Social Media Business Hour with Nile Nickel

In this episode, Brad Baldridge interviews Nile about how to help students use LinkedIn to get into college and how to land that dream career after graduating.

Brad Baldridge is a Registered Representative, Securities offered through Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. a Broker/Dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC.  Investment Advisor Representative, Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor.  Baldridge Wealth Management and Baldridge College Solutions are affiliated. Cambridge and the Baldridge companies are not affiliated.

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Tyler Anderson is a social media marketing entrepreneur, speaker, and host of the Social Media Social Hour Podcast. Tyler is the founder and CEO of Casual Fridays, a social media marketing agency and creators of Scoreboard Social, a simplified social media reporting and benchmarking tool. Tyler also is the host/organizer of Social Media Day San Diego, one of the best Social Media Day events world-wide.

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Originally from Israel, Jacob moved to the U.S. to pursue his LLM in International and Comparative Law. Jacob’s goal was to complete his studies, find a job and advance in his legal career.

He found a job with a mid size law firm and realized the American Dream.
However, he soon realized that having a legal job is not like in the movies.
Jacob worked hard, but his salary was capped.
He had to bill hours, work weekends, and witnessed how clients should not be treated. He knew he could do it differently if only he had the chance.

In 2004, he left his Law firm job and started his own Law Office
“Jacob J. Sa-PoeSH-nick U.S. Immigration Law”.
He had no plan and no prospects, just a two-year-old Dell computer, a scratched glass desk, and a small back room rented from a fellow attorney. With his first child on the way, he needed it to work very, very fast.

Less than 8 years later, Jacob has built a 7 lawyer, 14-person immigration law practice, with plenty of clients.
He used social media to make it happen.
As an example, he built the largest Facebook community for lawyers in the U.S. with more than 88,000 fans and real engagement.:

In addition, he publishes 2 Legal Blogs, regularly produces videos on his You Tube Channel and runs a mini publishing arm at the law office.

I believe that social media and “Becoming Enchanting” are crucial to the business of any business today. However, I don’t believe that it needs to be stressful or taking up hours of your life.

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Having served as the Executive Director of the Florida Venture forum for nine years, Robin helped attract $1.2 billion in capital for fund emerging growth companies throughout the state. Many of these companies were based in Hillsborough County, providing jobs and career opportunities for many.

As a serial entrepreneur, Robin knows that timing is critical for a community. We must innovate in Hillsborough County. We must have the visionary leadership to tackle some of area’s challenges, and we must count on the experience of a proven business person to position in the global economy.

Robin Kovaleski Lester, a serial entrepreneur, comes by her interest in job creation, economic development and sound business practices as a result of her years of experience. She has started, run and sold three firms and is now managing partner of Florida Growth Partners, a consulting firm that links emerging growth companies to sources of capital across the globe, helping them gain access to capital for continued growth and job creation.

Prior to founding Florida Growth Partners, she was executive director of the Florida Venture Forum, where she helped raise more than $1.2 billion in venture capital to fund Florida-based companies. During her tenure, she grew the organization by more than 88 percent, making it one of the Top 10 Venture Capital Conferences held annually in the United States. She also has extensive experience with publicly-traded companies, having served as investor relations officer at two Florida-based companies, SYKES (NASDAQ:SYKE) and BREED Technologies (NYSE:BDT).

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Dino Dogan is a professional speaker with a real job as the Founder and CEO of Triberr, the social network for content creators that sends millions of monthly visitors to its members.

Dino has been the subject of stories pertaining to business and technology in publications like Forbes,Yahoo!News, and BizJournal. His startup has been featured on thousands of blogs, including The Next Web, Yahoo, Technorati, Huffington Post, Business Insider, and INC.

Dino has spoken or consulted for a variety of companies and audiences, including IBM, Rutgers University, Vocus, New Media Expo, 140conf, and many others.
A prolific content creator himself, Dino has been referred to as a “raconteur and champion of bloggers everywhere,” by writer Rosemary O’Neill.

Frequently featured as an expert commentator on new technologies and the latest social media developments on sites like ReadWriteWeb, Dino is also the co-author of the book Engagement From Scratch along with Guy Kawasaki, Mitch Joel, and other notable authors and community builders.
His blog has been profiled by Technorati on multiple occasions and offers an insider’s view into his social networking expertise.
A recovering network engineer and a failed musician, Dino spends his free time doing Mixed Martial Arts, and walking his german shepherd named Dojo.

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