Thriving in a Global Economy in Crisis – Social Media: Opportunites & Pitfalls

So what have you learned from the ongoing global economic crisis over the past couple of years? Switched your career path? Started your own business? Trying to look ten-years younger?

According to our research, the CEO’s of the best companies going forward will be looking for a different set of perspectives from their best resources. Said another way, they want fresh thinking. They told us that their firms were woefully unprepared to react to ongoing seismic changes that are occurring in the global economy. In this seminar series we bring some of the best minds to look at the processes, procedures, and skills required to initiate and maintain an upward business spiral that results in improving results in the global economy.

This 6 part series*, moderated by Jim Treleaven, opens on the topic of “Thriving in a Global Economy in Crisis: What roles can social media play for business improvement?”

Guest Panelists:

Lori Ruff – Integrated Alliances: Lori Ruff, The LinkedIn Diva™, is a Top Connected LinkedIn Woman. A Microsoft Certified Master Instructor & internationally recognized Social Media Privacy authority, she writes and speaks to teach Relationship Driven Business Development via LinkedIn and Social Media.

Find Lori at or at a conference near you.

Additional Contact Information:
Lori Ruff
The LinkedIn Diva™

Mike O’Neil – Integrated Alliances: Mike is The LinkedIn Rockstar™, an internationally acclaimed LinkedIn & Social Media industry authority who inspires audiences with classic rock music while demonstrating how to use LinkedIn for sales, marketing and business development.

Find out more and connect with Mike at

Additional Contact Information:

Mike O’Neil
The LinkedIn Rockstar™

Robin Scharpf – Profitecture: Robin specializes in no-nonsense social media training to help build social authority and attain organizational High Performance Social Media. She is the social media coach to dozens of organizations including IBM and its Business Partners. She has coached 250+ business owners and executives…. and still counting

Find Robin at

Platinum Sponsors:

Mediavine Marketing –
Chicagoland Signs –
I Am 4 Kids –
Daniel Stoica Tax Professional –
ViaStrategy Group –
Illinois Institute of Technology – www.iitedu
Park Street Media –

Gold Sponsors:

Mandatek LLC –
ZipBoss LLC – Create, Market, Succeed
Hotel Arista – Check out Facebook for the latest.


Not For Profit Co-Host:

HandsOn Suburban Chicago –

Contact Mike Boehler for sponsorship information at or at 815-901-1802


5:30-6:00p (ct) Networking
6:00-6:45p (ct) Session 1
6:45-7:00p (ct) Break/Networking
7:00-7:45p (ct) Session 2
7:45-8:00p (ct) Networking and Q & A with the Speakers


Media Schedule:

Listen Live to the seminar at LLN Reports Internet radio show
Watch the seminar Live at LLN Reports TV


*Seminar Topic Schedule Tentative

2. ) Manufacturing: Rightshoring – Opportunities and Traps – Jul

3.) Education: How is a global education created? – Aug

4.) Finance: Opportunities in an aging population – Sep

5.) Not For Profit: The rise and thrive of the SocialPreneur – Oct

6.) Technology: Globalizing technology difficulties and opportunities – Nov

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