LinkedIn groups can be a great source of connections, information, and a way to showcase our expertise. You can join up to 50 groups; however, I suggest you concentrate on no more than five to get started. Choose groups that have lots of recent activity.
Once you’ve joined a group, take advantage of the Discussions. Participate by adding valuable comments. This is one way to showcase your expertise without promoting a specific product or service. Start your own discussion. Ask a question that encourages interaction and builds a conversation.
Grow your network by connecting with other group members you’re not yet connected with. Send a personal message, something like:
Hi [name of group member],
We’re both members of [name of group]. I enjoyed your comment in the discussion [name of discussion]. I’d like to connect with you.
Make it a goal to invite one new group member each day to connect and you’ll find your network grow quickly.