As many of you know, Andy and I have been running 90 Day Planning sessions for some time now and with great success.
We have seen countless business owners and entrepreneurs dedicate themselves to effective business planning for a day, four times a year.
By planning for and operating within quarters rather than monthly or annually you can plan for and commit to real change that has a dramatic impact on your business.
Two of the biggest challenges business owners face is generating new leads and finding the time to learn new skills.
That’s the great thing about the 90 Day Planning workshops; it enables you to take a step back, decide what you need to do to move your business forward and put a plan of action in place to achieve your goals.
It provides a clear path from where you are to where you want to be in a number of aspects within your business.
Something I hear regularly from business owners is that they understand social media can have a positive impact on their business, but they lack the time to learn how to use it effectively and they are not entirely sure how social media can be used to benefit their business.
We’re all familiar with the concept of six degrees of separation. This simple theory states that no matter where you are in the world you can connect with anyone in the world through a ‘friend of a friend’ introduction in just six steps.
Andy and I recently read a fascinating article online that demonstrated how social media has reduced the six degrees of separation to just 3.
The article listed how five different studies had been conducted to test this theory across a variety of online platforms and social networks. The studies have examined the degrees of separation offered by email, Microsoft Messenger, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Out of all of the platforms tested, the social network that had developed the shortest route to connectivity was LinkedIn.
LinkedIn is a business focused social network, designed with the six degrees of separation theory in mind. However, the beauty of LinkedIn is that it reduces the number of steps to an introduction to just 3.
The value of LinkedIn’s framework is not just the reduced number of degrees of separation, but also the increased number of opportunities to develop meaningful professional relationships.
Clearly LinkedIn is a powerful tool to use for connecting with new contacts and developing meaningful working relationships that benefits both parties.
However, it’s incredibly important that you understand exactly how to utilise this platform to generate new opportunities for your business.
That’s where 3 Degrees Social steps in. 3 Degrees Social is dedicated to providing the training you need to utilise LinkedIn and other social platforms to develop new leads for your business.
We regularly hold LinkedIn workshops that are designed to give you a better understanding of this powerful social platform, as well as provide the training you need to connect with individuals using LinkedIn’s three degrees of separation.
With Q1 of 2014 fast coming to an end it’s time for the 2014 Q2 90 Day Planning workshop. During the workshop you will learn how to harness your focus and your time to plan effectively.
You’ll utilise the NEEBS model to ascertain your current position and develop a simple one page plan to help you move your business forward.
During our workshop you’ll discover how to achieve more in 90 days than most businesses achieve in 12 months!
If you need to dedicate time to learning how to use social networks like LinkedIn to generate new leads and business contacts then you can allocate time for this within your 90 day plan.
Interestingly, as I write this blog post, I am also reading an article from Mashable about how social media is allowing celebrities like Kevin Bacon to reduce the six degrees of separation to just one degree; a fantastic reminder of the potential of social media for developing both personal and business relationships.
Let’s make like Kevin Bacon and reduce the six degrees of separation to just one! You can connect with Andy on LinkedIn where you’ll find out more about what we do and how we can help you.
Don’t forget, you can keep up to date with 90 Day Planning on Facebook.
Finally, if you’d like to receive more information about 3 Degrees Social and our LinkedIn training workshops you can email me directly.
Andy and I look forward to connecting with you!
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