Blackpool and Fylde ICT Cluster Group
Mark Williams, LinkedIn Trainer
Wednesday 29 June 2011, 1730-2000
The Solaris Centre, Blackpool
The focus of this event is LinkedIn and its utility as a social networking tool.
LinkedIn is far more than just a means of keeping in touch with people. These days, in business, it seems that everyone has a LinkedIn profile and this makes it a very powerful recruiting tool as well as the perfect place to make others aware that you are looking for a new job opportunity.
Sales and marketing professionals are using LinkedIn to engage with current and target customers and research organisations are also finding LinkedIn a valuable source of information and data. Social networking is radically changing the way we communicate in many aspects of our lives and this is especially true in the business world. Understanding and embracing online networking has become an essential skill for professionals from all sectors.
About the Cluster Group
Founded by InfoLab21 in 2006, the Blackpool and Fylde Cluster group is a support network open to anyone from a business or institution where Information and Communication Technology plays a key role in their daily operations.
If you are a Blackpool or Fylde ICT based company, you could enjoy the benefits of group membership. Whether you're a local IT teacher, from the IT department of a large company or you work from home, you are welcome to join us. We have a very broad mix of members and membership is free of charge. More information on the Blackpool and Fylde Cluster group is available on the Cluster website below.
Speaker Information - Mark Williams, LinkedIn Trainer
Mark Williams is widely regarded as the UK's foremost LinkedIn expert and trainer. This was recognised in 2010 when Mark became the first and only certified trainer approved by LinkedIn in this country. Mark will talk through some of the basic concepts of online networking, provide real examples of how other users have had great success and offer some tips and advice on how to get the most from LinkedIn.
17:30 - 18:00 Registration and networking
18:00 - 18:15 Introduction to the ICT Cluster
18:15 - 18:45 Presentation: Mark Williams, LinkedIn Trainer
18:45 - 19:10 Q and A
19:10 - 19:15 Meeting close
19:15 - 20:00 Networking over drinks and nibbles
To register please go to the site below.
InfoLab21's ISIS Project
This event is supported by InfoLab21 as part of the ISIS project's regional events programme
ISIS aims to raise levels of ICT investment across the region by providing objective advice, guidance and appropriate ICT solutions to SMEs (Small & Medium Enterprises) throughout the Northwest, supporting business changes to minimise cost and maximise the benefits from ICT, both now and in the future.
ISIS is the first project of its kind in the UK and is delivered under the "Transformational ICT" product, part of the Government's Solutions for Business portfolio, a highly targeted, publically funded suit of products and services offering solutions to real business needs.