30th June 2015
Phil is in fact a Cranleigh resident and the Chamber of Commerce was able to persuade him to meet with and talk to members, in between his globetrotting across Europe, Singapore and India where he is in great demand.
All seats were sold out for the event and everyone agreed that they had learned so much more in 45 minutes than they could have imagined.
Paul Arding, of Cranleigh Furniture Emporium said on Twitter ‘Been to a great wake-up call meeting with Cranleigh Chamber, hosted by 140- I have been tapping away like a madman!
Philip talked about the move from Google to Twitter as the major search engine.
He spoke about a local business which he had contacted via Twitter, emphasizing the ‘immediacy and intimacy’ of social media which customers now come to expect, indeed demand. If you have a Twitter account, be sure to monitor it and use it!
In the same way that social media originally encouraged a culture of social relationships, Twitter, Facebook, Linked In and others are now a key source to develop business relationships. He reminded the audience of the importance of keeping a full profile up to date on Linked In which has also become a key search engine.
Philip Calvert is the founder of LifeTalk – the award-winning social networking site for financial services professionals. Philip’s exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ view on Social Media is both compelling and intriguing and puts him in demand as a proven expert and keynote speaker on LinkedIn and Social Media at conferences.
There are more monthly networking events in the Chamber calendar and members and potential new members are encouraged to attend. Be aware there are often limits to numbers, so we must give preference to Members. So join up and book early!