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The Beginner's Guide To Brand Building

Brand building is an important part of any good marketing strategy. When you have the right knowhow, beginning to shape and build your brand is made a little easier. With the wealth of information out there written by or intended for branding gurus, it can be easy to get lost in the jargon, tips, and reasons to brand. The route to brand building doesn’t have to be such a rollercoaster that overwhelms you. This short, easy to read and understand guide to brand building offers a few great tips that is perfect for the beginner.

Don’t forget to do your research

It’s always important to do your research so you understand the ins and outs of the market you’re about to enter. You should already have a list of competitors and notes on what you like and don’t like about their brand. Remember, there is no such thing as being too informed or too prepared.

Map out your plan of attack

Once you’ve done your research, begin planning which route is the best option to follow. A great way to see the goals that you’re hitting as you’ve begun brand building is to have a timeline in place with realistic and reachable goals along the way. Don’t forget to check back to your timeline once you’ve started growing. See which marks you are hitting and which marks you aren’t hitting. Tinker with and change your tactics for brand building accordingly.

Understand the different mediums

Learn the different building blocks for brand building and begin to plan which are right for you. Things like logos, slogans, social media presence, high quality photography, and a website are important building blocks you’ll wish to consider.

Because social media presence is an entire (and enormous) strategy for brand building within itself, you’ll want to be sure to give this area extra attention. Within this space there are even more building blocks such as: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkdIn, and Google+. Just like your first building blocks, not all of these may be right for you. Take the time to choose which you feel are right for your brand building needs.

Launch your plan of attack

The most important (and possibly most exciting) part of brand building is the actual launch of it. The beginning is a vital time to pay careful attention and keep a sharp eye on the different building blocks you have chosen to launch. It may seem a little overwhelming, but it’s imperative to keep track of all of the building blocks that you chose and track to see how they are working.

Gather intelligence

Once you’ve launched your brand building blocks, it’s important to measure the results. Track your progress, and record any notes you think are important. During this time it’s important to stay meticulously organized and pay attention to details. It’s recommended to keep your files, notes, and measurements stored and labeled properly (especially as the months and years begin to add up), so that you can easily refer to them in the future.

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Building Your LinkedIn Network

Building Your LinkedIn Network

In his book Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Business, author Ted Prodromou describes how to best to leverage the networking site as a business tool. In this edited excerpt, the author details the two methods of building connections on LinkedIn.

How many connections should you have on LinkedIn? I’m asked that question frequently, and there isn’t a magic number that works for everyone. LinkedIn isn’t a popularity contest where the person with the most connections wins. LinkedIn is about building relationships and connecting with others, which is very different than the monologue communication of Twitter.

There are two distinct approaches to networking on LinkedIn. The first, which is used by most LinkedIn members, is called strategic networking, where you focus on quality, not quantity. Strategic networkers usually have less than 500 people in their network and keep in touch with about 100 to 150 people in their network. They have a deep connection with a small number of people.

The other approach, which is often used by sales representatives and recruiters, is called open networking; this is where you cast a very wide net. Open networkers often have thousands of connections in their network because their business is a numbers game. The more people in your network, the easier it is to find someone to fill an open position or outreach customers for a sale. As an open networker, you have a limited connection with a lot of people.

Most people know hundreds of people and often have more than 500 contacts in their online address book. The question is: How many of those contacts do you correspond with on a regular basis? Some people think they correspond with about 20 percent of their professional network on a regular basis. The reality is that you don’t have time to correspond with 20 percent of your professional network on a regular basis if you have more than 500 people in your network.

Related: 5 Ways to Use Your Network to Grow Your Business

A number of studies have tried to determine the optimal size of a professional network. Some conclude that we can only maintain a stable social network of 100 people, while others suggest we can maintain stable social networks of up to 300. The generally accepted number is 150.

Maintaining a stable social network means we know everyone in our network and maintain regular contact with each and every individual. To maintain a larger social network requires more restrictive rules, laws, and enforced norms, so you are almost being forced to maintain these relationships.

Do you maintain a regular relationship with 150 people? If you work for a medium to large-sized company and count your co-workers, you probably do; if you work for a small company, you may not. If you own your own business, you should be communicating with 150 people regularly to generate leads or find opportunities.

