On Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. PST, I’ll be participating in a Make It Happen Google+ Hangout where I’ll share my practical advice and tips on how to: Network Like a Pro.
To learn more about Make It Happen click here. And, yes, you’re definitely going to hear me mention the “L” word, as in LinkedIn.
I hope you can join us for our chat next Thursday, 1/17/13 and please share this with friends or clients that could use some help polishing their networking skills this year. Thanks!
Here’s the link to the RSVP page should you wish to share it: http://pysc.al/gHXUt
And here’s the link if you missed it live.Read More
This year, take advantage of a 20% discount on all one-on-one and group LinkedIn for Career or Business trainings.
Here’s how to get your 20% discount:
All you need to do is complete my Contact form on Monday, Nov 26, 2012 with which training you’re interested in (some examples below) and you’ll save 20% off any of the 1-on-1 or group trainings I offer. It’s that easy!
Don’t put off getting some expert help on how to maximize your presence on (and use of) LinkedIn so you’re ready for an ah-mazing 2013!
Personalized LinkedIn trainings available:
•An in-person, 2 hour, customized session for a group or team of up to twenty-five (25) people is available (submit PAYMENT INFO HERE).
•I also offer a 2 hour personalized one-on-one session for job seekers, career climbers or business owners looking to elevate their use LinkedIn for career management or business growth. This training is offered in a mutual convenient location to those in the SF Bay Area or as a phone or Skype session at $149.
Leveraging LinkedIn…Beyond the Basics: I can deliver a webinar that includes sixty minutes of customized training for the people on your team already using LinkedIn at a beginner or intermediate level, and now would like to take their use of this powerful professional (not simply social) networking tool beyond the basics.
During a live webinar, we’ll review 20+ slides and do some live searches within LinkedIn that are sure to spark a few new ideas and then have a brief Q&A at the end. Fee: $49/attendee, includes a link to a handy and downloadable LinkedIn checklist.
Feedback worth sharing:
“Sandy’s in-depth knowledge and perspective of LinkedIn is outstanding! As a consultant, Sandy helped me improve my LinkedIn profile in a thoughtful, appealing and SEO-friendly way. Sandy excels in leading you to fresh insights regarding your real goals, interests, and skills, and how to best present them using LinkedIn’s tools…”
– Leslie N., job seeker
“Due to Sandy’s knowledge-base and integrity, I invited her to participate as an Expert at my Virtual Summit for Women. She was a diligent presenter who articulated the content beautifully and provided incredible value. Sandy presented on “Leveraging LinkedIn: Getting the Most Out of this Powerful Professional Networking Tool.” As a result of what Sandy taught, I made over half a dozen changes to my LinkedIn profile… and I’m seeing the positive results!”
– Suzanne D., entrepreneur
Note: All prices increase Jan 1, 2013, so be sure to take advantage of this super Cyber Monday Offer on Nov 26th!Read More
I can’t believe it was only 18 months ago that I stood in our kitchen in Seattle (we’d moved there from our hometown of Chicago) and asked my husband to give me 18 months to see what I could do with my book (I’m at a Networking Event–Now What???) and the handful of speaking and webinar opportunities that were starting to come my way.
We were having this conversation because he had just accepted the offer we’d been waiting for from a company in the Bay Area willing to pay him what he’s really worth and cover our relocation as part of the offer package. A portion of the discussion was about what type of work I wanted to do once I got back to San Francisco (this is my 2nd time living here), and, well, being the incredibly supportive and visionary guy he is, he said, “Yes, take whatever you need.”
And now, after almost exactly 18 months of redefining my career and business goals, and simultaneously plugging away at building my brand as a writer, speaker, networking expert and career and biz consultant, I’m thrilled to share that I have achieved the one major goal that would define the next chapter of my professional career. What goal is that you ask?
A week from today, we’ll be heading to Vegas so I can present twice at an Oracle user’s group conference (OHUG 2012) where I’ll offer my practical advice and hard-earned insights on how to make the most of all the opportunities the event attendees will have to network and connect with others while at the conference. I’ll present at an opening/welcome reception the night before the conference officially begins, and then again as part of the opening keynote sessions at the start of the conference the following morning.
Not only am I beyond HAPPY to have this news to share, I’m also incredibly grateful for all the good word-of-mouth I experienced via the organic networking and consistent follow-up I did to make this happen. More on that in my next book, but for now I just wanted to share this proof that really BIG things are possible in only 18 months if you set your intentions to achieve them!
For more info about this, you can check out the press release about my speaking at OHUG via this link, and if you’re interested in hiring me to open your conference, please feel free to use this tool to contact me to discuss your event or fill out my Contact form and request the new one-pager we have describing what I can offer at an opening reception or conference kick-off session between July and December of 2013. I hope to hear from you!Read More
I recently delivered Bella Domain’s first “Learning to Love LinkedIn” group training for five of the execs on the sales team at Columbia Hospitality in Seattle. It really was a lot of fun (for them and me), and since this was the second time a business contact approached me about coming to their offices to teach their team how to learn to love LinkedIn, I took it as a sign that it is time to run with this training program.
I’m now officially offering a two hour training session (see my Consulting Services page) to help others learn how they can leverage this valuable tool for their BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT efforts. And, as a result of my first class, I even have a glowing new reco on LinkedIn. How can you help? Well, I need to start promoting it, so please help me get the word out.
While this is a B2B service, I am also offering a personalized one hour 1:1 session for individuals with a focus on their own career management. Contact me for more info and thanks for spreading the word!Read More