We’re all familiar with the “New Year, New You” types of resolutions that crop up as January approaches. For 2019, why not apply a twist to that concept: instead of vowing to refresh your wardrobe or raise the bar on your workout regime, try revitalizing your LinkedIn profile with fresh feedback…Start by identifying four people in your network whose LinkedIn recommendations would add important insights to your professional experience and highlight four additional people in your circle worthy of a little professional love.
I had the fortune of being interviewed by the well-respected Will Richardson, based in San Francisco, on his Richardson Financial podcast. I share great tips on how to build a strong LinkedIn profile, how to build an intentional network, review on which LinkedIn subscription you should consider, how you can work with me to overhaul your profile, train you on how to use LinkedIn and/or bring me in for a speaking engagement.
If you haven’t heard the news: LinkedIn is getting a makeover. One third of the United States LinkedIn members have it today and the company seems to be picking up speed on the rollout. I work with many other consultants in my same space and we do not know the selection process of how LinkedIn is doling out access; so, don’t lose sleep trying to figure it out. Be patient if you do not have it yet because your time is coming.
Here are four ways you can proactively prepare…
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Building relationships on LinkedIn is remembering that LinkedIn is an online networking tool. It is a platform to connect with people who you are doing, have done or want to do business with. It is a supplement to your current business process and another touch point to stay top of mind with the professionals who matter to you the most.
Engaging with insights on LinkedIn, as it relates to your Social Selling Index score, will be impacted by your interaction with content and activity via (1) shares, likes, comments and re-shares, the (2) direct messages you send to people along with response rate, and finally (3) the number of Groups you join and your engagement within those Groups.