My buddy Benjamin McCall inspired me with his HRevolution Twitter list, so I went to another popular social network and pulled together more information to help our people connect with each other.
Click here to see the HRevolution Attendee LinkedIn List
I had the opportunity to speak with Trish McFarlane yesterday, and one of the things we were both excited about was the list of attendees. We have people who we’ve never even met, but they believe in HRevolution enough to come. I want to make it worth their time. After the first event, we had one person out of the entire fifty-plus attendees who was less than completely satisfied. Her issue was that she wasn’t connected with anyone before the event really occurred.
I want to fix that issue this time around.
I’m running through the list of attendees and making note of the ones who I don’t know. I want to talk with people who are the average, everyday HR pro. They’re the kind of people I identify with at this point in my career. I’m going to reach out to them and offer any assistance I possibly can before the event occurs, so we can just jump straight into the good stuff once we arrive.
What about you? Even if you’re not able to attend (and the vast majority of this audience will not be), how can you connect with someone today for a mutually beneficial relationship? Networking is easier than ever, but it’s also more powerful than ever if done correctly. Reach out to someone local you find on LinkedIn. You never know what may come out of a few minutes of effort.
Good list. LinkedIn is a great tool, and thanks for taking the time to put this together. I’m very excited for HRevolution, and the opportunity to meet over 100 HR professionals in such a cool setting. The fact that it’s in my hometown of Chicago makes it that much better. :) I think you’ll be excited to meet me, as I’m one of those “average, everyday HR pros” you’re looking for. And as I’ve been saying, I’m happy to provide dining and entertainment recommendations for out of towners.
See you in a couple weeks!
Thanks for putting this resource together, Ben. See you in a couple of weeks.
Thanks Ben, This is awesome. One of the people not listed is a connection of mine. Do you want to have that before hand or just fix it later?
Once again, thanks for doing this. Looking forward to meeting you there.
Reading the tweets yesterday about attendee lists and connecting on LinkedIn inspired me to complete my profile properly last night. My timing couldn’t have been better! I just added my info to your list, and now I’m not embarrassed to tweet out my info, either.
Looking forward to meeting you and the whole HRevolution gang in a couple of weeks!
Great idea and thanks for putting this together Ben.
Thank you for listing the attendees to HRevolution. I had let my LinkedIn public profile lie fallow. I am looking forward to meeting so the many blog-authors that I have been reading.
Many thanks for the list. This will help some of us who are not so well connected!
@Dave Let’s hope so! I want people to make a lot of great connections at HRev.
@Mike Hope it’s everything you hoped it would be, Mike!
@Steve No prob, amigo. Reminds me of your awesome HR Twitter list that got me pumped about Twitter in the first place!
@Teresa Mine is pretty bad, but I do a little cleanup now and then. :-)
@John Anyone can edit (and I saw that you already have). Thanks for helping out!
@Matt It’s going to rock. What else can I say? :-)
@Jonathan Looking forward to it, my friend!