What is LinkedIn and how does it work is a question being asked by an ever increasing number of business people.
In the UK, around a year ago there were 4,000,000 users, today there are over 7,000,000… a massive growth and one that means more and more people need to know how LinkedIn works as a social network to generate more business opportunities.
At Social Media Directors we have come up with 4 ways to help those looking for more information:
What is LinkedIn? is our hands on workshop aimed at those who like to be taught about new things in a classroom environment.
How to use LinkedIn for Business is our boardroom workshop held at hotels and other quality venues. The morning is spent showing you how to make the most of your profile and takes a look at how the various tools and services LinkedIn includes work. The afternoon looks at how to make the most of LinkedIn for business.
Increasingly, post our How to workshop, attendees are looking for specific 121 guidance in relation to their industry and how LinkedIn and other social media tools can be used for sales and marketing purposes.
Then we have our LinkedIn for Job Seekers workshop geared around community groups who help unemployed executives share experiences and stay motivated in their search for new roles. We don’t charge for this workshop, it’s our way of giving back.
Thank you for listening and I hope to see you at one of our LinkedIn workshops in the near future so we can show you what is LinkedIn and how it works.
Social Media Directors
Today at Shed HQ I was pleased to welcome Tom Fuller, Business Director at Thames Valley LEP.
We had a very interesting and thought provoking meeting, discussing the new Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership and how we could get involved to help local businesses in Berkshire and the Thames Valley.
When we were wrapping up Tom said, “Face to face meetings are worth 1,000 emails!” and I had to write that down… brilliant.
If you are in business today then the best tool you have in your toolbox is YOU. So get out and press the flesh… not necessarily at some networking event, be selective… but definitely search out those you feel you could do business with, make the phone call and set up a face to face so you can establish who they are and if you can help each other.
And a great way to work out who you need to talk to is by searching LinkedIn where you will find over 7,000,000 UK business men and women… some may want what you’ve got… but How do you use LinkedIn for Business?
Let us show you the way, click above and then book via our www.whatislinkedin.co.uk website.
Thank you and thank you Tom for a chance to get to know you better.
Social Media Directors
Your LinkedIn Profile can be viewed by any of the 100,000,000+ members and millions more searching the Internet for more information on just what you are so great at
If you live near Maidenhead and currently looking for work then we are running a FREE LinkedIn workshop for job seekers on Tuesday 23rd August.
Take a look at our next How to use LinkedIn for Business workshop programme.
Social Media Directors
In the “good old days” when I was learning sales from patient old bulls who knew how to reap and sow good, long term business for their masters the thought of rushing around like a butterfly, banging on doors, leaving a business card before the guy could come down the stairs and moving on would be considered rude.
Today I was reading an article by a self proclaimed expert on a social media platform and everything she said rang so vividly of spam the planet, get them into the funnel, preach your propaganda, don’t allow competitors in to steal your fickler community members and eventually they will buy your stuff or die!
You see this process replicated time and time again by American evangelists and religious, or not so religious, money men who know how to fleece their fans, their flock of hard earned honest dollars… and not so hard earned benefit payments… and it makes me sick.
Totally get sharing positive experiences with people and assisting them gently to make decisions but to be so cold and ruthless… not for me and not for most honest intelligent folk I would hope.
Perhaps it is time to change the game…
In the last week I have had 4 or 5 requests for recommendations on LinkedIn and they are becoming irksome.
Fair enough, but still a little forward, if we have done business together but to request recommendations when we hardly know each other… how does that work then?
I would put it to you that by requesting a recommendation from someone you haven’t done business with simply makes you look amateur and devalues your brand.
LinkedIn is a quality business platform, not one that requires the same mad brain rush that others may be associated with and should be treated without desperation, allowing nature to take its course.
A genuine, thoughtful recommendation comes with much more depth and value than one forced out of a client through persistent nagging.
It feels fantastic to receive an email saying a testimony has been given… enjoy the moment…
The recent London riots have witnessed good winning through over evil and social media smoothing the way
It makes me shiver to watch TV news at the moment… when you watch a granny robbing the local superstore on YouTube during the recent riots and then she blames it all on the Police, “Because their racist, I am therefore allowed to rob this 32” TV as my benefits don’t stretch that far these days… have you seen the price of fags?”
So many videos and observations of social media being used for evil by the young and not so young, so they can rob local stores… how does this end?
This morning’s breakfast TV showed pictures of people clearing up the mess and bringing balance to their communities by standing up to protect their properties and saying NO to the feral kids who are allowed to wander the streets at night.
Being assisted by caring community members sharing their thoughts via social media platforms and finding unity… excellent, thank you for standing up and leading by example.