Managing Director – Unilever Food Solutions
James Potter is an expert in teaching people how to get the most out of linked in. Fun to work with , he has boosted the sales potential of my team significantly
As I set up and grow sales organisations engaging the LinkedIn Man to coach and tutor is an important step in the evolution of building a world class culture. His excellent guidance ensures that you are representing yourself in a focused, appropriate, customer centric way in order for target prospects to connected directly.
Being able to engage and navigate the largest business network in the most effective and time efficient manner delivers significant results. LinkedIn is without a doubt, in current times, the best business prospecting tool available to any B2B sales team and The LinkedIn Man ensures this opportunity is maximized
Managing Director – Corporate Punk
Full of clever and insightful advice on how to profit from LinkedIn, James helped us to unlock demonstrable commercial value from this key business and brand asset. Amongst other things, our LinkedIn presence helped to secure a five figure client win – after James got involved! He’s also great fun to chat to, and clearly committed to doing the best by his clients. I’d recommend James highly for anyone who suspects (rightly) that LinkedIn is not just “another social network”.
Owner – Wildfire Creative & Marketing
We all think we know what LinkedIn does… then we meet James. How wrong we are. Yes, we have an idea of what LinkedIn is all about, but going on one of the courses that James runs is jaw dropping, eye opening, rewarding and most of all, fun!
From making just a few basic profile tweaks and learning how to make LinkedIn work better and harder, I was able to connect with two people who became clients and have spent over £33k with my business. For a small SME, and only being in business for the first year, this was a huge deal for me – I doubt this would have been possible without the input from James.
I can only suggest that you get in touch with James and meet him for a cup of tea, no, coffee, it’s definitely coffee, and see how he can help you or your organisation. His enthusiasm and support are second to none…. it will be the best spend you make this year!
Founder – Kimbell Applications
I’ve had a LinkedIn profile for seven years, and have been very proactive with it. Yet my efforts weren’t generating any kind of measurable business return. So I took the LinkedIn Essentials course. I’d met James eighteen months previously at a Professional Contractor’s Group event. He impressed me instantly. I recognised not just his expertise with LinkedIn, but also his business acumen, and I was seeking both.
Three months later, viewership of my profile has roughly quintupled, by implementing just four of the things I learned on the course. Together with my blog, it led to a referral, which led in turn to winning a new client (without me seeking any referrals!)
However, the course material is at least matched in value by the business enthusiasm and acumen that you will soak up from James himself. He is a terrific mentor, teacher, and friend. I heartily recommend spending any time with him you can. It will be worth far more than any money you may pay.
Head of External Affairs – Brain Tumour Research
Having been introduced to the world of LinkedIn by James in early 2011 it has become an essential tool in terms of our business development and stakeholder retention. One of the key parts of an induction for any new external facing team memberis to undertake LinkedIn Essentials training. Personally it has helped me to identify decision makers in the companies I want to work with and to then connect to them through my network. As an organisation it is a key platform in retaining corporate support by posting developments, thoughts and comment relevant to those engaged with us.
Crucially LinkedIn enables us to challenge the preconceptions of the traditional charity model and face forward as a driven, ambitious business – albeit one dedicated to improving outcomes for brain tumour patients.
I originally used it to prospect for business in the UK and indeed in my short time there we were able to connect with prospects that netted NEV Storage about £75,000.
Since then using the tools I learned in your class, I have used LinkedIn for recruiting. I saved my company in excess of $65,000 in recruiting fees, and was able to hire 6 dynamic employees right from my LinkedIn advertisement.
Marketing Manager – Marine Stewardship Council
I have seen a big rise in colleagues using LinkedIn as a tool to build and seek out meaningful business relationships and influencers. It helped colleagues re-frame LinkedIn beyond a recruitment space to somewhere to develop meaningful interactions, helping to propel our organisational and culture toward social.
(an Apple Inc subsidiary)
If you haven’t had the pleasure of attending a LinkedIn course run by James then you need to book now. It will be worth it for the entertainment value alone. We now achieve greater reach and awareness of FileMaker via the techniques taught than we did previously just by investing a little time each day. James’ rare talent is to combine comedy, wisdom and really valuable business insights to leave you ready to change the way you do business immediately.