Social Progress invited to present at Ladies 4 Networking Huddersfield – 28 February 2012

Social Progress will be covering Top Tips To Improve Your Online Presence during the February 2012 L4N event at Temujin’s Restaurant, Milnsbridge, Huddersfield.

Why not come along to this hugely friendly ladies networking event. Mingle over tea & coffee to start. Then a couple of mini presentations, one of which will be from yours truly to help and encourage people to work those online channels to the max!

Further details can be found on the Ladies 4 Networking Huddersfield LinkedIn Group.

As usual the meeting will start with informal networking at 11.15am, a healthy stir fry lunch, speakers and the Ladies 4 Networking unique network shuffle with a business card draw at the end.

Please feel free to pass this invitation to any lady in business who may benefit from meeting a great, informal group of talented business women who are looking to help broaden their networks and help each others businesses grow & flourish.

Please prepare a short “pitch” about your business and what kind of businesses you wish to meet and get introductions to.The ladies at the meetings are friendly and each one of them goes out of their way to try and connect you with the right person or similar type of business they may know. You’ll need plenty of business cards at the ready.

Doors open at 11.15am and finish at 1.45pm. The cost is £10 on the day. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

If you would like to donate a prize for the draw this will be great for you and your business as it gives the group the chance to recommend you and your services.

To book please call me on 01484 535731 or email marina.simioli@travelcounsellors.com

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Online Social Networking – Attraction or Distraction?

Well I delivered my first external presentation on the value, benefits, hints, tips and myths surrounding LinkedIn to a group of individual who in the main had less than 50 first connections. To say they were blown away by what this online tool can do for them and thier business is an understatement. Part of the presentation covered the CHALLENGE of finding TIME to use LinkedIn when life is already stacked up to the max with daily work ‘stuff’!

To start with I explained you need to be focused on what you want to achieve from using LinkedIn or any of the social networks – facebook, twitter etc. The trick is to learn how to remove SIDEWAYS ENERGY aka Distractions.

So what are the distractions and more importantly attractions?

Distractions for the purpose of business related online social networking are using a social network to engage with friends and family, playing games, sharing posts eg. music, pictures. Connecting with groups and individuals relating to sports and hobbies or other unrelated none work activity.

And the attractions? Well, there’s the opportunity to market make, find new contacts, grow your market share, retain your existing customer base and build your visibility and professional identity.

In short the use of online social media is GOOD for BUSINESS. It helps to grow sales and revenue and the fact that they’re FREE is the icing on the cake!