The average number of connections for LinkedIn members is around 60 people, according to a Nielsen study. I see many members with more than 500 connections. When you view their profile you will only see “500+ connections.” Once you are connected with that person, you will be able to view a list of their connections and can connect with anyone on the list because you have a second-degree relationship with them. A great way to expand your network is by connecting with appropriate second-degree relationships. Use your invitations wisely because LinkedIn gives you 3,000 invitations, after which you have to request more. It shouldn’t be a problem, since you’re trying to keep your network manageable.

Related: 6 Steps to Better Networking for Young Entrepreneurs

Open networkers on LinkedIn are often called LIONs, an acronym for “LinkedIn open networkers.” LIONs seek to actively increase their connections by sending out and accepting connection invitations. LIONs, in general, accept invites from anyone, so it’s relatively risk-free to invite a LION into your network.

Most LIONs take pride in touting their specific number of connections; it’s similar to the way celebrities compete to have the most Twitter followers. The majority of LIONs believe that bigger is better, and that large networks lead to more opportunity.

There is no official LinkedIn designation for a LinkedIn open networker. It’s an unofficial designation coined by people willing to connect with anyone to grow their network as large as possible. If you want to be recognized as a LinkedIn LION, you can add LION to the end of your name in your profile or in your profile headline.

Being a LION can have its drawbacks. Unfortunately, with any website or online tool that gets popular, people start abusing its popularity. We’re starting to see a steady stream of Tweet spam where people are creating thousands of fake Twitter profiles that automatically re-Tweet Tweets from popular Tweeters.

We’re now seeing similar tricks on LinkedIn with fake LinkedIn profiles. Beware if you receive an invitation from a profile with no LinkedIn connections, no picture or a company name or logo. It’s probably a machine-generated profile or someone who isn’t on LinkedIn for the right reasons. If someone isn’t willing to provide their name and fill out their complete profile properly, they aren’t fit for your network.

Related: Richard Branson on How to Network. Hint: Early and Often

Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for BusinessThis article is an excerpt from Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Business, available from Entrepreneur Press.

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April 24, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

7 Tips For Building a ‘Power Network’ on LinkedIn

7 Tips For Building a Power Network on LinkedIn

Among the social networks, LinkedIn can be one of the most useful when it comes to cultivating critical, lucrative business opportunities, since it has a high concentration of business decision makers. The trick is going beyond connecting with cousins and college buddies to strategically building a “power network” of individuals who should be potential clients.

But building a power network on LinkedIn doesn’t happen overnight. Here are seven tips for making the kinds of connections that can benefit your business the most:

1. Optimize your profile: One of the easiest ways is to update your profile picture. LinkedIn views this kind of update as “freshness” and it can help your ranking when others are searching for someone like you.

2. Tell people who you are, who you help and how you help them in your headline: A headline that communicates these points is often what grabs a person’s attention when searching the site. I should be able to read your headline and know exactly what you offer and why I should get in touch with you. Be clear and compelling.

Related: 5 Underutilized LinkedIn Marketing Tools

3. Fill out all current and past work experiences: You never know who’s looking for you, possibly a co-worker from an old job, or maybe a classmate that’s suddenly feeling nostalgic and wants to see who they can find online. By listing all of your places of employment — including your educational institutions — you can create a larger net for capturing searches. Plus, these connections could be second- or third-tier connections to people you’ve been trying to meet.

4. Join targeted groups: This can be one of the most effective ways to connect with like-minded professionals who are serious about using LinkedIn to form deeper business connections. Participating in these groups also enables you to share your knowledge and to learn from other members.

5. Create a targeted group: Not only can leading a group give you a certain level of credibility, it allows you to connect with people who are influential within your specific industry.

6. Send personal invites: These, in my opinion, always trump generic requests to connect. The invite is your first communication on LinkedIn, so make a good first impression by writing a personal request and asking how you can help the person, or whom you can introduce them to.

Related: 3 Tips for Using LinkedIn’s New ‘Endorsements’

7. Get endorsements and recommendations: This can help enhance your profile, but there’s a right way and a wrong way to do this. Don’t send a mass or generic e-mail to clients or colleagues asking if they can endorse your skills or write a recommendation. First, identify people who have a great story to share about you and your skills. Contact those people directly, via phone or e-mail, and let them know you’re personally reaching out to them because of (insert how you’ve helped them here) and would appreciate it if they’d be willing to write a quick recommendation for you, based on that story.

