What the app does
Probably the most important features here are to see when you last contacted someone, who you added recently, alphabetically, by company, location or those who you’ve lost touch with.
You’ll also be able to sort by titles, companies and whether you imported them through the “import contacts” feature or maybe you’ve hidden that contact. The app will also show you if there are potential merges. These could be people with the same names, were imported and already in the database or perhaps have two profiles.
How to get started
Click this link to start. (Note, not all accounts have this feature yet, so if you don’t, check again in a few days.)
On the next screen you can manage your contacts. If you went through a phase of accepting all comers, this is a good time to clean house. Sort through by viewing all of your connections, then tag by keywords relevant to you.
- haven’t connected yet
- done business with
- people I’ve met
- people I want to meet
- what they do (SEO, coder, sales, contractor, CXO)
- Met with and hope I never see them again
What you should do with it
As I said before. Go in and clean up your connections. Tag people appropriately and look to see who you have forgotten about. How can you renew that connection?
Click the name of a connection and you’ll see the most recent conversation you had with the person through Linkedin. Then you can add a note, tags, the story of how you met, who introduced you, even a reminder to get in touch.
Once you’ve got these cleaned up, you might want to import your personal contact database too. While not as rich at sharing what people are doing on other networks as CRM’s like Nimble and Salesforce, those apps don’t have the richness of information about your contacts that Linkedin does. This is a big step forward for Linkedin as an even more useful resource for business communication.
Connect with me on Linkedin. Let’s talk about how the Tatu Digital team can help you!