Last week was the perfect example of how Social Media, and particularly LinkedIn, can be a great first point of contact in the Networking Process.
Let me tell you my lovely and totally true story. A few weeks ago, I began the process of customizing my talk for the ERC (Employee Relocation Conference) on Enhancing Career Relationships. This led me to a random search on LinkedIn for attendees of the Chicago event. The first person I came across was Michelle Sandlin,