New Video Trailer: The Executive’s Guide to LinkedIn

Announcing the launch of the Executive’s Guide to LinkedIn trailer, “Executive Preview,” which highlights key social network disruptions and offers the Executive’s Guide to LinkedIn as a way for leaders to get smart fast […]

February Events to Feature LinkedIn and Twitter

February 2009 social network events and education: the executive’s guide to Twitter debuts at ITA and the Executive’s Guide to LinkedIn seminar series wraps in Wheaton […]

Recap Miami: Enterprise Social Network Workshop

Recap of enterprise social networking workshop for how to create a repeatable process for designing and managing successful enterprise social networking initiatives […]

New Social Network Roadmap Service Offer at the Social Networking Conference

Insights into the new Social Network Roadmap workshop, which will be unveiled at the Social Networking Conference in Miami on January 21, 2009. […]

New LinkedIn Seminars in Chicago, Cleveland

seminarsLearning how to leverage social networks for business will be one of the top five requirements to thriving in 2009, and LinkedIn is an ideal place to begin because it helps to find opportunity: new customers, partnerships or jobs. The Executive’s Guide to LinkedIn has scheduled three new Collaborative Seminars in Chicago and Cleveland. Here is how participants increase their results:

EGLI participants create their individualized LinkedIn plans They learn how to build their networks and manage their time according to the plan They learn how to use LinkedIn’s advanced tools […]

December Brings Trio of Seminars to Chicago, Cleveland

Executive’s Guide to LinkedIn has slated seminars in Chicago (Dec. 9), Cleveland (Dec. 16) and Chicago-West Suburbs (Dec. 18) to enable forward-thinking business leaders to have fun and productive holidays this year. […]

The Executive’s Guide to LinkedIn’s New Seminars Feature Social Networking

Social Networking Innovations in Interactive Learning, Registration Executive seminars seek motivated people to use LinkedIn to change the rules

news_flashFollowing its successful debut this spring and summer with “Classroom Seminars” with 60-75 participants, the Executive’s Guide to LinkedIn will debut a new option in executive learning on October 9 at Chicago’s TechNexus. Dubbed “Collaborative Seminars,” the new series applies social networking to all aspects of the seminars: the sessions themselves are focused on selecting relatively small (maximum 25) groups of participants so that leader Christopher Rollyson can focus on facilitating group interaction as well as LinkedIn best practices.

One of our explicit goals is increasing trust among participants, so they will be able to support each other during and after the seminar, Rollyson said. This is critical after the seminar as well because Alumni continue their learning in our online community. Each highly engaged motivated alum adds to the strength of the community.


Inside the Innovation of the New Fall 2008 Executive's Guide to LinkedIn Seminars

Multidimensional Innovation—Inviting Collaboration—Crowdsourcing via LinkedIn

Executive's Guide to LinkedInIn August, I have been intensely involved in developing the next iteration of executive LinkedIn training (the Executive’s Guide to LinkedIn, EGLI), which has proven as illuminating as it has fruitful, so I will share key elements of the quick innovation approach I used as well as how Linkedin contributed to it. I believe that by collaborating with EGLI alumni and other people in my network, I have fielded the most innovative and valuable offering ever. I’d love to get your feedback, too! (links below)


EGLI Unveils New Fall Seminars with Social Networking Registration

news_flashLinkedIn is about “professional social networking,” and the Executive’s Guide to LinkedIn opens the world of LinkedIn and other Web 2.0 venues (sites) to you. Web 2.0 venues can enable you to find and connect with very specific people who have similar interests and concerns, with whom you can collaborate.

For example, LinkedIn and Facebook can help you to locate clients and prospects that have very specific needs you can fill, reducing the sales cycle and increasing revenue per client because the fit is far better. Likewise with business partners, jobs, employees…

In the digital world’s new rules, it pays to be specific because the cost of finding people with specific interests continues to fall dramatically. If you know how to conduct yourself in these venues so that you increase others’ trust and confidence in you, you become far more effective. That’s what we aim to deliver.

Why should EGLI not tap the same phenomenon to organize seminars?


Save the Date: The Executive's Guide to LinkedIn Seminars Announced in Chicago, Wheaton

seminarsI am pleased to announce that I just confirmed two new dates for Chicago-area seminars, LinkedIn Core Value Realization: May 17, 2008 at the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center and June 12, 2008 at the IIT Wheaton Campus. In addition, I’m happy to say that my partnership with Samurai on the March 11 launch went really well, so we are moving forward together with the series.