Using LinkedIn to Fill Your Sales Funnel with Jennifer Darling

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Or do you take a more tactical approach and tap into one of today’s more powerful tools for making professional connections – LinkedIn. The post Using LinkedIn to Fill Your Sales Funnel with Jennifer Darling appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Or do you take a more tactical approach and tap into one of today’s more powerful tools for making professional connections – LinkedIn. How can you use LinkedIn to maximize networking opportunities?

LinkedIn Members: Thank You

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Almost 30,000 of you visited my post on LinkedIn about Uber. Some of you took the time to leave thoughtful comments. Others just swung by with a like. I appreciate the time all of you you invested in this. Time is money. You created a gold mine for me. Thank you.

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LinkedIn Apologies

The Communication Blog

Just want to go on record tho' I realize this is not the right place to post this: Apologies to all who I inadvertently asked to accept me on LinkedIn. Instead I was asking others (who LinkedIn said I knew but in many cases didn’t) to link to me. LinkedIn ApologiesI should have read the screen more carefully. In clicking “accept all”--or whatever it was--I thought I was simply accepting those who asked to link to me.

Get a QR code that links to your LinkedIn profile – put it on the last slide of your presentation

More than PowerPoint...

How do you get a QR code of your LinkedIn profile? You can do it directly from within LinkedIn! I often put a QR code that leads to my LinkedIn profile on or near the last slide of my presentation. With a QR code that leads to my LinkedIn profile, an audience member can scan the code and connect with me on LinkedIn, if they wish. In this short video, (45 seconds) I show you how to create and scan a LinkedIn QR code.

LinkedIn Updates - Stupid Networking Tricks

PR Daily

For professionals, LinkedIn Updates is the platform for networking. Yes, LinkedIn Updates is a positive platform. But, let's face it, most professionals don't know how to do that in ways that create relationships and bring in business. The result is that their efforts appear cartoonish. Eventually, those professionals become folks we make it our business to ignore.

Your LinkedIn Profile - How's It Doing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

LinkedIn is  the  platform for professionals. One of the various ways you find that out is through the LinkedIn feature known as "Search Appearances." " Weekly, LinkedIn notifies you about the number of those checking your profile and identifies some of them.

New LinkedIn group: Great Communicators! Effective presenting & PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Thanks to those of you who responded to my request for help in naming the group, a new LinkedIn group is up and running! If you’re on LinkedIn, go to [link] to join the group and the fun! Tags: Resource LinkedIn And it’s running fast, with active comments and a great discussion going. Current discussions are: What is your biggest challenge when you create or deliver a presentation?

LinkedIn - Investors continue mauling

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to those who keep track of such things, LinkedIn had its worst stock-market day ever. Soon enough we professionals who are investing so much time playing in the LinkedIn sandbox will take our toys elsewhere to network. It isn't only the Q4 loss which LinkedIn announced. When I was writing for Motley Fool, I defended LinkedIn high share price because of its ability to capture the data associated with The Professional Class.

Help me by complete a LinkedIn poll/survey

PowerPoint Tips

I want to start a LinkedIn group where people can get together and talk about best practices in presentations. LinkedIn help says I can share this link with anyone, but let me know if you don’t have an account and can’t access it. Tags: Surveys LinkedIn poll survey What makes a good presentation? How can you solve a presentation problem that’s been bothering you? What presentation techniques increase sales or engage an audience?

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Video: Practical Social Networking - LinkedIn and Facebook

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Tags: Social Media Facebook Linkedin Practical social networking Webinar

Video: Practical Social Networking - LinkedIn and Facebook

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Tags: Social Media Facebook Linkedin Practical social networking Webinar

Marketing - No, LinkedIn Isn't Always THE Must

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Look at LinkedIn. If they do that they will probably be less visible on LinkedIn. What you notice is plenty of indirect and direct marketing by law firms. However, a new survey by Greentarget, reports Patrick Smith in Law.com , found that's not very effective in new business development. Neither are the peer-driven ranking and listing services. Yet, too many law firm marketers put too many resources into those.

