Would you print a business card to leave with customers and prospects without a telephone number or email address in this day and age? You might if you wanted to present a challenge or a quiz, or completely confuse someone. But I do not think anybody interested in growing their business would omit these details, do you?
So why make it difficult on LinkedIn, the world’s largest networking platform for business people, for someone to contact you? Let’s remember that most LinkedIn subscribers do not have a premium account and probably prefer not having to spend $10.00 each for the incredibly slow inmails. So why don’t a lot of alleged business people and networkers not include their email addresses and telephone lines in their LinkedIn profiles? Beats me!
Add Contact Information To LinkedIn Profiles
There are three places on your LinkedIn profile where you can (and should) add your contact information. The most obvious is under your “Contact Information” which is a pull down just under your profile highlight box (see image below).
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Your emails and contact telephone numbers and other (i.e Skype) contact information belong in this section primarily.
The second place I feel your contact information belongs is in your “Summary” section where you should also inlcude a call to action. Do you want people to merely read your profile? No, you want them to do something, call, email, go to your Web site. Well, just ask them to.
And the final place I suggest you add your contact information on LinkedIn is in the “Advice for contacting….” section. Or is it not obvious that it belongs there?
So, you can make it easier for people to contact you if they want to do business with you and I think you should. Start reading more from the beginning on my LinkedIn page.
And for more personal help growing your business and getting from Point A (where you are now) to Point B (where you want to get on LinkedIn…