Mention Influencers to Grow your Network in LinkedIn

Jamie Shanks
Jamie Shanks

Grow Your Network

One of the best ways to increase social engagement and grow your LinkedIn Connections is leveraging Influencers. Influencers are the trusted voices (i.e. my buyers are VP of Sales, thus my Influencer is Guy Kawasaki) that help shape your potential buyers’ ideas/opinions.

To this point, Twitter has been a great tool to notify an Influencer that you’ve shared their content and/or mentioned them in a message. Now, the most powerful & engaging B2B tool (LinkedIn) offers you the same opportunity.

This is a great opportunity for the Law of Reciprocity – you share an Influencer’s content as many times as he’ll help share yours. Now your content is placed in the hands of potential buyers in a 10x magnification!

Tip – type your “Mention” in your Update:


Here is a great example of Ronan Keane @XO mentioning all of us at lunch. This message is emailed to the parties mentioned:

Ronan Keane

If you don’t want to be left behind the 8 ball – you need to start to take action. The following dozen blog posts on utilizing Social Selling strategies using LinkedIn can help you start. If you are really looking for some hidden gems on how you can attract a very specific prospect, I recommend you check out 42 LinkedIn Tips. Find the topic of Social Selling interesting? Click the button below to book a time in my calendar to explore further!

Jamie Shanks


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