Jonathan Lister, Country Director for Canada and Latin America for Linkedin, was in town on April 6 to speak about Linkedin and building your personal brand. I met Jonathan through the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) where we both serve as National Walk Co-Chairs. I thought it would be interesting to bring Jonathan to the HRM to speak on social media, Linkedin and to create awareness for Juvenile Diabetes.
Fusion Halifax, JDRF and MT&L organized a speaking event at the Neptune Theater in support of JDRF. Over 250 Fusion Halifax members and other attendees heard an engaging talk about the growth of Linkedin and ways in which people could use the various types of social media both personally and professionally. Twitter was alive with positive comments during his talk.
Jonathan also spoke to the corporate team at Office Interiors, had dinner with the JDRF Fundraising Dream Team 2011 and key client event at MT&L. Andrew McKee, President and CEO of JDRF Canada flew in for the dinner and spoke about the extensive diabetes research being funded by JDRF in Canada. All in all, a great couple of days learning about social media and creating awareness for JDRF. A special thanks to the organizing committee members, Fusion Halifax, MT&L and the other people who made the event a huge success.
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