I admit it! I love LinkedIn! I've known him (or her…) for a really long time and he's always seemed like the serious older brother of the Social Media space. He's not as flashy as the other Social Media stars but he does make headlines! To me he's the one you should be taking advatage of.
I like his professionalism! I like the way you have to ask others permission to connect. He's just right for business. I get easily distracted by all of the shiny new social media platforms out there that are more fun. The other social media platforms have it going on with their fun face filters and new ways to communicate. However, when you are talking business, LinkedIn is the number one platform you need to be on. He (or she) is well-informed, professional and there is no better way to communicate than with other people who are professionals. I even coined it was "sexy" when I created the One Red Lipstick “Get Noticed - Breakthrough tips for a sexy LinkedIn Profile”.
I’ve been doing this Social Media thing for a long time and I've heard it all:
There are so many reasons why I love LinkedIn. LinkedIn allows you to showcase your best face forward and connect for success. It increases your visibility and allows you to use your voice to get your message out professionally. Here are my top 6 reasons I love LinkedIN:
There are so many things that I love about LinkedIn I couldn't possibly list them all and I think you get an idea as to why it’s the most professional, well-known and best-dressed Social Media platform on the professional block. There is nothing more sexy than growing your business with professional connections who are there to do business. There are always some who use it for other reasons (see above) however, the vast majority of people on LinkedIn (over 400 Million of them) are there for professional connections, building relationships by growing their network and increased business. And don’t forget to take it off-line. LinkedIn has the highest rate of offline conversions than any other social channel.
Haven’t visited LinkedIn for awhile? It’s time to take another look! If you don't think your profile is a “Get Noticed” profile and you don’t have time for this professional platform, let me know. I can build you a “Get Noticed” profile that will be found and anybody who sees your profile will see you as being the professional they want to work with. And then teach you how to leverage this powerful platform to gain you the network you need to grow your business.
LinkedIn Specialist and Trainer