I would like to take timeout this morning to thank everyone for all your insightful comments regarding last week’s post, Butterfly or Bee? Today’s post, Part II in my LinkedIn series will address Business IQ.
I am certain that anyone that is social networking for professional reasons has read their fair share of posts about how to gain maximum results from LinkedIn. Do these titles sound familiar? 4 LinkedIn Tips to Help You Get Hired This Month. LinkedIn Best Practices for Entrepreneurs. LinkedIn Tips: 9 Things Your Should Never Do On The Social Network For Professionals. What amazes me is that I have never read a post as it relates to my number one objective for participating on LinkedIn – how to raise my Business IQ.
Fact: In an IBM survey among 1,700 CMO’s from 64 countries; 71% admitted they felt unprepared for the challenges of today’s business environment. Sad! I learned this piece of information by reading Michael Brenner’s post in a LI discussion group. More importantly I follow Michael in several groups because he is a consistent blogger – B2BMarketing Insider. Consequently, I have learned a lot about B2B marketing, thus become an advocate for food manufacturers to step up their online marketing initiatives. FYI: Michael and I engage on LI, but we are not even officially connected. That might change after this post.
Fact: I am bullish about QR Codes. I first learned about QR Codes back in 2010 due to engaging and connecting with Matthew Gallizzi, Leader of NotixTech.
Fact: Hyper-local sourcing (e.g., restaurant gardens) is one of the Top 20 Trends for 2013 according to the National Restaurant Association. I learned about roof top garden by navigating through LinkedIn. Thanks to reconnecting with someone I lost track of in Toronto, I learned about this unique hyper-local sourcing concept for honey.
Fact: I learned about Pink Elephants thanks to connecting with Tanveer Naseer, business coach/management guru from Montreal. Are their any Pink Elephants in your organization?
Etc., etc., etc., Bottomline I have developed the discipline to get on LinkedIn before breakfast to make rounds so I can aggregate information to sharpen my Business Catalysts skills as I position my business for the future.
What is your Business IQ?