When I speak to some LinkedIn members about their LinkedIn user experience, they admit they feel tentative about using LinkedIn. This could be because they don’t want LinkedIn to send them lots of emails, they don’t want new connections to send them...read more
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An increasing number of our clients are asking us how to leverage their attendance at or involvement with conferences and trade shows, so today’s article provides 12 tips for what you can do on LinkedIn, via your LinkedIn Profile and LinkedIn Company Page. If...read more
To optimise your LinkedIn profile simply means filling in all of the main details about yourself and your experience on your LinkedIn Profile. There are 3 reasons why you should optimise your profile. The 1st reason is to increase how well you come up in search on...read more
Today’s article will help those of you who are reluctant about having an online presence. Let me start with, I get it. As an inherently private person, the process of embracing and leveraging my online presence has been an uncomfortable journey. Marina, Think...read more
Would you like to take better control of the skills you have listed on your Linked profile? Today’s article will show you how and answer some of the common questions I am asked about this, sometimes contentious, LinkedIn feature. LinkedIn provides the option for...read more
Once you’ve updated your LinkedIn Profile, it’s time to be more active on LinkedIn. And this is where I see a lot of professionals get stuck. They are not sure where to begin and may also be too busy to dedicate headspace to researching detailed tutorials...read more
Today’s article is designed to help you understand the role of LinkedIn as a professional networking platform that can serve your goals better if you know how to use it more effectively. I’ll also provide you with what may be relatable context on why some...read more
When my team and I conduct LinkedIn Profile Audits, one of the first steps we do is review your contact details. Depending on your public profile settings, it is your connections who can see most of your contact details, which can include your primary email, office...read more
The older I get the faster the years seem to pass. And so when new clients or colleagues apologise to me when they finally decide to engage my services, I smile. Because I understand how busy life is and that LinkedIn is on your important, and not urgent, to do list....read more
I’m enjoying watching LinkedIn make the transition from being the ugly duckling to the swan. Okay, okay, there’s still quite a few features LinkedIn could clean up before we are in swan territory, but the changes over the last 12 months, since Microsoft...read more
If you’ve heard me speak on the topic of LinkedIn, then you’ll have had a chuckle to yourself when you’ve heard me explain ‘LinkedInitis’. It’s a term I affectionately use to describe a condition where people know they should spend...read more
LinkedIn’s Social Selling Index (SSI) is updated daily and measures how effective you are on LinkedIn across 4 key measures: Establishing your professional brand Finding the right people Engaging with insights Building relationships on LinkedIn Curious by...read more
If you are thinking about using LinkedIn and the LinkedIn article feature, the good news is that LinkedIn now invites all members to join the conversation and share their own perspectives via long-form posts. Publishing long form posts on LinkedIn was once the domain...read more
I would like to share with you why being connected with everyone you know on LinkedIn is important and how to increase your connections. Please know that my approach is based on good manners and treating people with respect, which means the principles I will explore...read more
The good news for job seekers, or those starting to think about their next career move, is that if you take your profile on LinkedIn seriously, then it could be the tool that helps you find your next job! Please find below my suggestions for how to use LinkedIn to...read more
After guest speaking at a business women’s breakfast, I was approached by Natalie Hughes to be interviewed on Miss Independent Podcast, a series of conversations Natalie has with successful women who share their career and business stories, work experiences,...read more
As you start to take your personal branding more seriously, the photography you use within your business to promote your business will become more important. With your LinkedIn Profile, you can have a headshot photo AND a background image, which should have the same...read more
Updated March 31st, 2017 A profile that presents the best version of you is incomplete without relevant recommendations from clients and colleagues. I believe recommendations are as powerful as a client testimonial for your business or professional referee for your...read more
Updated April 2017 In this blog post I’ve invited Jade Wisely to join us to share her 10 Tips for Perfecting Your Profile Picture. From time to time I invite guests to share their insights on Think Bespoke’s blog and this one has been one of our...read more
Updated April 2017 One of the many things I love about using LinkedIn as a business and career tool is the ability to change features within my settings, depending on my goals for leveraging this platform. The default when you set up your LinkedIn Profile means when...read more
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