Two years ago most of the lawyers, financial advisors and other professional services practitioners I met knew something about social media but were very definite in telling me it would not “work” for their practice or business.
But thats changed. Its a different conversation Im having.People get that social media has changed the way business is done, dramatically. Many of them want to know how they can get started.
They just dont know what “getting started” means.And from what they say to me, some of them clearly suspect they have “missed the boat”.
Or they worry that they dont have the knowledge or skills to manage the process and have too much else on their plate to make time to learn.
If one or more of those lines up with your thinking, then Im here to say to you: Yes, it is time to get started –knowing its smarter to do that strategically than with some hit and miss tactics.
And no, it is not too late– in a very real sense, the “socializing” of business is only just getting underway (but dont relax too much, things are moving very fast right now)
But there is a problem. The problem of generic, “one size fits all” social media courses.And I understand that what works for selling hamburgers, travel or rock shows may not work for professional services practitioners.
My Get the Social Edge Kickstart Program is not just another generic, “one size fits all” social media course. Its designed specifically for professional services practitioners.
It deals with real issues for professionals, such as how to protect your brand and professional reputation
So who am I and why should you take notice of me?
Im Des Walsh. Im a Certified Social Media Strategist, a Business Coach, author and international speaker on social media.As well as writing in this subject area for my own blogs, I write for leading online sites including Social Media Today, LI (for LinkedIn) and Business, Social Business One and MYOBs blog The Pulse.
I created the Get the Social Edge series of programs to provide busy professionals with access to practical social media information and skills, free of hype and jargon.
What am I offering?My Get the Social Edge Kickstart program includes a sixteen week, in-your-own-time home study program, with live online Q&A sessions and other resources,
UpdateGet the Social Edge Kickstart is being refreshed for a new launch in October 2012 For more information, please drop me an email at email@example.com
All my social web links athttp://xeeme.com/deswalsh