In the news!

I’m delighted to be featured in the latest edition of SME News following my award as LinkedIn Trainer of the Year 2018.

Full details are in the pdf brochure version, and you’ll see the feature on Page 10.

SME News Q1 2019 | Linda Huckle | Building a Good Reputation

For easy reading here is a transcript of the article:

Linda Huckle Training’s mission is to add value to the services Linda offers clients. Recently, we profiled the business and caught up with Linda who provided us with a detailed insight in to the award-winning services that she delivers on a daily basis.

Linda Huckle believes that business is all about building relationships and supporting others in their growth. Following successful training sessions, Linda looks at the various ways to connect people who will have a meaningful, mutually beneficial relationship. Going into further details about the services that she offers, Linda begins by informing us of the services that she offers and how they are divided into three main areas.

LinkedIn Training & Coaching: as 1-2-1 or group work, usually delivered in-house at a business premises. I work with micro business owners, SME’s and charities. For the latter two, I aim to encourage employee advocacy to enable brand ambassadors. This training is particularly effective where there is no designated marketing team, or where marketing staff are not familiar with LinkedIn.

Business Consultancy: working with a company to create a LinkedIn Strategy, aligned to business goals and marketing strategy. This will often be collaborative work between departments, such as Marketing, HR and Business Development.

Educational Consultancy: working with schools on their business development, using LinkedIn to build their brand. We work on developing an alumni presence and enhancing the school brand.”

When discussing what sets Linda Huckle Training apart from their competitors, Linda is keen to highlight the key factors which enable her to mark her business out as the best possible option for clients.

LinkedIn is an amazing free tool for small to medium businesses. It offers the opportunity to create a marketing plan, or strategy, for those that may not have a specific marketing budget. I maximise this opportunity by undertaking work behind the scenes, both before and after training. I prepare for a training session by thoroughly researching the business and their industry, so I can advise on a strategy that will bring the best results. This strategy can then be rolled out elsewhere, as the business connects and communicates with potential customers.”

“Also, I go beyond the provision of many of my competitors by providing on-going support – long after training is completed. I always follow-up on any action points we have agreed, and keep in touch to support people in putting their new skills into practice. I have found that this is greatly appreciated and leads people to recommend my services through their own positive experience.”

Looking ahead to what the future holds, Linda signs off by revealing the exciting plans which lie in the pipeline, especially following her recent success as being selected as the LinkedIn Training Provider of the Year 2018 & the Award for Excellence in Online Job Search Training & Advice 2018.

“I was very pleased to win an award for my LinkedIn training services. I have never thought to apply for an award, but I have been nominated for two this year, which came as a real surprise. Also, I am keen to build a good reputation for my work, and being recognised within the industry adds a level of support when it comes to promoting my services.

“With regards to the future of my business, I am looking at ways to cater for an increasing demand for training. Where time or location are prohibitive, I will be offering online training; covering beginner, intermediate and advanced levels of skill. There will then be an opportunity to book 1-2-1 consultancy training as a follow-up.”

“In addition to this, I am also keen to work with associate trainers, to extend the services we can offer between us. I already work collaboratively with a number of complementary businesses.”

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