How do you manage your LinkedIn connections? If you are connected to a lot of people it can become confusing. It can be hard to recall how you met people and what conversations you have had in the past.
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Perhaps you connected with a lot of people you met at a conference, maybe there are others that you are pursuing as sales leads. Sooner or later you will forget who is who and why you connected.
Luckily LinkedIn has a really cool function that can help you stay in touch with the people that matter, will remind you how you met and you can even log some key information about them like their interests or their children’s names.
This has to be one of the most valuable functions on LinkedIn and it’s one that a lot of us overlook.
In this video I show you:
- Where to add information about your relationships on LinkedIn
- How to set a reminder to contact someone
- How to add information about how you met your contact
- How to add additional information relevant to your contact
What sort of information should you store about your connections?
This function is a virtual memory. You should use the ‘Notes’ section to keep track of all the important information about your contact as you get to know them better. Here’s a few suggestions:
- Hobbies & Interests
- Birthdays / Anniversaries / Key dates
- What you discussed at your last meeting
- Names of children / cats / spouse
Do you use this function?
What other information is useful to you when building a business relationship?
I’ve completely overlooked this – you are full of great tips Amanda!
Amanda Webb says
I think a lot of people do. Really useful though 🙂
Dee Sewell says
Very cool and can see it being very handy as contact list grows
Lorna Sixsmith says
I was aware of it but haven’t used it at all – cheers Amanda, another good tip 🙂
Amanda Webb says
I’ve found it really useful for remembering people that I meet at conferences etc. I have to admit I still prefer Twitter for staying in touch though 🙂
Elvis Michael says
I have started using LinkedIn more and more. It definitely has its flaws (you can no longer know how many views your past updates have received, for example).
But overall i like the engagement, perhaps because people there are more serious about business.
Thank you for all your social media articles, Amanda; I find your blog a breath of fresh air. I had to share one of your posts with my readers recently due to the high value you consistently provide — Not to mention, your passion and expertise really shine.
Nice to virtually meet you!