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Updates to LinkedIn Messaging

updates to LinkedIn messaging

LinkedIn have released a new version of Messaging which is gradually being rolled out globally.

Mine has been updated and there are some important changes that I need to make you aware of. Some of the changes are good and some are bad.

Messages sorted by sender

Messages are now sorted by the sender’s name with most recent first, rather than Inbox, Received and Archived.

Messages are now shown as a conversation. When you click on one which makes it easier to see who said what and when.

new linkedin messagesThe sender’s profile photograph also appears in this list. Another reason to have a good profile photo and it helps to build trust and recognition. To read other reasons why you should have a profile photo take a look at this blog post.

Your connection requests have moved

Connection requests are no longer visible under Messages.

They are now only accessible when you hover over the silhouette with a number next to it top right of the LinkedIn screen.

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However something important to note here.

DON’T click on Add Connections – this will then go into your email and want to connect up with everyone from there. Click on See all and all the connection requests will be visible.

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Shared Messages visible to all

You cannot hide the LinkedIn contact details from other people in a shared message. Previously you could do this but it is no longer available. This means that everyone you send a joint message to will be able to see everyone else’s LinkedIn details and will be able to contact them.

Personally I do not like this as I think that this is an invasion of privacy. My LinkedIn network is made up of the people I choose to add to it and not people who may be given my details by someone else.

Please don’t use emoticons

You can add a photograph or attach a file to a message which is good but there is also an awful emoticon option to add to messages now. Please DON’T use it as it does not look professional and is more suited to the likes of Facebook.

What do you think of the new LinkedIn Messaging?

Do you think it is an improvement? Please let me know in the comments below.

2 Lessons from LinkedIn Power User Profiles

2 tips from LinkedIn Power Users

LinkedIn Power Profiles

I noticed recently that LinkedIn have quietly produced a short list of the most viewed LinkedIn profiles in each country of the world. They are known as Power Profiles.

To view the most popular profiles in the UK use this link https://lists.linkedin.com/power-profiles/uk and if you’re not in the UK replace the ‘uk’ on the end with your country’s initials e.g. ‘sg’ for Singapore.

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5 Reasons why you should be using LinkedIn Slideshare

What is LinkedIn Slideshare?

SlideShare is a place to share attractive presentations online. These can be from PowerPoint or Keynote for the Mac and contain photos, videos, audio and other formats. PDF files can also be uploaded.

LinkedIn purchased SlideShare in 2012 and since then it has gradually been integrating SlideShare more closely with LinkedIn. Each has its own separate audience so publishing on SlideShare will reach people there and if you link it to your LinkedIn profile you can share your presentations on LinkedIn too.

SlideShare is a great addition to anyone’s LinkedIn profile. It makes your profile look more visually attractive as well as grabbing the viewer’s attention.

Read on to find out why you should be using Slideshare. Read more »

Guest blog: Why a book should be part of ‘brand you’

boost business success with a book

boost business success with a bookIf you’re an expert in what you do, then you may have noticed that a significant number of other specialists working in your field are authors of books about their area of expertise. Not only that, they’re probably also the ones who stand out above the rest due to their high profile and superb client attraction rate.

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SnagIt – my second essential business tool

Snagit
Business Tools

I often recommend tools that help me run my business efficiently to my clients and to other people I meet. My top five are my favourite tools that I use most regularly in my business (and wouldn’t be without). I use them daily (and multiple times per day in some instances)

There are free versions of some of them and others are very reasonably priced for what they allow you to do.

  1. Bit.ly shortens links (see post here)
  2. Snagit for taking screenshots and recording videos
  3. Evernote for note taking and organizing – basically replaces sticky notes and a lot more!
  4. Hootsuite for managing and scheduling social media
  5. FreeAgent for sending invoices to clients and keeping bills and expenses and you can also submit your UK tax return

I will do a separate, detailed blog post for each tool showing you how to use it.

This is the second in my essential business tools series.

snagitSnagit

Essential for capturing anything on my computer screen. From an icon to a scrolling screen, it works on PC desktops, laptops, mobiles, and Macs. I record videos with it to walk through a step by step process.

All the images in this blog post were captured using Snagit. The main image at the top was then added to Canva (another great tool) and more text and and a logo inserted.

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Getting started on LinkedIn – Part Three – Your LinkedIn contact details

 Getting Started on LinkedIn - P3 Contact details

Getting started on LinkedIn: Part Three – Your LinkedIn Contact Details

Why are your LinkedIn contact details important?

Given that people have an attention span shorter than a goldfish nowadays you need to make it easy for people to get in touch with you.

LinkedIn can add links to your website, multiple Twitter accounts, multiple email addresses, instant messaging such as Skype and WeChat. You can also customise the URL (or public name) that LinkedIn gives you to make it easier to find you on LinkedIn.

LinkedIn has several contact fields which, by default are not filled in. These include your phone number, address and website, very important information!

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Bit.ly – my number one business tool

Business Tools

I often recommend tools that help me run my business efficiently to my clients and to other people I meet. My top five are my favourite tools that I use most regularly in my business (and wouldn’t be without). I use them daily (and multiple times per day in some instances)

There are free versions of some of them and others are very reasonably priced for what they allow you to do.

  1. Bit.ly shortens links
  2. Snag It for taking screenshots and recording videos
  3. Evernote for note taking and organizing – basically replaces sticky notes and a lot more!
  4. Hootsuite for managing and scheduling social media
  5. FreeAgent for sending invoices to clients and keeping bills and expenses and you can also submit your UK tax return

I will do a separate, detailed blog post for each tool showing you how to use it.

My number one tool is

bit.ly logo

Essential for shortening links for sharing articles and posts online. It’s free to use and allows you to see how popular your links are.

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