Vice President, JEM Consulting div., A-BnC Parties and More, Inc.
Free Business Speaker in Chicago
TOPIC CATEGORY: Business
LinkedIn is about building relationships through networking. LinkedIn is not mass marketing, advertising or selling direct to others. Rather, it's social business. Who you are connected to doesn't matter. What really matters is who your first level connections are connected to and who those first levels can introduce you to that are targeted, potential clients. MORE >As a search engine similar to Google, LinkedIn was originally built to help companies and recruiters find qualified candidates to fill positions. Therefore, you must understand how search engines work in order to leverage LinkedIn to your benefit. Using that knowledge will enable your business to get found on LinkedIn when someone has a need you can fill, or a question you can answer.
Wishing and hoping that someone will find you simply doesn't work anymore. You do need a plan, rather than taking a nonchalant attitude. Your plan must be coupled with proper strategies and tactics to successfully grow your business on LinkedIn.
In my virtual presentation I will cover the above topics and also touch on target marketing, branding, increasing visibility, etc. I will also answer questions from the participants.
In 2017 I was chosen as one of only 10 LinkedIn members in English speaking countries to help facilitate conversations and assist members via the LinkedIn Forums for the community team pilot. The program was extended quarterly for one year after the initial trial when in-house LinkedIn personnel took over.
TOPIC CATEGORY: Educational
Most fellow seniors I talk to air similar complaints about isolation, loneliness, filling their time, lack of social contacts, etc. This is especially true in these difficult times. I have also learned that every senior has their own story to tell, whether in words, pictures, videos or crafts. MORE >WordPress is an online publishing tool to help convey or archive that story. I fell in love with it in 2009 and have seen it grow and expand and wish to convey its potential to other seniors as well.
WordPress has expanded over the years and can now be easily used as a stand-alone web site with an optional blog, or a combination of both. This Internet platform can be used for personal publishing, sharing photos, even for small business purposes, etc. You can present yourself, write, display your artwork or poetry, promote your hobby, have a resume site and more.
A great way to get familiar and discover its potential is through this free interactive tour on how to set up a free WordPress.com site. I provide online virtual tours for seniors and groups.
Sometimes it just takes seniors helping seniors explore new activities.
TOPIC CATEGORY: Motivational
A large percentage of jobs are secured indirectly through a mutual acquaintance who introduces you to a future employer. I know that's a fact from my own personal experience. MORE >What can really matter in searching for work is who your connections know and who those connections can introduce you to who may be potential employers.
LinkedIn is the ideal tool for reinforcing or building those connections through online networking. The platform was originally built to help companies and recruiters find qualified candidates to fill positions and is a search engine similar to Google.
Therefore, understanding how search engines work can also help leverage LinkedIn to your benefit. It may even enable you to get found on LinkedIn when someone searches for someone to fill a position.
Wishing and hoping that someone will find you simply doesn't work anymore. You do need a plan, not a nonchalant attitude. Your plan must be coupled with proper strategies and tactics to successfully get found on LinkedIn.
In my virtual presentation, I will cover the above topics and also touch on target marketing, branding (online image, reputation), increasing visibility, etc. I will also answer questions from job seekers.
I have been coaching individuals and doing LinkedIn presentations since 2009. In 2017 I was chosen as one of only 10 LinkedIn members in English speaking countries to help facilitate conversations and assist members in the LinkedIn Forums for the community team pilot. The program was extended quarterly after the initial trial for one year when in-house LinkedIn personnel took over.
...Michael...knows as much, and probably more about SEO, web 2.0 and all things digital as anyone I've ever met. He's also lightning fast, proactive and he has that spark of genius that no longer shines in most older veteran workers...Michael is also an unbelievable teacher, or SEO coach as he calls himself. I've worked with him as his student and I can tell you he's patient, brilliant and demanding, three traits that all of my best teachers in life seemed to possess... I'm proud to call Michael my teacher and my friend.
Jack Goldenberg, Einstein, da Vinci & Goldenberg Corp.