Author of 10 Books including LinkedIn Made Easy: Business Social Networking Simplified. Social Media Trainer and Strategist at Internet Mentor Limited. Social Entrepreneur and Founder of The Hysterectomy Association.
I began self publishing in the 1990's to help fund my social enterprise, The Hysterectomy Association and after a publisher advised me that 'there was no market for books on hysterectomy!'. I've now written and self published nine books, edited and published (under The Hysterectomy Association) a further two. My latest book 'Selling Online: A Beginner's Guide was published by Need2Know in July 2013.
I'm the author of LinkedIn Made Easy: Business Social Networking Made Simple which is an Amazon UK best seller. I'm an information scientist by profession and have been using the social aspects of the web with clients since the late 1990's.
I've been a social entrepreneur since the mid 1990's when I founded The Hysterectomy Association. It now supports 100k+ women every month through the website and is completely self funding with no reliance on grants or other donations. I can help you think about what makes a social enterprise effective and how to get started.
Since working with Linda our business has evolved in leaps and bounds. Lindas mentoring meetings allways provide us with fresh insights and a re newed motivation to keep on taking steps towards our goals. We would recommend her for any new business seeking a guiding light.
Dunkan Campbell Director of minisizeme.co.uk
Linda, is the very best you get, when it comes to running, growing and establishing an internet business. She is incredible!
Linda has been invaluable in guiding my business's web development.
I have worked with Linda in several capacities. I have attended her seminars, engaged her services on a project by project basis, and she has also mentored me through a series of strategic exercises.
Linda's approach is to empower businesses, rather than to bolt you down into service contracts.
I'd recommend anyone that's serious about getting results from the web to take a look at Linda... she's a breath of fresh air.
I have now taken instructions from Linda Parkinson-Hardman for over six months.
In that period she has taken me through completely revamping my website to a more interactive one. My objective was to extend what is happening in my studio to a wider audience. Linda has helped me to do this and at the same time has encouraged independence.
She is an excellent, resourceful, knowledgeable and highly creative teacher. She's well informed, is cost effective and doesn't hold back on the information she holds.
Engaging with Linda has been one of the best investments I've made since her marketing ideas are highly effective.
I recommend her highly.
Linda delivered LinkedIn training to myself and 5 others from Talk Moneywise. The focus of the training was on 2 main areas:
How to maximise your LinkedIn profile
How to use LinkedIn to generate more business
On both counts Linda was great. Knowledgeable, friendly, professional and able to talk without using jargon or technical terms i.e. idiot proof
We now all know how to complete our profiles properly and how to use LinkedIn to generate more leads.
I can highly recommend Linda for LinkedIn and other social media training. If you or your company need to know what LinkedIn is all about then book a session with Linda NOW!
My time spent working with Linda Parkinson-Hardman has been invaluable. As most business managers are short of time and dare I say "stressed" for a large part of their working day, it initially feels like a chore to settle down regularly, with Linda, to a steep learning curve on how to manage the social media. Linda is cool and calm and steadily holds you to your own plans, after all, why did you call her in to help. As a result of my time working with Linda on understanding, planning and working with the social media, I have discovered an unexpectedly powerful business tool. Every business could benefit from time spent with Linda Parkinson-Hardman (Internet Mentor).
Linda has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to social media marketing! I was skeptical at first about the results it would bring however, within no time at all our website hits had improved drastically and we are now receiving better quality enquiries as a direct result.
It was a pleasure to work with Linda and I have no hesitation in recommending her services to other people/businesses!
Thank you Linda! :-)
I have worked with Linda several times, most recently as a presenter at a major business event in Weymouth. Linda gave a fantastic talk on LinkedIn which avoided geek talk, was straight-forward and practical - really showing us the business case on why we need to know about this. Feedback from the audience was great.
Linda delivered a talk to a mixed audience of business representatives and students, on perceptions around Social Media, as part of the Budmouth CEIL Exposure series. She more than delivered on our objectives of providing stimulating and thought provoking content and delivered it in a professional and personable style. The audience were really engaged and interested. I would highly recommend Linda as a speaker.
Linda was engaged to carry out one-to-one training with me on all aspects of Social Media for Business. The implementation of Linda's recommedations and creative ideas has increased our profile across all platforms, not only to our target audience but also many that we alone would not have thought of. Linda takes a keen and genuine interest in our business and provides more to our business than that tasked such as new ways of thinking and creating business. Importantly, Linda is a pleasure to work with and is graced with an ability to impart knowledge and ideas with ease.
Linda has trained me and my Sales and Customer Service teams in how to use LinkedIn - and why! She gave each of us a clear understanding of how to clarify our objectives for using LinkedIn and then implement our strategy. The presentation was engaging, insightful and informative. The benefits were substantial. We now have a clear corporate approach to its use.