The Club Factor


A new club is out on Linkedin and if you are in events you can’t miss out.

For those of you who study or work in events you are probably aware of what Linkedin is.

I’ve been using Linkedin for 2 and a half years now and I must say it is a great service. It allows to stay in touch with you colleagues, coursemates or friends. I prefer it over Facebook as it is definitely less invasive and more business focused.

Most of my contacts are on Linkedin and this is a great thing. In fact, adoption is often a problem of social networking websites. Great ideas but nobody use them.

Recently Linkedin had a substantial makeover for the better. We are now able to update our status such as on Twitter or to create Groups.

And that is what I did. I created a Group for those involved in Event Planning & Management. I was amazed to see how in not even a week we became 130 top of the industry members (update: 420 Members)

One limitation of Linkedin is that once you create a Group you just have access to members profiles. And that’s it.

So I started a group on Ning where members of the Event Planning & Management Linkedin Group could interact in a Forum or have their own Blog.

Great success, great adoption.

So what are you waiting for, just use the links and get involved!

Julius Solaris
Julius Solaris is the editor of, he is an international speaker and author of The Good Event Registration Guide and Event App Bible.
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