What you need to know about LinkedIn Search

If you’re using LinkedIn to build your coaching, speaking, or writing business  then you need to pay attention!   This is for you!

Did you know that with the free basic account on LinkedIn, that there is a limit to the number of searches you can make?   LinkedIn doesn’t tell us what the limit is, but we do get a warning as we approach the limit.   Once you go over, you can’t search for the rest of the month!   Yikes!  It’s only mid-month… now what?

Here’s a link to the Help Page about this, but here is what you really need to know:

A) Browsing profiles using “People also Viewed” COUNTS towards the limit.

I’ve been using this a lot this month, so that helps to explain why I’m suddenly bumping up against the use limit.

B) searching profiles BY NAME using the search box at the top of the page DOES NOT count towards the limit.   (I know, it doesn’t make sense, does it?)

C) Browsing your 1st-degree connections from the connections page DOES NOT count towards the limit.

D) According to this post, Clicking into LinkedIn from a link on a web page or email DOES NOT count towards the limit

By the way, you’d have to upgrade to the LinkedIn Premium Business Account to avoid the search limit.

Now that you know the rules, I’m sure you can find creative ways to search for prospects on LinkedIn, without busting your budget!

If you need some help with using LinkedIn to grow your business, I’d love to help you with that. Together, it will be easy.



Three tips to increase our Emotional Success

In this interesting interview, Dr. Wally Hauck, PhD, CSP, gives us three easy tips that we can use to improve our relationships.  These can be used any time we’re involved in a challenging emotional situation.

1)  Wait!  If you become upset, wait.   Allow yourself to calm down before you discuss the situation.  This is the opposite of “don’t go to bed angry.”    I have to tell myself “just walk away”.   I know that if I don’t calm down that the situation will become worse.  

2) Ask the right questions.  Ask “What have I done to contribute to this?”  or “What can I do differently?”  These questions help us take responsibility for our part of the conversation.  

3) Use Empathy:  Try to mirror back what you are hearing them say.   “I understand that you feel…”, “I hear you are… “, or “I see you are…”.   These phrases can all help to calm the other person because they feel listened to, heard, and understood.

With a little practice, we can all increase our emotional success!   

Thanks to Dr. Wally Hauck for sharing this article on LinkedIn!