LinkedIn – Photo or Logo?

Photo or logo? Should one put a photo or logo on their LinkedIn profile? I usually don’t accept connection requests from people who do not put a real photo of themselves on their LinkedIn Profile. I believe in the concept so strongly that when I do corporate training I encourage others to follow the same […]

Accepting Endorsements – What Are You Good At?

  I have been getting a lot of endorsements on LinkedIn.  Did you know that you don’t have to accept them all? Sometimes people endorse you for things based on an assumption. Sometimes they don’t even know you well. Perhaps they are trying to create goodwill. Maybe they are hoping you will go and endorse […]

21 LinkedIn Manners For Intermediate Users

  Recently we posted some beginner steps to using LinkedIn. Now here are some more intermediate steps to up your game and get more business. These are the LinkedIn Manners that will set you above your competition and establish you as a community and team player.   Re-post  relevant statements made by your connections. Add […]

10 Beginner Steps For Using LinkedIn

Getting Started with LinkedIn can be intimidating if you have not already been using this social media platform, but don’t worry it is actually pretty easy. The hardest thing for a business owner is just getting the time to sit down and get at it. Try to give yourself an hour to get through the […]

LinkedIn For Marketing Power!

LinkedIn is a powerful marketing tool. The other day I got a strange call. The fellow on the other end had an accent that I was not familiar with and he wanted to know where the Calgary Business Network events were being held. I gave him the locations and he said he had never heard […]

LinkedIn To Social Networking

If you are in business why would you not be on LinkedIn? Recently I met a businessman who felt that LinkedIn did not bring him any real business. After quizzing him I realized that he had not been active on the platform for almost 2 years. Yikes! Here is a heads up for those living […]

Do You Have A Good Follow Up Plan?

Why would you spend $30 000 on a booth at a trade show, collect all those email addresses and then do nothing with them? A few weeks ago I went to the Home & Garden Show in Calgary. Then I visited the Lethbridge Home & Garden Show. They were both really good shows, and honestly […]

Following Up After The Trade Show

You just put out a lot of money to be part of a trade show. So now what do you do with that big box of leads? Some of those people just wanted your prize that you offered in the draw. So how do you try and figure out which ones are qualified leads? If […]

Creating A Great Follow Up After A Networking Event

  So you got all dressed up and you went out to a networking event and you even managed to get about thirty business cards by the end of the mingling time. It seemed to be a great way to generate new qualified leads but now, what are you going to do with those leads? […]

Is LinkedIn Effective For You?

Out of all the various social medias LinkedIn is by far my ultimate favorite. It is hard not to like something that continuously brings me new business and even more importantly more real life friends. When I was brand new on LinkedIn only 5 months ago I had only 40 connections and our company got our […]