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    LinkedIn Help

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    LinkedIn Tools Useful add-ins to Outlook and Mozilla and MSIE browsers.
    Export Addresses This nifty tool exports your connections into a CSV or other file to read into Microsoft Outlook address book. The link can manually be found at the bottom of your My Contacts: Connections page.
    Other Software
    LinkedIn Contact Management

    (FREE) LinkedIn Contacts Manager reads all your LinkedIn connection pages, including names, email addresses, and location, into a database. Use the software to sort and filter address and email all your contacts. Even reads in requests and searches that you run, and many more features. Highly recommended software, from Arnnei Speiser at Mega AS Consulting.

    Clipmate Excellent software for extending the Windows clipboard. Store template text for sending and forwarding requests.
    Group Email Software Networkers and businesses use business email software to manage email campaigns, mailing lists, and message, and send mass marketing emails to LinkedIn and other contacts.
    Group Email Service > Intellicontact. Used by DallasBlue. Best price - $14/month for 1,000 list members, 6 mailings per month.
    > Contant Contact. Another popular service. $30/month for 1,000 list members, unlimited mailings.
    Community Portals

    > LinkedIn Pro ... yes, that's this site!


    > LinkedIn Innovators
    > LinkedIn Venture Capital
    > MyLinkedInPowerNetworking
    These are Yahoo groups. There may be several messages a day, so consider signing up for the Daily Digest or use a filter to read messages in their own folder at your leisure.


    > Business Networking by Naina Redhu
    > A Friend in Every City by Thomas Power
    > Network Technologies by LinkedIn Director of Marketing Robert Leathern
    > Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi
    > The Virtual Handshake. "Opening and Close Deal Online." From David Teten and Scott Allen

    > Sacred Cow Dung by Christian Mayaud
    > LinkedIn Blog by Hament Verma

      Success Stories > LinkedIn and a Wedding!
    Articles, Interviews, & Books LinkedIn Tips

    > Creating Masterful Requests. How high is your Request Ranking? By DallasBlue Director Marc Freedman
    > Cheater's Guide to LinkedIn. Excellent tips on how to thrive on LinkedIn with a minimum of pain. By Christian Mayaud.
    > Linkedin: Developing Networking Protocols. Writing professional requests. By Gerry Crispin of CareerXroads.
    > Tips. From Rick Upton.
    > Power Tips. From Jeff Goldman

    LinkedIn Benefits > The Referral as Gift: LinkedIn as Altruism by Bob Jacobson of BlueFire Consulting
    > LinkedIn - How to Expand Your Professional Network by Des Walsh of Thinking Home Business
    LinkedIn Uses

    > Ron Bates publishes a bevy of valuable resources. Check out his blog, How to Get a Job, his article, Conducting a Successful Proactive Job Search Campaign, and his resume site CV Advantage with 25% discounts to 18 different job search oriented services such as leading senior executive career management sites, database and resume distribution sites. Many of the sites have advertised on LinkedIn and can be helpful to aggressive networkers too.
    > LinkedIn Powers Recruiting. DallasBlue Founder and LinkedIn guru Marc Freedman interviewed by Bill Vick of XtremeRecruiting.
    > Heat Up Your Cold Calls. DallasBlue Founder and LinkedIn guru Marc Freedman interviewed by Maura Schreier-Fleming of Best@Selling.


    Christian Mayaud blog:
    > High-Performance Social Networking - Part I: The 8 Basic Networking Styles
    > "Right Sizing" Your Network - PANs, CANs, and FANs
    > LinkedIn Cheater's Guide :: Clarification :: LinkedIn CheatSheet #1: How to make your name visible beyond your 3rd Degree

    > Developing Your Professional Network by Danny Faught of Tejas Consulting
    > The Great Debate: Quality or Quantity? by David Teten and Scott Allen. A related blog post on Selective vs. promiscuous linking.
    > Effective Networking For Personal Success, Book Summary
    > Networking — why quality emerges from quantity by Thomas Power
    > How to Build Your Network by by Brian Uzzi and Shannon Dunlap in the Harvard Business Review

    Social Networking Industry

    Christian Mayaud MD blog:
    > A Functional View of Social Networking - Highlighting the Challenges Moving Forward

    > Social Networking Landscape from by Dave Pollard
    > Top Web 2.0 Sites (light on social networks but still comprehensive)
    > Identity Production in a Networked Culture: Why Youth Heart MySpace. A talked presented by Danah Boyd to the AAAS on identity production, hanging out and digital publics.

    Other Networking Communities and Area Hubs

       Networks for top networkers
    > ConnectorsNet
    > MegaConnectors
    > ePrairie
    > Integrated Alliances
    > Stellar Connections for women
       Los Angeles
    > ExecTec: Executive Networking & Technology Group
       San Francisco Bay
    > SVASE, the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs
    > Jay's Networking Events
       Washington DC
    > The Networking Community
    > Tech River


    > Don’t Be Hatin’, or Boilerplatin’. Alternative LinkedIn invitations from Liz Ryan.



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