Little LinkedIn for Dummies

Yes, this week my newest book was launched:  the “Little LinkedIn for Dummies” or “de kleine LinkedIn voor Dummies” as the official title in Dutch is called. It truly is an amazing pocket full of tips and tricks to get started with LinkedIn.

At this point in time, Pearson (the publisher) chose to get started with a Dutch version only. Of course, they might decide to translate it into other languages as well. English will be top of the list 😉

De kleine LinkedIn voor DummiesWhat is in the book? It has 11 chapters spread across 160 pages. Here is the list:

  1. The power of networking
  2. Starting with LinkedIn
  3. How to build your network?
  4. The LinkedIn success strategy in 5 steps
  5. Create an attractive Profile
  6. Company Profile
  7. LinkedIn Groups
  8. Use LinkedIn to communicate
  9. 10 ways to find the right people
  10. 10 extra tools
  11. 10 extra tips

Where to buy it? Managementboek.nl, bol.com, Amazon and probably most bookshops in Belgium and the Netherlands.

How much? Only 8.95 Euro for the printed version or 5.99 Euro for the e-book.

If you have read the book, kindly provide a review on any of the above sites or drop me a line. Thanks!

To your LinkedIn success,

Bert

TEDxGhent video

It’s finally here! The video of my session at TEDxGhent! It’s about Lifehacking & Genius Shortcuts, but you knew that already! Enough said, enjoy the video 😉

Of course, you can share it with your network too…

How to REALLY use LinkedIn

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 www.how-to-really-use-linkedin.com

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

give away 1 million books for FREE!

Why?

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 www.how-to-really-use-linkedin.com for more info. And remember to download the book for FREE as well! (English and Dutch versions!)

To your success!

Wealth Garden

The Wealth Garden – Catching Butterflies without a Net – is a very inspiring book! Based on the ancient wisdom of the Chinese classic text the I Ching, Wealth Dynamics is a profiling system that shows how each of us can tap into our unique path to value and wealth creation. In this collection of insightful, real-world accounts of the power of Wealth Dynamics, entrepreneurs from five continents empower you to attract lasting wealth.The Wealth Garden Book Cover

The Wealth Garden is written by 34 entrepreneurs. Some names probably sound familiar : Mike Southon, Mike Handcock, Dr. Joanna Martin, Petrus Carstens, Gina Lazenby, Sheri Greenwell, Melinda Woolf, Dave Rogers and Bert Verdonck 🙂

If you want to grasp the full value of the Wealth Garden , you will find that the authors reveal:

  • How to build dynamic, balanced teams that get results
  • The perfect time to launch a new venture or product
  • How to draw people, resources and money to your project
  • The key to choosing profitable investment opportunities
  • How to influence positive change through entrepreneurship

Even if you are not familiar with Wealth Dynamics, the Wealth Garden provides you with easy-to-understand lessons in life, examples of achieving goals and moments of reflection.

Here are a couple of quotes in the Wealth Garden that I personally find insightful:

“At the end of the day, real wealth isn’t about our technology. It isn’t even about our skills. It’s about recognizing that there’s a smarter way to go about this whole game.”

“it is very easy to underestimate what we’re good at, since what we’re good at comes so easily. The first step on the path of least resistance is to fully understand what it is you’re good at. The next step on the path of least resistance is learning how to capitalize on what you’re naturally good at.”

“Being extremely efficient or competent at something doesn’t mean you’re in flow.”

“Be true to yourself, do more of what YOU love.”

If you are not so keen on paper books, the Wealth Garden also comes as a multimedia book. It includes audio and video from the authors! Order it online now!

Since it’s holiday season, I am giving away my chapter for free! Get it here. Make sure you mention my name in the “How you heard about us”-box. Thanks!

Have fun and enjoy every day,

Bert Verdonck

Your Book in 100 Days

You can write your book in 100 days!

With the right mindset, motivation, guidance and determination to succeed, you will write an excellent book that will help you achieve your goals. “Your Book in 100 Days” is a practical and friendly book and it shows you how to tap into the power of your mind and bring your best ideas to life. You will write your book in much less time than average first-time authors take, and you will have more fun doing it!You will discover the answers to the big questions, such as

  • What is your dream, for your life as well as your book?
  • Who will benefit most from reading your book?
  • How can you structure the book in the best way for your reader?

Follow the advice of two authors who have helped hundreds of people create their books and see your book come to life in just 100 days!

About 1.5 years ago, I wrote a blog on how to publish a book in 1 month (in Dutch, on Lifehacking.nl). When I met Mindy at a Blackstarevent (Ecademy), we talked about the possibilities on setting up a partnership by writing a book together. As a bookmidwife, Mindy specializes in delivering people’s books. For me as a lifehacker and life coach,  I am helping people to get clarity on what it is they want to achieve in life (and whether a book fits into that :-) ). On top of that, I suggest different tools and exercises to actually achieve these dreams in less time. So, it was a natural fit for the two of us to create this book. After all, we are two coaches who both believe passionately that if people want to do things in life, they should find a way to do them and they can do them quickly and easily. Did you know that 83% of people interviewed said they dreamed of writing their own book? The problem is that most people never even start, much less finish their book…

So, if you have “a book” in you, it is time to think about how you’d start writing it. Buy this book now at AmazonEcademy Press ordirectly through us and start reading first. Have fun with the exercises and create your own book. We want to hear you shout when your book is in print and we want you to see you reaping all the benefits that a good book can give you!

Unizo Internationaal : Missie naar Brazilië

In maart vertrekt er opnieuw een prinselijke missie. Dit keer naar Brazilië. Bert Verdonck spreekt op een introductie avond van Unizo Internationaal over zijn deelnames aan voorgaande missies. Deze sessie gaat door op 4 maart in Gent. Download de folder.

Brazilië is het grootste land van Zuid-Amerika en economisch zwaargewicht van het continent. Maak kennis met het land en leer waarom Brazilië wellicht uw volgende, nieuwe exportmarkt kan worden.

Meer info over het event?

Meer info over Unizo Internationaal?

Ondernemerscoach

In het kader van Unizo’s Ondernemerscoach geeft Bert op 19 januari een sessie over Genius Shortcuts. Ondernemerscoach is een uniek programma waarbij ondernemers via ervaringsuitwisseling, kennisoverdracht en handige tools hun kansen op slagen aanzienlijk verbeteren.