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On Social Selling Is on the Rise: Get on Board

Great insights, Koka. I know I'm late to the party but...just wanted to mention that Nigel Edelshain, CEO of Sales 2.0 LLC, claims to have coined the term in 2006:

http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/5582/What-the-Heck-is-Sales-2-0-Why-Should-I-Care.aspx

August 18, 2013    View Comment    

On More BIG LinkedIn Design Changes

I agree Kyle. I haven't always loved all the changes, but what I can't understand are those who seem to make a living bashing every change LI makes. If someone dislikes the platform so badly, he/she is not forced to use it :) Thanks for weighing in! 

May 28, 2013    View Comment    

On How to Use LinkedIn for New Graduates

Good stuff, Tracy! May I share it in my new LinkedIn open group, "From U to You: Job Searching for Recent Grads"? I think my members will get a lot of out your insights.

May 19, 2013    View Comment    

On How to Use LinkedIn for New Graduates

Good stuff, Tracy! May I share it in my new LinkedIn open group, "From U to You: Job Searching for Recent Grads"? I think my members will get a lot of out your insights.

May 19, 2013    View Comment    

On New LinkedIn Feature Simplifies Search for Valuable Connections

You're so correct, Kent! You are aways on top of the latest LinkedIn news, and I appreciate the time you take to read mine and comment. Thanks!

January 31, 2013    View Comment    

On New LinkedIn Feature Simplifies Search for Valuable Connections

Hey, Jeff! Thanks very much. I think it's great, especially amid a sea of recent changes I have not been so fond of. It will be interesting to see what replaces the apps. Lots of excitement to come!

January 30, 2013    View Comment    

On Quitting LinkedIn in 6 Easy Steps

You make some good points, Snowhite, although it's tough to tell if you are anti- or pro- LinkedIn! The bottom line is that digital media and social media platforms like LinkedIn are here to stay. It's not a matter of whether we will use them, but how well we will use them to support and achieve our goals. After all, these are just marketing tools. The rest of the sales process is up to each individual to control and master and, certainly, no online tool can ever replace the power of face-to-face interactions.

January 6, 2013    View Comment    

On Quitting LinkedIn in 6 Easy Steps

Can't wait, Kent!

October 16, 2012    View Comment    

On Quitting LinkedIn in 6 Easy Steps

So right, Kent! With my carefully curated LinkedIn network of close to 13,000, you can only imagine the amount of spam I receive. Some of it is obvious. Some profiles are clearly fake. Some comes from well-meaning members who don't realize their actions could be considered spammy. If I focused on those emails each day, I would miss many wonderful opportunities to connect with great people like you! So for those reading this who may be experiencing spam, I suggest going thru your Account Settings to ensure all settings are to your liking, then daily practicing development of your "third eye" to quickly ferret out worthless invitations and clear the room (so to speak) to move on to those connections who bring value to you...and you to them. Agree, Kent? Gursharn?

October 16, 2012    View Comment    

On Quitting LinkedIn in 6 Easy Steps

Good question, Kent and Gursharn. A variety of reasons - spam is one, but more often I find the user complains of not "getting anything" out of the site. Often, they are confused as to how to best use LinkedIn. They expect it to be like Facebook, and it is the opposite, as you know! They post a profile and then wait for "something" to happen and complain when it doesn't. They join no groups, then wonder why their networks aren't growing. They set their profiles to accept no introductions or InMail, fearing connecting to "everyone", and then wonder why no one is connecting with them. They completely forget their professional manners, then wonder why others stay away.

LinkedIn is a simple site to use, but the user must allow for ramp-up time to learn the ins and outs, as with any platform. H/she must actually use the site's features daily - even if just for 15 minutes - to achieve minimal success. Tons of information exists on how to use LinkedIn correctly!  Still, LinkedIn is not a good fit for every person.

If you use TweetDeck, create a column to watch the LinkedIn hashtag. It is amazing to see the speed of posts (it appears new users actually DO join every second!) but you'll also see people writing things like "I want to leave LinkedIn but they won't let me close my account". I provided the steps to help these people make a smooth, non-stressful exit.

 

October 15, 2012    View Comment    

On LinkedIn, Please Take on Group Spammers

Ian, if this is LI's philosophy about group owners, then why is there still no way for hardworking, well-meaning group owners to list their groups on their profiles? Shouldn't we get 'brownie points'? I'm a power user with a big network, but this pet peeve remains unaddressed, despite LI's many recent improvements.

September 24, 2012    View Comment    

On LinkedIn, Please Take on Group Spammers

Agree on all counts. LinkedIn fails in this regard and I'm fairly certain this was one of the reasons Chris Brogan left LinkedIn. I've had pretty good success with getting responses from LinkedIn about abuses, but suspending outright fake accounts and doing "something" about others on the fringes, so to speak, is a very slow process.

For anyone reading this who was aware of the email that went directly to the "Abuse hotline", that email no longer exists. Those complaints are now handled by the Trust and Safety department, reached through the standard customer service email. My only complaint with this is when someone stalks me (and they do) and I complain about, LinkedIn shares my complaint with that person, but doesn't tell me what's going on. All I get is a standard response that it's been dealt with. Seems unfair.

September 16, 2012    View Comment    
 
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