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Power Connector

The Power Connector’s Giveaway

“When you deliver first-class work as a volunteer, people will assume you deliver the same high-quality work in your professional life.”

Judy Robinett, How to Be a Power Connector: The 5+50+100 Rule for Turning Your Business Network into Profits

Judy Robinett’s How to Be a Power Connector has been nominated for a Biz Book Award for Small Business Marketing, and for good reason!

Here at Think Like a Consultant, we want to everyone to have a chance to learn from Judy, learn her networking tips and find out how to turn your business network into profit.  So, we are giving away two copies of her award-winning book.

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Networking is something we have discussed here, most recently in The 3 Simple Steps to Reach Networking Nirvana.  Connections matter in business, career, and even in your personal life.

“The proverb about who you know being more important than what you know has never been more true than when applied to locating a job opening.  Multiple studies have shown that being referred increases your chances of being hired, yet most people continue to do things the hard way.

According to the 2013 Sources of Hire study by CarrerXroads.com, “a candidate who has acquired a referral is 3-4 times more likely to be hired”.  Yet less than 7% of applications came include referrals!”

Judy Robinett’s How to Be a Power Connector uses real-world examples of power connectors and chock-full of great networking tips.  Judy simplifies building connection skills by handing you a guide that will get you results.

  • What is a powerful network, and how so you build one?
  • Do you know who to target?
  • The skills necessary to master power connecting.
  • How to implement the 3 phases of power connecting.
  • Introduction to the 5+50+100 system and how it will streamline your power connecting strategy.

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LinkedIn Contacts

LinkedIn’s Killer App: Contact Management

Social media properties want to increase the time you spend with them.  They call it ‘engagement’ and it is a key metric that social media sites like to quote when soliciting more VC funds or in the case of Facebook, to make their analysts happy

LinkedIn has been called ‘Facebook for Business’ and for good reason.  They have become the defacto portal that most professionals use to manage their networking.

Social Media EngagementA social media analysis site called Shareaholic compiles a “Social Referrals That Matter” Report that measures user engagement across 200,000 sites. They said:

Although Google+ and LinkedIn drive the fewest social referrals, they bring in some of the best visitors.

What does this mean?  It means that LinkedIn users spend more time (over 2 minutes) on each link they click and view 2.23 pages during each visit.  As you can see from the chart, LinkedIn users spend over two hours there, on average, each month.  This ranks third behind only YouTube and Google+.

User engagement is a valuable metric and allows sites to charge more for advertising.  LinkedIn has built an active user community that is attractive to businesses.  The more engagement goes up, the more attractive their community becomes.

To increase their stickiness and keep you on their site even longer, LinkedIn has been quietly adding new features to their core functionality.  I’m going to show you how you can take advantage of some of these and turn LinkedIn into a free contact management tool. Continue reading LinkedIn’s Killer App: Contact Management