How to REALLY use LinkedIn

December 4, 2011

LinkedIn is the largest professional (online) network in the world. The majority has 3 questions: “What’s in it for me?”, “I have a profile, now what?” and “How to get more results without spending a lot of time?”

Probably the best way to answer these questions is the book How to REALLY use LinkedIn“! Together with Jan Vermeiren, I wrote the second edition of this international bestseller.

"How to REALLY use LinkedIn" International BestsellerWith this book you will learn:

• 10 powerful ways to find new customers, employees or a new job
• 42 tips to make your profile stand out
• 11 strategies to apply LinkedIn at an organizational level
• 31 answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs)
• 30 lesser-known functions and opportunities
• Plus 53 new pages, including extra tips and timesaving tools

Discover also the free “Video & Tools Library”! It has a vast collection of how-to-videos and extra tools, including several Genius Shortcuts.

“How to REALLY use LinkedIn” is available in English, Dutch, French and Spanish. For more info check out

What most people don’t know (yet), is that Jan and I decided to

give away

1 million books

for FREE!


To actively stimulate the economy! Too many people are looking for new customers, new employees or a new job. They are hardly using LinkedIn, because they don’t know the platform well enough!

At the same time, we are raising 1 million dollar for charity! Check out our website for more info. And remember to download the book for FREE as well! (English and Dutch versions!)

To your success!

LinkedIn Live!

March 16, 2010

LinkedIn is launching a new service in the Netherlands : LinkedIn Live! As this is in pilot phase now (official launch soon!), it still has to be discovered by the press and the rest of the world 🙂

The reason for me to blog about this is that I am one of the 4 certified LinkedIn trainers worldwide! No, I am not a LinkedIn employee, but as a member of Jan Vermeiren‘s team (Networking Coach) I had the privilege of being at the right place at the right time. As you know, I am giving lectures and trainings on Social Media regularly and of course LinkedIn is always included.

So, do you want to better use LinkedIn? Do you want to meet other LinkedIn users? Enroll for one of our inspiring sessions (in Dutch) now!

These 4 types of events are organized through (the official site):
Link & Learn: get an introduction about the practicalities of LinkedIn and meet other LinkedIn users “live” through facilitated networking.
Boost Your Business: discover how LinkedIn can help you attract additional customers, suppliers, employees & partners and experience the real power of networking through a networking auction and dinner.
Catapult Your Career: understand how LinkedIn can help you find your dreamjob and give and receive help during the networking drink.
Dive In Deep: follow a hands-on computer training in a small group with personal guidance allowing LinkedIn to unleash all its secrets to you.

Use LinkedIn

March 5, 2009

How to REALLY use LinkedInHow to REALLY use LinkedIn is Jan Vermeiren‘s new book. And it’s a great book! I have read it and encourage you to read it too…

Why did Jan write this book? Well most people are asking the same question over and over again :  “I  have a Profile on LinkedIn and some connections, but I don’t know why I should use this website and how to use it in an effective and efficient way.” As the title suggests, Jan gives profound insights on how to really use LinkedIn 🙂

So what’s this book really about? Next to expert talk about networking Jan also gives you basics stategies on how to build your network fast. On top of that he shares several advanced strategies and little know, but very interesting features and behaviour of LinkedIn.  Of course, he trows in several extra tips and tools to get the most out of your LinkedIn experience! Table of Contents?

Here is my testimonial : How to REALLY use LinkedIn” is stimulating, enjoyable and informative. Jan excels at sharing valuable, pragmatic knowledge in this book. I found it to be very helpful, even for seasoned networkers or experienced LinkedIn users, like myself. I recommend this book to better understand the sound principles of networking and to learn more about the amazing power of LinkedIn. It truly is the best LinkedIn book on the planet!”

The book will be launched on the 17th of March, but here’s additonal good news : you can enroll for a FREE webinar on “How to REALLY use LinkedIn” in Dutch or in English. Enroll now! Yes, I’ll be hosting both webinars, so that Jan can really focus on delivering maximum value for you! You can even ask questions “LIVE”!

If that is not enough, you can also download a “light” version of “How to REALLY use LinkedIn for FREE!

Happy reading,

Bert Verdonck

Lifehacker & Life Coach

PS: In case you were wondering : here are the LinkedIn profiles of Jan and me. Let’s connect 🙂