Greetings ~

BIG NEWS!  My business celebrated its 6th anniversary in June and I want to thank  ALL of you for your support toward that milestone. I am grateful every day for each of you as a business does not thrive on its own.  Thank you! 

Six years, over 600 individual clients, and hundreds more thru workshops and speaking engagements. I am blessed to love what I do - it's not work, it's a passion. I keep learning, evolving, and expanding - much like LinkedIn. I am enjoying more work on a corporate level with customized webinars - pinpointing options in LinkedIn specific to industries and goals. I can help your executives and sales teams! Contact me for:  Corporate coaching with customized webinars

I continue to see mistakes being made that are easily corrected but if not, they will halt your success on LinkedIn. Be sure to review the 'Don't Do This!' tips offered below.

And, to be more efficient, note the 'Six Favorite Tips for Success! Wishing you a fantastic month full of new Connections!
With g ratitude ~

Debbie Wemyss (weemz)                   
DW Consulting Solutions
*Independent LinkedIn Specialists   

*Not with, affiliated, or endorsed by the LinkedIn┬« Corporation
(in recognition of DWCS 6th Anniversary!)

1.  Back up your Connections - Get an Excel file of first/last names, title, company, email of all 1st level Connections. The default 'Fast File' will be ready to download in just 10 minutes! HOW: Click 'Me' in black navigation bar at top; choose Settings & Privacy; scroll down to 'Get an Archive...'; click Fast File.

2.  Profile  Summary - Start it with a dynamic sentence or two to grab the Viewers' attention! You must get them to click 'see more' to expand the rest of your Summary content.

3. Include a CTA in your Summary - Viewers will not have access to your phone/email under Contact & Personal Info UNTIL they Connect with you. Include that info right in your Summary. Make it easy for interested members to reach you - don't expect them to leave LinkedIn to search your website!

4.  Stay in front of your audience - A surefire way to do this is to post an Update on a regular basis (1x daily) that has value: Industry news, milestones, press releases, conference reviews, networking intentions, recognition accolades, etc. +TIP: Best time to post: M-F 7am-9am, 11am-1pm, 8pm-11pm (LinkedIn's research). Include a photo or image whenever possible.

5. Explore Groups - Especially those that are likely to appeal to your target audience. Use appropriate keywords to Search for Groups with large #'s of members. You'll super-charge your Network. You can directly communicate up to 15x monthly with selected Group members so be selective! (+TIP: Group Members can also post available jobs - for free - using the Group / Jobs tab on Conversation boards.  

6.  Personalize EVERY Invitation - Always... always...always! HOW: The only way to 'Add a note' is to click Connect ON THE MEMBER'S PROFILE. Clicking Connect anywhere else auto-sends a wordless invitation to connect.
July 12 - Onsite LinkedIn Workshop with the COMPASS Staff (private)
July 14  - Women's Master Networking 8:30am RSVP for Wellington TooJay's
July 18  - Gold Coast PR Council Lunch Meeting RSVP here, PR & Mktg Pros!
July 20-25 Vacation in Maine (someone's gotta do it...)
July 27 - Meetup: Facebook Marketing in 2017  RSVP for this 6-8:30pm event

Aug 3 - Alliance of Women Executives,  RSVP 7:30am, Panera, Village Blvd, WPB 
Aug 3 - Johnson Controls Retail Solutions Group: Custom Webinar #3 (private)
Aug 9 - B roward SCORE LinkedIn for Business Workshop (RSVP link coming soon!)

I would like to recognize and thank ALL VETERANS past, present, and those  who gave the ultimate sacrifice, without whom we would not have the freedoms we now enjoy. We are all reminded of these heroes on July 4th each year. But it's far too easy to forego our appreciation of all they have given, and continue to give, throughout the rest of the year. Express your gratitude to our Veterans whenever you have the opportunity to do so. Volunteer, donate your time, donate sorely needed funds to the Veterans cause of your choice. We are grateful for all your sacrifices. Thank you.

Your LinkedIn profile is being found more often than you think. Expert  LinkedIn Coaching is available for your executive/sales teams from Debbie Wemyss, Founder of  DW Consulting Solutions.   Gain an optimal presence for branding & building business relationships on LinkedIn. Enable your Team to use LinkedIn more effectively than ever before! Your customers are finding you on social media before you find them. You should be presented in the best manner possible and learn from the best!
  • Presentations: In-person or virtual, industry-specific,  focused on your business & goals; customized webinars available worldwide
  • LinkedIn Workshops: Hands-on,  conducted Onsite if local or Virtually
  • Individual Coaching Sessions: One-to-one,  customized to your goals, available globally. I have worked with over 600 individual professionals and have clients in 23 countries. And I love what I do!
Our clients get results!
  • Only 2 people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4: John Hancock and Charles Thomson, secretary of Congress. Most of the others signed on August 2.
  • Fireworks have been a major part of the Fourth of July.  In 1884, miners blew up the post office in Swan, Colorado, because it wasn't supplied with fireworks.
  • After being displayed over a century, on July 4th, 1984, the torch on the Statue of Liberty was removed so it could be replaced.
  • 1963 - ZIP codes were introduced for US mail.
  • 1874 - The Sholes and Glidden typewriter, the first commercially successful typewriter, went on sale.
1.  Forget your Settings & Privacy Controls
Always be aware of how and what you are displaying to Viewers of your profile. Take a few minutes to fo through your Settings. Click Me > Settings & Privacy > Review Basic > then Review Privacy list as well. 
2. Auto-send a wordless Invitation
Always visit the Member's profile and click Connect from there to 'Add a note' to personalize your Invitation. Mobile: On profile, look for 3 tiny dots in upper right & click for personalization option. Your Invitation is 5x more likely to be accepted. (LinkedIn's research) 

3. Pitch while thanking
I see this way too often: A 'thank you for connecting' note that turns into a lengthy pitch. Just don't do this! You must build a relationship, establish the know-like-trust factor, and discover their 'pain' before you can attempt to offer a solution.
South Florida PR/Marketing Pros

Great opportunity! July 18 Gold Coast PR Council Lunch Meeting featuring Karen Moore, APR, CPRC, Founder, CEO Moore Communications Group. Meet an icon in the industry! Karen will host a panel of advocacy experts & elected officials including Mayor Jeri Muoio, City of West Palm Beach and Maribel Quiala, Regional Clinical Director of Behavioral Health, Community Health Systems. Discover how advocacy can be used to increase revenues, engage new markets & enhance corporate brands. Delray Beach Golf Club, 11:30a-1p. RSVP & bring a colleague!