It’s true. Even Al Roker, the weatherman for NBC’s TODAY show, gets overwhelmed by LinkedIn.
Actually, on Dec 11, 2013, and during the very chatty 3rd hour of TODAY, a segment aired about the most overused words on LinkedIn. And in it, he shared that he finds LinkedIn “annoying” and “overused.” [VIDEO]
To be exact, first, he said he found the unsolicited invites from people he knew annoying and that they should just call him. And then, after Natalie (Morales) was finally able to read the list of the words in question, he piped in again saying he had another word to describe LinkedIn and it was, “really annoying.”
Being the super fan/user of LinkedIn that I am, I couldn’t believe it! Did he really not know that he could change his Settings to control the Communications within and from LinkedIn? I sent out a tweet soon after hearing his negative critique of the world’s most popular business networking platform. Truth is, I was a bit stunned by the intensity of his disdain for LinkedIn in general and that he’d somewhat trash a public company so, um, publicly.
To my surprise, he (or one of his minions) replied to my tweet a few days later on Fri, Dec 13th, and then I replied to his tweet with a marked-up screen grab showing how he could change his settings (below, for convenience):
I also found some interesting tweets about it from Dec 12th:
What do you think? Did he overdo it or is he just a n00b and without a clear understanding of how he can manage his presence on the platform? Do you think I should offer to appear on the show and give him a LinkedIn Hacks session? (I’m all in!)
Please copy, paste and tweet this if you think I should pitch them:
@TODAYshow you need to invite “LinkedIn Ninja” @sandyjk on to do a #LinkedIn Hacks session w/ @alroker She can definitely help him!
Or, just click the text below and a tweet (that you can still edit) will be generated for you!
Please let me know if you have any questions about these Settings or want to take advantage of my Dec ’13 promotion to save $50 on a 2 hr personalized LinkedIn learning session with yours truly. We can focus on your profile, Settings, Company Page or even Groups, whatever you’d like.
Here’s the link to secure the special pricing today!