Understanding the Power of LinkedIn


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  • Adding a profile photo makes your profile 7x more likely to be found In searches
  • Looks more professional when it’s customized
  • Using keywords is the key to top search engine placement
  • Skills & Expertise allows you to showcase your experienceEndorsements allow your connections to quickly and easily certify or endorse yours skills
  • Endorsements should be freely given! Never requested
  • By giving someone a recommendation, they will feel inclined to recommend you.
  • There are millions of people on LinkedIn to connect and do business with, and the more efficient you can make the LinkedIn platform work, the more time you’ll have for growing your network and and profiting from it. Building relationships and closing business is what it’s all about, so the time to get organized is now before your number of connections gets too overwhelming. you can send bulk emails to everyone in a Tag category.Staying organized on LinkedIn will allow you to spend more time building relationships with your connections.
  • Imagine, being just an email away from that C-level executive that carries the company checkbook and can make buying decisions, or imagine connecting with the HR manager or recruiter for a company you’re interested in working for that’s looking to fill positions. That’s exactly what LinkedIn does.
  • “Think of it as asking for a no obligation favor.”
  • no, I’m not talking about selling, but rather fostering relationships that eventually lead to business. Remember, we’re on a social networking site, so being social is imperative to your LinkedIn success, especially in groups.
  • Understanding the Power of LinkedIn

    1. 1. www.RebeccaWardlow.com
    2. 2. Who Is Rebecca Wardlow? Local Google+ Ambassador Google+ City Expert Social Media Speaker, Trainer & Consultant Social Media Instructor at Kishwaukee College Continuing Education & Heartland College Continuing Education Web Design & Development since 1998 eCommerce Project Manager Proud mom of 5 kids
    3. 3. What We Will Cover Why LinkedIn is Important Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile & Summary Endorsements & Recommendations Grow Your Network LinkedIn Sales Funnel LinkedIn Groups LinkedIn Company Pages LinkedIn Search
    4. 4. Why Should You Use LinkedIn There are approximately 225,000,000 users The average yearly salary for users is over $100,000 If you sold a product for $20 to 1% of the users on LinkedIn, you would make $45,000,000 !
    5. 5. LinkedIn Profile www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccawardlow
    6. 6. Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile Do Use a current photo Use a professional headshot Use a recognizable picture Dress in appropriate attire Do Not Use a graphically enhanced photo Wear inappropriate attire Use a logo as a profile picture Use an older picture – keep it current
    7. 7. Optimize Your Contact Information Do Do Not Connect your Twitter Use company Website or account Personal Website for your links Add titles to your website links to generate Use your twitter profile interest as one of your website links
    8. 8. Customize Your LinkedIn URL Customize your LinkedIn URL for email signatures, social sites and business cards How to edit your LinkedIn URL Edit Profile >click edit next to LinkedIn URL (under your photo) > Your Public profile URL (right column) – Click Customize your public profile URL
    9. 9. Optimize Your LinkedIn Summary Use Keywords LinkedIn indexes keywords Use keywords in your Headline, Profile Summary Add Specialties to your Summary Keep your summary fresh. Updated content is important
    10. 10. Adding Visual Elements to Your Profile
    11. 11. Adding Visual Elements to Your Profile LinkedIn is not a visual platform Add visual elements to your profile to give a visual element Summary, Experience, an d Education. Adding visual elements will drive traffic to source These visual elements include: Website links Documents Photos videos
    12. 12. Skills & Expertise and Endorsements
    13. 13. Endorsements Endorsements quick and easy way for connections to endorse yours skills Endorsements should never be requested. Give endorsements to other people who you would like an endorsement from. Never give an endorsement to someone you don’t actually endorse.
    14. 14. Recommendations
    15. 15. How to get Recommendations Write a recommendation for one of your contacts LinkedIn will suggest that they write one for you in return.
    16. 16. Grow Your Network Sending Requests to Connect Accepting a Request to Connect Adding New Connections Tools to Help Grow Your Network TopLinked.com Outlook Social Connector LinkedIn Email Signature LinkedIn Mobile App LinkedIn Search Widget (Mac computers)
    17. 17. Sending Requests to Connect Always send a personalized connection invitation. Never use standard invite text.
    18. 18. Accepting a Request to Connect Always send a personalized message after accepting the connection request.
    19. 19. Adding New Connections Address Book feature Click on “Contacts” from the top navigation On the left side navigation you will see “Tags“
    20. 20. Find New Customers Use Company Search to follow and visit their company page. View their employees & position on LinkedIn. You can connect directly with the decision makers. Check out your shared connections and look for a person to introduce you.
    21. 21. Send InMail Send InMail button. Click the “Get introduced” link from the drop down menu. Tell your connection why you want to be introduced
    22. 22. Target Who’s Viewed Your Profile How do you know who is interested in you? They viewed your LinkedIn profile This is a great time to connect with new people.
    23. 23. LinkedIn Groups Create or join a group with people who have the same interest or job as you. Join the discussion, ask questions and answer questions. Build relationships, don’t sell your products or services.
    24. 24. LinkedIn Company Pages Company pages include: Why Create a Company Page? Company Banner Attract New Employees Recent Updates Current Employees Connect with Prospects Job Listings Expand Your Market Custom Content Reach Employee Quotes Search Engine Company Intro Optimization Product/Services Listing Customer Testimonials
    25. 25. Company Page http://www.linkedin.com/company/3045111
    26. 26. Discover Jobs
    27. 27. LinkedIn Search You can search: People Companies Updates Jobs Inbox Groups
    28. 28. Upgrade
    29. 29. Connect With Rebecca • Website www.RebeccaWardlow.com • Google+ http://gplus.to/rwar dlow7 • Twitter http://www.twitter.com/rwar dlow7 • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/G etSocialSolutions Email rwardlow@rebeccawardlow.com • Pinterest http://pinterest.co m/SocialSolutions