Archive for December, 2011

LinkedIn Training | Recommendation

Steve ,  Here to wish you a Happy and successful new year.  I am having a linked in online session today. You will recall that I have alot to learn!!

Of course I will be recommending your expertise. I do believe that this is an excellent aid to business even though our product is not ‘ mass market’ . ( Yes I do need a photograph ! )

You clearly understand the whole process fully and present it well.

I will K I T .

Denis Minns

Managing Director.

D B S Building Group Ltd

LinkedIn Training | Why LinkedIn

Why LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the world’s leading Professional Social Media Website, with over 135,000,000 professional business people connected worldwide.  LinkedIn is currently growing at the rate of one new member per second and is one of the best ways of marketing any business.

Most (99%) of the marketing strategies available on LinkedIn are free to use and many businesses create an abundance of leads from LinkedIn.

LinkedIn Training | Free Membership of The LinkedIn Academy

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LinkedIn Marketing | LinkedIn Training

How can you be successful in 2012?

As 2011 closes on us, the question that is on most people’s mind is – what will 2012 bring us?

And in my opinion that is totally the wrong question.  If you wait to see what you get, you will get what the masses get and that is they will either struggle along for another year, or they will go out of business.

Most people let me that they are on LinkedIn, but they don’t really use it and so win no business from it.  Is that you?

A better question is – what will I do in 2012 in order to create the business I want.  The key here is the word do.

I have a very profound question for you:

Why aren’t you already successful?

For many people in business the answer to this is usually external.  It is the economy.  It is the fact the they don’t have the budget.  It is the competition.  In truth this is not the case.  The truth is: “The fish stinks from the head down”.  In other words if there is something wrong with your business, then it is your fault and you as a business owner need to fix it.

Most business owners I speak to say things like “I am too busy”.  Too busy making no money to have the time to use LinkedIn and other Social Media sites?  We can all be busy, but are we busy, doing the right things?  For most businesses the answer is NO.

90% of the business owners I speak to tell me that they want to grow their businesses, but they are not busy doing so.  They are in fact often busy working as an employee in their business.

How can you grow your business in 2012?

The answer is simple, you have got to put more time, money and effort into the things that will help you to grow your business.

You’ve guessed it – you have got to focus on your businesses sales and marketing.

What would it mean to your business if you have a marketing expert working in it besides you?

If you need my help call me for a no obligation chat on 0118 930 5700.

LinkedIn Training | Recommendations

Below is a great example of how to use LinkedIn to grow your business.  

Getting recommended on LinkedIn is a great marketing tool if you use it correctly.

As the old saying goes – what other people say about you is more important then what you say about yourself.

Look at what others say about me.

“Sometimes you have a perception that you know more than you do about a subject. Steve, without rancour, was able to demonstrate how little I knew; but more importantly, he showed how much benefit could come by engaging in his understanding of what could be achieved. 

He demonstrated and proved, enlightened and motivated, in a way which made this subject exciting and very relevant to my business. Someone worth listening to.” December 22, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

1st Colin Ward 
hired Steve as a Business Consultant in 2011

“Steve opened our eyes to a world of marketing possibilities which will completely transform our business. He creatively cuts to the chase.” November 24, 2011

Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, Creative

1st Paul Cadde 
hired Steve as a Financial Advisor in 2011

“I attended a LinkedIn seminar where Steve presented. I found his presentation very insightful and it increased my knowledge of the LinkedIn platform.” November 18, 2011

1st Emma GuthrieEuropean Marketing Manager, Food & Industrial Cryogenics, Air Products
was with another company when working with Steve at The LinkedIn Academy

“I found Steve’s training very useful, halfway through the morning session I had moved my profile from 30% complete to 80%, after less than 8 hours it is at 95% complete. I also very quickly moved myself to the top 2 results in a LinkedIn search for 2 key words.

