What is Linkedin? Be Jonathan Groner, Esq

What is Linkedin? By Jonathan Groner, Esq
What is Linkedin?
A professional networking site of more than 120 million professionals, including executives from all of the Fortune 500 companies. Members are signing up at the rate of more than two each second.

What is Linkedin? By Jonathan Groner, Esq
What is Linkedin?
A professional networking site of more than 120 million professionals, including executives from all of the Fortune 500 companies. Members are signing up at the rate of more than two each second.

Why Use LinkedIn?

LinkedIn is the best online location to make new business connections

You can find other people, and just as important, they can find you

You can keep your personal network informed of your accomplishments

People in your network will receive reports on what you have done and can get in touch

You can see what others have done and send a note

The Basics
Photo, name, educational background

Link to your website

Email address, phone number if desired

Specialties, accomplishments

More Key Parts of Profile
Experience: Be specific.

Recommendations: Good idea but not in a way that seem too 'pat'

Projects: Briefly discuss both legal and non-legal (pro bono, community, nonprofit) achievements

Finding Contacts
Add your known contacts first, then expand your circle by looking at your contacts' contacts (you'll know some of them) and at the people suggested to you by LinkedIn

Don't send a request to someone unless you have some prior connection with him/her

When you send a request to connect, add a sentence or two reminding the person how you know him/her

Updates
Add key information as it happens - don't forget speeches, memberships, articles

Use links where you can (see Jonathan Groner's LinkedIn page for recent article and link)

Highlight upcoming speeches, seminars, etc. even before they are given

Connect to your blog or Twitter feed (when and if you have one)

Disclaimer: The provision of mentoring services does not contitute and shall not be considered the practice of law. The provision of such services does not establish an attorney-client relationship with the recipient of such services. Mr. Reich has a separate website for his legal practice, which can be found at www.kennethreichlaw.com.