One of the interesting things about LinkedIn is it’s ability to open doors and pull you in directions you never contemplated. A year and a half ago I was simply helping folks in Atlanta with their health insurance needs. Fast forward to today and I’ve just released my 2nd & 3rd books (LinkedIn related), I have a blog that will attract close to 40,000 visitors this month, and I’m actually making money helping other incorporate LinkedIn into their social media strategy.
The word that comes to mind is “opportunity”. LinkedIn simply expands the potential for opportunity. It doesn’t give it to you, but if you put the key in it and start the engine the open road lies ahead. “What a long short strange trip its been”.
Its also opened the door to working with other creative folks around the country from Nathan Kievman of Linked Strategies to JD Gershbein of Owlish Communications. And in a first for me…social media cartoon icon Will Banter.
JD is contributing the cartoons and frankly I don’t know where each week will take us. I simply react to each Wednesday cartoon, trying to add some relevance in regards to LinkedIn. I think Will will be showing up on an ongoing basis so let me introduce him…
Will Banter, CEO of Banter Media, is the amicable, over-extended, over-caffeinated, bluetooth-enabled and eminently accessible Networker Extraordinaire. He is the linchpin of The Handshake Club ™, J.D. Gershbein’s cartoon universe of Social Media types, entrepreneurs, business owners, corporate misfits and displaced transitional folk. But who REALLY is Will Banter? Where did he come from? What makes him someone you should know? How does he have all the time to do all of this LinkedIn stuff? Stay tuned for the answers in future strips.URL for J.D. Gershbein: http://www.owlishcommunications.com/owlishstory.html URL for Owlish Communications: http://www.OwlishCommunications.com