Linked In For Business 27.4.2011


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Linked In For Business 27.4.2011

  1. 1. 1<br />Are you LinkedIn for Business?<br />Chris Griffin<br />Griffin & Black Associates Limited T/A WSI Internet Marketing<br />Tel: 01293 822 755 Mob: 07785 308295<br />
  2. 2. 2<br />LinkedIn: Brief Overview<br />What is LinkedIn?<br />LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site mainly used for professional networking and as of January 2011, it had grown to more than 100 million registered users – c 5 million in UK.<br />The purpose of the site is to allow registered users to maintain a list of contact details of people they know and trust in business. The people in the list are called connections. This list of connections can then be used in a number of ways:<br />
  3. 3. How to use your LinkedIn Connections<br /><ul><li>To gain an introduction to someone you wish to know through a mutual, trusted contact.
  4. 4. To find jobs, people and business opportunities recommended by someone in one's contact network.
  5. 5. To list jobs and search for potential candidates.
  6. 6. To review a person's profile before entering into a business relationship with them.
  7. 7. And now Company Pages</li></ul>3<br />
  8. 8. LinkedIn for Business<br /><ul><li>All things being equal, people do business with people they know, like and trust
  9. 9. Know
  10. 10. What do people know about you?
  11. 11. What is your background?
  12. 12. What have you achieved?
  13. 13. Like
  14. 14. We tend to like people who are helpful and upbeat
  15. 15. Trust
  16. 16. Demonstrate that you are an expert
  17. 17. Prove you behave in a decent way </li></li></ul><li>Getting Started<br />
  18. 18. LinkedIn Profile Creation<br />10 steps to create a LinkedIn Profile<br />Keyword Inventory – job titles, companies, keywords (use a thesaurus to see what other words fit and weave them in)<br />Employment and job title inventory<br />Work Date Inventory approx.<br />Goals Inventory – from a business perspective what are your personal and business goals<br />Experience and Skills Inventory – focus on where you are going<br />
  19. 19. LinkedIn Profile Creation<br />Education Inventory<br />Web Site Inventory include profile pages<br />Associations and Group Involvement Inventory – remember professional associations, chambers etc.<br />Interests Inventory – having common interests can make a stronger relationship<br />Honours and Awards Inventory – again remember you are creating an image of what you are like to work with and how effective you are<br />
  20. 20. 8<br />Summary: How to Leverage LinkedIn in Your Company<br />Join groups<br />Create your own group<br />Answer Questions<br />Use LinkedIn's Direct Advertising<br />Integrate LinkedIn into Your Marketing<br />Create Company Pages<br />
  21. 21. 9<br />Are you LinkedIn for Business?<br />Chris Griffin<br />Griffin & Black Associates Limited T/A WSI Internet Marketing<br />Tel: 01293 822 755 Mob: 07785 308295<br />