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    • The Birmingham Link-up Social networking event for members of the Only Marketing Jobs Community 30th June 2010 event partners
    • The Birmingham Link-up …it pays to know people A social network: An interactive structure made of individuals (or organizations) called ‘nodes’, which are connected by one or more specific types of interdependency. Wikipedia
    • The Birmingham Link-up …it pays to know people Social events allow you to: 01 Connect with people 02 Exchange business ideas 03 Develop your personal brand 04 Enhance your career
    • The Birmingham Link-up …it pays to know people 16,000 The number of members in the UK Marketing Lounge, making it by far the largest UK marketing hub on LinkedIN.
    • The Birmingham Link-up …it pays to know people LinkedIn is now the undisputed world champion of professional social media. Those not engaged are conspicuous by their absence.
    • The Birmingham Link-up …it pays to know people 2 out of 3 people find a job through networking.
    • The Birmingham Link-up …it pays to know people It is thought that 70% of job vacancies are never advertised. So you need to make sure that you can be found.
    • The Birmingham Link-up …it pays to know people 3 The number of seconds it takes to form an opinion of someone.
    • The Birmingham Link-up …it pays to know people How you perceive yourself is important. But what really matters is how you are perceived by others. What is ‘brand you’ telling the world?
    • The Birmingham Link-up …it pays to know people Technology is shifting the power away from the editors, the publishers, the establishment and the media elite. Now it’s the people who are in control. Rupert Murdoch, Global Media Entrepreneur
    • The Birmingham Link-up …it pays to know people For companies, resistance to social media is futile. Your competitors are already there. Your customers have been there for a long time. Business Week
    • The Birmingham Link-up …it pays to know people Stop thinking Start thinking ‘campaigns’ ‘conversations’
    • The Birmingham Link-up …it pays to know people 10 The number of new contacts you should have before you leave tonight. That’s a conversation with someone different every 30 minutes.
    • The Birmingham Link-up …it pays to know people Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
    • The Birmingham Link-up …it pays to know people The successful networkers I know, the ones receiving tons of referrals and feeling truly happy about themselves, continually put the other person's needs ahead of their own. Bob Burg, Author and Networking Expert
    • The Birmingham Link-up …it pays to know people You are like an ant. They can’t survive on their own, either. Ants help other workers in their colonies. It is the very definition of altruism.
    • The Birmingham Link-up …it pays to know people More business decisions occur over lunch and dinner than at any other time, yet no MBA courses are given on the subject.
    • The Birmingham Link-up …it pays to know people The way of the world is meeting people through other people. There’s nothing new about it.
    • The Birmingham Link-up …it pays to know people All things being equal, people will do business with and refer business to those people they know, like and trust. Bob Burg, Author and Networking Expert
    • The Birmingham Link-up …it pays to know people The current economic climate lays a responsibility on us all to find ways to increase the awareness of our expertise.
    • The Birmingham Link-up …it pays to know people Openly and actively engage with others by offering support, advice and friendship. Do this without expectation of reward and it will soon some back to you by the truckload.