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LinkedIn Etiquette Guide 2017: 20 Do’s & Don’ts [INFOGRAPHIC]

Many people are fearful when using social media networks like LinkedIn for business, concerned that they may make a mistake or do something wrong. Has your fear of making mistakes on LinkedIn prevented you from taking full advantage of all that this business social network has to offer? Each day, I see people make mistakes on LinkedIn that not only wastes their time but damages their credibility. To ensure this doesn’t happen to you, it is essential that you understand and carefully utilize proper LinkedIn etiquette and best practices. Good manners are just a way of showing other people that we have respect for them. ~Bill Kelly In this article, you will discover very important Do’s and Don’ts of LinkedIn etiquette and the mistakes you absolutely must avoid making. LinkedIn Etiquette: The Official Infographic  Scroll down below for the complete article  Feel free to share this infographic  LinkedIn Etiquette: 10 Things You Must Do 1. Personalize Connection Requests The first and most important tip I can share with you is to personalize each and every connection request that you send out. People are far more likely to accept your request if you either remind them of how they know you […]

The Guide To Networking On LinkedIn For Business

Do you struggle with using LinkedIn for business lead generation? Have you wondered how you can expand your network in a way that complies with LinkedIn’s rules while meeting your business goals at the same time? You don’t have to spend much time to figure out that I’m a huge proponent of LinkedIn business networking but I still get so many people reaching out to me who are confused and ask questions like: How can I connect less with random people I don’t care about and more with potential prospects? How can I get new connections more interested in me when I connect with them? Who are these LIONs (LinkedIn Open Networkers) and should I be one? How am I supposed to meet new prospects when LinkedIn constantly tells me not to connect with strangers? (My personal favorite) If you have ever found yourself asking any of those questions, read on. By the time you are done reading this article you shouldn’t have any more confusion over how you should be using LinkedIn for business when it comes to connecting with new people. A Rule That Is Meant To Be Broken Before I really get started, I feel like I […]

LinkedIn Training: Creating a Professional LinkedIn Presence

Yesterday I woke up to a flurry of emails and text messages of people telling me that I was on the front page of the Kelowna Daily Courier newspaper and also had a large article consuming page 1 of the business section about my recent LinkedIn training seminar held at the Ramada Hotel in Kelowna. During a full day live LinkedIn training I had room full of business owners, entrepreneurs, sales people and professionals working on their LinkedIn profiles. The objective of this workshop was not for me to stand at the front of the room and just teach all day, but more to lead this group of savvy professionals through how to create a professional LinkedIn profile that gets results, and implement it before the end of the day. It was such a wonderful group of people from all across the Okanagan Valley, and some even making the 4 hour drive in from Vancouver to attend this one-of-a-kind LinkedIn training. The audience was represented well by the local media (Kelowna Capital News, Kelowna Daily Courier, Astral Media) with sales professionals, business columnists and even VP of Sales and Marketing from the local media in attendance as participants. Also in […]

3 Reasons Why Your LinkedIn Profile Needs To Be Updated Now!

Are you using LinkedIn to grow your business? Or have you been thinking of using it but haven’t got around to it yet? LinkedIn is essential for all B2B businesses but can also be very effective for B2C businesses. Currently 97% of the people using LinkedIn are using it wrong…the other 3% are getting amazing results and are increasing their visibility, credibility and growing their business faster than they ever could before. Why You Need a Great LinkedIn Profile Right Now 1. Your Prospects Are Already Looking Up Your Name. LinkedIn is one of the top ranked sites in Google so when your clients Google you (and they will), one of the VERY first things that comes up, is your LinkedIn profile. This one point alone essentially makes your LinkedIn profile more important than your website. 2. Your Profile Needs SEO Just Like Your Website. Your profile needs to be optimized for the keywords you want to be found for. When someone searches on LinkedIn for what you do or offer, you can’t afford to have your competitors come up first! LinkedIn is extremely powerful for B2B but can also be very effective for B2C with the right strategy. 3. […]

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