31
Aug

Linkedin to the Max workshopLinkedin™, the free online business networking site used by more than 100 million users world wide, is becoming the place to be if you’re looking to grow your business with social media. Chances are you already have an account, but you may not know how to use Linkedin to generate leads and grow your business.

I’ve been using Linkedin for over 3 years now, and have figured out an easy and effective way to use it to generate about 20% of new business by investing just 10 minutes a day.

Since September 2010 I’ve been hosting a series of hands-on seminars on how to use Linkedin for business, which I call taking Linkedin to the Max! The next session is scheduled for Thursday, Sep. 1, 10am-12:30pm. Start the “new business year” the right way and invest in the marketing of your business.

In 2-1/2 hours I will share with you the tips and tricks on how you, too, can use this free online resource to grow your business. Many business owners, just like you, have attended one of the 10 previous sessions of this workshop and recommend it to their connections on Linkedin. Check out their recommendations here.

Many more testimonials can be found on my blog.

It’s a small investment on your part and it’s going to work for you or you get your tuition back, no fuss. (I have yet to receive a refund request…)

Register on line or if you prefer to pay by cheque call 905-844-4247 or toll-free 1-877-ibiz-269 to reserve your seat (reg. bus. hours please)

I hope you can make it,

Boris Mahovac R.G.D.
e-Marketing Coach, Web Developer and Speaker

P.S.
Free bonus educational audio CD is included with your ticket.

Category : Marketing | Online Marketing | Social Media Marketing | seminars | Blog
2
Mar

Social Media Tools & Strategies Unconference
Hosted by
Oakville Business Network

Topic: Learn how to use social media tools and strategies to help grow your business

When: Saturday March 19th, 8:45am-12:00pm

Where: Raymond James, North Shore Wealth Management, 1100 Walkers Line, Burlington (at QEW)

Registration: Cost is $10, click here to register (seating is limited)

Format: An unconference where attendees, along with the facilitators, decide the topics to be discussed and the order of discussion at the begining of the morning. Anyone can propose a topic or discussion and present, too. Spontaneity is planned for. There is room to adjust to what attendees want or need. We will have 3 sessions of approximately 45 minutes each where attendees will have a choice of discussions to attend. Come prepared to share your knowledge.

Suggested topics: twitter 101, how to use tweetdeck, using facebook for your business, how to use the Oakville Business Network blog (wordpress), using LinkedIn to expand your network, how to use social media on your smart phone, introduction to facebook, blogging, how to write a blog, search engine optimization and anything else you can think of.

Please leave topics you would like to hear or present in the comments below.

Hope to see you there,

Best regards,

Mark Mulholland
Insurance Agent
Raymond James Financial Planning Ltd.,
North Shore Wealth Management

Category : Blogging for Business | Blog
19
Oct

Linkedin is one of the most important online networking sites for professionals, with 80 million members worldwide*. If you’re not a member yet, please check out my Linkedin profile and join today.

I’ve been actively using this networking site for just over two years now. Today I can safely say that my business would be significantly different without it, as I use Linkedin to generate about 20% of my business income. About half of that is comes from existing clients, and the other half represents new business coming from new clients.

Although Linkedin can be used for job search, or simply to join alumni networks and groups, I will share some of my tips and strategies on how to use Linkedin to boost your business, especially if you’re a self-employed service professional.

Part of my business here at the iBizAcademy is teaching and coaching and as many who have attended my live workshops and seminars testify, I teach social networking in plain English, so that even technophobes can apply the new skills immediately.

How To Use Linkedin Polls to Help You Make Better Business Decisions

There are many ways to use Linkedin to grow your client base, but today I will focus on one, lesser-known “application” called Linkedin Polls.

As I always do in my workshops, I will use a real-life example of how I used Linkedin Polls to leverage the collective wisdom and experience business professionals to help me make my own business decisions.

When I started hosting my live training seminars, I thought that weekdays would probably work best, and I picked the 10am-1pm time slot. I figured by 10am people can finish their morning chores, such as driving kids to school, and be ready for business. However, when I started promoting my seminars, occasionally I’d get a reply from someone who is interested in attending but the time didn’t work for them, so they asked if I did any evening classes.

click here to see poll resultsWell, this got me thinking that perhaps my own preferences may not be the same as other peoples’. So how can you figure out what other people think? Ask them! I used the Linkedin Poll application and asked them one simple question: If you have 3 hours to invest in a training seminar to help you boost your business, WHEN would you be most likely to attend? I then sent the link to this poll to my connections and received 58 responses (20% of my connections responded). I was relieved to learn that 48% of respondents did in fact prefer the weekday 10am-1pm time!

So next time you need to make a business decision tap into the collective wisdom of Linkedin members.

To learn more about how to use Linkedin to get more clients subscribe to my blog, or join me at the next Linkedin to the Max! workshop.

*As of Oct. 2010

Category : Social Media Marketing | Blog