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Are you aware of the New #LinkedIn Messaging Features For Networking!

LinkedIn allows you to send up to 100 private messages per day to your first-degree connections. Make sure you personalize the message to your connection. Messaging on LinkedIn will be opened and read more often than a personal email.

On the desktop messages to your first-degree connections can include images, attachments, GIFs, and emoji’s. LinkedIn for some time has let connections add an attachment to their messaging. Make sure your messages stand out by including an image. The most current features have been to include emoji’s and most recently GIF’s.

Images can be uploaded to your LinkedIn message from your computer from files you have stored on your computer.

Attachments can be powerpoints PDF’s, or papers you have stored in your files.

GIF’s

Imogi”s

Using the @ sign on mobile messaging

Voice messaging

One extra feature on mobile is location

Tap the Current Location icon to move the map pin to your current location. If this is your first time using location sharing, you’ll be prompted to enable location-based features for the LinkedIn mobile app. Tap Allow to move the map pin to your current location.

Android
To send a location within a message:

Tap the Messaging icon.
Tap the Add icon.
Tap the Compose icon.
Add the recipient’s name.
Tap the Location icon to share a one-time location.
The map will default to the location selected on your profile until you grant location access to the LinkedIn mobile app.
Tap the Current Location icon to move the map pin to your current location.

If this is your first time using location sharing, you will be prompted to enable location-based features for the LinkedIn mobile app. Tap Allow to move the map pin to your current location.
If you prefer to send a different location, you can either drag the pin on the map to your location of choice or enter an address or business name into the Search for a location… field.
Tap the Send icon to send the location to your connection.

On the mobile app, however, you can also add an @ sign to mention one of your connections and you can also send a voice message.

I really like the newest feature of a voicemail. It adds a personal touch and it most cases your connections, especially those in another country will learn how your voice sounds in real life.

Many of my clients are senior executives in sales, business development, training, and recruiting who recognize the need to attract customers through Corporate Strategic training of LinkedIn, one on one consulting, and private workshops. Let me show you how to use all of LinkedIn’s resources. To discover how this process can benefit your organization, or if you’d like to update your profile or spend some time together on a 1-2-1 basis simply schedule an appointment on my calendar.

If there’s anything specific you’d like to know about making the most of LinkedIn, feel free to ask. I’ll happily answer questions in the comments – or write a future blog to cover wider topics.

Here is my call to action. If you would like continuing information about LinkedIn I’m always happy to connect with people who PERSONALIZE their connection request. My email address is BruceBix49@gmail.com. If you find this information valuable please pass this on to others who need help with LinkedIn.

You’re also welcome to check my website, my blog, and my YouTube channel.

I build practically perfect LinkedIn profiles and exemplary executive resumes. Contact me if you need help at 224-221-9700 or Email me at BruceBix49@gmail.com


Messaging and Engagement With Your LinkedIn Network Contacts!

There is a new messaging feature on both the desktop and mobile platforms. Most LinkedIn users are unaware of it because it is not widely advertised. I was at a networking meeting last week and showing how LinkedIn messaging looked on the phone when the connection asked what the green dots were for. Now this connection was just hired as an outbound sales manager, so I explained the feature.

On the mobile app when you look at the messaging tab you will see a list of recent meossages from your connections. Just below their picture is either a green solid dot, a green dot with a white center, or no dot at all. The solid green dot means that the connection is on their desktop live as you are viewing the image.

The green dot with the white center means the LinkedIn connection is currently live on their mobile dvice. So if you know the person is using their phone you can either message them or give them a call. If you are is sales this is a great way to engage with your client or customer in real time. This may also help increase your SSI score for engagement on LinkedIn.

LinkedIn wants you to use the messaging system that’s why they keep adding ways for engaging with your connections. They even give you shortcut responses to your messaging, If you congratulate one of your connections and they respond with “THANKS. Your options are a “Thumbs Up”, “Welcome”, or How Are You?”.

Are you engaging your connections on #LinkedIn?

Don’t just use the generic phrases LinkedIn suggests. Like every other communication on LinkedIn personalize the message. This includes your connection requests to another member.

Last, but not least, LinkedIn will score the interaction for engagment with “0” for no response, (1) for a like, (20 for a comment and (3) for a share. As you can see connecting and sharing updates will increase your visibility and your rank on the SSI score for engagement. Dont be a wallflower!

Many of my clients are leaders in sales, business development, training, and recruiting who recognize the need to attract customers through Corporate Strategic training of LinkedIn, one on one consulting, and private workshops. Let me show you how to use all of LinkedIn’s resources. To discover how this process can benefit your organization, simply schedule an appointment on my calendar.

Here is my call to action. If you would like continuing information about LinkedIn I’m always happy to connect with people who PERSONALIZE their connection request. My email address is BruceBix49@gmail.com. If you find this information valuable please pass this on to others who need help with LinkedIn.

You’re also welcome to check my website, my blog, and my YouTube Channel.

I build practically perfect LinkedIn profiles and exemplary executive resumes. Contact me if you need help at 224-221-9700 or Email me at BruceBix49@gmail.com