Viveka von Rosen; The LinkedIn Expert

LinkedIn. Long since the established place for professionals to connect, engage and share their thoughts and expertise online. In this space, there are few more qualified to teach about how to use the platform, to its greatest advantage, than Viveka von Rosen. Author of LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour A Day and The Sophisticated Marketer’s Guide to LinkedIn, Viveka has been on the leading edge of platform for nearly a decade. Her audience ranges from Corporate Executives to Small Business Owners, she engages thousands of business people, every year, with her webinars, workshops and speaking engagements.

OK. That covers the official introduction of one of Social Media Camp’s 2016 Featured Speakers. Now for a personal opinion; Viveka is straight up AWESOME!

A Genuine Presence

I had been a follower of Viveka’s content for several years, prior to meeting her for the first time at Social Media Camp, in 2014. When I saw her on the list of speakers, I was excited by the opportunity to learn more from her, in person. What I wasn’t ready for was a person that turned an hour long presentation presentation into one of the most entertaining education sessions that I had yet experienced.


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I have, over the years, met speakers who were almost dismissive of their audience, once they have left the stage, or were so focused on pitching their product or service that it was easy to ignore them. Not so, with Viveka. Genuine, humourous, fact filled and full of actionable take-aways filled her time in front of the crowd. Following the presentation, I had a chance to speak to her face-to-face. The engaging personality on stage was the same, perhaps more so, in person. The smile and warmth was not reserved for just peers and clients. Everyone introduced and met was treated with the same vivacious personality and humour. Her presence is both infectious and stimulating, drawing out the very best in the people around her.

Presenting LinkedIn Publisher

LinkedIn Publisher was originally a feature that was reserved for select group of about 500 influencers and thought leaders (including the likes of Richard Branson and Bill Gates) to publish their thoughts and ideas in long form, blog like, posts. Over the course of a year, LinkedIn saw the feature gain some real traction for these influencers and the people who followed them. In the early part of 2014, it was released for use by all LinkedIn users and now features prominently in the marketing and business development strategies of many people and businesses across many sectors and industries.

Social Media Camp 2016 is pleased have Viveka von Rosen return to our stage, as one of our featured speakers, along with Mitch Joel, Tara Hunt and Sue B. Zimmerman. In her 3rd consecutive appearance at SMCamp, she will be speaking on the use LinkedIn’s Publisher. She will be focusing on how the feature allows you to not only repurpose content that you have already created, but also how to drive traffic and leads for your business. Those attending her presentation can expect to learn valuable and actionable tips on how to make the most of the Publisher feature, while enjoying the humour and fun that Viveka always brings to her stage.

Register today to join Viveka and all of the amazing speakers at Social Media Camp, May 5 – 7, in Victoria, British Columbia.

Sean Smith

Sean is Managing Partner in, a Social Media consulting company based in Campbell River, BC. Sean has almost 20 years of experience in the IT industry, from a HelpDesk Manager to business owner. Sean has been active on Social Media platforms, since joining LinkedIn in 2005. Since then he has consulted on the development of Social Media strategies for a wide variety of businesses, from retail to tourism, instructed at workshops, been a guest and keynote speaker at various conferences, has been working as the tech/start-up author for and has recently become the Editor of the Social Media Camp Blog.

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