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Sabine Gedeon on TSE Podcast

One of the most common mistakes people make when using LinkedIn is not taking the time to build authentic relationships. 

Don’t go adding hundreds of connections to your LinkedIn profile. Instead, do this!

Listen to this insightful episode of “The Sales Evangelist Podcast,” host Donald Kelly chats with guest Sabine Gedeon on the world of LinkedIn networking. Sabine shares her extensive experience and lays down a five-step process to leverage LinkedIn for effective relationship-building and networking. 

Meet Sabine Gedeon 

  • Sabine is the CEO of Gedeon Enterprises. She is also a coach, consultant, speaker, and author. 
  • Remember to connect with her on LinkedIn to learn about her.

Evolution of LinkedIn 

  • Sabine takes us through the history of LinkedIn, from its original use as a platform for recruiters to its transformation into a hub for marketing, networking, and community building. 
  • She emphasizes the need for people, especially HR professionals, to engage more actively on the platform.

The Five-Step LinkedIn Strategy 

  • Sabine outlines her five-step approach to using LinkedIn effectively.
    • 1. Connectors Mindset: Understanding your ‘why’ and what you offer. 
    • 2. Value Assessment: Identifying your strengths, expertise, and opportunities for growth. 
    • 3. Ecosystems: Recognizing your network’s broad array of ecosystems, such as friends and family, and political connections. 
    • 4. Inventory List: Categorizing your contacts based on their ecosystems and closeness to you. 
    • 5. Success Circles: Establish three layers of contacts—Fab Five, Core Fifty, and Essential Hundred—and regularly engage with them.

Systems and Consistency 

  • Sabine uses systems like Streak to help maintain her networking strategy. 
  • She also shares other methods to keep track of connections and ensure regular engagement with contacts.

Importance of Human Connection 

  • Donald and Sabine agree on the importance of the human touch in networking. 
  • Sabine advises treating each online interaction as personal as meeting someone at a coffee shop. 

Building genuine relationships on LinkedIn doesn’t have to be as complicated as you make it. If you need help connecting with others on the platform, take the time to listen to Sabine Gedeon’s strategies in this episode. Tune in now!

Resources

Sabine Gedeon on LinkedIn

Gedeon Enterprises

Bob Berg’s book, “The Go-Giver.”

Streak

Boomerang for Gmail

LinkedIn Sales Navigator

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