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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Using LinkedIn

The Top 10 Messages You’re Really Sending

Sometimes it takes the perspective of the outsider to see what’s really going on… You walk though the front door every day, and so the stained and faded appearance is neither new nor unusual. In […]

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Using LinkedIn

Using LinkedIn for Competitive Intelligence

I just learned about a cool new competitive intelligence tool for LinkedIn and other social networks called IKO System. Its founder, Nicolas Woirhaye, put together an excellent quick guide to using LinkedIn for keeping track […]

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LinkedIn Humor

Dr. Seuss LinkedIn Invitation

If Dr. Seuss were alive today and a member of LinkedIn, I wonder what an invitation from him might have looked like. I’m thinking something like this: When you’re looking for that person Who can […]

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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 […]

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LinkedIn Humor

How to Recommend Strangers on LinkedIn

Sure, it might seem like a crazy idea to recommend someone you don’t even know. And you might think that’s a relatively new etiquette problem unique to the modern social web. You would be wrong. […]