What’s new at LinkedIn:
It’s easier than ever to keep in touch with your colleagues, classmates & clients — find out where they are working, what they are working on, and what groups they are joining
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Testimonial from a client who uses this service:
I started on Linkedin last Monday. I have worked at this pretty steady now everyday since. I now have 50 members in my group. With “their” connections I have 5900 contacts. In my network I have 699,600 people. When you get a good contact, 9 times out of 10 they will have great contacts as well. I can also do a mass email to all my members if I want as well. Anytime I post something in any group, there is an email that is generated to all members of that group, saying that I just posted a comment.
I use the search function to find people in the industries I am targeting. All my contacts are people I searched out and found through the internal search feature. I would suggest that this site works best if you sign up for the paid services. I have senior V.Ps from American Jewelery Chain stores such as Ben Bridges, product V.P’s with Tiffanys. I even have one of the writers for “Entertainment Tonight” from Los Angeles (might be handy for writing something on the “New Green” white gold.) I have metal smiths who have Harvard degrees but do something completely different than what they studies for) who make jewelery and sell it to Movie Stars.
If someone new was going on Linkedin, I would suggest that they start some groups and work at being a person who is willing to share and help as much as possible.
I actually started two groups that I felt would be interested in. I started “The Successful Retail Jewelery Store” and “Increasing your Sales by Selling Environmentally Manufactured Jewelery”. I now belong to 29 different groups. For the groups I started, I am supplying information almost every day to them. I am giving as much “free” information as I can to help people.
I am also using this for my Fine Art and have already made connections on a few things in Italy. We agree to share information and help sell things for each other. I had a person contact me concerning selling a Amadeo Modigliani 1884-1920. It is the real deal.
Their are options that I can have my profile viewed on other Linkedin countries. I chose Thailand and China for starters. I now belong to business groups that are hooked into Thailand as a result. This is working out great! Most of the people in here are professionals who are looking for contacts. Thats the scoop!! Talk to you soon!