LinkedIn - Odd It Celebrates Birthdays

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Since LinkedIn is  the  network for professionals, it's appropriate that it flags someone's connections of X years at ABC company. I advocate LinkedIn disable the system which lets my network know I had another birthday. Work anniversaries, sure. But, what's odd is having the same kind of notification system about birthdays. A near-universal fear among professionals in America is being the victim of age bias.

LinkedIn Updates Adds "Share" Button

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, all of us networking on LinkedIn Updates can also "share" observations, curations, and memes. For professionals, LinkedIn Updates has become one of the most productive hangouts.   So far, no other professional networking platform has created the power of LinkedIn's. That "share button" has been added to "like" and "comment" ones. We can really get into the heads of thought leaders.

How to: Create an account on LinkedIn

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Is everyone at the local coffee shop telling you that you should be on LinkedIn? LinkedIn strengthens and extends your existing network of trusted personal and professional contacts. Tags: Business Communication Social Media Technology how to Linkedin Practical social networking Social Networking Are you new to Social Networking?

How to: Create an account on LinkedIn

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Is everyone at the local coffee shop telling you that you should be on LinkedIn? LinkedIn strengthens and extends your existing network of trusted personal and professional contacts. Tags: Business Communication Technology how to Linkedin Practical social networking Social Networking Are you new to Social Networking?

Job Searchers - Critical Importance of LinkedIn Profile

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Much of the data will be retrieved from the LinkedIn profile. Incidentally, more and more of the contract ads I respond to request the URL for my LinkedIn profile, not a resume.  Creating resumes, as they do at Washington Metro area Your Edge for Success (YES) , is both an art and science. The art part entails the arrangement of elements, just as in a skilled operation of Photoshop. The science is the selection of the right keywords.

Speaking Confidently LinkedIn Paper on Public Speaking

Speaking Freely

The post Speaking Confidently LinkedIn Paper on Public Speaking appeared first on Speaking Freely. Dorothea Stuart, a communication coach and consultant from UK, is curating a great new public speaking Paper.Li called Speaking Confidently. Dorothea is including articles, blog posts and videos centered around public speaking. Her contributors include the biggest names in the public speaking world like Garr Reynolds at Presentation Zen, Nancy Duarte, Tom Antion, Tony Robbins, […].

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LinkedIn Updates - Ultimate Professional Hangout

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Given the frequency of postings by just about everyone on LinkedIn Updates, it appears that it's the hangout for professionals. Several assignment have come through directly through that kind of networking on LinkedIn Updates. Not only is there a sharing of information, insight and whatever. Employers also are using that particular platform to recruit for talent. Those needing work let us all know that they are available.

Audio: Practical Social Networking - LinkedIn and Facebook

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Audio will not give the full webinar experience - we often refer to information shown onscreen, such as website pages from LinkedIn, [.] Audio will not give the full webinar experience - we often refer to information shown onscreen, such as website pages from LinkedIn, Facebook and so on. Tags: Podcasts Social Media Facebook Linkedin Practical social networking

Audio: Practical Social Networking - LinkedIn and Facebook

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Audio will not give the full webinar experience - we often refer to information shown onscreen, such as website pages from LinkedIn, [.] Audio will not give the full webinar experience - we often refer to information shown onscreen, such as website pages from LinkedIn, Facebook and so on. Tags: Podcasts Social Media Facebook Linkedin Practical social networking

Audio: Practical Social Networking - LinkedIn and Facebook

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Audio will not give the full webinar experience - we often refer to information shown onscreen, such as website pages from LinkedIn, [.] Audio will not give the full webinar experience - we often refer to information shown onscreen, such as website pages from LinkedIn, Facebook and so on. Tags: Podcasts Social Media Facebook Linkedin Practical social networking

LinkedIn Chose My Uber Analysis, Posted on Law and More, as Editor's Selection

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

LinkedIn chose my post on Uber from my syndicated site Law and More for its Editor's Selections. ET, here is a snapshot of the response on LinkedIn to my commentary: Uber, Postmates - Judge Rules Against Temporary Injunction on Enforcement if CA AB 5.

