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Weaving Tangled LinkedIn Webs

Posted by on 23 Mar 2011 | Tagged as: Groups, Introductions


You’ve got to hand it to an organization that rolls out successive features and then makes changes that break things in a complex web later on.

Oh sure, LinkedIn has always changed things on the fly, as they wanted, without much notice or consideration – but now that the system is more complex, sometimes the pieces don’t fit together nicely any longer.

Let’s have a look at sending messages to fellow group members.

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Asking For Intros From Friends Met Last Spring

Posted by on 20 Oct 2010 | Tagged as: Introductions


Introductions anchor my Favorite Linked Things – because they are that good.

It made my list of Five Reasons to Learn LinkedIn just the other day, and is still important enough to talk about again.

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Avoid LinkedIn Introductions At Your Own Peril!

Posted by on 04 Oct 2010 | Tagged as: Introductions


More LinkedIn users have no experience with Introductions than have positive experience!

Last month’s poll highlights a growing concern I have had – that LinkedIn users weren’t connecting with the single best feature of LinkedIn – the introduction.

So let’s see how how deep this disconnect goes…

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Favorite Linked Things

Posted by on 03 Aug 2010 | Tagged as: About the Service, Connections, Entrepreneurial, Groups, Introductions, Jobs, Profiles, Recommendations, Search, Ways to Use LinkedIn


Here’s a bit of a tribute to LinkedIn for all my readers – I hope you enjoy it!

This thread will also help me start a number of postings over the next few weeks as I cover each of these favorite things – to explain them a little further.

Visiting this site for the first time?

If the video has brought you to The LinkedIn Personal Trainer for the very first time, a bit of an introduction is in order.

Hi – I’m steve!

And I wrote The LinkedIn Personal Trainer as a concise guide to getting started with LinkedIn – and sell it in both paperback and e-book formats.

This site is dedicated to exploring and using LinkedIn as an extension of that book.


I’ve written nearly 200 additional articles about new features, happenings in the LinkedIn world, and reader questions – and they’re all available to you through the “Archives”, “Categories”, and “Search” sections off in the header or right column.

Reader feedback

I’m always interested in the issues you face and looking for material for articles, so please don’t be a stranger. If you leave a comment, or send me a note, I’ll do my very best to respond quickly.

Like what you read?

And lastly, if you like what you’ve read here, please sign up for the email feed (or RSS if you prefer that) in the top right corner.

When you enter your email address, I’ll give you a short note whenever a new article is posted – so you don’t have to keep checking back.

The email will include the headline and first paragraph of the topic – and if you’re not interested, just delete it and move on.  If the topic is of interest, there will be a link to click over for the full article.

And spread the word

Perhaps the biggest thing you can do to help me, is to spread the word about this site. If you learned something here, recommend the to others.

As always, I remain committed to your continued success,


Steven Tylock

Working Your Way Through LinkedIn Job Postings

Posted by on 21 Jul 2010 | Tagged as: Introductions, Jobs


I’m not sure how things are with you, but it looks like a good time to show everyone how to work with the job posting feature on LinkedIn.

The system is very powerful for both the candidate and the employer – and I’ll show you how.

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Allow Me To Introduce…

Posted by on 15 Sep 2009 | Tagged as: Introductions


It happens at in-person networking events all the time, doesn’t it?

You’re standing there talking with Gary when you see Beth walking by – you call out to her, and she stops over.  Hopefully sooner than later you say something like “Gary, you know Beth, don’t you?”  And when you hear that they don’t know each other, you introduce them.

Once in a while you hear that they’ve struck up a great relationship and they thank you for bringing them together.

That’s absolutely how it happens on LinkedIn too – let me show you…

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Leveraging LinkedIn for Effective Projects

Posted by on 03 Jul 2009 | Tagged as: Connections, Etiquette, Groups, Introductions, Profiles, Recommendations, Teleseminars, Ways to Use LinkedIn


I’m really excited about creating this program – The Project Solvers and I have developed a workshop on Thursday July 16th for project teams and managers.

Besides the usual questions about how to use LinkedIn, we’ll show participants a tools set that will allow you to run projects effectively through LinkedIn and a few of the additional applications tied into the service.

How can project members communicate across the team?

Is there a way to share project plans and documents?

Can we get feedback from the development community, or the marketplace?

If our project team is scattered across several companies, cities, and continents, how can we setup an environment that lets us all do what we have to do?

All those questions – and more – will be answering for the workshop participants!

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The LinkedIn Personal Trainer Overseas

Posted by on 25 Feb 2009 | Tagged as: About the Service, Connections, Introductions, Profiles, Ways to Use LinkedIn


Interested in what Pharmaceutical Executives in Europe think of LinkedIn?  Check out the article by Peter Houston on “Pharmaceutical Executive” [I’ll give you a direct link to the article, just read on]

Peter approached me last year and I helped put this together – including a 30 minute LinkedIn “jump start” – look for the sidebar on the second page with a set of tips that work just as well in America;-)

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