for LinkedIn Invitations and Messages

As we begin to use the internet and social media more and more often for business purposes, it becomes increasingly important to remember that etiquette applies to the internet world as well as the real.

I recently received an email from a colleague asking to connect on LinkedIn…

…the problem was he sent the same email to about one hundred different people, and included us all in the ‘to’ box!

Whenever you send an email to large groups of people, it is important to remember to use the ‘bcc’ (blind carbon copy) function. When you include… […]

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LinkedIn Humor

What to Do with 10,000 LinkedIn Connections

While I understand the argument for mega-connecting, or “open networking”, it always felt like it kind of missed the point of LinkedIn. So while it might be valuable, it’s not as valuable as a more […]