I would definitely recommend his course for LinkedIn but make sure he gives you the right address, not the place next door :-0” November 17, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value

1st Mark Scanlon 
hired Steve as a LinkedIn Training in 2011

“Steve Mills gave a presentation that was insightful and targetted to his audience. If you want to to make Linkedin work for you and help you and your business be more effective, then look no further then Steve Mills. Knows his stuff and delivers it well.” November 8, 2011

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative

1st Ian Jacob 
hired Steve as a Consultancy in 2009

“I attended Steve’s Linkedin Training Course in October. On the day I was probably one of the more seasoned pro’s on Linkedin out of everyone, but I was astonished how much more I learnt in 4 hours. Thanks Steve, clear, expert tuition and an all round nice guy. Hope to see you again soon.” November 3, 2011

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value

1st Doug Norman 
hired Steve as a Linkedin Training in 2011

“If you want to understand best practices in using LinkedIn to market your business then look no further than Steve’s excellent courses.” November 3, 2011

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value

1st Joff Phelps 
hired Steve as a IT Consultant in 2011

“I attended one of Steve’s Linkedin training courses and found the overall content and structure fantastic. Steve’s knowledge of Linkedin and the way he delivers his training to his students is commendable

I’ve been able to use some of his ideas not only for my personal profile but also for my company. I highly recommend Steve’s training to any budding online marketer.” October 28, 2011

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value

1st Simon Haddock 
hired Steve as a Trainer in 2011

“Steve knows his stuff – especially when it comes to social media which I find a nightmare! I won’t say Steve has turned me into an overnight expert but he has certainly removed a lot of mytrepidation.” June 19, 2011

Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, Creative

1st Jim Ewan 
hired Steve as a Business Consultant in 2006, and hired Steve more than once

Business Growth Consultant

MAX Marketing Ltd

15 visible recommendations for this position: Edit

“Steve is the ultimate professional and bring a commercial mindset to business development.

One of Steve’s strengths is his dogged determination to squeeze out every last ounce of value from no and low cost strategies for his clients.” May 29, 2011

1st Bob HarperMarketing Director, Kirkpatrick and Hopes
worked directly with Steve at MAX Marketing Ltd

“Steve Mills worked with us at Celsur for several months designing & implementing new ideas for our own business growth, many of which worked very well and have allowed us to develop new streams of revenue.

We still employ the ideas Steve gave us to good effect and would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone looking to develop their business.” April 27, 2011

Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative

1st Matthew Thatcher 
hired Steve as a Business Consultant in 2009

“Steve has helped me to navigate the complexities of Social Media Marketing. I would recommend his courses to anyone. Everyone needs to know how to use Social Media. It is the future of marketing.” April 26, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

1st Theresa Wright 
hired Steve as a Business Consultant in 2010, and hired Steve more than once

“I have now been on two courses hosted by Steve Mills of Max Marketing; both have been very thorough and in depth. I would recommend Steve for his professionlism and marketing advice.” March 10, 2011

1st Matthew DaniellProperty Manager, Cleaver Property Management Limited
was a consultant or contractor to Steve at MAX Marketing Ltd

“Marketing is an intrinsic part of every business – and successful, effective marketing is often at the core of that business’s growth, profit and accomplishment.

In the the time I have worked with Steve, I’ve received extraordinary value about how to better market my own services as the Word Artist. The tips, insights and strategies are absolutely essential and powerful!” February 1, 2011

1st Emily GoworProfessional Writer, Author and Inspirational Speaker, Word Artist
was with another company when working with Steve at MAX Marketing Ltd

“Highly recommed Steve for Linkedin training” April 22, 2010

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, On Time

1st Karen Newman 
hired Steve as a Training Linkedin in 2010

“Working for Steve has been a fascinating experience, what he doesn’t know about Marketing Without Money isn’t worth knowing. His boundless energy is a massive asset and I have learnt a great deal.” April 4, 2010

1st Pollyanna ColsellMD’s PA/Marketing Assistant, Steve Mills Marketing
reported to Steve at MAX Marketing Ltd

“Steve has been helping business owners to increase their profits all the years I have known him – what he doesn’t know about marketing isn’t worth knowing!” March 13, 2010

