Note: Emotional Intelligence (“EI”) is the belief that our ability to channel and control our emotions will have a direct effect on our success. I came across an article on inc.com by my connection Justin Bariso and I wanted to add my 2 cents, from a LinkedIn currency perspective, to make this concept, as expanded upon in his great article, fit the audience here. Every day for the next 13 business days I will offer how, and where, and especially why, you should take advantage of his article’s teaching on your LinkedIn profile page. Thank you, Justin for agreeing to my offering further comments.
Praise as acknowledgement
Thanks and appreciation are worth sharing. You look good for doing so, mentioning those due thanks look good here too, and only one of many ways LinkedIn makes it easy is by using the @ in front of their name to link your comments to your, and to their, Home pages. Your and their connections will see what you are praising and grateful for.
This is an ideal way to doubly thank and announce an upcoming presentation, conference address, blog post, and any of a number of smartly-thought-out ways to link yourself further to the wonderful people you get to collaborate with. Example:
See how I incorporated these 2 fine colleagues, the name of the sponsor and the hashtags with the right keywords for search term access. And it pulls in a short explanation of the sponsor, or you can override that and use a graphic of your choice.
You can and should be generously appreciative.
It’s good practice. An emotional intelligence requirement too.