Do CEOs know what they want? Yes, they do.

Do you download content that makes you think? I do. While I’m interested in lots of varied information and am a sucker for a good headline, I know that I’ll be dropped into a sales funnel and a salesperson who most likely didn’t look at my LinkedIn profile or website will begin to send me […]

Are You Sure Your Content is Share-Worthy?

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Today, focus on only share-worthy content. In my last post, Your “Like” is Not So Inspiring, I focused on how a “Like” is just not enough anymore. My intent was to encourage, and perhaps, inspire a more strategic pursuit of content sharing to increase your visibility and personal brand Not everything we post is epic […]

Getting the Most Out of Your LinkedIn InMail Messages

LinkedIn InMail messages have been getting a lot of airtime recently. From webinars to ebooks to A TON of client questions, it seems that this LinkedIn resource that helps you directly message non-connections is simultaneously appealing and intimidating. But have no fear! I send InMails all of the time, (daily as a matter of fact), […]

The Value Behind Personalizing Connection Requests

Networking on LinkedIn can be valuable, regardless of your occupation. For business professionals especially, making connections on LinkedIn can sometimes make or break you gaining a new client. Connecting with someone on LinkedIn can potentially be the first step in the marketing funnel, by just making people aware of your business, or getting your name […]

Download Your 1st Degree Connections on LinkedIn

How many current connections do you have on LinkedIn? Are these people still crucial to the work that you are doing? Do you even know everyone in your network? LinkedIn makes it easy and convenient for us to see all of those connections in a spreadsheet so that you can take a look at your […]

Stop Networking and Actually Get to Know People

Speed networking has been off my radar for a while now. It’s just not enough anymore. The five to ten minutes of uber-high level pleasantries, quick questions focused on what you do, who you know and why you’re there just don’t cut it anymore. These quick conversations, usually positioned before or in between presentations, speakers, […]

LinkedIn: Know What You Need to Know

Have you ever been charged with presenting something you’re not entirely sure you’re an expert on? If so, you probably thought, “Wow, I can’t do this. I’m not an expert.” Then you realize you better learn it fast. People are relying on you to teach, inspire, and perhaps even entertain them. Something important may be […]

Don’t Pause Your LinkedIn Outreach in July

Everyone is asking, “Should we pause our LinkedIn outreach in July?”   According to AAA, a record-setting 46.9 million Americans are expected to hit the roads, rails, and sky for the 4th of July holiday.   Considering this stat alone, it’s a valid question. And since so many people have asked that question over the […]

Your LinkedIn Search Appearances: Updated

Inform Tip and Tutorials

I’ve had a number of coaching conversations recently that made me realize that it was time to reshare this post from last October. Your LinkedIn search appearances is one of my favorite features on your LinkedIn profile. There is a ton of great information that can be gleaned here. Read on for more information! —————————————————-  […]

The Ultimate Value of Your 2nd-degree LinkedIn Connections

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Are you having trouble finding new candidates and prospects? Do you need to re-invent your recruiting and sales pipelines? If so, you need to tap into your 2nd-degree LinkedIn connections. They’re a direct pathway to expand your reach and influence without breaking the bank, investing in a new tech stack that your team may find […]