School for Startups Radio Show, Guest Expert

LinkedIn Radio Show Guest ExpertOn April 1st, James Beach interviewed me on his online radio show, School for Startups.

Jim Beach hosts School for Startups every weekday at 8:00pm EST on Liberty Express Radio.

Author of “School for Startups,” Jim argues that entrepreneurship is not about creativity, risk, or passion. Featured in a UPS commercial, published by McGraw Hill, hired by SunTrust, Wells Fargo, and Toshiba, called the Simon Cowell of small business by CNN, and a featured speaker around the world, he is a recognized leader in entrepreneurship.

Jim asked me tons of great questions and kept me on my toes. We discussed the importance of connecting with people on LinkedIn and the success of InMail messages. I outlined exactly what makes a LinkedIn profile great and not so great. We also talked about embedding multimedia images on the LinkedIn profile and what it takes to find success on LinkedIn

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Radio Interview: Business 101

On April 5th, I was on the radio show, Business 101 with Scott Gingold.

Business 101 with Scott Gingold provides current and aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to gain knowledge from a highly successful entrepreneur.

It was a really fun interview. Scott did his homework and asked me a LOT of GREAT questions.

We covered a slew of LinkedIn topics:

  • LinkedIn for students
  • Can you be too young for a LinkedIn account?
  • LinkedIn profiles Vs resumes
  • Who to connect with on LinkedIn?
  • The importance of a large network
  • How often should you update your LinkedIn profile?
  • Is the free version good enough or should I upgrade to a premium LinkedIn account?
  • Should you document in between, stop gap jobs on your LinkedIn profile?
  • Should blue collar workers have LinkedIn profiles?
  • And more!

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Institute of Supply Chain Managers

ISM: Institute for Supply Management

Institute of Supply Chain ManagersOn January 9th, I spoke to the Philadelphia ISM chapter all about the wonders of LinkedIn. This is the second year in a row in which I spoke at their dinner meeting.

ISM-Philadelphia has served the purchasing and supply management professionals of the Greater Philadelphia area since 1915. The local association is a not-for-profit professional educational association, affiliated with the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and offers seminars and educational meeting programs designed to meet the needs of today’s supply management professionals.

Donna Serdula

Social Media for Nonprofits Philadelphia

On October 24th, I was a panelist at Social Media for Nonprofits Philadelphia.

The expert panel included:

Donna Serdula founded and author of LinkedIn Makeover
Cass Bailey, Slice Communications Principal
Nancy Vinkler expertise or Facebook & Twitter for Nonprofit organizations
Bill Lennon founder of SaaS Solutions Media – Salesforce For Nonprofits

Learn how nonprofit organizations can utilize social media for social good. Get the latest Social Media tips and tools for your Nonprofit from an expert panel. This round table discussion will address a variety of topics practical tips and tools for fundraising, marketing, and advocacy.

LinkedIn Speaker

DELVACCA: A Career Development Program

On August 7th, I spoke about Maximizing Your Use of LinkedIn to the Career Development/In-Transition Committee of DELVACCA.

“The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is a global bar association that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel who work for corporations, associations and other private-sector organizations through information, education, networking opportunities and advocacy initiatives.”


LinkedIn Speaker, Job Support Group

A.C.T.S. Job Support Group

On June 17th, I spoke to the A.C.T.S. Job Support Group about LinkedIn and Personal Branding.

“Finding the right job in our current market can be an uphill battle. And there is no reason to fight that battle alone! The A.C.T.S. Support Group is a group of people who are joining together for the purpose of supporting each other in seeking new employment.”



PICPA Student Leadership Academy

On May 30th, I was asked to speak at the PICPA Student Leadership Academy. I talked about why LinkedIn is so important in job search and creating a professional brand.

“PICPA students that attended the first PICPA Leadership Academy on May 30, 2013 heard from a diverse lineup of accounting, networking, and career etiquette experts. This group of students and recent graduates from across the state gathered at the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia. The students spent the afternoon hearing from a variety of professional image, personal branding, and interviewing skills presenters.”