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James Potter
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I see so many people just waiting for something (anything?) to happen on LinkedIn just because they are there, present, still and doing ... .nothing. Imagine going to a huge networking event, convention or conference and standing there not doing anything .. you wouldn't would you as it would never work. LinkedIn is just the same, try doing something, a status message is a great place to start to here's how to do it. If you enjoy this then check out the other blog posts or sign up if you like :)
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I hear so many myths floating about but here's the low down on the good, the bad and the ugly truths of connecting with as many as you should or perhaps not ;) Loads more of these on the blog. If I can ever help with anything LinkedIn just ask.
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You really have to wonder about some people on LinkedIn I think. You will be amazed, appalled and possibly (unusually for me) dumb struck by not just what words people use on their profiles but also the worst offenders.
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Have you been wondering about LinkedIn? How to use it to sell "stuff" and what is under the lid? Then check out this video as it is full of our latest research, useful stats and might make you think differently about LinkedIn and how you could use it to sell your "stuff". If you want to learn more give me a shout :) If not just enjoy the vid :)
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Thanks for the comment Nigel, it was a little while ago so all the numbers are much bigger now :)
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LinkedIn has given premium functionality for profiles and more to premium account holders. Have you seen this or changed yours yet? If not do read on.
LinkedIn profiles have been stable now for some time and hence just when everyone is (very slowly from our latest research into over 2,000 profiles) getting to grips with their personal brands and
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I get to see some shocking examples of profiles and just occasionally some really good ones too but often people don't know what they should say or how they should come across. Obviously time is against me so I cannot score 280m+ profiles so created a free to use tool that you can answer some simple multi choice questions and it will tell you how you do. The average score is appearing on another blog soon, but does your perception of your profile match the score you get I wonder? Try this test.
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Has been myth busting on all the things people think is right about LinkedIn, but may not be true. This time it is all about photographs, as much as some of them make me giggle they may not be helping you. If you want more myths of tips just sign up for the blog on my site www.thelinkedinman.com/blog. Have a great week.
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Just because it is a good photograph of you doesn't necessarily make it a good LinkedIn profile picture. Here's a dozen profile picture types that don't help you to look professional as you are in real life.
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I recently got asked a question about entrepreneurialism and it's effectiveness. It made me reflect about who the entrepreneurs actually are, and who says so. Did some research on +LinkedIn and here's the result a little blog. Hope you enjoy and if you do sign up whilst you're there.
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Really pleased to see how the video the +yourBusinessChannel put together has turned out, excellent job chaps. Be really interesting to see how many people are surprised by the numbers, the research and then take the profile test to see how they stack up against thousands of others. Thanks again +Mark Sinclair / +James R Kirk  and crew.
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It never ceases to amaze me how robotic and impersonal people can be on LinkedIn. It is not a race to collect people, well not if you want to make it work for you.

I challenge you to read this, reflect and see if it resonates with you.

Best wishes,

James

The Linked In Man

PS If you want more tips then do sign up for the blog if you like whilst you're there.
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New LinkedIn showcase pages for aspects of your business and focused content sharing, a side shoot of company pages but not the same or instead of! 
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Help people turn LinkedIn into the important things to them be it more sales, better business relationships, projects or roles. Sometimes I simply talk at events and conventions others I help one to one to make their business relationships work better.
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  • The Network Coach Limited
    Director, 2010 - present
  • Matrix Decisions
    Sales Director, 2009 - 2010
  • Basis Limited
    Sales and Marketing Manager, 2006 - 2009
  • World Class International (WCI)
    Saels Director, 1996 - 2006
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The Linked In Man - Helping people get the success they seek on LinkedIn, be it sales, projects or roles
Introduction

I have the best job in the world! I get to turn the "lights on" in people’s heads, to share the things that they haven't realised, to highlight paths they haven't considered and share what LinkedIn can do to help them, their business and their future be even better.

Energetic, creative and innovative networker, able to combine my capability and experience to identify the people I know that can help you and the best approach to the goals you desire.

I help businesses and people to break down their barriers to sales by using the relationships they already have, often in LinkedIn, to engage with people and to help them. To build, enhance and maintain a strong network of reciprocation that enables everyone to reach the success they seek through the people they know.

Evangelising about the power of what you already have and leveraging the value in you to move you forward faster and with greater success.

Helping you to think about how you package the offerings of services or products to address real world problems, in return for real world cash.

No faff, no waffle, just straight forward pragmatism that works.
 

Of course all this interferes with the constant coffee consumption but I try to multitask ….

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Drinks more coffee then anyone else I have ever met. Made more than £10 million in sales with LinkedIn, the relationships and coffee. One of lifes unhappy people, always trying to make things better and improve.
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