Create the best first impression. Warm up your prospect before you meet. Quality Matters.
Your personal brand and network can truly help to advance your business or career. I am a believer in building quality relationships rather than just collecting hundreds or thousands of online connections. My best clients and audiences are interested in:
I focus my speaking and consulting practice on LinkedIn for personal branding, networking and etiquette, social selling and thought leadership. I am fortunate because I enjoy every day in my second career. And my clients enjoy our work together. I incorporate my extensive B2B sales experience into my LinkedIn networking and Social Selling programs. I do work "one-on-one" with individuals, but primarily focus on customized engagements with corporate clients and speaking engagements. My workshops and speaking topics are related to:
My Audiences and Clients Include: CEO's, Entrepreneurs, Attorneys, Sales Teams, Consultants, Authors, Journalists, Artists, Universities, Alumni Groups, Corporate Executives, and Job Seekers.
I enjoy speaking, teaching and consulting. My clients and speaking engagements include Cornell University, Connecticut Bar Association, Pitney Bowes, Jones Lang LaSalle, Beekley Medical, Prestige Lane Hotel Brands, Fairfield University, ASIS, and many others.
I run monthly LinkedIn programs in Westport CT. These include LinkedIn Profile and LinkedIn networking.
I am the LinkedIn instructor for the Innovation Center. We have offered several accelerated programs geared to entrepreneurs and innovators. The program content centers around LinkedIn personal branding, networking and building a business. We also teach more advanced LinkedIn programs such as LinkedIn company page or thought leadership ( LinkedIn Publishing and SlideShare presentations).
This gives me the opportunity to be constantly teaching LinkedIn to every type of professional. I am always ready for any LinkedIn changes as a result of my year round teaching schedule. And LinkedIn makes many changes to their platform!
I work one-on-one with the senior executives at this Fortune 500 company. We work on personal branding, networking, social selling and thought leadership using LinkedIn Publisher platform.
I spent my first career at Pitney Bowes. I was always a B2B sales leader - either as an individual contributor; as a sales team leader; or as VP of Sales. I focused on both SMB and Enterprise level accounts. I started using LinkedIn in 2005 while selling to the largest global enterprise accounts.
I am a regular speaker for the Connecticut Bar Association. They asked me to write this article, which was recently featured in Connecticut Lawyer Magazine.
I was featured in this article written by Betty Wong. The article discusses using LinkedIn pros for both job search and to grow business opportunities.
I have emphasized personal branding during my own teaching to business students but I have not been effective at getting through to them about the importance of maintaining a professional presence online. The photos seem like an easy place to start but with people posting selfies instead of a professional photo what is the acceptable photo format that works best for linkedin?