5fingersThis is the end of a 5-part series of my quickest suggestions for becoming a LinkedIn star.

Of course, this presupposes you have been taking my advice in this blog all along (have you?)!

Number Five: By all means, build community

Help others by offering without expectation of return. It will be repaid forward…see the movie “Pay It Forward” again and again!

The wider and deeper your list of trusted contacts, and the more you invest in them, the more valuable connections you can facilitate. Of course you have vetted each new connection well, right?

Keep working your Personal Learning Network like I am doing now. Contribute, comment, constructively criticize and observe.

Thanks for following these 5 easy ideas. Now go forth, armed with 5 powerful ways to contribute to the community of over 317 million business professionals on LinkedIn!