The similarity between LinkedIn and Pilates.

I have wanted to write this post for a while now, but I kept wondering how the title would go down. The reason is this – every time I go to Pilates, I forget to breathe. It isn’t until the instructor says “don’t forget to breathe” that I inhale.

So how is this similar to LinkedIn? Well, I come across a lot of people that don’t understand that you have to use LinkedIn regularly to make it work for you. So I thought that I would give you a list to get you started on the things you must not forget to do. (Almost like not forgetting to breathe!)

Don’t forget to: Connect with new people that you have met.

This could be from a local networking group or a conference you attended – connect as soon as you can and don’t forget to add a personal note to the connection request.

Do this immediately after meeting people.

Don’t forget to: Be active in groups.

Find two or three groups where your potential clients could be and start showing yourself as the expert. Help others, start and join discussions, and start getting noticed.

Set aside 30 minutes, twice a week, to look at your groups. Plus you may want to set aside some time to find content for your groups too.

Don’t forget to: Endorse your connections.

Start off with people you know – your clients, associates or suppliers – and every week pop to their profiles and endorse them for the skills they have. By doing this, they may return the favour to you. Most importantly, you will be in their minds should they have been meaning to contact you – it’s that gentle reminder to potential clients.

Set aside 10 minutes every week to endorse your connections.

 If you would like more tips for LinkedIn success, look at my LinkedIn to Success for Entrepreneurs Course here, where you can find a weekly ‘routine for success’ to print out.

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About me:

Jade Pluck owner of LinkedIn to Success, not only writes your LinkedIn profile so that you get found by potential clients, but most importantly teaches you how to use it effectively, so that you gain more business from it.

LinkedIn is an essential business tool that utilises your business connections to grow your business, so it is essential to make sure your profile is complete and that you are using it regularly in your business.

For more information, please look at my website www.linkedintosuccess.co.uk