These should come from a cross-section of people in your personal and professional life - clients, employers, colleagues, and friends. When you say that you are amazing, it can feel cringe-worthy, as well as leaving others feeling like you’re bragging! However, when you share what other people are saying about you, it can add to your credibility, build trust, and encourage others to engage with you. You can obtain these a number of different ways:
- Ask for these via the recommendation section on LinkedIn (see our 3-part Improve your LinkedIn Profile Guide for help with the how)
- Drop someone an email and ask if they can write you a testimonial that you can share on social media
- Send out a survey and ask people to anonymously answer a series of questions (see our free Ask the Others Guide which gives you examples and walks you through the process)
Why not turn these into social media posts and share them with your audience, and meet the potential opportunities that may be just around the corner?