LinkedIn is one of the 1st services that I suggest for starting your learnstream. If you have a LinkedIn account, when is the last time you’ve taken a closer look at your account?
Here are a few tips that I found during the week (5/21/10 – 5/27/10) that you may find helpful:
YOUR NETWORK NEWS – @chrisbrogan
You can click here to subscribe to YOUR LinkedIn network feed. Then, you can throw that into your RSS reader of choice (mine’s Google Reader) and suddenly have a lot of network action information at your fingertips.
KEEP LINKEDIN CLEAN – @chrisbrogan
Stop importing your Twitter feed into LinkedIn indiscriminately.
Search plays a big role in the management of your reputation. When someone googles your name, your LinkedIn profile does appear. Whether you like it or not, if you have created even an incomplete profile, it will show up in search engine results. If you have no profile at all, you are only frustrating the person who is trying to locate you (and what if they have a really great business deal or offer to extend to you
Linkedin . . . 11 Ways To Maximize Your Experience! http://goo.gl/fb/kCMQT – @YourCustomers
Invitation Templates . . . don’t use them! Nothing says “I couldn’t be bothered taking 10 seconds to write you a personal message” more than those templates.
Take on a “Go Giver” mentality. Be willing to give, proactively and without keeping a scorecard. You can accomplish this by taking on the role of “matchmaker” and introducing people within your network. Give your advice freely, offer resources, cool books, websites, etc to those in need.
LinkedIn has almost 69 million members in over 200 countries