The way some people come from GAA or rugby families, I come from a jazz family. I have no strong feelings about this particular style of music myself but I do recall a game the jazz nerds used to play late at night after a long jam (man). Basically you would think of titles of jazz standards that included the word love and substitute the word love with lunch. Much hilarity ensued – I did say they were jazz NERDS.
Hence the title above with a bit of a pop twist when I was thinking about LinkedIn this week. Krishna De who has been presenting at some of our events this year, recently added an item to IIA.ie which I think might be a first for Ireland. Krishna is running a LinkedIn for Business Masterclass as part of Dublin City Enterprise week tomorrow.* Now considering Krishna has over 500 contacts on LinkedIn and that I recently joined her on her PodCampIreland podcast to talk with her about LinkedIn’s new applications suggests to me that here is a woman who (a) knows what she is doing and (b) continues to find out at much as she can about the online tools she is using. I would say that an afternoon in Dublin City Enterprise Board, O’Connell Bridge House and €30.00 would be well spent and you might well see me there.
You might see me there because, mea culpa, I am a LinkedIn newbie. It was never terribly high on my list of must-use sites until recently, partly because of the nature of the work I was doing prior to my role in the IIA. Recently I had a revelation though when one of our members contacted me looking to make a connection with another member company. I had a quick think and it suddenly occurred to me that the quickest way to do this was through LinkedIn. So hopefully those two IIA members will make connections that may have otherwise been more complicated to make.
With this in mind I have set up a group on LinkedIn Group for IIA members so I hope you will join us there soon. If there is a particular IIA member that you would like an introduction to please do not hesitate to ask me – that’s what I’m here for!
* And on a blowing our own trumpet note Krishna told me that within half an hour of posting that item on the IIA website she had one registration who referenced IIA.ie as their referral point. Lesson learned: people who like jazz really are nerds. No no no! Get posting your information to the IIA website. Update your profile. Add your RSS. Is that your old logo? Yikes! Change it. Tell us about your new appointments and post your vacancies – it’s all happening on IIA.ie