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Looking for an entertaining and informative (not to mention highly caffeinated) professional business speaker to help your audience learn how to get the most from LinkedIn or networking? Then look no further than “The Linked In Man” … that’s me, James Potter.

I deliver inspirational, knowledgeable and engaging talks based on my unique understanding of online and face to face networking. With the help of some humour and charm, I help audiences to understand “how the magic happens” so they can build success using their network, relationships and LinkedIn.

I have spoken to audiences ranging from thousands to small groups in numerous countries around the world, and in a wide range of industries. Among the organisations I have given talks for are HSBC, IBM, as well as professional bodies like the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), techUK and a wide range of business shows.

Whatever your needs are I can tailor a bespoke session that will engage, motivate and challenge your people and help them build successful commercial relationships.


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If you are reading this, then one thing I can confirm is that you have found the right person. James brings his immense knowledge of LinkedIn in a practical and easy manner. His style is superb, blending humour with education that motivates you to just how important this platform is in a business environment. Whether you looking for an increase in sales or just to increase your personal branding, with no hesitation you should be picking up the phone to him now.

I first encountered James at the E-Commerce SW event. What was I expecting from his talk? Certainly not to be entertained, that’s for sure. James had his packed audience rolling in the aisles as he delivered what has to be the funniest and most educational talk I have ever attended. Sharp as a razor and hugely knowledgeable, James demonstrated his expertise beyond doubt.

I hired James to deliver a presentation to a group of brokers on how to make the most of LinkedIn, focussing specifically on how to use it to generate new clients and revenue. James is both entertaining, engaging and motivational as a speaker – I would happily use him again should the occasion arise!

I heard James talk about LinkedIn at an event this week. He was hugely entertaining, very funny and his unique style of delivering his subject made it very interesting and informative. I learnt more about how to use LinkedIn in his 30 minute talk than I have as a member over the past 5 years!

As a professional speaker myself, I know what it takes to engage and motivate an audience – and James did this effortlessly. Not only is he a mesmerisingly good speaker – he is also a thoroughly nice chap with a generous attitude to business.

We used James as the main speaker at an event we put on for over 100 local businesses, to raise the awareness of how social platforms can support them. James was very informative delivering in a humorous way that everyone enjoyed, the feedback was very positive. If we consider doing a similar event I would have no hesitation in using James again.

I first met James some six years ago and have got to know and respect him. When we needed a key note speaker for one of our business briefings James was an obvious choice and he got rave reviews from all who attended the event.

We had James as guest speaker at our business networking event and he pulled an all-time record crowd for us. Deservedly too, not only is he an extremely knowledgeable in depth expert in his specialist area, he also has a lovely dry sense of humour which made the presentation highly entertaining and memorable. The large number of questions which he deftly fielded shows that he certainly got the audience’s attention too. Highly recommended as a speaker for any business audience.

James is a true expert in his field and we were delighted when he accepted our offer to act as our guest speaker at the 2013 eCommerce South West event. His talks are always engaging, informative and enjoyable! If you need to understand how LinkedIn can help your business then James should definitely be part of your plan.

James very kindly did a short presentation for us at our recent Breakthrough In Branch Event. To get a group of 40+ Business Owners fully engaged and wanting to know more, from a 15 minute “power point not present” presentation, on a subject that James could talk for hours on, is no mean feat. We are sincerely hoping James will speak at more of our Events.