I just saw the announcement that Linked Dayton has reached 9,000 members
Joe Durban started the GROUP on Linked-In some years back and I have participated and watched it grow rapidly over the years. If you would like to join other business people and business owners in the Dayton market in this online group just click on this link:
Many people find Linked-In to be a bit cumbersome. You join and you just don’t know what to do and how to connect with people. For some people, their business is global and they want connections with certain types of business world-wide, but for others their interests are more local. That’s where joining Groups comes in. You can join a group like LINKED DAYTON or the Dayton Chamber of Commerce as well as local retail and industrial groups. Groups are listed under Interests in your Linked-In menu once you have logged on or created your profile.
Linked-In is sort of like a Facebook for business people – Profile portraits are important
It is social networking for businesses and business people. That means you should have a good profile portrait because that is sometimes what will make your first impression when trying to connect with someone.
If you need something from snappy casual to supper fun and friendly, consider giving me a call for your profile portrait (http://www.photosbypdemott.com), but whatever you do, please don’t use some half-baked selfie that you or someone took that is orange or under exposed or just generally shows you as less than professional. This is business, not just neighbors and friends. Having a good profile portrait can mean the difference between making a good connection that leads to increased revenue for your company or closing off that same connection for a very long time.
With the Interests menu you can also connect to interest groups by category. Certain kinds of manufacturing, niche’ industries such as horse businesses, and other local groups around categories like Dayton Entrepreneurs.
I hope that helps you to get better use out of you LINKED IN profile. Join a conversation and say something.
Some other groups to consider:
New Media Dayton – About using online and technology for businesses
Dayton Area Small Business Networking – Connecting and networking with small businesses
Entrepreneurs Dayton – Connecting with local entrepreneurs and networking
Click on Interests, then click on Groups, then click on the FIND A GROUP button to find groups that are of interest to you. If you cannot find one in the area you are looking for, consider clicking the START A GROUP button and start the adventure of being the administrator of the group in your interest area.