LinkedIn is for Closers

Alec Baldwin said it best with his famous line from the film Glengarry, Glen Ross, “Coffee is for Closers.”

MySpace & Facebook are for the kids, Linkedin is for Professionals, “The Closers.”  Before you do anything else online you must take a look at your LinkedIn profile.  Oh you don’t have a LinkedIn profile.  Then you’re fired.

LinkedIn now has over 24 million registered users.  These are professional users.  Not a bunch 20 something kids living at home extending their youth with a subsidized broadband connection.  24 Million professional users who can make or break your career.

Recently LinkedIn was valued at 1 Billion Dollars and you don’t even have a profile or have taken no steps to optimize it.

Well you are in luck.  Just like the movie Glengarry Glen Ross, the company has provided leads.  If you are a “Closer” you can have the leads, if not then you will just have to stick with MySpace.

Here is your lead: Linkedin Strategies for Closers

If you feel up to it add me as a contact:
View Brian Monahan's profile on LinkedIn

Here is a link to the Closer Clip if you feel up to it.  There is plenty of cussing, but closers can handle it.

By the way your assigment for this weeks Momentum Monday is:

Set up your LinkedIn Profile:

If you already have a profile be sure to use one of the power features such as Public Profile, Answers or LinkedIn Groups.

Extra Credit:

Add me as a connection, reference my blog Expert in the Rough with the “What I am Doing Now” feature or make a recommendation.

Be sure to comment with your successes.

3 Responses to “LinkedIn is for Closers”

  1. Dave,

    I am glad we could have the real closer join us with some commentary. I will pack my bags and call it a day. I am not worthy.

    Good luck hard charger.


  2. Dave says:

    LinkedIn is for sad power-exec wannabes like yourself who have to whore out their profile and try and claim it is for “closers”. The people making the real money aren’t begging for friends on a website they write to try and make themselves look good.

  3. Gina says:

    Great entry and assignment, Brian. LinkedIn is definitely for the big kids who want to get down to the nitty-gritty instead of just wasting time on more “social” sites.

    I’ve had a lot of success using LinkedIn for marketing purposes to get the word out about Salesconx. We’re an online marketplace for business referrals that’s very similar to LinkedIn, but with a touch of Ebay since users bid for contacts to grow their network. I started using LinkedIn seriously about 3 months ago and have seen a significant boost in traffic on our site just by providing links to the page and by answering relevant questions in the “Answers” section. It’s really quite remarkable how social media/networking is exploding!

    I will add you on LinkedIn right now, so be on the lookout for my request.

    Take care,
    Marketing Manager