LinkedIn 2 Networking

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LinkedIn 2 Networking

  1. 1. LinkedIn Networking Wim RAMACKERS LinkedIn, Session 2: Build your Network Feel free to mail me your questions. 1
  2. 2. LinkedIn Workshops • Build a PROFILE 2 1 2 • Build a NETWORK 3 • Build a PERSONAL BRAND
  3. 3. Profile basics Your PUBLIC resume • Personal information • Professional picture • Business career • Education & training TIP: Check the company names 3
  4. 4. THE NEXT STEP You have your PROFILE on LinkedIn You want to invite NEW contacts 4
  5. 5. LinkedIn Network advantages • Instant INSIGHT • Available at any TIME • Crowd SOURCING 5
  6. 6. Plan your network 80 Million PROFESSIONALS are, and counting... Teachers Peers Colleagues Classmates Neighbours Partners Who NEXT? Friends Their contacts Family Acquainted Team mates 6
  7. 7. Study your network • THINK before you do • Plan your NEW CONTACTS • Look at your NETWORK STATISTICS 7
  8. 8. 1: Invite your existing network Your BUSINESS relations Your PERSONAL relations 8
  9. 9. Show interest Every contact may be the KEY to your next job... ...or INTRODUCE you to that person 9
  10. 10. Track changes FOLLOW your network Contact people in your network that CHANGE company or job 10
  11. 11. Use the event calendar Find EVENTS Show YOUR interest Arrange a MEETING there MAY 5 11
  12. 12. Groups Look for GROUPS your contacts join • SUBSCRIBE to their groups • INVITE contacts from a group 12
  13. 13. Be outgoing Your connections SHARE a lot • Google • Twitter • MyTravel • SAP Community Bio • Amazon reading list Respond when APPROPRIATE 13
  14. 14. Recommendations • Dare to ASK a recommendation • Be SELECTIVE recommending people • QUALITY OVER QUANTITY 14
  15. 15. 2: Study your contact’s network Their BUSINESS relations Their PERSONAL relations 15
  16. 16. Invite their connections People who are CONNECTED in 2nd or 3d degree • GET an introduction • State the REASON • State a MESSAGE to the person 16
  17. 17. 3: Other ways • People you MAY know • Use the SEARCH tools 17
  18. 18. Adapt your profile UPDATE • Professional headline • Activity 18
  19. 19. Maintain weekly Adding ONE person to your network ensures that YOUR NAME is seen by many 19
  20. 20. Home page • Look who VIEWED your profile • See if you SHOW UP in search results • IMPROVE your profile where and when needed 20

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