I have heard a lot of chatting about this “Social networking” lately. In fact, when I was at an actual face to face networking event the other night at G’Vanni’s in Worcester and that’s what a lot of the folks were talking about. Who’s on Facebook? Linked In? – and what is this Twitter thing? I mentioned I like all of these things and try to be on all of them at least 2 times a week. I like being connected to others. I find it’s a nice way to broaden my vision and I can stay in touch with the people who matter to me.
In taking on the “burden” of learning the ropes of these online applications – I have meet -online- and face to face – many- many new people. I have also connected with friends from many years ago… but I’ll save that story for another blog…
I’d like to share with you a brief story of how I have found LinkedIn to be an amazing place to network. Actually, what I’d like to do is have this recommendation that I found in my in box this morning do all the talking…
Joe Santa Maria has endorsed your work as Co-Owner at Erb Photography.
I’ve written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.
Recommendation: “I consider myself fortunate to have been at the right place, at the right time to meet Scott and Donna. Proof that Social Networking and Business networking can blend! I met Donna simply by searching Worcester area businesses here on Linked In. I was looking for a new photographer and I was struck by the cool picture profile picture on Donna’s page. I sent her a message, she followed up immediately, the three of us met.
From there I immediately hired them for a major branding and marketing project for my company and invited them to dinner with my wife Lynn. The work that Scott and Donna did can only be described as GENIUS! They are the single most professional marketing team I have ever had the experience working with and I would recommend them to anyone looking to improve their brand with high profile, expert photographic images.”
Service Category: Photographer Year first hired: 2008 (hired more than once) Top Qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative
Meeting Joe Santa Maria from Worcester Fitness through LinkedIn was one of the best experiences a business person could have asked for- but the greatest part has been finding a new set of friends with a lot of the same likes and interests we share. Events like this are the reason I can sit and smile when folks around me talk about whether social networking is a good or bad thing.
I already know the answer.