60 Seconds Linkedin Expert Tough Talk – 350+ million fish in the Linkedin business ocean

April 23, 2015 |  by  |  60 Seconds, Linkedin Blog

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Linkedin is one of the biggest social media platforms and is constantly expanding with over 350+ million business members.

The variety of connections that are available on Linkedin is what makes it a great business platform. Need some distributors? Check. Need some students to start an apprenticeship? Check. Need to contact a CEO in a major drinks company? Chances are that they are on LinkedIn. Each Member on LinkedIn will have a different agenda to why they are using the platform. Some want brand awareness, others want to utilise the recruitment procedures.

There are 350+million fish in the Linkedin Business Ocean. The question is what is your bait?

Tough Talk: 

What is the worst thing you can do on a social media platform designed for business? Nothing… that’s right being a dead weight. With all of the members on LinkedIn looking for business related opportunities this is the perfect place to strike up a conversation, exchange ideas and promote yourself.

The second biggest mistake is acting the fool.  As the title suggests 350+ million people use LinkedIn and more are using the social media platform each day. Who knows who could see you profile? Friends and family? The Boss? The main man who is going to do a sale with your company?

Remember LinkedIn is for business and your account represents your current business role.  

Top LinkedIn Tip:

SOCIALISE!   One of the best ways to help boost your communications is to be active in communications. Everyday spend some time contacting your connections, say Hello and join groups. As you socialise on LinkedIn you will find that most members will react differently if they have built up some connection with them. This in turn allows you to ask for important connections or propose business deals.

Connect to a LION (LinkedIn Open Networker) or a Linkedin consultant to find out how to connect to key business executives.

 

 

Dr. Mark D. Yates

Dr. Mark D. Yates is a global #1 LinkedIn consultancy business growth specialist, LinkedIn speaker, LinkedIn Sign & LinkedIn training instructor & CEO of Link Business Marketing Ltd. If you need to hire a LinkedIn expert to help you gain profitable business growth, contact him. Tel: UK 0203 390 2013 Email: drmarkdyates@aol.com, connect with him on LinkedIn & Twitter You can view & download his dynamic independent LinkedIn training program at: linkedinswat.co.uk.

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