LinkedIn Hashtag Topics have arrived! These give us FAR more capability to see posts and articles on specific subjects. And now we can start publishing into those #Hashtag Topics too.
Generating Leads through LinkedIn is one of the primary ways to get a return from the platform. However there are subtle ways to do this. We can ATTRACT prospects. We can gain REFERRALS. And we can FIND prospects through Search. Check out the tips below.
What’s Stopping you getting more from LinkedIn?
Use our quick LinkedIn self-assessment to identify your key area(s) for improvement.
What’s Stopping you from getting more from LinkedIn?
LinkedIn has HUGE potential to help us Attract, Find and Engage Clients, and WIN business.
However there are many reasons why we may be frustrated and disappointed.
As an Expert you know how to advise clients in your specialist area.
But you’re not necessarily an expert when it comes to Business Development and LinkedIn
Which is where I can help you
What’s the Weakest Link for you when it comes to LinkedIn?
In other areas of our lives, one mistake can be expensive!
- ONE poor shot can spoil a golf score, especially by the time we’ve recovered from it
- ONE wrong ingredient can ruin the taste or texture of a meal, and offend our guests
- ONE bad note can spoil an outstanding music performance or recording
- ONE bad judgement while driving can cause a car accident, with serious consequences
- ONE poor message can cause a prospect to disqualify us from their supplier list
Preventing or avoiding mistakes is wise. Which is where experience and training matters.
With LinkedIn and Business Development it’s not easy for us to identify what’s letting us down.
That’s why I’ve designed and developed this LinkedWIN Self-Assessment tool.
What’s the Value of Identifying and Fixing your weak link?
How valuable would it be to identify the ONE THING that could be holding back your LinkedIn and Business Development results?
Like the proverbial CHAIN – it’s the ONE WEAK LINK that negates the strength of all the other links.
For example, at a high level, what if your …
… Goals were driving your LinkedIn Business Development efforts, reducing wasted time?
… Activity on LinkedIn was far more effective and productive, generating enquiries and referrals?
… Identity and Value was communicated far more powerfully through LinkedIn, enhancing your reputation?
… Network was full of your Ideal Clients, Partners and Role Models, enhancing your Net-Worth?
Hello, I’m Mark Stonham
I’m an experienced Business Development Professional.
And I’m an established independent LinkedIn Specialist.
I help Experts and Specialists to be more successful with and through LinkedIn.
I provide advice on Business Development strategy, Personal Branding and LinkedIn Training.
LinkedWIN Self-Assessment – just TEN questions
I’ve narrowed the assessment down to just 10 questions.
Use the Radio Buttons to give yourself a score from 1-10 on each question.
Then just look at the spread of your answers – you might be amazed by what you see…
NB. The results are best viewed when accessed from a PC rather than a mobile phone.
LinkedWIN Self-Assessment Scoring Guidance
The scoring I suggest you use for the 10 topics is:
- Barely considered or thought about.
- Considered, but fairly vague and ill-defined.
- Defined and can be described, if asked.
- Defined and documented, as a strategy.
- Defined and documented, with a plan to develop/deliver it
- Some progress being made along the planned direction.
- Good progress being made, and it’s being communicated with others.
- Good results are being achieved and others are seeing this.
- Consistent results achieved, which are reviewed and refinements are being made.
- Outstanding design, execution is embedded and consistent results are being achieved.
Give it a go…
… you may be about to discover something that makes a real difference to your success!
START the LinkedWIN Self-Assessment here:
And now you’ve identified priority areas for improvement …
… how about some guidance on how to tackle them?
I can give you advice and recommendations that will save you time and help you improve your results rapidly.
To your success…
LinkedIn Business Development Specialist
Helping Experts, Specialists and Trusted Advisors to be more Successful
+44 (0)7980 929896
What’s Stopping you getting more from LinkedIn?
Take this short self-assessment to find out:
- There’s just TEN questions with a multiple choice 1-10 response for you to provide.
- Make your selection using the Radio Buttons
- Then click on the Next text at the bottom (or Previous to go back).
- Hover over the Hint for additional information.
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For most people income, wealth and wealth levels are pretty straight forward concepts.
However financial education isn’t something that was taught at school, and beyond basic common sense there’s a lack of understanding that can be quite limiting.
The Wealth Spectrum, developed by Roger Hamilton, provides a very clear picture not just of 9 wealth levels but also the characteristics, behaviours and actions associated with each level.
I’ve personally found this very insightful, and a very useful planning tool for my own circumstances. I also find it valuable when working on some client engagements.
Roger Hamilton introduces the Wealth Spectrum
Listen out for what Roger says about the mindset, decisions and sphere of influence at each level.
As you watch the video you’ll probably find it helpful to look at the diagram below and read through my summary below that.
The Wealth Spectrum levels
Infrared – Victim
Spending more each period that is being earned. Going deeper into debt. Typically someone out of work, between jobs, or in full-time education. This could also be an entrepreneur working on ‘the big dream’ project.
Red – Survivor
Just about managing to be cash neutral each period. Surplus cash spent on essential or non-essential purchases. The JAM generation. Typically a junior employee, or someone in a low paid job, or someone self-employed trading time for money at a low daily rate eg. trainer, coach etc. They may also have a high cost lifestyle so even with a high income there’s nothing left at the end of the month.
Orange – Worker
Cash positive each period. Able to save money. Typically a senior employee. Could also be self-employed, trading time for money at a high daily rate, eg. Consultant, Interim Manager. Part of someone else’s enterprise. Key factor is that if they stop working their income stops.
Yellow – Player
No longer trading time for money. Has product or scalable service to sell and deliver. Typically a sole trader, business owner or solopreneur. Has some flexibility over when and where they work. However if they stop working then the business slows or stops due to lack of marketing, sales or delivery.
Green – Performer
Leads a team who collectively generate revenue. Typically a Managing Director working in and also owning the business. Has a team around them to perform the tasks of the business. However they make most decisions so without their presence there would be implications.
Blue – Conductor
Leads or has set up multiple teams of income and now manages a portfolio of business interests. Typically a Chief Executive with several fairly autonomous teams reporting results and requesting resources. Works mainly on strategy, culture, resourcing etc with stakeholders.
Trustee, Composer and Legend
The levels of millionaires and billionaires who are creating or steering eco-systems and economies.
- Which of the wealth levels is the closest match for you?
- And which level would you like to be at?
What do successful professionals and entrepreneurs do?
Likelihood is they will be performing consistently at a specific level to maintain, sustain and consolidate their position. They will have built up a position of trust to be reliable at that level to others in their team, and with clients and business partners.
What happens when something changes?
Whether by choice or circumstances things can and do change.
- Training, experience and promotion move people to higher levels within companies and organisations, to Orange level.
- Redundancy and early retirement create opportunities for alternative arrangements at Orange level (typically), or to move to Yellow, or unfortunately to drop back to Infrared or Red.
- Business growth from a start-up Yellow level can lead to Green as staff are taken on, and to Blue as the portfolio expands.
- However, moving to Green and Blue can cause issues in areas such as delegation and finding a new level of job satisfaction.
I rather like the expression “True wealth is what’s left when the money is taken away”. Have you noticed that many entrepreneurs whose businesses have failed have been able to start again and get back to where they were, based on their skills, mindset, connections, reputation etc.
Discover which of the wealth levels you operate at, and what actions to take
For each level there are 3 action areas to focus on, to consolidate our position, or to move up a level. These actions are nuanced by our Wealth Dynamics personality profile and the ways that we create value.
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