1st Jim EwanOwner, PLS (South East)
worked directly with Steve at MAX Marketing Ltd

“It has always been a pleasure to work with Steve” February 9, 2010

1st Martin Crowson (Digital Printing Services)Managing Director, Directcds Ltd
was a consultant or contractor to Steve at MAX Marketing Ltd

“Steve is extremely motivating, fun to be around and a fountain of knowledge. I would recommend to anyone seeking marketing and sales training that they attend one of Steve’s courses.” November 19, 2009

Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, High Integrity

1st Jemma Fowler 
hired Steve as a Business Consultant in 2009

“Steve has been great and a good source of leads and recommendations and I look forward to growing on our business relationship next year.

Thanks so much

Debra” October 5, 2009

2nd Debra MannProprietor, Variety Events
was with another company when working with Steve at MAX Marketing Ltd

“The FD Group has always used Steve for our consultative selling skills training. He understands the needs of professional services businesses and is great at imparting his experience and knowledge in a way that keeps the audience interested. We have benefited hugely from Steve’s input and I can strongly recommend his services to others.” August 6, 2009

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

1st Trevor Wilson 
hired Steve as a Sales and marketing training in 2007, and hired Steve more than once

“Steve is an alround great guy as well as being an expert marketeer. He had tons of experience with all sorts of businesses and is a passionate and confident public speaker, which is a great way for him to get his message across.” June 11, 2009

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value

1st Andrew Gray 
hired Steve as a Marketing in 2004, and hired Steve more than once

“I am pleased to endorse Steve as both a high quality presenter and as a marketeer. I have attended Steve’s training sessions and his seminars and have found him a very knowledgeable and motivating speaker. Over a number of years I have applied some of his marketing ideas to the benefit of my company Prismea.” December 27, 2008

1st Mike PrestonOwner, Prismea Consulting Ltd
was with another company when working with Steve at MAX Marketing Ltd

Linkedin Training London | Referral from Frank Furness

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LinkedIn Training Berkshire | LinkedIn Course

Just about to start the last LinkedIn training workshop in 2011.

I have ran over 100 workshops, had literally thousands of people through those workshops.  Successfully launch the online LinkedIn programme and developed lots of new services for 2012 including an 8 week LinkedIn Webinar Programme commencing on 17th January 2012.  Linkedin training webinar

Wow what a year.  Looking forward to 2012.

LinkedIn Marketing | The 3%rule

If you take your LinkedIn Marketing process and improve it by only 3% each week, within a year that is a 150% improvement. And a 3% improvement is very reasonable, but it is the cumulative impact that each week, you add another 3% improvement.

So the question every business owner needs to answer is what can I do to achieve this?  And then do the same in other areas of their business…

LinkedIn Online Training | New pricing

Look out for our new monthly pricing packages starting in 2012.

LinkedIn | The facts…

LinkedIn Facts

  • As of November 3, 2011, LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 135 million members in over 200 countries and territories.
  • Fifty-nine percent of LinkedIn members are currently located outside of the United States.
  • There were nearly two billion people searches on LinkedIn in 2010. Based on third quarter 2011 metrics, LinkedIn members are on pace to do more than four billion searches on the LinkedIn platform in 2011.
  • Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., LinkedIn also has U.S. offices in Chicago, New York, Omaha and San Francisco. International LinkedIn offices are located in Amsterdam, Bangalore, Delhi, Dublin, London, Melbourne, Milan, Mumbai, Munich, Paris, São Paulo, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto.
  • The company’s management team is comprised of seasoned executives from companies like Yahoo!, Google, Microsoft, TiVo, PayPal and Electronic Arts. The CEO of LinkedIn is Jeff Weiner.
  • LinkedIn is currently available in fourteen languages: English, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.
  • As of September 30, 2011 (the end of the third quarter), LinkedIn has 1,797 full-time employees located all around the globe. LinkedIn started off 2011 with about 1,000 full-time employees located all around the globe, up from around 500 at the beginning of 2010.