Interview with Sean Nelson, author of the Social Media sonar blog (formerly Linked Intuition) in which h talks about the 5 Steps to Thrive on LinkedIn.
People love lists and I’m happy to oblige with this list of 13 Action Steps to take on LinkedIn. Commit to doing each of these and you’re on your way to more effectively utilizing LinkedIn.
In November I wrote a post about the ways you can use LinkedIn. From that post I followed up with a post on 9 areas of using LinkedIn. Part 10 was released last week. Here are all 10 parts of the series. LinkedIn has changed since this series started, but most of the articles should still be very relevant. Enjoy.
In the original article in this series the last three ways I noted to use LinkedIn were to share knowledge and expertise, introduce connections, and recommend worthy individuals. Each of these is a way to provide value to your network, so I thought I would cover them together.
Have you ever wondered how your presence on LinkedIn compares to the average LinkedIn user. Last year I created the Linkulator to allow people to score their profile and presence numerically. You simply answer some questions about your profile and participation in things such as Answers and Recommendations. It then calculates a score and displays the average score of everyone who has computed a score. It also classifies your presence based on your score and offers some tips to improve.
In the business world you often don’t get to practice your performance. Impressions made, often can only be changed with a lot of time and extra work. The time to practice and prepare is before you encounter your audience.
On LinkedIn your audience includes existing and potential:
2. Alliance partners
5. Business Partners