In the second of his online networking series, Mark Lee explains how to use the networking element of Linkedin to connect with peers and potential prospects. Further articles will consider status updates, endorsements and recommendations, groups and lead generation.
Initiating connection requests
It’s all very well having your profile registered on Linkedin so that people can find you. But there’s a great deal more to the site than simply hoping your profile will be spotted or found.
It’s an online networking site so you might as well use it to help you network. As a starting point I suggest you look to connect with people you know and also with people you would like to know. There are two reasons for this:
About Mark Lee
Mark Lee works almost exclusively with savvy sole practitioners who want more out of their practice. More clients, more money, more time, more satisfaction - or everything!
An accountant by profession, Mark moved away from the provision of professional advice in 2006. He is now a professional speaker, mentor, facilitator, author and debunker.
Mark Lee is a realist and regularly debunks myths and hype related to his areas of interest and expertise. His keynote talk for audiences of accountants is How to STAND OUT and be more than 'just another accountant'.
Mark is passionate about helping accountants generally so is a keen blogger and commentator in the accounting and tax press. He is consultant practice editor of AccountingWEB and has written hudnreds of articles here that have been viewed over a million times.
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Mark stopped giving tax advice himself despite being a past Chairman of the Chartered Accountants’ Tax Faculty. He is however Chairman of the Tax Advice Network - the UK's highest ranked lead generation website for tax advisers and accountants. The network also publishes a weekly practical tax update for accountants in general practice and full tax support, on demand too. You can also use it as a lead generation resource for local people seeking tax advice from an accountant.