Jan Sandhouse Hurst
Scott, look for a group on Linkedin with a geographic focus that is close to you. Also, for local marketing, I recommend putting together a short presentation for local service groups, like Rotary, Lions Club, Kiwanis, etc. Rotary clubs have a speaker each week, and I think the others do too. Easy way to meet the local business leaders and also to get referrals. You can ask for a referral to a Rotary member in the local Linkedin group to find the program chair who schedules the speakers. One more thing: Rotary has at least one online club — E club 1. I had done a couple of programs for them, but that was a while ago. Almost forgot: Rotary speakers generally have 30 min., so I’ve found about 20 min. presentation is best, to leave time for questions. And sometimes the meeting portion runs long, so you won’t get cut off if you plan a bit shorter presentation.