Yesterday was a big day for LinkedIn, going public with a successful IPO*. If you’re wondering what all the excitement’s about, consider this: LinkedIn is one of the fastest-growing social networks, and its users are the most affulent of those on any social media site. Altogether, as social media moves from a novelty to a tool with real value to businesses, LinkedIn is THE place to connect with other professionals.
If you’re like a lot of people, though, you may not be tapping into LinkedIn’s full potential. Maybe you don’t know what to do after you’ve built your profile. Maybe you’re not sure how to use it to grow existing relationships. Or maybe you’ve been getting connection requests and you’re not sure whether you should join in. In any case, if you want to learn more, consider attending one of these sessions focused on what LinkedIn can do for you:
LinkedIn and Lunch – ONLY 5 SEATS LEFT!
June 14, 11:30 am – 1 pm
Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana
Admission is a $10 donation to Cancer Services
This session offers a condensed look at the most important aspects of LinkedIn, from status messages to recommendations. You’ll learn why LinkedIn should be the center of your professional networking strategy, and how to get the most out of some its best features. And best of all, you’ll be helping a great organization along the way.
LinkedIn for Professional Development
Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne
Jun. 15, 2011, 1 – 4 pm OR Jun. 20, 2011, 6 – 9 pm
This class is an comprehensive look at LinkedIn, with the chance to get answers to your specific questions. Whether you’re a beginner or just looking for more ways to leverage the power of LinkedIn, LinkedIn for Professional Development will help you get the most out of your time. Choose either the afternoon or evening session.
If you want to learn more about LinkedIn but you can’t make either session, please let me know. I develop new classes frequently, and I offer customized training for those who want to focus on a specific industry or specific needs.
*No, I didn’t get in on the IPO. Wish I had.