Archive for December, 2013

Writing a Killer LinkedIn Recommendation

Monday, December 30th, 2013

I found a terrific post on Mashable titled 5 Steps to Writing an Amazing LinkedIn Recommendation. I really liked their 5 steps, although I think most people are going to mess up the 5th step. Check it out, and then go write an amazing recommendation! Note: these five steps work great for ...

LinkedIn Signal and LinkedIn Contacts (CRM)

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Here's another reason why I don't support using LinkedIn as your CRM.  Signal was something they loved, and I think it could have been really useful (like a Google Alerts in LinkedIn? COOL!).  Look what they did to it (image below). What if LinkedIn one day decides they aren't going NO ...

LinkedIn for Lawyers (book review)

Friday, December 20th, 2013

I got the chance to review LinkedIn for Lawyers: connect, engage and grow your business.  This was written by Kirsten Hodgson and published by LexisNexis.  This is a sponsored review. I have given presentations to groups of lawyers and have found it to be difficult because they like to hear from ...

LinkedIn CRM: beware and be aware

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Recently I was asked about using LinkedIn as a CRM, which means putting in information about your Contacts without them knowing about it (notes, phone numbers, etc.). I wrote about a HUGE issue here: LinkedIn Contacts vs. LinkedIn Policy: Now This Issue Can’t Be Ignored. I still don't know how they ...

Who do I connect with on LinkedIn? People I know and trust, or everyone?

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

I know, this is a tired debate of QvQ (or Quality vs Quantity). I maintain that different people, with different circumstances and objectives, should have a different position on the spectrum of QvQ.  LinkedIn has, on the record, been on the far "quality" side of the spectrum, saying you should only ...