Are You Getting Value from Your Local and Regional LinkedIn Connections?

As part of my preparation for a presentation on LinkedIn at a local business networking breakfast this coming Friday, I did some research to establish how many people I am connected with or could fairly easily be connected with in my local and regional communities.

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In the short video above I explain that I found over a quarter of a million connections (including first, second and third degrees) within a 120 km (75m) radius. That represents almost 10% of the total population of the region – South East Queensland (actually may be a bit higher than that as the region is bigger than would be covered by a 120 km radius). That looks to me like a happy hunting ground for new business!

I have blogged about this at slightly greater length on my Des Walsh dot Com site.

Have you done a search on LinkedIn for local connections? Any interesting results?

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About Des Walsh

I show business owners and other professionals how to navigate the social media maze and use LinkedIn effectively. I'm an author, speaker, business coach, social media strategist and LinkedIn specialist. Connect with me on LinkedIn, Google Plus and Twitter. And to stay in the loop, get my weekly Social Business Bites.