The same goes for endorsements, which are much easier to give since it’s just a click of a button. It also helps if you mention you’ll be endorsing their strongest skills as well.

In what ways do you grow your network on LinkedIn? Let us know in the comments below.

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March 13, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Building Your LinkedIn Network

Building Your LinkedIn Network

In his book Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Business, author Ted Prodromou describes how to best to leverage the networking site as a business tool. In this edited excerpt, the author details the two methods of building connections on LinkedIn.

How many connections should you have on LinkedIn? I’m asked that question frequently, and there isn’t a magic number that works for everyone. LinkedIn isn’t a popularity contest where the person with the most connections wins. LinkedIn is about building relationships and connecting with others, which is very different than the monologue communication of Twitter.

There are two distinct approaches to networking on LinkedIn. The first, which is used by most LinkedIn members, is called strategic networking, where you focus on quality, not quantity. Strategic networkers usually have less than 500 people in their network and keep in touch with about 100 to 150 people in their network. They have a deep connection with a small number of people.

The other approach, which is often used by sales representatives and recruiters, is called open networking; this is where you cast a very wide net. Open networkers often have thousands of connections in their network because their business is a numbers game. The more people in your network, the easier it is to find someone to fill an open position or outreach customers for a sale. As an open networker, you have a limited connection with a lot of people.

Most people know hundreds of people and often have more than 500 contacts in their online address book. The question is: How many of those contacts do you correspond with on a regular basis? Some people think they correspond with about 20 percent of their professional network on a regular basis. The reality is that you don’t have time to correspond with 20 percent of your professional network on a regular basis if you have more than 500 people in your network.

Related: 5 Ways to Use Your Network to Grow Your Business

A number of studies have tried to determine the optimal size of a professional network. Some conclude that we can only maintain a stable social network of 100 people, while others suggest we can maintain stable social networks of up to 300. The generally accepted number is 150.

Maintaining a stable social network means we know everyone in our network and maintain regular contact with each and every individual. To maintain a larger social network requires more restrictive rules, laws, and enforced norms, so you are almost being forced to maintain these relationships.

Do you maintain a regular relationship with 150 people? If you work for a medium to large-sized company and count your co-workers, you probably do; if you work for a small company, you may not. If you own your own business, you should be communicating with 150 people regularly to generate leads or find opportunities.

The average number of connections for LinkedIn members is around 60 people, according to a Nielsen study. I see many members with more than 500 connections. When you view their profile you will only see “500+ connections.” Once you are connected with that person, you will be able to view a list of their connections and can connect with anyone on the list because you have a second-degree relationship with them. A great way to expand your network is by connecting with appropriate second-degree relationships. Use your invitations wisely because LinkedIn gives you 3,000 invitations, after which you have to request more. It shouldn’t be a problem, since you’re trying to keep your network manageable.

Related: 6 Steps to Better Networking for Young Entrepreneurs

Open networkers on LinkedIn are often called LIONs, an acronym for “LinkedIn open networkers.” LIONs seek to actively increase their connections by sending out and accepting connection invitations. LIONs, in general, accept invites from anyone, so it’s relatively risk-free to invite a LION into your network.

Most LIONs take pride in touting their specific number of connections; it’s similar to the way celebrities compete to have the most Twitter followers. The majority of LIONs believe that bigger is better, and that large networks lead to more opportunity.

There is no official LinkedIn designation for a LinkedIn open networker. It’s an unofficial designation coined by people willing to connect with anyone to grow their network as large as possible. If you want to be recognized as a LinkedIn LION, you can add LION to the end of your name in your profile or in your profile headline.

Being a LION can have its drawbacks. Unfortunately, with any website or online tool that gets popular, people start abusing its popularity. We’re starting to see a steady stream of Tweet spam where people are creating thousands of fake Twitter profiles that automatically re-Tweet Tweets from popular Tweeters.

We’re now seeing similar tricks on LinkedIn with fake LinkedIn profiles. Beware if you receive an invitation from a profile with no LinkedIn connections, no picture or a company name or logo. It’s probably a machine-generated profile or someone who isn’t on LinkedIn for the right reasons. If someone isn’t willing to provide their name and fill out their complete profile properly, they aren’t fit for your network.

Related: Richard Branson on How to Network. Hint: Early and Often

Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for BusinessThis article is an excerpt from Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Business, available from Entrepreneur Press.

