Google Plus and LinkedIn can work together successfully
I recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note II for a replacement for my Apple iPhone 4.
I found several things that were different about each phone, especially with integration of GooglePlus and LinkedIn.
We all know that a LinkedIn profile is Gold when being searched for by others using Google personal search who want to attain a detailed appraisal of who you are in relation to business.
I discovered about the LinkedIn app which has the capacity to send an invite to all your contacts that use LinkedIn. This was part of setting up the phone, but it was interesting all the same.
I have collected about 8000 email addresses over the years. There was a method posted a few years back about how to harvest email contacts from Facebook and import them to Yahoo. I am not sure if that door is still open, but it was a great way to get a list together at the time.
The first step is to connect your email contacts with LinkedIn Go to your profile and click on the connections tab. People that you may know will be in the header on the next page. Click on the header.
The next step is to sort through and click on each person you want to connect with. Note: this is different than the desktop version as there is no walled-garden requiring you to actually “know” someone.
The fresh install also allows bulk contacts to be imported via a one-click process.
The last step is to invite all your contact to join you on LinkedIn. This could be hit and miss, as some may use different email addresses for different accounts.
One thing that I have noticed is the willingness for people that I have recently connected with on LinkedIn to send through a short note thanking for the connection.
The “Ice-Breaker” has been great, as I can look-up their profile and find out about their business interests, I can respond and explain how I can help them. even suggest an idea to see if this is viable within their thinking.
Where this becomes interesting between Google Plus and LinkedIn, is actually ”meeting” these people Face-to-Face using a Google Hangout.
Many of my new contacts have Google accounts, but most have never ventured into one of the best tools of the whole Google platform. Being able to share and watch their eyes light up with suggestions is priceless. Definitely not something that can be done from an email.
While some may still use Skype for this, the platform has many restrictions that inhibit these interactions, especially if there is more than two people chatting together at the same time. What is included for free with Google, has a price-tag attached with Microsoft.
Also hangouts have the ability to be recorded and streamed live via YouTube for viewing later.
This has been an interesting discovery for me as I discover new people and share my ideas on a range of topics, especially those I am most passionate about, which includes Google hangouts.