Episode 122. The Power of Empathy
Welcome to episode 122, the weather has been amazing this week so I thought I would venture out and record the show in one of my favourite spots in Delamere forest…I think the BBC call these things an ‘outside broadcast (OB)’!
I tend do this once or twice a year as I’m really unproductive when I try to stick behind my desk in hot weather!
Using LinkedIn with Empathy
Some people are naturally empathetic and some find it more of a challenge, I believe it is a great strength to have when using LinkedIn.
The ability to share someone else’s feelings or experiences by imagining what it would be like to be in that person’s situation (Cambridge dictionary)
Some people just have an instinct to know how someone else would feel whereas others need to stop, take a step back and think about it. Whichever you are, it pays to practice empathy in social media and especially on LinkedIn.
In this episode I talk about some examples of where empathy can be important on LinkedIn;
- Invitations to connect
- Liking or commenting on someones post or update
- Reaction to profile viewers
- Group conversations
“It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others succeed”
Other interesting stuff I saw this week
- Koka Sexton announces he is leaving LinkedIn
- Millennials are Thriving in the Workplace, According to LinkedIn Data
- LinkedIn enhances Sales Navigator, adds CRM, email, mobile
- The enforcement of the 30k connection limit probably means you have lost some connections and as a result some visibility.
This weeks cool thing is the new iOS app for Canva, I have long been an advocate for Canva.com and now they have brought out a mobile app.
Overall I like it but I don’t think it will take over from my image creation app of choice Typorama.
It’s free though so why not give it a try?
Question: Is there a way of stopping certain people from appearing in the ‘people you might want to connect with’ section. It’s become a rogues gallery for people who I’ve done business with you haven’t paid, been a pain etc!
Answer: The short answer is no. This is an algorithm based on a number of factors that you can’t control. You can however block these people which would have the desired effect.
Simply go to their profile, hover of the disclosure triangle at the top and select to block them. They will disappear from LinkedIn and vice versa (just for you and them, everyone else will still see both of you)
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.
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