We live in difficult times the world is on a war footing, all because of Covid-19.
My parents are 82 and 87 and are both vulnerable. This year could be the year I lose both of them. My mother is going to self isolate the nursing home where my father is has already done this. There are thousands if not millions with similar stories.
In the world of business I’m already hearing about lay offs, especially in the conference and event sector. A good friend of mine does Facebook ads and SEO for cruise liners and various tourist companies and his whole portfolio of customers have stopped spending, pretty much over night. With the message to all of us from all Governments to self-isolate I cannot see any of us going to conferences this side of the summer. As my friend pointed out he can see the amount of advertising to drop as why would anybody want to see photos of a “better world”, when our own vision of the future has lowered.
While I’m no fortune teller, it looks like it will get worse before it gets better.
If you are readers of blogs from www.dlaignite.com then you will know, we do transformation with social media and it’s great to see amazing innovation from people using social media to help, support, form networks and form community.
My friend Sam has already started a number of community initiatives to help people, there are also WhatsApp groups to help look after the elderly and the vulnerable.
Here at DLA Ignite www.dlaignite.com we too want to help.
For example, we are already helping a company take its conference on-line and we are also sharing details of webinars that provide similar help.https://www.crowdcast.io/e/covid2/1
Our friend, Sam Kelly is also running a webinar about working from home https://www.crowdcast.io/e/how-to-work-from-home/1
We are more than happy to support you and your activities to make sure you can get try and get back to some level of normality.
If you know anybody that get’s laid off, then please contact me or one of the DLA Ignite team and we will spend an hour on the phone taking you through what you need to do to get your LinkedIn profile back on track.