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When: Thursday, October 8, 2009
7:00-9:00 AM
Where: Mimi's Cafe
4030 Barranca Parkway
Irvine, California  92604
United States
Contact: Harald Weiss

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Using LinkedIn to Build & Maintain
a Vibrant Consulting Network

 By Jeff Gotro, Ph.D., President & Founder, InnoCentrix, LLC
Thursday, October 8, Mimi's Café, Irvine, 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.


Consulting is a relationship business, and the quality of our network is a key part of our success. Traditional networking with personal interaction is one proven way to build our referral base, but new social media are now in place that can serve us as well. There are Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogs, Digg, and many more social media appearing each day. Questions are, which is the social media tool that will work best for us as a consultant and professional, how can we use that tool for best advantage, and how do we get started.

Join at our Orange County IMC breakfast on October 8, as Jeff Gotro, an established technology consultant and LinkedIn practitioner, shares the secrets of his success with LinkedIn. According to Jeff, LinkedIn is a powerful tool to build, maintain, and showcase a consultant's expertise. He will share how he has been able to use LinkedIn to stay in touch, build new relationships, find other experts, become recognized as an authority in his field, and yes, bring in new business.

Topics covered by Jeff will include the following:

  • The basics of building an effective LinkedIn profile
  • How to invite colleagues into your network
  • How to use LinkedIn groups
  • How to use answers to showcase your expertise
  • How to incorporate a blog and presentations into your profile.
  • And a lot more...

This will not only be a great learning experience, but also an opportunity for you to network with consultants and other self-employed professionals in the Greater Orange County area.Bring your questions about LinkedIn and other social media.

About Jeff Gotro, Ph.D., President & Founder, InnoCentrix, LLC

Jeff Gotro has over 26 years of experience in polymers for electronic applications and composites, having held scientific and leadership positions at IBM, AlliedSignal, Honeywell and Ablestik Laboratories. He has been consulting with companies ranging from early-stage start-ups to Fortune 50 companies, offering proficiency in managing the research, development and commercialization of new products. He has published 60 technical papers (including 4 book chapters) in the field of polymeric materials for advanced electronic packaging applications, holds 13 issued US patents, and has 7 patents pending. He holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science from Northwestern University with a specialty in polymer science, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering / Materials Science from Marquette University.

Low Pricing, Good Location, Easy Parking: Mimi's Café in Irvine!

Mimi's Café is located at 4030 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92604, at the southwest corner of Culver & Barranca, 1-1/2 miles north on Culver from I-405. Driving north on Culver, turn right on Barranca, then into Mimi's free parking lot. You will love our private meeting room with big windows. Pricing has been reduced to $15 for non-members.

  • Place: Mimi's Cafe, 4030 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92604
  • Date: Thursday, October 8, 2009 (2nd Thursday of the month)
  • Time: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Cost: $10 for IMC members, $15 for non-members. This includes any choice from the IMC hot breakfast menu, tax and tip included.
  • RSVP: Via email to 

About IMC SoCal

IMC SoCal is the Southern California Chapter of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC USA), the national accrediting organization for management consultants. In addition to providing a wide range of benefits to management consultants, IMC awards the prestigious CMC (Certified Management Consultant) certification mark. IMC Chapter Dinner Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month at the Ayres Hotel, 405 Fwy & Rosecrans exit. Please email Harald Weiss to join a carpool from Orange County.

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