LinkedIn has a new fantastic feature to help you network with your contacts. It's called Your Day and gives you an overview of what's going on today: contacts' birthdays, work anniversaries, promotions, travel plans, conversations with others in your network, etc. This information is perfect for congratulating contacts on milestones, joining conversations and planning impromptu meetings. Everyone gets birthday congrats on Facebook, but posting one on LinkedIn is sure to get noticed.
To use this feature, simply log into the LinkedIn and visit Contacts on the drop-down menu. At the top of your contact list you should see something like this:
From here is really easy to let your contacts know you are in touch with what's going on in their worlds.
You can even take this a step further and sync the Your Day feature with your calendar and email contacts. Not a bad way to keep fresh your business contacts!