Ep 70: 5 tips to become a better networker using LinkedIn Local (PART 1) - with Cathy Perez and YvG5O

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What's Special About Cathy?

Cathy Perez is not only a natural-born networker and an event organizer but also a woman with a purpose and a worthwhile mission at heart: To connect and to inspire people. Born and raised in Philippines, with 8-years experience of living in China (where she managed to learn how to order a taxi and make groceries’ shopping… in Chinese!), a couple of years ago, Cathy moved to Denmark for her now-husband.

In Scandinavia she has experienced a cultural shock - living all her life in huge cities she has found herself in a small Danish town where she wasn’t initially able to build any connections. When after some time, Cathy and her husband moved to Arhus, she has decided to do something about it and OH, SHE DID! Inspired by a post about LinkedIn Local in Australia, together with Kotryna Kurt they have decided to organize the very first meeting of this kind in Arhus and… the rest is history!

Her spontaneous idea turned into a movement - today Cathy is preparing her fourth Arhus LinkedIn Local and she will even host guests from Copenhagen to show them how it’s done :) Tune in now to listen to a story of this remarkable woman who MAKES THINGS HAPPEN and is the best proof that everything is possible. All you need is an idea, some courage and a willingness to take an action.

Cathy on Cathy: I'm an organizer of LinkedInLocal Aarhus. It is an informal networking event which encourages people to go from online to offline and just connect with fellow humans. I love using my skills and passion in communication, event planning and networking to organize purposeful events that inspire and bring people together.

In this Episode we discussed:

  • How did LinkedInLocal movement start and become the fastest-growing offline professional network in the world?

  • Why building a network was so important for Cathy and how her childhood and culture influenced her networking drive and skills?

  • What different network building strategies has Cathy tried, before organizing first LinkedInLocal in Aarhus and why did they fail?

  • Where the idea for organizing the first LinkedInLocal in Arhus came from?

  • How did Cathy overcome her fear of failure and motivated herself to organize the first event and what Kotryna Kurt had to do with it?

  • Why Aarhus is called the “smallest-biggest city in the Europe” and why everyone should come and visit it?

  • LinkedInLocal Arhus behind the scenes: How are the meetings structured, who’s coming and who SHOULD BE COMING and what kind of an experience can you expect

  • Why only 8% of attendees at LinkedInLocal Arhus are Danish and why Danes should consider joining the next event?

  • Tip 1 for becoming a better networker using LinkedIn Local: How to Define Your Purpose before attending the event and why is it important?

  • And many more!

This is Part 1 of 2-parts program. To listen to Part 2 “Ep 71: 5 tips to become a better networker using LinkedIn Local (PART 2) - with Cathy Perez and YvG5O” please click here


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