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Business lessons on working from abroad – Part One

What business lesson did I learn when working from abroad?

It was a chance conversation at a networking meeting.

Christine said she was supposed to be going house sitting in France but a job had come up that she couldn’t turn down. Not one to miss an opportunity (and I love France) I asked her more about it as we walked back into town afterwards.

It was the perfect place to check my systems to see if the goal I had for working from anywhere was possible.

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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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