If you have read the previous posts you noted that the first way I found LinkedIn to be relevant was that It Enhanced My Chamber Networking. Now we have #2.
It Facilitates Receiving Recommendations.
I’ve been helping folks with health insurance for 7 years and in that time I have had a lot of positive feedback from clients. Most of this was stated over the phone directly to me. It’s just felt strange to ask someone to put their thoughts in writing, so I’ve never collected this feedback from my client’s in a written form.
With LinkedIn my clients that I am connected to can post a recommendation to my profile. Another neat trick is that I can request a recommendation from any of my connections…understanding that a recommendation from someone who has used my services has the greatest value.
Two weeks ago I sent a request to the people on LinkedIn who are my clients simply asking, “Recently I have helped your with your health insurance needs. I am building my profile on LinkedIn and if you feel I did an outstanding job assisting you, I would appreciate it if you would take the time to write a brief recommendation”.
The result is that I am now the most recommended insurance agent in the Greater Atlanta area. Anyone searching for an insurance agent in Atlanta will see me listed at the top of the list.
Finally, it has also allowed me to post recommendations of people I have worked with who did an outstanding job for me.