LinkedIn is an excellent resource for networking and learning about trends, tips and buzz in your industry. The wedding and events industry is an ever changing one and LinkedIn is an effective tool to help you keep up.
If you haven’t become a member of LinkedIn or not really sure how to use it, I’d suggest you pick up an online download of a recent class done by The Busy Girls – LinkedIn Crash Course.
If you are a member of LinkedIn, the best way to stay connected with like-minded, industry colleagues is using groups.
Some of the largest and best groups to join on LinkedIn for the wedding and event industry are:
Northern New Jersey Wedding and Event Professionals – Wedding and Event Professionals that live or service Northern New Jersey.
BizBash – A group of event professionals who are interested in sharing contacts, best practices, ideas, and resources with the help of BizBash, the leading information and idea source for event professionals in print, online, and in person.
ISES: International Special Event Society – The International Special Events Society is comprised of over 7,200 professionals in over 35 countries representing a wide variety of vocations within the special events industry.
AllBeautyReviews – Professionals across the live event industry including trade shows and conferences, special events, event marketing, event design, event production, meeting planners and more.
EPIC Network – A group for wedding and event professionals all over the world looking to network, learn, and grow as well as support one another! Be sure to join this one!