Every other Wednesday I attend the North Fulton Leads Alliance. It’s been great to recognize people that I am connected to through LinkedIn, and usually anywhere from 25 to 40% of the people there are connected to me.
There are a lot of people though who may have heard of LinkedIn, but either have not taken the time to explore it or do not see the relevance.
For those of you that have an account but have not done anything since signing up, what are you waiting for? You’ve probably received several invitations since you signed up. It’s easy to accept the invitation and takes little effort, though you should have an idea of who they are or at least a common connection point such as the chamber.
Even if you don’t know how LinkedIn can be useful, build your network anyway. At some point in the future if you figure it out, you’ll have a head start on building your network.
If you don’t have an account, what are you waiting for. It’s free. Use it to connect to people in the chamber and you’ll find that you’re a little more relvant than the copy of your card on the card sheets they hand out. That connection can serve as an ice breaker to talk with oanother attendee.
For those of you who do not have an account, go to www.LinkedIn.com and sign up for the “FREE ACCOUNT”. Then click on the “People” link and type in the keyword “North Fulton Chamber”. This should pull up 91 potential connections. You’re on your way to building your network.
Now you just need to figure out how to use this “tool” to enhance your networking and your business.