Archive for March, 2009

LinkedIn Answers Must Do

Monday, March 30th, 2009

When you ask a question on LinkedIn Answers you MUST send the question to up to 200 of your first degree contacts.  If you don't do this, imho, you shouldn't even ask the question.  It's that important. A few months ago LinkedIn changed the design on the page where you invite ...

Killer LinkedIn Introduction Request

Friday, March 27th, 2009

That is, killer as in awesome, not as in kills any opportunities.  Check out this intro I got that I edited for privacy... I think this is THE BEST LinkedIn Introduction I've ever seen: (To name) I briefly saw (some work that he produced) when I met Jason in Atlanta a few ...

What Kind Of People Are In Your LinkedIn Network?

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

This morning I'm going through my old invitations to and accepting them ... being out of town so much really took me out of the loop. As I look at these invitations I started thinking about the makeup of my LinkedIn network... here's what I can think of off the top ...

My LinkedIn Complaint

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

You know something that bugs me?  It's not a big deal, but every time I see it it's almost like hearing fingernails scrape across a chalkboard. When someone invites me to connect and they say something like: I think I've blogged about this before... can't remember what my position was on it ...

LinkedIn Group Announcements (one little beef)

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

I introduced the LinkedIn Group Announcements yesterday, today I have to share my little beef.  I wrote my announcement with line breaks (or, spaces between paragraphs), and this is how I saw it in my gmail (not with the red lines, of course): It was one big glob :(  My question ...

LinkedIn Groups Announces Newsletter-like Feature

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

LinkedIn emailed all Groups owners last week saying that there is a new feature, akin to a newsletter for the Group owner: LinkedIn Group Announcements.  This is pretty cool, as it allows me as a Group owner to actually send a message to all Group members. Did I say "pretty cool?" ...

LinkedIn for Job Seekers update

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Last night I tested the LinkedIn for Job Seekers DVD on my DVD player (it worked), on a Mac (it worked), and on two PCs (it worked on one, the sound didn't work on the other - I probably need to update some software) ... ! I also gave feedback for ...

Free LinkedIn Webinar Followup

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Yesterday's webinar was awesome - over 230 people were on the call, which is a lot more than I thought would have ever signed up.  Thanks to everyone for taking time to come, and sorry for not being able to answer ALL of the questions (there were about 70 that ...

LinkedIn the Vehicle vs. LinkedIn the Destination

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

So many LinkedIn evangelists want to send people to their LinkedIn Profile page. I wonder why. I know why I DON'T do that. I wonder if people who do it realize that they are making their LinkedIn Profile their destination. Should it be your destination?  Or should your LinkedIn Profile be a channel to ...

Should You Be An Open Connector?

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

I see a bunch of LinkedIn Profiles that have a few hundred connections and say they are LIONs, or LinkedIn Open Networkers (aka, LinkedIn LIONs).  I shared my thoughts on LinkedIn LIONs a few months ago (nice heated discussion there)... today I want to follow up on a concept that ...