Linkedin is being used a lot more these days for networking amongst professionals. Increasingly, more discussions, groups, and job opportunities are popping up on there too. We are also seeing a lot more events being posted onto Linkedin, to take advantage of the social networks that people have.
I’ve made a slidedeck of how to post an event on Linkedin. It’s actually quite easy, though a lot of people are unsure how to do it. There’s a Q&A on the Linkedin website, but not a step by step guide with pictures. So I did one =)
I also included some slides at the end for eventbrite. Eventbrite is being used a lot more now to manage registrations for events. The way it works is that they take a slice of the ticketing fees. If your event is free, then using it is free too. So they work on a commission basis. It’s really cool and simple to do up as well.
Some great features of eventbrite:
- Print out a list of the attendees
- accepts payment via paypal (no need for you to create anythign in the backend)
- ability for attendee to print out tickets
- there’s a barcode on the event ticket, and if you use a web cam, it acts as a scanner!
- listing of all events for cities, upcoming. You can also tell it to publish in search engines
- listing of all attendees on the registration website
Overrall, Eventbrite is great especially for small time promoters, non profit organisations as it gives them the infrastructure to manage ticketing and its looks very pro. Plus its very simple to use. In my slides, I’ve done a demo to show you how easy it is to do.
The best thing is that these tools are free.
I’m out like ticketmaster!