Presented By: Urvi Mehta
What is LinkedIn?
Business oriented social networking site
founded in Dec 2002 and launched in May
2003 mainly used for professional networking
As of Feb 2009, it has more than 35 millions
registered users, spanning 170 industries
Serious about Business
Build Your professional network
Stay in touch with your connections
Find job opportunities
Detect leads and opportunities
How is LinkedIn different
Connections are Controlled
Easy to Use
Upload a Good Photo
Complete Your Entire Profile, Including
Use Keywords Liberally in Your Profile
Link to Websites using Keywords
Have a clear headline
Update your status
Share as many relevant positions
and experience on your public profile
Add relevant links
Have your name in your profile
URL for Google
Invite Anyone You Meet in a Business Setting
Use Custom Text in Your Intro, Unless You Know the
Invite Contacts from Email
What they are up to
Monitor and respond if relevant
Learn from their current and past functions,
projects and expertise
Who recommended them? On what type of
Check their network
Search Relevant Contacts by conducting
Email results to you weekly
Check connections and groups you have in
common; check their profile for expertise
Use INmail (payed) or get introduced (free)
Use Custom Invite
Join Groups and Participate
Meet People Through
Great way to build your
Create your Own Group
Check Your connections
groups and subscribe to
Types of Groups on LinkedIn
Types of Groups
Check what your contacts post and
Jump in and Share you experience
What are LinkedIn Answers?
Started in Jan 2007
Users can ask and answer questions in their
Social Community Aspect of LinkedIn
Example of LinkedIn Answers
Why Use LinkedIn Answers?
Establish and maintain your personal brand
by being a subject matter expert
Add value to the LI community
Share free advice regarding questions with a
diverse professional network
Meet other professionals with the same
interests and experiences
Discover potential networking contacts
Answering questions before asking
questions permit you to get to know common
practices and protocol
Search for and review answers in categories
you wish to learn more about
Determine how often you will search for
questions in a category that you can provide
valuable answers to.
LinkedIn Q/A’s Info…
You can select up to 200 of your 1st degree
connections to email it to
Free Members can ask 10 questions per
Premium members can ask 25
Each question is open to answers for 7 days
Send Message to 10 people at a time
Don’t be spammy
My Travel by TripIt
See where your network is traveling to and
when you will be in the same city as your
Allows you to easily meet up at the next
industry event or re-connect with old friends.
Display your current location, upcoming trips
and travel stats within your network.
Share your presentations with your colleagues and
View the presentations of all your connections, find
experts for certain industries and topics, and share
important presentations with your own connections
and the rest of the LinkedIn network.
You can reinforce your professional reputation by
embedding SlideShare presentations in your
LinkedIn profile to feature your portfolio and work.
Share your important data on LinkedIn.
Collaborate, share, and exchange your
important documents with your specific
connections on LinkedIn.
In addition to providing free storage and
collaboration features, you can also feature
key documents directly on your profile.
Perfect to showcase your latest work, past
deals, or portfolio.
What are your customers saying about your
Every second thousands of people are
sending out messages about companies and
industries on blogs, twitter, and across the
Company Buzz taps into this information for
you, to find the relevant trends and
comments about your company.
Google presentations are a professional way to
introduce yourself and your work.
Add a presentation to your LinkedIn profile to
showcase a recent talk or presentation, display a
visual portfolio of your professional accomplishments,
or introduce yourself to recruiters and professional
contacts viewing your profile.
Upload a Powerpoint file or use Google’s free online
application to create your presentation, then post it to
your profile for others to view.
Collaborate with any of your connections privately
Instantly create a project and invite specific
connections to join in and collaborate.
Brainstorm, exchange ideas with discussion forums,
and monitor your progress with RSS feeds.
Allows you to directly co-edit your documents and
spreadsheets and keeps track of the changes made
as a team.
Blog: Wordpress Application
Connect your WordPress blog with LinkedIn
Stay connected with your Linkedin network
by syncing your WordPress blog posts with
your LinkedIn profile.
Once added you can select to filter your
posts with a special LinkedIn tag in addition
to displaying your personal WordPress icon.
LinkedIn Outlook Toolbar
LinkedIn Brower Toolbar
Stay in the know
Get involved in Groups
Keep your Profile Current
Be found—Optimize your profile through Keywords
Change your Public Profile to Your Name
To Stay connected with me:
My Blog – www.UrviMehta.com
Facebook – http://profile.to/urvimehta
Twitter – http://twitter.com/urvimehta
LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/urvimehta