LinkedIn Midwest Entrepreneur Forum Speaker

When are you speaking next? The answer is: twice tomorrow. If you’re in the Chicago area, here’s a low-cost LinkedIn workshop I’m giving on behalf of Midwest Entrepreneurs Forum. Thanks to Jerry R. Mitchel for asking me to speak to the group. Note that event content in this post comes from the group’s site.

Does your group need a LinkedIn workshop, social media or wired branding speaker? For more information about Barbara Rozgonyi and to check her speaking availability, email corywestmedia of call630.207.7530.

Event Title: How to Leverage a LinkedIn Network into Dynamic Business Connect
Start Date/Time: 10/26/2010 – 7:00 PM
End Date/Time: 10/26/2010 – 9:00 PM
Location: Daniel L. & Ada F. Rice Campus of Illinois
Institute of Technology 201 East Loop Road, Wheaton IL

Cost: Free to members, $20.00 for non-members (reservations are not
required) IIT Students with valid student ID Free. Students from other
Universities with a valid student ID $5.00 Register on line
www.MidwestEntrepreneursForum.Org/CalendarEvents.aspx you will need to
select either Chicago or Wheaton

You can pay by credit card on line or you can pay at the door with cash,
check, or credit card.

Daniel L. & Ada F. Rice Campus of Illinois
Institute of Technology 201 East Loop Road, Wheaton IL (directions below)

Time: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Date: Tuesday October 26, 2010

In an ongoing effort to provide our members with the tools they need to
successfully develop their businesses, we are presenting another educational
presentation, entitled: How to Leverage a LinkedIn Network into Dynamic
Business Connections.

Looking for ways to ramp up your company’s presence on LinkedIn?

Is your LinkedIn account mostly sitting idle?

Do you want to increase your network, boost your productivity and develop
your book of business by getting familiar with LinkedIn and using this in
your everyday interactions with colleagues and clients?

If you are an executive, business leader, entrepreneur, consultant or
business coach who wants to ensure that you leverage your personal
professional profile on LinkedIn then you won’t want to miss this program.

This program will give you actions you can take to start to differentiate
your online presence, manage your reputation online and attract more
business leads through LinkedIn and is especially useful for any business
leader who wants to ensure that they leverage LinkedIn (working with even
the free subscription) to win new business and use it as a relationship
marketing tool to keep in touch with past clients.

Tonight Barbara Rozgonyi will explain how small and mid-sized businesses can
quickly and easily get started on LinkedIn, as well as provides advanced
tips and techniques for using LinkedIn to grow and improve your business.

In conclusion, while LinkedIn isn’t the largest social network, it is the
network with the
most business-focused members and mission. It arguably is the best social
network to freely market your company; however, it does require some work on
your end to ensure that you’re leveraging the right techniques.


A digital communications strategist, Barbara Rozgonyi wires branding,
marketing, social media and public relationstogether to build businesses,
engage customers and connect communities. Founder of CoryWest Media, LLC
and Social Media Club’s Chicago chapter, Barbara shares her enthusiasm and expertise online at

About The Midwest Entrepreneurs Forum

The Midwest Entrepreneurs’ Forum (MEF) promotes and strengthens the process
of starting and growing companies by providing services, which educate and
inform entrepreneurs. MEF meets the second Monday of March, April,October
and November at the Downtown Campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology,
565 W. Adams Street, Chicago, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A suburban meeting is
held the last Tuesday of each month (except July and August) from 7 p.m. to
9 p.m. at the Daniel L. and Ada F. Rice Campus of the Illinois Institute
of Technology, 201 East Loop Road, Wheaton, IL (directions listed). Each MEF
meeting normally features a case presentation/panel discussion that
spotlights a single company in a critical stage of development. We also
feature speakers that bring timely knowledge of current solutions that may
make a difference in how you run your business.

MEF membership is $60 per year or $20.00 to attend a single meeting to see
if membership is something you think would benefit you. If you decide you
want to become a member bring your receipt for $20.00 within 30 days to the
next meeting and you will only be required to pay an additional $40.00 to
become a member for the year. Year is from your payment to the next year.
Students with a valid ID pay $5.00. IIT students with a valid id get in


The campus is just North of Butterfield Road (Rt 56) and a half-mile East of
Naperville Road. From the East you can take the East-West toll Road (I-88)
West to the Naperville Road exit. Go North on Freedom Drive to Warrenville
Road at the stop light which is Warrenville Road turn Right (East). At the
first stop light which is Naperville Road turn Left (North) Turn Right
(East) on Butterfield Road (Rt 56) Turn left [North] at East Loop Road, the
first stoplight on Butterfield Road. The IIT building is a short distance
ahead on your right.

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