....and I get to run it!! I am very proud to announce that following months of discussions with LinkedIn that I have now been approved as their first and only officially approved training provider in the UK!
This has been achieved in conjunction with my colleague and good friend Jon Ryley and we have established a new business called InUsers. We have been granted the sole rights to run certified LinkedIn training workshops and seminars in the London and North West England regions.
LinkedIn have been aware of the growing 'cottage industry' of LinkedIn trainers that have been appearing throughout the world and they have decided that the time is now right to support those trainers who they feel deliver the highest quality LinkedIn training.
The initial trial of LinkedIn Live has been run by Jan Vermeiron and his Networking Coach business in Holland, this has been a great success so LinkedIn have decided to roll out LinkedIn Live across the world and the UK has been selected as the next location for certified LinkedIn training.
If you have read my blog before you will know that my passion is to motivate and inspire as many of the 4 million plus users in this country to really start using LinkedIn effectively. There are too many users who create a basic profile, make a few connections and then get stuck - this is like attending a networking meeting, saying hello to few people and then finding a quiet corner to sit and drink your cup of tea in peace! My mission is to come over to you and encourage you to get involved and I see no better platform than through LinkedIn Live - LinkedIn's new officially certified training platform.
Its early days and we are still working out the details but InUsers will soon be announcing a completely new suite of courses and workshops starting this autumn - watch this space for more information!