You never listen to me, blog article written by Ted Prodromou

I'm preparing for the next Linked Accelerator class, so I was scanning through some old emails I wrote in 2015. 

I can't believe how bad I was at writing emails in 2015. 

Great tips, but the emails were boring as hell. 

As I read them, I could hear a monotone, robotic, boring voice. 

That's not the point of today's email, so let me get back to my story. 

I could cut and paste tips from 2015 and you would never know (other than my bad writing). 

As I scanned emails from 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023, there are three mistakes people make on LinkedIn. 

The same three mistakes. 

Can you guess what the three mistakes are? 

If you've been following me for a while, you know the mistakes. 

You may even be sick of me talking about them. 

Let me give you a hint. 

"You never get a second chance to make a good first impression." 

Mistake #1 

How old is your profile picture? 

I'll admit I need new headshots, but my photo is professional. 

Do yourself a favor against a blank wall and take a selfie right now. 

I guarantee it will look better than that photo from a 2017 wedding where you cropped out your ex. 

Mistake #2 

When was the last time you updated your professional headline? 

Do you even know what a professional headline is? 

>>> Here's a short video with professional headline tips

Mistake #3 

Stop selling! 

At least 90% of the LinkedIn messages I receive are sales pitches. 

We are all sick and tired of strangers spamming us. 

LinkedIn is a networking site. 

Focus on starting conversations and building relationships. 

This is just a fraction of what we'll be covering in Linked Accelerator. 

I'm even adding a bonus session about using AI with LinkedIn. 

>>> Get on the early bird list and save $200

Class starts on April 17th. 

About the author 

Ted Prodromou

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I'm the #1 best-selling author of Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Business and Ultimate Guide to Twitter for Business. People call me America's Leading LinkedIn Coach.

I'm the founder of Search Marketing Simplified, LLC, a full service online marketing agency. The SMS team designs and implements advanced LinkedIn and social media lead-generation strategies for small to medium-sized businesses. SMS will set up and manage your marketing funnels using organic, social and paid traffic.

Did you know I've been working with the internet since 1991, long before Al Gore invented it?

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