Still photos from the inaugural LinkedIn Local Edinburgh Event.
Around 37 people gathered together for the first ever LinkedIn Local Edinburgh event. With free food and drink provided courtesy of Venue hosts 24 Royal Terrace Hotel, this was an intimate, enjoyable and educational event.
One of the main purposes of the evening was to gather ideas and inspiration for the shape, frequency, content and size of future LinkedIn Local Edinburgh events, and guests spent 20 minutes or so discussing ideas and recording their responses to a 3-page survey, which the hosts will be using to map out future events.
LinkedIn Local Edinburgh is designed to react to local demand, rather than impose pre-formulated formats or types of events, and will continuously request feedback and input from local LinkedIn members.
Speakers Mike McGrail and Connie McLaughlin provided insight in two short presentations, answering a slew of questions afterwards, and three lucky local LinkedIn members walked away with prizes including a free stay for 2 at 24 Royal Terrace Hotel, a free LinkedIn Profile Surgery from Doctor LinkedIn, and a free Professional Headshot session from Professional Headshots Scotland.
During the evening, guests also enjoyed a guided art tour of the Hotel conducted by artist and teacher Roza Nazipova and had a sneak look inside one or two rooms. They also enjoyed taking part in an online interactive quiz, voting on their phones for the chance to win a stay at the hotel.