Business & Career Uses of Linkedin – Martin Brossman

Understanding Linkedin both for business and your career, managed by Martin Brossman

A Unique Gift for Someone of Value in Your Past or Present – A Linkedin Recommendation

Posted by Martin Brossman on 12/19/2008

ChristmasGiftA Unique Gift for Someone of Value in Your Past or Present

Consider giving a gift for someone in your life that has made a difference in your life. Someone you currently know, have done business with, or just worked with. Someone maybe from 20 years ago that you admired, that stood out as exceptional in some way in your presence. Give them a gift that 30 million people can see. The gift of a recommendation in Linkedin.com –a professional networking site that costs nothing to join. A web site that lets you appreciate people in a way that may help them get a raise, promotions, a new job one day or close a deal for them by a client seeing it. To give a recommendation in Linkedin they need to be connected to you. I recommend these steps to follow:

1) Making an ongoing list of anyone from your past that you remember being outstanding or exceptional in your presence.

2) If it was important and your job was to say something honest about them in a group of people, what would you say? (If you are shy assume that shyness just went away like magic.) Then write your comment down.

3) Look them up in Linkedin and see if you can find them. If you can, see if you can get introduced to them, sharing the recommendation you would give them in the introduction. Tell the person or people who are passing on the recommendation that you found this person and that you want to connect to them so you can give them this recommendation.

3B) If you cannot find them on Linkedin, check Google.com with their name in quotes or check any directories you are aware of. Make the same offer in an email if possible. If you cannot find them at all, save the write up in a document with others and check back in the future.

4) After connecting to them, give them the recommendation. You may let them know that if they see anything they would like changed to let you know. You may have gotten some data wrong.

5) Do this activity engagingly, be authentic and honest about the way you know them. The more specific the better.

I guarantee this will enhance your life and your business! If you link to me on Linkedin make sure to reference this letter or how you know me in a personal note. Never use the blank form comment in Linedin. If they are not worth the time to write a personal sentence or two, you should not have them in your Linkedin group.

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Also see my instructions on giving a recommendation in Linkedin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5izESU7oqI

Be Well,
Martin Brossman
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If you live in the RTP NC area also check out the local Linkedin resource: www.linkingraleighnc.com

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Martin Brossman – Interviewed with NBC17 about Job Hunting using Linkedin

Posted by Martin Brossman on 11/27/2008

NBC17 interview with Martin Brossman about Linkedin and Jobs

NBC17 interview with Martin Brossman about Linkedin and Jobs

An Interview with Martin Brossman on Using Linkedin as a Job Hunting tool. Also see other resources below.

Here is the two links to the shows:

1st the spot that was shown on the nightly news:
http://news.mync.com/site/news/video/2951/Linked%20In%20pkg/

2nd more of the interview:
http://news.mync.com/site/news/video/2944/Martin_Brossman_interview/

I want to thank all who recommended me for this show including Greg Hyer with the great RTP Linkedin resource: www.linkingraleighnc.com, Wayne Sutton and Chuck Hester (Linkedin Live, find Chuck at: http://www.linkedin.com/in/chuckhester). I know their were others that recommend me as well but did not get the names.

Other resources: Professional Networking On-Line (Article on MyNC.com) :
http://wake.mync.com/site/wake/Community/story/11074

Martin Brossman - Success Coach / Trainer

Martin Brossman - Success Coach / Trainer

About Martin Brossman

Martin, a success coach, speaker, trainer and author, has been mastering the art of networking in the Triangle since 1982 ( www.coachingsupport.com ). He has originated numerous successful in-person and on-line networking groups which have facilitated meaningful business connections among members. Martin’s computer skills have powered his keen ability to create and teach crucial new Internet communications, such as blogging, podcasting and on-line networking. His own podcast show can be heard at www.InquireOnLine.info . He offers consulting on how to generate profitable alliances by maximizing face-to-face and on-line presence and managing “the conversation of you” on the Web. Also see: www.ProNetworkingOnLine.com .

For more information, contact Martin Brossman at (919) 847-4757 or Martin@CoachingSupport.com
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