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The Biggest Mistakes People Make Using LinkedIn-Part 3

The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success Book Cover | BIGG SuccessWe’re wrapping our conversation on The BIGG Success Show with LinkedIn expert Wayne Breitbarth, author of the book: The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success: Kick-start Your Business, Brand, and Job Search

We’ve been talking about the five biggest mistakes people make when using LinkedIn.

In Part 1, Wayne told us about:

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

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

In Part 2 we discussed:

Biggest Mistake #3: Failure to recognize the importance of having lots of trusted professionals in your LinkedIn network

and not getting recommendations.

Biggest Mistake #4: Using LinkedIn to advertise your products and services.

In this segment, we learn about the final mistake that businesses/brands are making:

Click a player to hear Wayne talk with George & Mary-Lynn on The BIGG Success Show podcast. (Duration 7:45)


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Biggest Mistake #5: Lack of a consistent company wide message and policy.

  • How LinkedIn is powerful for companies and why consistency is key
  • Why your employee’s profile is either helping or hurting your brand
  • Ideas on how companies can create that consistency about their brand with their employees
  • How to create a strategy when using Groups to help promote your company
  •  Why it is essential to have a company page on LinkedIn and what it search engine keywords your company profile should contain.
  • What you should be doing to maintain your LinkedIn personal page and your company page.
  • Should recommendations go on your personal profile or company profile?

Visit Wayne’s website to get free weekly LinkedIn tips  along with a free chapter of his book .

Direct link to The Bigg Success Show audio file | podcast:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/biggsuccess/00805-042812.mp3

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The Biggest Mistakes People Make Using LinkedIn-Part 2

The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success Book Cover | BIGG SuccessWe’re continuing our conversation on The BIGG Success Show with Wayne Breitbarth, LinkedIn expert and author of the book: The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success: Kick-start Your Business, Brand, and Job Search.

We’re discussing the five biggest mistakes people make when using LinkedIn. In Part 1 of our interview we talked about:

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

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

In this segment, learn about these mistakes:

Click a player to hear Wayne talk with George & Mary-Lynn on The BIGG Success Show podcast. (Duration 9:50)


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Biggest Mistake #3: Failure to recognize the importance of having lots of trusted professionals in your LinkedIn network / Not getting recommendations.

  • What Wayne says is the most powerful aspect of LinkedIn
  • How LinkedIn is like the “6 degrees to Kevin Bacon”
  • Why 35-40 connections is NOT enough to fully use LinkedIn and the number you should shoot for
  • Why Groups on LinkedIn are the second most important part of using LinkedIn
  • There are over 1.2 million Groups on LinkedIn, learn how to get more connections using them.
  • How recommendations  can help you come up more often when people use the keyword search tool to attract more leads.

Biggest Mistake #4: Using LinkedIn to advertise your products and services.

  • Why the traditional forms of advertising doesn’t work in social media
  • Your Powerful Formula for promoting yourself on LinkedIn is to: Help people, share valuable information, and build relationships.
  • How sharing your work in terms of questions and discussions will take away the “in your face” advertising.
  • Why you should spend time listening on social media spaces to learn the communication skills.
  • How to listen on LinkedIn by simply visiting your home page.
  • Why Groups provide a listening tool for you too.
  • How to find conversations in your space using keywords and a tool hardly anyone uses: “LinkedIn Signal” or “Search Status Updates.”
  • Wayne shares an example of how he was able to connect with a potential client who wasn’t even in his network by using the listening tools in LinkedIn.

Visit Wayne’s website for a free chapter of  his book The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success and to learn more about his LinkedIn training offerings.

Next time, learn about a silly little thing that many companies overlook on LinkedIn and why it hurts your brand.

Direct link to The Bigg Success Show audio file | podcast:
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