Posted by: waynebreitbarth | June 24, 2013

LinkedIn Time Management 101

You asked for it, you got it.
 
In my 2013 LinkedIn user survey, I asked people to share with 
clockme any LinkedIn topics they’d like me to address. Far and away, the number one response was time management.
 
Here are my best ideas for making the most of your time on LinkedIn. They’re taken from the 2nd edition of my book “The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success,”  a chapter titled 
Ready…Set…Go: A Six-Week, Two-Hour-Per-Week Roadmap to Results.

 
 
Daily LinkedIn To Do’s

  • Review your home page.
  • Respond to any messages in your inbox.
  • Respond to any invitations to join other people’s networks. 
  • Review the Updates section of your home page to check for interesting events, projects, or comments. 
  • Check discussions in your two or three most important industry groups. 
  • Invite people you met the previous day to join your network, as long as they are people you know and trust or you are going to make sure you get together with them to discuss each other’s goals and objectives. 
  • Post a status update. Regularly include a link to helpful articles, blog posts, or websites.

 
Weekly LinkedIn To Do’s
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  • Look at new groups your connections are joining.
  • Review profile updates of the most important people in your network.
  • Review the new connections of your Number 1 connections.
  • Look at the complete networks of any new Number 1’s.
  • Review the results of your three saved searches.
  • Share any relevant articles, blog posts, or events as a discussion in your most important groups.
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Monthly LinkedIn To Do’s
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  • Review your profile for possible additions or changes.
  • Review your list of first-level connections and identify people you should contact in the near future.
  • Consider revising any of your three saved searches for increased effectiveness.
  • Go through your connections list and write two unsolicited recommendations.
  • Make a list of people who may derive real benefit from being connected to each other and set up a lunch or breakfast to introduce them.

Periodic To Do’s (Every Few Months)
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19.1
  • Review individual and company profiles of your closest competitors. 
  • Save and print the latest copy of your profile. You can do this from the “View Profile” screen. (See Figure 19.1)
  • Save and print  your connections list by clicking “Contacts” and selecting “Export connections.” (See Figure 19.2) 

  
For more answers to your questions, join me for a FREE live LinkedIn Q&A webinar on July 19 at noon CST with my friend Larry Levenson from Sigma Web MarketingSpace is limited, so register soon by clicking  here
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