Do You Want More Connections, Leads, Referrals & More Business?

October 18, 2012 |  by  |  Linkedin Blog

You may have noticed the new ‘endorsement’ facility implemented by Linkedin in the last few weeks.

It’s a VERY POWERFUL method for promoting you and your Linkedin listed skill sets.

You can provide an endorsement for someone you know who has particular skills and experience in one, or all of the ‘Skills & Expertise’ section of a person’s Linkedin profile page.

 

It’s so simple, just follow this procedure to endorse a person.

1: Open up your own Linkedin Profile page.

2: Search for a person, i.e. Mark D Yates in the ‘Search Box’.

3: Open the person’s Linkedin profile page.

4: Scroll down to their Skills & Expertise section.

5: Endorse them for as many of the skills & expertise titles they have listed.

The maximum number of endorsements you can provide to one individual Linkedin member is 50, as this is the limit of skills & expertise titles a person can list on their Linkedin profile.

Apparently the endorsement feature is NOT intended to replace the client & customer recommendation provision.

 

Why You Should Endorse Your Associates:

1: The Linkedin endorsement feature has been added so that prospective clients, customers & associates can see that the person has been endorsed for specific skill sets and sectors.

2: Endorsements are simple and fast to provide and form a dynamic visual part of your Linkedin profile page.

3: An added bonus is that once you have endorsed a person, Linkedin will inform the person you have endorsed them, and then prompt them to reciprocate by endorsing you.

4: Endorsements will increase customer & client confidence in you and your level of professionalism.

 

This new endorsement facility will help increase your connections and will help fuel your business growth.

A number of my Linkedin business owner client’s asked me to check it out for them. On the face of it I think it’s a fantastic addition to every Linkedin profile.

The only perceived downside I have is that some of the less credible Linkedin shysters will abuse it to promote their false or misleading profiles in order to reach a larger audience to spam.

Don’t miss the boat on this new facility as it allows you a much higher profile than your Linkedin competitors who have zero endorsements.


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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