How to Build an Engaging Network and Community on LinkedIn, The Pros and Cons of #SocialSaturday Networking

The LinkedIn Branding Show

Jun 30 2022 • 15 mins

We all want to grow our connections and followers fast on LinkedIn and with the popularity of crowd-sourced networking events, it can be tempting to build a mass audience. But there can be downsides...


We discuss the pros and cons to consider when becoming a version of a L.I.O.N, (a LinkedIn Open Networker) and how this play into your strategic brand and community building. As always we dish out the real deal strategies, insightful tactics, and actionable tips so you can take action to "build your brand and business for good on LinkedIn.


Michelle B. Griffin is an international personal branding and PR strategist who has devoted her career to connecting people, growing communities, and building brands. Through her personal branding consultancy, BRANDthority, she equips subject-matter experts with the training they need to increase their visibility and enhance their reputation while making an impact and profiting from their expertise. She is a frequent speaker, guest contributor, and host of a personal branding podcast with clients and listeners across the globe.



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Michelle J. Raymond is a globally recognized expert on LinkedIn Company Pages and Business Growth Strategist. Through her company Good Trading Co. she shares her 15+ years of sales and almost 10 years of social selling on LinkedIn experience to help small business owners stand out and attract opportunities to grow their business.




The LinkedIn Branding Show by #MichelleSquared, aka Michelle B. Griffin and Michelle J. Raymond, is the podcast for women entrepreneurs, experts, and small business owners to rise up and stand as they build their personal brands and business brands on LinkedIn.


We met on LinkedIn through the power of commenting in December 2020. Together we have supported each other with our complementary skills and knowledge to rise up on LinkedIn and in our own businesses.

We both quickly realized that the “Power of Michelle Squared” was a force that would propel our business success more than what was possible on our own.

We wanted to create a space for women and for women as a tribute to that as we both wish to pay it forward. Creating a community of powerful and amazing women entrepreneurs, experts, and business owners who are looking to attract ideal clients and business opportunities through personal and business branding on LinkedIn. Learn more at


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