Are You A Proactive Or Reactive LinkedIn User?
By Will Kintish, Business Networking Skills And LinkedIn Authority
You set your profile up, however complete or incomplete, then do nothing.
Users who are proactive:
- Amend their profile regularly so some of their network see this in their home page news feed.
Obviously if you change your job tell the world. If you are getting involved in a new marketplace, mention it. You will sometimes have a different opinion about things; change your profile. Video is the now (not the future) so every so often add or change a video. I have a saying which works for me “Strategy for survival is visibility”.
...Update their status regularly informing their network of useful or interesting business based ideas or news.
What can you say?
- Tell people about your successes
- Share information from other websites
- Ask questions where you think your network can help
- If you have a vacancy advertise it here. It’s free!
- Occasionally promote your services and products
- If you’re a tweeter, tick the box and you are tweeting at the same time
- Review other peoples’ updates on their homepage and comment
People love having you focus on them. If someone has done something you feel they are proud of, comment on it, they will like you for it.
- Share the profiles of their level 1 contacts with others in their network.
The first principle of networking is being kind. Help, share and support; so when you think one of your level 1 contacts could be a good contact to someone else on LinkedIn suggest to them why you’d like to broker an introduction.
- Ask for introductions to level 2 contacts from their level... continued on page two >