LinkedIn Local Sydney

Oh, what a night at Linkedin Local Sydney on 7th November 2018!

 

What an amazing evening at Stone & Chalk in Sydney on 7th November for LinkedIn Local Sydney!

One of my favourite things about being a career coach, is to encourage my clients to become proficient at networking.  Especially when making a career change, it’s important to expand your network, make genuine connections and ask for advice and guidance.  I tend to get a fair bit of push back about networking because the perception is that it’s all about ‘sales’ and ‘pitching’.

My co-host, Jillian Bullock and I are on a mission to make networking a pleasurable experience for everyone and we host #LinkedInLocalSydney events which embody the ethos of LinkedIn Local events – no pitching and no selling at our events.  The focus is on making a genuine connection always!

This month we decided to take it a step further and help to raise funds to help our Australian farmers who are doing it tough due to the drought and give back to our community.

We held a LinkedIn Expert Panel event and Networking fundraiser which drew the crowds and everyone enjoyed connecting in an authentic environment dedicated to supporting an important cause.

Our hashtags for the evening were: Buy100Bales LinkedInLocalSydney ❤️

What an amazing night with the LinkedIn Ninja Down Under, Jillian Bullock, Yve Lavine – Photographer, photographer extraordinaire.  We were delighted that linkedinlocal co-founder Anna McAfee, flew in from Coffs Harbour to join us on our panel of experts.

Talented MC, Warwick Merry CSP, who kept us all on our toes and laughing.  And to complete our line-up of LinkedIn expert panelists, we had LinkedIn video guru, Geoff Anderson, and Dion Woo, LinkedIn charity supporter.

A huge thank you to our sponsors Roy Kowarski, for our beautiful media banner, Stone & Chalk, for the amazing venue and Petko Petkov, for the best canapes we’ve had for a long time! 

A huge thanks to our Raffle sponsors:

BEV BARNFATHER – for donating a beautiful hamper

Vassili Galettis of Quattro Wine Group for the delicious White Tropez Rosé wines

And award winning authors, Andrew Griffiths, Cristianne Damiens, Debra Anderson, Jaemin Frazer, Michele Gennoe and Geoff Anderson for donating their valuable business books.

A huge thanks to our incredible crew Michele Gennoe, Stacey Martin and Pix Jonasson

Thanks to all who attended and helped raise funds for Buy a Bale – we reached 100 bales! 🐑 There are so many to name but here are some of our fabulous supporters … thank you Shay ☀️ Rowbottom, Zack Scriven for flying in from the US! Sharon Grant, Nickolas Rorris, Karen Horovitz, Gunnar Habitz CMgr, Joanne (Jo) Schonheim and more! 

With the support of all who attended, we reached our target of raising funds to buy 100 bales of hay for our farmers for Buy a Bale.  What a successful evening!

If you missed out on this event, come to our Christmas event on 28th November 2018 – tickets here (there will be plenty of festive fun and our theme will be LinkedIn Celebrations) Book here:  http://bit.ly/LLS28NOV

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