How Does Your Profile Make People Feel?
Welcome to episode 170, I’m still away this week but rather than go two weeks without an episode I thought I would pre-record an interview with an amazing LinkedIn Trainer from London called Alex Galviz.
We cover a lot of ground in the interview and I hope you will agree that Alex’s approach to LinkedIn is both refreshing and inspiring.
But first I thought you might find these interesting…
Interesting Stuff I Saw This Week
The British Prime Ministers ex PR guru makes her feelings known in her LinkedIn headline…but doesn’t know how to update her profile properly!
Migrating Groups is not as easy as some people suggest!
This is a really interesting post about the difficulties in persuading people to migrate away from LinkedIn. This re-enforces my view that the answer to online communities still exists within LinkedIn but that LinkedIn need to work hard to re-invent groups.
Interview with Alex Galviz
I really enjoyed chatting with Alex, a millennial LinkedIn trainer and coach for millennials from London.
We covered a lot of ground in our chat;
- Challenging your definition of success
- Finding your ‘Why’
- LinkedInLocal events
- Millennials on LinkedIn
- LinkedIn’s editorial calendar
- Crowdsourcing your headline
- 5 tips for a great headline
- Don’t tell show
- Think about how you want people to feel when they enter your virtual home
- Do you give them enough teasers that they want to get to know you more?
- Is your WHY clearly explained?
- Why are you different to someone else doing the same job?
- Personal branding and authenticity
This is the post Alex referred to that kickstarted her new direction as a career coach and LinkedIn specialist.
You can read Alex’s first LinkedIn article about internships at;
Gary Stockton asked this great question about how to use SSI with sales teams;
The social selling index is a useful measurement that can focus sales people on the right activities.
It’s not perfect (LinkedIn use it to encourage the behaviour they want to see for their own purposes) but it’s a great way to encourage internal competition as well as being a visible sign of the progress someone is making (or not!).
The answer to the question is that your score is adjusted daily but I recommend it being reported weekly – this keeps the right activities in the front of a sales persons mind – in reality it will probably take a couple of months to see significant progress but it’s worth keeping an eye on weekly progress.
That’s it for this week, don’t forget to leave a voicemail or email me with any questions or suggestions, till next time.
Have a great week everyone.
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