My uncle once told me, “If necessity is the mother of invention, laziness is its father.” So when a friend of mine from Europe contacted me to help him fill out his upcoming business trip to Los Angeles, of course I wanted to help, but I was thinking how I could go about the task with the minimal amount of effort.
LinkedIn to the rescue!
I posted the whole story as a guest post on Jason Alba’s JibberJobber blog, including step-by-step instructions on using LinkedIn to fill out your business trip.
Marc Freedman is also a fan of using LinkedIn for travel, as he posted on his wiki:
Online networking is a terrific tool when you’re traveling. The benefits are many – make new friends and contacts in new cities, foster new business and relationships, and have a great time when you’re away from home.
I recently had a business trip to New York City that was a wonderful success. I met 30 other LinkedIn members. It was exhilarating to see everyone in person. I’m happy to share my experience and tips.
I’ve added both of these to the Smart Ways to Use LinkedIn page. Check it out for a comprehensive collection of articles and blog posts on creative ways to use LinkedIn to grow your business and advance your career.