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Power Up Your Productivity On LinkedIn

In just 15 minutes a day ...

 
 

POSTED BY ELLEN WILLOUGHBY ON 21/11/2017 @ 8:00AM

I recently went on a LinkedIn training course with the excellent Sam Rathling. On this course, I learnt how to make my profile stand out, tips and tricks on how to use LinkedIn and ways to meet potential clients on there ...

Linkedin is a great way to find new business. Could you be more productive with it?

Linkedin is a great way to find new business. Could you be more productive with it?

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One of the main takeaways was how to maintain your LinkedIn presence in just 15 minutes a day. I thought Wow! That sounds productive! Usually, on LinkedIn (or any other social media platform) we easily get distracted by interesting posts and chatting with people.

"The idea of doing your social media in 15 minutes a day is enticing, to say the least!"

However, to actually do this, I believe you need a structure and a process for doing so. This will stop you going off track and wasting time. Sam gave us a tracker to help us get into the habit of doing 15 minutes a day, and I have modified it to suit my style of working.

I thought you might like me to share it with you, so you can also be more productive on LinkedIn:

  1. Answer any messages you have received to make sure you stay on top of your correspondence.

  2. Check your notifications and respond to any likes and comments as this will help keep your engagement in conversations

  3. Go to the home feed and like, comment and share on posts from your connections. This is where you need to be firm and not go off on a tangent for hours!

  4. Spotted anyone in your target market or looks interesting in steps 2 and 3? Reach out to them by sending a personalised connection request.

  5. Post something yourself. This could be what you are up to today, an interesting quote or piece of information a picture or video.

That’s it! 5 easy steps to staying productive on LinkedIn.

It is useful to use a checklist to tick off each of the steps as you complete them. Not only does ticking something of your ‘to-do’ list feel great, but it also keeps you on target.

I will be adding a repeating task for this into my ‘to-do’ list system so I don’t forget to do this daily. The aim is to not only improve my LinkedIn status, but to win more business, so I will also be keeping track of how many leads I get through LinkedIn.

"I got one today so that is a great start!"

How do you stay on top of your social media? Does it bring you any business? Could you benefit from setting processes in place to make your social media time more productive?

If you'd like to know more, then do call me on 01858 414226 or click here to ping me an email and if you'd like to know more about Sam Rathling's awesome training course, click here.

Until next time ...

ELLEN WHILLOUGHBY

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More about Ellen Willoughby ...

I'm Ellen, Director of All About Quality and All About Productivity. I have over 20 years experience as a professional in the quality world and 17 years as a practising Buddhist. As a result of this, I have a passion for improvement. in business and personal life.

This has led me to productivity and how I can be the best I can by devouring hundreds of blogs and books on the subject and practising meditation and mindfulness techniques. Combined, this has helped me understand what needs to be done to improve the performance of processes and more importantly you.

If you would like to know how I can help you do call me!

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01858 414226