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Video: Practical Social Networking - LinkedIn and Facebook

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Tags: Social Media Facebook Linkedin Practical social networking Webinar

Why Your LinkedIn Invite (and follow-up) Isn’t Working

SpeakerSue Says...

Last week, I received this LinkedIN connection invite: “Hi Sue, I would love to know if you’re interested in our XYZ MEETING PLANNERS, in Month, 100% Live Virtually due to COVID-19. I’ll send the brochure. Are you interested in receiving? Call me back at 555-555-5555 or me @XYZ.com Best,”. That was the INVITE! I’ve also received thoughtful invites and as soon as I accept, instead of an authentic thank you, the person starts pitching.

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LinkedIn Pulse Mutating Into Multi-Dimensional Tool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

LinkedIn Pulse is mutating into a multi-dimensional tool. Currently, on LinkedIn Pulse is a post by writer/editor/consultant Claire Zulkey. I will be focusing on the LinkedIn Pulse posts to attempt to discern other trends in leveraging this digital platform. Remember how it started out as a platform restricted to brandname experts? When it opened the doors to Everyman and Everywoman, evolution kicked in.

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LinkedIn ProFinder - Sure, Go for Free 30-Day Trial

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

LinkedIn dominates job search. Increasingly, those looking to hire request the link to our LinkedIn Profile instead of a resume. And corporations such as Unilever which experimenting with digital recruiting have Artificial Intelligence scan our LinkedIn site.    So, LinkedIn's paid service - ProFinder - is what freelancers can't ignore. In our email as well as on our LinkedIn homepage, there will appear the requests for proposals.

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Linkedin Updates - Major Influencer Platform, Unpaid

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Well, the geniuses at LinkedIn have figured out how to attract influencers, without having to dish out funds. The platform is LinkedIn Updates.   Just as with Facebook, many of us have developed the LinkedIn Updates habit. LinkedIn gets plenty from this partnering with influencers.   I tell clients that they have to invest their resources on LinkedIn Updates. WPP is taking it on the chin. That's because "Mad Men" days are over.

LinkedIn Profile - Lots of Views, Then Nothing.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like every other entity in this volatile era, your profile on LinkedIn should be continually reviewed. One red flag that your LinkedIn Profile is a liability, not an asset, is this: It's receiving lots of views. No surprise, LinkedIn encourages us for continually revamping profiles. It might need a fine-tuning or even the overhaul. However, there are no follow-up contacts. Instead, prospective clients/customers aren't contacting you.

LinkedIn Pulse, The Smugs, No Learning Curve

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's why it's puzzling to observe on high-profile LinkedIn Pulse posts which consistently are in the no, single or only double digits in all the categories. Branding now includes the number of page views, likes, shares, and comments your published content receives. Yet the authors -- The Smugs - continue to use that platform. Their branding is dinged. It seems odd that they would not make it their business to attempt progress on the learning curve.

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The Extreme Marketability of Sussex Royal Controversy - LinkedIn Chose Jane Genova's Analysis as Editor's Selection

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

LinkedIn is the most influential and powerful professional platform - at least which is open to Everyman and Everywoman.   I'm thrilled to share with those following my social media that for the second time recently LinkedIn has chosen my analysis of the Sussex Royal issue as the Editor's Selection. It's leveled the playing field in networking. 

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Linkedin Pulse Gadflies - Less Is More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One of the most used is LinkedIn Pulse. Unlike Medium which is issue-oriented, LinkedIn Pulse is a platform for business. At one time LinkedIn Pulse was only open to designated influencers aka brandnames. For a while now, members of LinkedIn have been posting what should be thought pieces on the platform. The image they are creating is: Hey, LinkedIn fellow members, I am your network gadfly. Even in search engine marketing (SEM), less is usually more.

