As some of you are aware, I am attempting to write a LinkedIn ebook. The tentative title is Got LinkedIn: From Clueless to Connected in 6 days. Why 6 days instead of 7? The seventh day is a day of rest. This originally started with me trying to come up with a guide for some […]
Since I just wrote a post about LinkedIn Answers, I thought I would post part of a blog post I found for two reasons:
1. It shows how someone used a LinkedIn question to gain valuable information;
2. The answers is pretty relevant to finding relevance in connecting on LinkedIn.
It is said that the average person knows about 250 people. Do you have 250 connections?
I don’t and not everyone I know is on LinkedIn, but I’m preaching to them. Bill King probably knows a lot more than 250 people. Bill’s the kind of guy “you” want to know. He’s got a great sense of humor, always offers spot on advice, and you just enjoy talking to him.
Bill finally drank the Kool-aid and dove into establishing connections on LinkedIn. I may be off by a couple of days but in the last week he’s added 77 connections. I would be willing to bet that he knows each of these connections.
Scott Allen, author of the LinkedIn Intelligence blog has put together a great list of LinkedIn reference links. I’ll let Scott’s own words tell you who might benefit from this resource.
This resource is intended for people who…
…are new to LinkedIn and wondering how to use it to help you in your business and career
…have been using LinkedIn a while but felt like you haven’t really been accomplishing anything with it
…are trying to persuade their friends to join LinkedIn and want to communicate the value proposition
…think there’s no real value in LinkedIn (and those who want to rebutt them)