- Ask for one/two liner recommendations for you/your business-service – explain that you are building your ‘on line’ brand and that if they felt that the work/service you provided for them exceeded their expectations, then you’d really appreciate them writing a brief recommendation on LinkedIn.
- You want them to be balanced views giving good endorsements but not too OTT.
- These also show up in summary on the weekly LinkedIn update
- Personally I always think it looks ‘contrived’ when you see two people recommending each other at the same time! (but that’s only a personal view)
- Take time to give recommendations as well
- Where someone gives you a reference but doesn’t want their name/ business name attached, it can still go onto your website, but it doesn’t carry the weight if you just put DN or ‘company from Bath’….
If you are running a business within one hour’s drive of UK BA15 2 , and need some support in getting your LinkedIn started, why not use my ‘Getting Started on Linked In’ service – see the Armstrong Beech Marketing website on the right under ‘Marketing Projects’.