7 Ways To Maximize Your Presence On Linked In

by Hannah Tighe on  March 6, 2010 |
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If you are selling to the B2B marketplace, you may want to tap into Linked InLinked In is a fantastic resource.  It gives you the unique ability to connect with key decision makers Linked In audience statistics.  It is like going to a networking event while staying in your PJ’s and sipping coffee.  You don’t have to worry about your coffee breath or that lint on your jacket.  All you have to do is bring your personality and expertise to the table.  Here are a few ways to make yourself stand out from the crowd.

1.  Put keywords into your title-  Instead of just clicking on the marketing and advertising try to put in your keywords into your job title as well as through your summary and special interests.  This will help your visibility when people are looking for experts in a certain industry.

2.  If you have a blog, add it to your profile.  Linked In makes it very easy to add a wordpress or typepad application to your profile.  This helps to showcase your talent.

3.  Add video.  If you have any personality at all and you really want people to connect with you, here is a golden opportunity.  This is a great way to make a stellar first impression.  The best part is that you can edit all your stutters, ums and you know what I means ( my personal annoying verbal trade mark)  out of the video before you post it.

4.  Answer and ask questions-  One of the greatest things about Social Media is that you can always learn from people out there!  I love it!!!  So not only can you increase your expertise level, but you can show everyone just how brilliant you are and really help someone!

5.  Put a recent picture on your profile.  Make sure it is professional and not from 1982.

6.  Have you done a really cool slideshare or power point presentation that really knocked your prospects socks off?  You can display it using the slideshare application to really show what you are made of!

7.  Join groups and start your own.  Make the most of this community. People will network with you only if you make yourself a part of things.  Do you go to a networking event and stand in a corner and not make a sound?  Do you stand on top of a table, eating all the shrimp and start screaming  “Hey everyone I am in XYZ industry you should buy from me!”  Of course not!  Social Networking Groups are the same way.  Listen to the conversations and if you have an opening where you can add something valuable, do so.

Hopefully, you all found this valuable.  If you have any suggestions that have worked for you, please let me know.  Also, please let me know if this post was helpful.

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