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Permanent Work-at-Home - LinkedIn-Type Networks Will Surge in Influence (and other implications)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That's why LinkedIn-like networks will become increasingly influential. Square, reports BusinessInsider , has joined Twitter in allowing employees to work from home permanently. Those who have done both - did face time in offices and telecommuted - know how much professional mobility and shots at plum assignments can be lost by not being there. Soon enough the new permanent work-at-home types better get that too.

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LinkedIn Pulse - It's Not A Numbers Game

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

LinkedIn opened its Influencers' forum to all members. Called "Pulse" that is a free platform for any LinkedIn member. There are buttons which allow you to link the content throughout LinkedIn as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Being published on LinkedIn is an extraordinary opportunity for influence, networking and actual selling.

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LinkedIn Profile, Et Al. - Think Headlines

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yes, that includes their LinkedIn profile, as Danny Rubin hammers on BusinessInsider. The traditional way to present on LinkedIn would be provide the job title. We experience the world in headlines. Not just the news. That's the result of the drama or melodrama injected into more and more human activities. That's to position and package them as worth paying attention to.

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LinkedIn - Self-Publish As An Influncer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Self-publishing on LinkedIn as an Influencer is a smart career move. Not too long ago the Influencer Section on LinkedIn had only been open to the big brandnames. So, how do you start self-publishing on LinkedIn? Of course, first you have to become a member of LinkedIn. Here is a recent Influencer piece I posted on LinkedIn. Officially it is called the Pulse Section.

LinkedIn Pulse Or Blog? - Maybe Both

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Publishing on LinkedIn Pulse is a powerful magnet for attention. My LinkedIn post on rebranding Ellen Pao made it Christmas in July for my professional life. Given LinkedIn's extraordinary reach the question becomes: Should we continue to invest resources in maintaining or starting a blog? If you post as often as you want on LinkedIn Pulse, for example, you might come across as "desperate."

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LinkedIn - It knows plenty

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The sweet spot in LinkedIn is all the data it collects about us professionals, how it can collect that in real time, and how it can aggregate it so that even the White House is clamoring for it.  For the financial information company Motley Fool I look at this LinkedIn phenomenon. 

Your Client's LinkedIn Pulse Post Flopped - Delete

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The potential exposure provided by posting on LinkedIn Pulse can be as great as having an opinion-editorial (op-ed) published in The Wall Street Journal. The potential downside can be equally huge. There is little traffic. No likes. No comments. That data - or the lack of them - are made public on the Pulse site. Your client looks bad. The good news is that Pulse platform allows you to delete. And that's what I recommend. Products fail and are taken off the market.

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LinkedIn Updates - The Wisdom of Crowds

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Professionals with authority and influence in their disciplines are hanging out on LinkedIn Updates.  No, Updates doesn't replace LinkedIn Pulse. Call it The Wisdom of Crowds.    There they share observations, links to useful articles, likes of others' updates and comments. On Updates just about anyone's voice can be heard, can resonate and can trigger plenty of attention.

Pay to Play: Rooftop Slushie, LinkedIn ProFinder, Upwork (and being paid not to work through Universal Basic Income)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One is LinkedIn ProFinder.   After signing up, what LinkedIn assesses as appropriate opportunities appear in the LinkedIn inbox. Along with the ability to submit proposals the subscriber has other benefits such as contacting 15 LinkedIn members whose profile is behind the Premium wall. 

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LinkedIn Is New Hangout For Professionals On Internet

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The place to communicate has become LinkedIn. Obviously those in the know know to keep checking in on LinkedIn. Comment or even put a "like" and the author is bound to review your LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn took on that function. Soon enough LinkedIn will create other social excuses for extra bonding. Maybe it's true. Maybe email is dead. And maybe it's also true that blogging is not where global discussions get started.

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LinkedIn: Professional Profile Must

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those who can give us work - full-time, part-time, contract - check LinkedIn.    I did just that when those interviewing me for my services had cited information on my LinkedIn profile which was no longer relevant. Here is my current LinkedIn profile.   Think of it as our business card online. That social networking site has gone from housing the profiles of social-media early adopters to a must-complete.