Prepare, review and follow up on all your meetings using the LinkedIn app, even though you might not even be connected yet.
The LinkedIn app, released in the Autumn of 2015, has received a fairly significant update that has gone almost unnoticed.
If you have appointments in your calendar with either 1st or 2nd level connections and you have their email address in your Calendar, LinkedIn will locate them for you and serve up reminder cards in your 'My Network' tab. Note: The email must be a match on their LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn members often add their personal email as their primary not their business one. If you are in that camp you may wish to amend that.
Here are some text instructions for enabling the feature, which is very simple indeed. Below that there are some screen shots to accompany each action. I have also recorded a video to walk you through it step by step.
- Tap the Me tab in the navigation bar of the app.
- Tap the Settings icon.
- Tap Sync Calendar.
- Tap Sync your calendar to confirm.
- To remove calendar sources, follow the above steps and switch the sync calendar toggle to the left.
- There are also some real live examples of actual appointments from my calendar (or diary in the UK!), 'prep for your meeting tomorrow', 'prep for today's meeting' and 'you met with [connection's name and yesterday's date]. The last one prompts you to send a follow up email as well.
If you have any questions or queries reach out and I will be happy to answer them.