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To use LinkedIn or not to use LinkedIn?
LinkedIn has nearly 800 million members, 55 million+ businesses, and in more than 200 countries across the globe.
If you are not using LinkedIn for business, you are missing out on opportunities with a vast number of professionals!
#Top Tip 1
How to connect with prospects…
You need to give a reason for someone to ‘Connect’ with you. Do you have a mutual/ connection/s? Did you have a conversation at a networking event? Did a business contact advise you to approach this prospect?
Or do you want to use their services? And give them a LinkedIn ‘Recommendation’
The WHY is important when sending a connect request. Some people on LinkedIn will be near to their connections quote and will be selective on who they accept.
If your connection request wasn’t accepted – why not ‘Follow’ this prospect instead and you can still engage with their social media marketing.
#Top Tip 2
Engage with your Followers…
Reciprocity! If you, ‘Like’, ‘Comment’, and ‘Share’ on your connection’s post/articles, the more likely they are to return the gesture. The more engagement on your posts will increase the organic reach, as well as the audience of your connections.
The more visible you are on LinkedIn, the more awareness you and your brand will have on this channel.
If you’re going to send a prospect a private message – your engagement needs to be detailed and personalised.
- Excellent post/article you have just written on LinkedIn
- Thank you for liking my post about
- I see you are interested in and we are also part of the same LinkedIn group
Turn a cold contact into a warm relationship by building rapport consistently with prospects on LinkedIn.
#Top Tip 3
Social Media Marketing…
Are you embracing social media marketing? Your competitors will be!
Whether you post daily or occasionally, make sure you do post. The more you do social media posts, the more your current customers and future customers will remember you and be aware of your services/products.
You can post about:
- Industry news or your business market updates
- Staff achievements and socials
- Client wins and testimonials
- Do include a video or graphic – this will grab your readers attention!
Or create a ‘poll’ – a simple question can generate useful insights and statistics to share as a post with your network.
*Don’t forget to add 3 ‘#’ to your LinkedIn posts!
If you require LinkedIn and Social Selling Training for your business (storyboard attached), contact Jamie Martin by emailing Jamie@correctcareerscoaching.com, call 07599 332178, visit the website here or view Jamie Martin's LinkedIn page here.