Author Archives: Wayne Breitbarth

10 Simple Ways to Make Your LinkedIn Summary Stand Out

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A well-executed elevator speech is a powerful business tool. During the time it takes for an average elevator ride, you need to sum up what your company makes or does and get your listener excited about it. Know what else serves the same purpose as you elevator pitch? Your LinkedIn Summary section. After all, your LinkedIn summary typically shows up near the top of your profile. So it’s obviously one of the first things a person sees when looking at you. It has also gained much higher importance since LinkedIn’s latest revisions to the app and the desktop version. The first 80   

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LinkedIn Connections: How Many Do You Need to Be Successful?

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LinkedIn connections are the gas in your tank. The more you have, the further you’ll go, especially if the gas in your tank is “high octane” (strategic connections). But is there really something magical about having 500+ people in your network? The results of my latest LinkedIn user survey can help us answer that question.   

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10 LinkedIn Mistakes You Can Correct in Just Minutes

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When someone looks at your LinkedIn profile, does it look like you are an experienced, knowledgeable user or like you just started a few weeks ago? As a LinkedIn consultant and speaker, I look at hundreds of profiles each week, and many of them are downright embarrassing. But the good news is that most of these LinkedIn mistakes can be fixed in just a few minutes.   

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It’s Never Too Late to Add 2019 LinkedIn Resolutions

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I hope you had a safe and fun New Year’s celebration and are looking forward to having a super successful 2019. In doing my part as your trusted LinkedIn advisor, I’d like to share with you the very best LinkedIn resolutions for improving your profile, network, connections, and activities so that your efforts on the site can contribute (hopefully in a really big way) to your success this year.   

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How to Leverage LinkedIn for a Successful New Year

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Frequently, people ask which features work best for all LinkedIn users, regardless of experience level.

So as we embark on a new year, it’s the perfect time to share my very best strategies to leverage LinkedIn… and help you make 2019 your best year ever.   

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Selling Yourself to the Right People at Your LinkedIn Store

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If you owned a retail store and a potential buyer entered your front door, would you ignore him or her? Of course not. Well, that’s what many people are doing in their “LinkedIn store.”

And then they wonder why they aren’t getting any quantifiable results from using the site…   

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