Richmond Spring Grove Chamber LinkedIn Class

Watch for information on the upcoming Richmond Spring Grove Chamber Mixer dinner and LinkedIn training event.

Thank you to the Richmond Spring Grove Chamber of Commerce for inviting me in to talk about using social networking in your business and community. We had a full house for the event overlooking the scenic country club. It was fun to connect up with the owners of businesses I have visited through the years.

Many of you asked for a follow up session and we listened. We are planning a June dinner with hands on LinkedIn training co-sponsored by the Richmond Spring Grove Chamber and the Shah Center in McHenry, Illinois. The event will include dinner, networking and hands on training in the computer lab. Before the session, create a free LinkedIn profile then bring your user ID and password to the class.

Contact the Chamber at 815.678.7742 for more information or to register.

Social Networking Classes Shah Center McHenry May

During April and May I am teaching hands on social networking classes at the Shah Center in McHenry. These session will focus on the business use of social networking. Classes include two hour hands-on learning sessions on each of the following tools: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and blogs.

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Create a free LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter profile before the class. We will create our blog profiles and post our first blog posting together during the class. You will need access to your web email account (Yahoo, Gmail, etc.) during the class.

Due to overwhelming demand, the Shah Center is opening up new social networking classes during May.

Dates for these new classes are:
May 5
May 10
May 17

For additional information and registration for these classes, contact the Shah Center directly by phone at (815) 455-6098 or email at sbdc@mchenry.edu.

The Shah Center, located in McHenry, Illinois, is a part of the Illinois Small Business Development Center and McHenry Community College.

Information on social networking sessions at the Fox Valley Business Center in Elgin will be posted in our newsletters. Sign up here so you do not miss an edition.

See our events page for a full calendar.

Winner Ignite Your Passion Book

Announcing the winner of the Ignite Your Passion book.

My birthday is in April and I celebrated throughout the entire month with a contest for my blog readers. Anyone who contributed a comment to my blog was entered to win the prize and each comment was another chance to win. Readers could submit entries anytime during the month of April 2010.

Congratulations to our winner of the April 2010 “Ignite Your Passion” contest, Scott D. Irwin, of Expressive Tech. Scott is a fellow Toastmaster. He received a copy of the anthology in which 17 authors sharing their unique stories of passion:

  • What they are passionate about
  • How they found their passion
  • How you can find your passion
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17 authors stories in “Ignite Your Passion” book

Scott, Thank you for entering the contest and enjoy reading your book. Please feel free to share your thoughts about the stories or comment on the ones that had the greatest impact on you.

The Blog Station Interview

Join me on the The Blog Station interview show.

Monday April 28, 2010 I will be a guest of relationship marketing expert D’vorah Lansky on The Blog Station. Join us on this call 1PM Eastern, noon Central for tips on how to grow your business. We will discuss personal marketing and my new book Social NetworkIng Throughout Your Career: What’s All the Buzz About?
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· Conference Dial-In: 1-712-432-3100
· Conference Code: 911123

The Blog Station with host D’vorah Lansky

Tweet up with Chris Pirillo

This week, I was invited to meet up with Chris Pirillo tech writer for CNN.com, Traci Toguchi, Ryan Ozawa, Vern Brown and other Hawaii friends.

I write for Vern’s Insider’s Guide to Hawaii travel website 808Talk.com.

We met at Tiki’s Grill overlooking Waikiki Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Chris Pirillo set up a Ustream live feed and you can watch some of the video below. Many other Hawaii social networking friends were there and it was fun to see them in real life.

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