Your professional image is largely determined by what’s on your LinkedIn profile. Don’t think for a minute that any – and I mean any – employer who considers hiring you won’t Google you and vet your LinkedIn profile.
Each tag costs about $0.10. So if you have $10, imagine how many tags you will be able to buy with such a small amount of investment! Each tag or keyword that is traded in TagVillage has lots of potential. You can even sell it for a higher price as its value increases.
Use Watch my profile ‘s Professional Headline to sell yourself. This is the most important part of your profile. When you join Groups in LinkedIn, a small profile of you will show up on the left hand side when you’re participating in group activity. Gerry Black, Helping Small Businesses Identify and Fix Costly Marketing Gaps is going to give me a lot more marketing traction than Gerry Black, Owner, Relax Communications. Simply go into Edit Your Profile and edit your headline to say what you want it to say. Now! Or you won’t do it.
The quote at the top of this article is from the classic, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig. I read that book yesterday morning in my study time and it was amazing. I had heard about it for years but had never read it. What a great book! It’s a story about a father and son riding a motorcycle across America years ago. They did it to experience what they couldn’t just by flying or even driving in a car. Throughout the journey, Pirsig explained how in life we have two opposing forces in us and how the ancient Greeks discussed much of what is happening to us today.
Technique: One rule of effective cold calling is to get a “yes” or “no” at the end of every conversation. So, learn how to deal with the stalls, objections and put-offs when prospecting. For example, when someone says, “Call me in a month” say, “Sure, now suppose it was two months from now and I called you and we were on the phone, what do you suppose you’d be telling me then?” This technique effectively, and with finesse, eliminates the “call me in a month” put-offs. I call it the “take it to the future move.” Note that while asking what they’d say if you call them further in the future than they asked, it’s quite disarming!
With the rise in popularity of social networking sites, it’s apparent that they need to be part of your marketing mix. Listed below are the top 20 Social Networking sites for 2011. Together, these sites represent 60 million visitors a month, and you need to address that large and growing market.
When joining networking sites such as LinkedIn, you have to take the time to create productive profiles and pages. Put the time and effort into all the above enhancements and your LinkedIn profile will be much more effective.