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The Biggest Mistakes People Make Using LinkedIn-Part 1

The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success Book Cover | BIGG SuccessToday on The BIGG Success Show, we are happy to talk with Wayne Breitbarth. Wayne has thirty years’ experience in operations, finance, management, and business ownership. He is also a speaker, consultant, a LinkedIn expert , and author of the book we’ll be discussing: The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success: Kick-start Your Business, Brand, and Job Search.

Click a player to hear Wayne talk with George & Mary-Lynn on The BIGG Success Show podcast. (Duration 8:55)

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In this segment:

  • Find out why the recession turned Wayne from a skeptic on LinkedIn to a  BIGG fan!
  • Why a light bulb went off while he was using the people search feature on LinkedIn
  • Why LinkedIn isn’t in the same realm as Facebook and Twitter for personal branding on social media branding.

Biggest Mistake #1: Failure to dedicate sufficient time to their LinkedIn efforts.

  • Find out why Wayne says you should spend at least 2 hours a week there and where to find the time).
  • The most important actions your should take when spending time on LinkedIn.
  • What Wayne says is the “gasoline in the tank” for your LinkedIn use.

Biggest Mistake #2: Underestimating the importance of crafting a dynamic, keyword-filled personal profile.

  • Why you shouldn’t treat your LinkedIn profile like a resume (and why it’s boring to keep it that way).
  • The 2 things to think about as crafting your profile: keywords and story.
  • The trick to determining the keywords you’ll want to use (think the “this” or the “that”).
  • Why thinking Yellow Page categories is a helpful way to craft your business keywords.

Learn more about Wayne, his book, his LinkedIn training, and even download a free chapter of The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success on his website.

Next time, Wayne talks about the best way to communicate so you don’t turn people away.

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