Today is my eighth anniversary using LinkedIn. Should I buy myself a cake? I wrote an entire chapter of my book, New Business Networking, about using LinkedIn to grow and nurture your professional network. Last year, I was the keynote speaker at LinkedIn's LinkedIn Live Conference in Nashville which was an honor for me. You might say, I'm a bit of a fanboy.
Top LinkedIn Posts and a Free Webinar
To celebrate my eighth year using LinkedIn, I have round up a few of my most popular posts about the professional social network. I am also inviting you to join me with Brad Farris on January 21st for a free webinar on getting the most return for your business and career using LinkedIn. You can learn more and RSVP here.
Last night I used LinkedIn's nifty Connection Timeline tool for a glimpse of my history. You may recognize a few faces in this short video of my life on LinkedIn. Was the 90s a bit of a blur for you too?
My Most Popular LinkedIn Blog Posts
To continue my anniversary celebration, I reviewed my analytics to determine my most popular blog posts about LinkedIn. Here they are for your reading pleasure.
LinkedIn High-Fives VS Nods. Understanding the difference between endorsements and recommendations.
A Terrible LinkedIn Mistake. Managers need to stop making this crucial mistake about LinkedIn (and how they treat their employees).
10 LinkedIn Tips for Profiles. Brad and I will teach you plenty about optimizing your LinkedIn profile (and more) during our free LinkedIn webinar, but it never hurts to improve your profile. Give this one a read.
Students Need LinkedIn. I love speaking to students about the importance of networking. I put an emphasis in my presentations on why students need to have their LinkedIn profiles up to date, how they should join and create groups, and why they should write recommendations. If you're a student or a parent of a student this post is for you.
Be Human on LinkedIn. Nothing irks me more (on LinkedIn) than receiving connection requests with no personal message. I realize mobile apps automatically send the default connection request, but you should always follow that up with an email. I share more thoughts on how to do this in this post.
Don't Miss My Free LinkedIn Webinar
Don't forget to register for my free LinkedInwebinar. Mark your calendar and join Brad Farris and I, as we walk you through everything you need to know about getting the most return from using LinkedIn in 2015.
More details and registration can be found at The 2015 Guide to Using LinkedIn. I hope to see you there.
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