LinkedIn Endorsements - "Keep it easy"
In a post titled '3 Tips for Using LinkedIn's New 'Endorsements' Lewis Howes* a LinkedIn guru wrote for number the number 2 tip:
"2. Keep it easy for your 'inner circle.'
Everyone has a professional inner circle of about 10 to 20 people we can call at any time to ask for a small favor or advice.
Send your inner circle a personal e-mail, or give them a call and ask if they've heard about the new endorsements feature on LinkedIn. Then let them know that you've already endorsed them (step No. 1) and you'd appreciate it if they could pick one or two skills of yours to endorse."
There is more to number 2, read Howe's post.
LinkedIn Endorsements - the real estate industry
I think LinkedIn can be confusing for the real estate industry. Face it we are different than many businesses. I swooned over a recommendation (recommendations are not NEW on LinkedIn) from a former client. I'd love to recommend him but he is a scientist.... do I recommend him as a home buyer to my local industry? Probably not.... With NEW endorsements is there a way to use those with our clients? Would you want to?
"He was a great client, very qualified buyer."
LinkedIn is not just a more professional Facebook. Or is it?
Are you do LinkedIn? I am. I have been for a long time, since 2006 but I have not paid a lot of attention to LinkedIn. I invited John Novak to ActiveRain (the real estate network) in 2006 and John Novak invited me to LinkedIn.
I recently took a webinar that Jim Marks / PNC did about LinkedIn.
Endorsements - Who's in Your Inner Circle?
In the real estate industry who is your inner circle?
- Your broker?
- Your office manager?
- The director of relocation?
- Local home inspectors?
- The home stager you or your clients employ?
- A loan officer?
- Other agents? Local?
- Oher agents... Not local?
- People in the title or settlement industry?
Howes other two tips in 3 Tips for Using LinkedIn's New 'Endorsements' This is not a spoiler I am NOT going to tell you what step number one is .... but number three is "No mass e-mails." Read the post on Entrepeneur for details about what those two tips mean. Really.
According to the Entrepeneur.com site Lewis Howes is "a former professional athlete, New York City-based" but he's from Columbus, Ohio*.
The image above is from LinkedIn Recommended Your ActiveRain Post