Read more stories about: Social media, Networking, Linkedin

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October 30, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Building Your LinkedIn Network

Building Your LinkedIn Network

In his book Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Business, author Ted Prodromou describes how to best to leverage the networking site as a business tool. In this edited excerpt, the author details the two methods of building connections on LinkedIn.

How many connections should you have on LinkedIn? I’m asked that question frequently, and there isn’t a magic number that works for everyone. LinkedIn isn’t a popularity contest where the person with the most connections wins. LinkedIn is about building relationships and connecting with others, which is very different than the monologue communication of Twitter.

There are two distinct approaches to networking on LinkedIn. The first, which is used by most LinkedIn members, is called strategic networking, where you focus on quality, not quantity. Strategic networkers usually have less than 500 people in their network and keep in touch with about 100 to 150 people in their network. They have a deep connection with a small number of people.

The other approach, which is often used by sales representatives and recruiters, is called open networking; this is where you cast a very wide net. Open networkers often have thousands of connections in their network because their business is a numbers game. The more people in your network, the easier it is to find someone to fill an open position or outreach customers for a sale. As an open networker, you have a limited connection with a lot of people.

Most people know hundreds of people and often have more than 500 contacts in their online address book. The question is: How many of those contacts do you correspond with on a regular basis? Some people think they correspond with about 20 percent of their professional network on a regular basis. The reality is that you don’t have time to correspond with 20 percent of your professional network on a regular basis if you have more than 500 people in your network.

Related: 5 Ways to Use Your Network to Grow Your Business

A number of studies have tried to determine the optimal size of a professional network. Some conclude that we can only maintain a stable social network of 100 people, while others suggest we can maintain stable social networks of up to 300. The generally accepted number is 150.

Maintaining a stable social network means we know everyone in our network and maintain regular contact with each and every individual. To maintain a larger social network requires more restrictive rules, laws, and enforced norms, so you are almost being forced to maintain these relationships.

Do you maintain a regular relationship with 150 people? If you work for a medium to large-sized company and count your co-workers, you probably do; if you work for a small company, you may not. If you own your own business, you should be communicating with 150 people regularly to generate leads or find opportunities.

The average number of connections for LinkedIn members is around 60 people, according to a Nielsen study. I see many members with more than 500 connections. When you view their profile you will only see “500+ connections.” Once you are connected with that person, you will be able to view a list of their connections and can connect with anyone on the list because you have a second-degree relationship with them. A great way to expand your network is by connecting with appropriate second-degree relationships. Use your invitations wisely because LinkedIn gives you 3,000 invitations, after which you have to request more. It shouldn’t be a problem, since you’re trying to keep your network manageable.

Related: 6 Steps to Better Networking for Young Entrepreneurs

Open networkers on LinkedIn are often called LIONs, an acronym for “LinkedIn open networkers.” LIONs seek to actively increase their connections by sending out and accepting connection invitations. LIONs, in general, accept invites from anyone, so it’s relatively risk-free to invite a LION into your network.

Most LIONs take pride in touting their specific number of connections; it’s similar to the way celebrities compete to have the most Twitter followers. The majority of LIONs believe that bigger is better, and that large networks lead to more opportunity.

There is no official LinkedIn designation for a LinkedIn open networker. It’s an unofficial designation coined by people willing to connect with anyone to grow their network as large as possible. If you want to be recognized as a LinkedIn LION, you can add LION to the end of your name in your profile or in your profile headline.

Being a LION can have its drawbacks. Unfortunately, with any website or online tool that gets popular, people start abusing its popularity. We’re starting to see a steady stream of Tweet spam where people are creating thousands of fake Twitter profiles that automatically re-Tweet Tweets from popular Tweeters.

We’re now seeing similar tricks on LinkedIn with fake LinkedIn profiles. Beware if you receive an invitation from a profile with no LinkedIn connections, no picture or a company name or logo. It’s probably a machine-generated profile or someone who isn’t on LinkedIn for the right reasons. If someone isn’t willing to provide their name and fill out their complete profile properly, they aren’t fit for your network.

Related: Richard Branson on How to Network. Hint: Early and Often

Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for BusinessThis article is an excerpt from Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Business, available from Entrepreneur Press.

Read more stories about: Social media, Networking, Linkedin

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September 29, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

   

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