ABC's and 123's of LinkedIn


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The following slides were presented in April 2011 at Jewish Family Services of Greensboro, NC by Mitch Miles of The 26.2 Group. To learn more about Mitch and The 26.2 Group follow @mitchmiles on twitter or connect with him on LinkedIn at

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  • LinkedIn is like the “Six Degrees of Separation” theory, which says that everyone in the world is connected by no more than six degrees of separation. LinkedIn is based on 3 degrees of Relationships! 1st Degree – personal, immediate network. 2nd Degree – connected to at least one member of your 1st degree to introduce you. 3rd Degree – connected to at least one member of your 2nd degree connection.
  • REMEMBER – The Number One rule for LinkedIn is to get started – just JumpIn!!!
  • ABC's and 123's of LinkedIn

    1. 1. Mitch Miles<br />The 26.2 Group <br />
    2. 2. November 16th 2009<br />
    3. 3. November 16th 2009<br />
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    5. 5. Networking 101<br />
    6. 6. Our lives and success are directly related to the quality of the people around us. <br />
    7. 7. You can be more successful in 2 months by becoming really interested in the success of others than you can in 2 Years trying to get other people interested in your success! - Dale Carnegie <br />
    8. 8. RELATIONSHIP QUOTES<br />Networking and meeting people should not be about getting something but instead about how you can help someone else. <br />People like people who are like them or who are like who they want to be.<br />Relationships are the lifeblood of our happiness and success.<br />You can never have enough friends or know enough people.<br />You will experience greater success focusing on doing things forothersthan one could ever have only focusing on themselves.<br />People do business with people they like. <br /> <br />
    9. 9. The 2011 Recruiter …<br />#1. They Google You#2. They Look For Your LinkedIn Profile#3. They Look For Professional/Personal LinkedIn Connections. <br />#4. They Might Try To Find Your Facebook Profile. <br />Google yourself right now!<br />
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    11. 11. "ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN" by Robert Fulghum<br />Share everything.<br />Play fair<br />Don't hit people<br />Flush. <br />Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.<br />Wash your hands before you eat.<br />Take a nap every afternoon.<br />When you go out in the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands and stick together.<br />
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    13. 13. Median age of LinkedIn is<br />% LinkedIn’s users are aged 35 or older.<br />% are college educated <br />
    14. 14. Happy Birthday LinkedIn <br /> Launched in 2003<br />Facebook (2004)<br />Twitter (2006)<br />YouTube (2005)<br />MySpace (August 2003)<br />
    15. 15. How Does LinkedIn really works? <br /><ul><li>1st Degree – personal, immediate network.
    16. 16. 2nd Degree – connected to at least one member of your 1st degree to introduce you.
    17. 17. 3rd Degree – connected to at least one member of your 2nd degree connection. </li></li></ul><li>How do I complete my LinkedIn Personal Profile? <br />Professional Profile Photo<br />Profile Summary with Specialties<br />Obtain at least 3 Recommendations<br />Education History <br />Current Employment Position <br />2 Past Employment Positions <br />
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    22. 22. Use A Professional Headshot <br />
    23. 23. Keep your sleeves on … No Full Body Shots … Show your entire face …<br />No AvatarsNo Sunglasses Always Smile!<br />
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    25. 25. Absolutely NO<br />
    26. 26. LinkedIn Learning Center <br />
    27. 27. LinkedIn = JumpIn <br />
    28. 28. Howard Schultz<br />Starbucks Founder and Chairman<br />
    29. 29. Lets GO “LIVE” <br />
    30. 30. Let’s Stay Connect <br />Mitch Miles<br />The 26.2 Group <br /><br /><br /><br /> - Connecting Professionally with Mitch Miles LinkedIn Group<br />336-303-0262 office<br />336-906-4086 mobile <br />