I’ve been a LinkedIn member since September 18, 2007 and am just now loving LinkedIn for networking. When I first joined LinkedIn, I wasn’t very active. At that time, I viewed LinkedIn like many do – as a job board. I set up my profile, but never used it to network with others.
When you meet new people in a business environment, do you dive right in close a sale? While at networking events, do you only talk about yourself and what you offer? Do you avoid attending “networking” events out of fear or based on poor previous results?
What methods of advertising are you using in your business? Do you still advertise on terrestrial radio, over-the-air or even cable access television, or in print newspapers? Have you tried hanging fliers on community billboards? Do people use your business card to request service?