A wonderful question that I was asked and I thought I would ask it back to you all in the community here….
“Why are you on LinkedIn and what is the benefit for you? Maybe you might find the benefits much more rewarding if you upgraded?”
So, the side issue to asking this came from the following:-
I received a telephone call today from someone, asking what I did and whether they can help by offering myself Social Media Training and specifically, training on LinkedIn and how I would benefit from some of their training.
When I asked why they thought this, they said that they had read my profile and contacted myself to help me use LinkedIn better as I obviously needed help with it! So when I ask about the people viewing my page does this get recognised? They said with their help, they could get me into the top 20 % of the most viewed profiles in the world this year.
I was surprised that they could make a claim so bold and wanted to know how they can see this working if I would get rewarded for this? They said that LinkedIn would reward and promote myself in January to this fact. So, I said that I am interested and would they review my profile and come back to myself with:-
- a report on what is wrong with my profile
- how they can change this
- how they can improve my profile
- how long it will take
- a quotation based on what is required
I still can’t work out how they got my details to ring me after viewing myself on LinkedIn but I await to see what they will come back with…..I doubt they will……..
The reason for doubting they will come back, is simple, if they had read my profile on LinkedIn, they:-
- Would have seen my headline
- My headline clearing stating that I was in the Top 1% of most viewed profiles on LinkedIn last year
- I do offer Social Media advice, help, training and management
- I also offer Sales Training too
- LinkedIn do indeed send out confirmation (well they did this year) to you about your profile every so often, but I only have heard of and seen, Top 10%, 7%, 5%, 3% and 1%
So, a word of advice to any one out there who is looking to do cold calling today, this week or this month…..
RESEARCH THE PERSON YOU ARE RINGING BEFORE YOU SPEAK TO THEM……………………………………
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