Thursday, March 11, 2010

Please Join Me Next Week for a Session
On Using Linkedin To Build Your Network

I welcome readers from the Northeast Ohio region to join me next Tuesday evening for a seminar at the Beachwood Library on using Linkedin to build and maintain your human network. I've written about the power of this unique virtual tool a little in the past, and it will no doubt come up again. Meanwhile, I'm pleased that so many readers have taken me up on my invitation to connect there as well. I hope others will as the spirit moves them. And naturally, I'd love to renew acquaintances and/or meet some of you next week in Beachwood.
UPDATE: I'm told the library has closed registration for this event because 80 folks have signed up, and there's no more room at the inn. The power of Linkedin once more! But my apologies to anyone who wanted to come and couldn't. I'll be sure to do this again somewhere, soon.

28 Comments:

At 6:52 PM, Blogger Diane Vogel Ferri said...

I'd love to come because I really don't get Linked In and have, up until now, pretty much ignored it. But alas, a busy week - including Jury Duty!!1 We'll see.

 
At 8:02 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Love to have you there if it works out, Diane. And good luck with jury duty. I know you'll only vote for the death penalty if it's really warranted.

 
At 3:51 PM, Blogger Alanna Klapp said...

Hi John, just registered! I've been meaning to get Linkedin for awhile now and just haven't had the time to sit down and figure it out. See you then, looking forward to it!

 
At 3:57 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Wonderful news, Alanna. It'll be nice to see you there.

 
At 1:27 AM, Blogger Kass said...

I'm on Linkedin as a massage therapist and a realtor. I don't get it either. I'd rather be linkedin as a person. Wish I could be in Ohio.

 
At 8:50 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

I wish you could be here too, Kass.

 
At 10:48 AM, Blogger Britta Waller said...

There's another good linkedin resource in David Fisher in the Chicago area; I attended a webinar he put on about it. http://www.rockstar-consulting.com/

 
At 10:50 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Thanks, BW. I'll be doubly sure to check that out, since we'll be soon getting into webinars around here, more about which later. That will help address our geographic limitations, which Kass mentioned.

 
At 11:54 AM, Anonymous Vincent O'Keefe said...

Hi John,

I just registered. Looking forward to seeing you again and learning more about Linkedin.

Vince O'Keefe

 
At 11:55 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Awesome, Vince. It's been far too long since I've seen you. Looking forward to it.

 
At 12:20 PM, Blogger Kim said...

Oh Alana, I'm looking fwd. to meeting you. I think Pat is also going to join the panel of WWWers. (working with worders?) LOL...

We're supposed to register? Yikes! Off to do so.

 
At 1:01 PM, Blogger Pat Washington said...

I plan to be there and am looking forward to it.

 
At 1:36 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

How splendid. Thanks everyone. I'm touched.

 
At 10:48 AM, Blogger chanakas said...

Hi John:

I will be honored to hear you speak tonight. I signed up and ready to go.
Thanks in advance for your time.

Regards,

Toni

 
At 10:52 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Thanks, Toni. Looking forward to seeing you again. They tell me they had to stop taking reservations, since the venue is maxed out. I'll be sure to do this again, either at Beachwood or some other library.

 
At 4:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there any possibility that your presentation could be filmed and later posted on You Tube. I do not reside in the Cleveland area but I would like to see this.

 
At 4:47 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Thanks. As a matter of fact, we're looking into that right now. Hope we can get it done, but if not, we'll try our best to have the next Linkedin presentation taped.

 
At 5:20 PM, Anonymous Kristine said...

Happy to hear how successful your registration was! I cannot make it--motherhood duty calls that night--but I do hope you'll be having a daytime version at any other library (dare I say south of Cleveland?), I would love to come! Many of us are slightly confused about LinkedIn. Now that we're on it, what are we supposed to be doing? :) Have a good event!

 
At 5:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for your response. I live in Houston so attending is out of the question for tonight at least. Any possibility you could post your handouts, if any, on this site tomorrow? You'll be happy to know that I actually learned about this event from a LinkedIn Group that I subscribe to. The word is getting out.

Also, is it possible to send you a private e-mail? I have not been able to locate an e-mail address for you.

Thanks

 
At 10:57 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Dear Anon in Houston, of course I'd love to hear from you any time you care to drop me an email. It is at the top of this page, but here it is again: john.ettorre@gmail.com. And while I can't promise to post the session notes tomorrow, I will be sure to do that in the next few days. We weren't able to get tonight taped, but I'll do my best to have the next one available for remote viewing. So glad that word of this reached you there. Looking forward to hearing from you.

And Kristine, I do hope to do another one somewhere closer to you in coming months. Till then, good luck with mom and writing duties.

 
At 9:39 AM, Blogger Pat Washington said...

John, I really enjoyed your presentation last night. Not only was it informative, but it was a confirmation that I need to connect with other writers (um, and humans, in general, not just my growing cubs at home), in order to believe I can, and should, still write! Thank you for being such a gracious reminder, and for the time you take to help other writers grow.

 
At 9:56 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Always great seeing you again, Pat. Good luck with everything you're doing, and with the balancing act.

 
At 10:58 AM, Blogger Kim said...

(John, avert your eyes or you'll blush). Isn't he great Pat?

now you can look again.

John, I meant to tell you last night that LinkedIn is actually initially how I found your blog. I was looking at the question/answer section... read one of your answers and said, Holy Cow, that guy is from Cleveland AND I have read his stuff before... I recognized your name. Then I found your blog and began to follow along quietly until I finally commented one day... and it turned out we already had two connections in common.

I think that is one of the "unintended benefits" of using such a tool.

Just an FYI, FB currently has more traffic than Google ... and offers a similar but slightly more casual approach to networking. It has brought me quite a bit of work. Maybe the day your offspring joins Linked, you can join FB (on the offchance you need to grow your group of contacts! LOL)

http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/5739/What-Gets-More-Traffic-Than-Google-Now-Facebook.aspx

 
At 11:04 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Kim, now that you mention that's how we originally got connected, I'm remembering that all over again. It only seems like we've known each other forever. But that's a great additional testimonial to the power of Linkedin. And I think you're quite right about FB (and also Twitter. I noticed you laughed when that subject first came up last night). Nothing speaks as loudly about the effectiveness of any particular tool or channel as actual success from having used it. That ought to get everyone's attention. Anyway, so good to see you again.

 
At 11:11 AM, Blogger Kim said...

I abhor Twitter, yet I use it mostly as a way to quickly bookmark things I find interesting. (with the hope that whoever is following me may also find it interesting). It seems that most anything written today has a "share this" link so it's a fast easy way to keep track of interesting things.

A side note about Twitter is that as I nurture a network for my novelist friend, what I've been doing is following on Twitter every book club and book store I could find... so when her novel is released, she's got a built in audience of potential consumers. We'll see how effective that is... I don't find it that useful for me personally, but I still get probably 5 reads/weekly from my twitter posts.

Happy St. Pat's Day!

 
At 11:15 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Every five reads (and readers) count. It really adds up over time, as you know. And a happy Irish day to you as well, Kim. And to everyone else also.

 
At 10:26 PM, Anonymous Sherri Henkin said...

Sold out, eh - that's great! I'm sorry I missed this, John. I'll keep my eyes open for your next LI seminar.

 
At 10:33 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

You know I'll let you know about that, Sherri, via an engraved invitation.

 

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