As the #1 LinkedIn training institute in EMEA, we help organisations to become more successful by embracing the power of LinkedIn, Social Selling and Social Recruiting. Our services range from giving presentations, training and workshops to a corporate strategy programme, including a certified ‘Train The Trainer Academy’. We have the largest team of certified trainers in Europe, who can deliver LinkedIn training in the following languages: English, Dutch, German, French and soon even more. We have published a bestselling book called ‘How to REALLY use LinkedIn’ available in 5 languages. Really Connect's Customers

Companies We’ve Worked With:

We have worked with over 500 of EMEA’s top corporate clients from over 15 different countries on 3 continents. Our training is in demand because what we teach delivers results. We show individuals, teams and organisations how to align their LinkedIn activities to the organisation’s commercial objectives, rather than simply teaching theory. The strategies we teach work whether the goal is to find prospects, decision makers, clients or top talent.

Why We Can Help:

Reason 1: Our Company was the World’s 1st training company to be certified by LinkedIn themselves – no other LinkedIn training company can claim the same.  While we operate independently of LinkedIn (we are not employed by them), we collaborate in a win-win partnership with LinkedIn:

  • LinkedIn gets more happy users of their platform as a result of our training;
  • We’re updated regularly by LinkedIn regarding the future of their platform so that we can keep our clients informed and ahead of the game.

Reason 2: Our approach has been carefully documented in a 240-page book, How to REALLY use LinkedIn, which reached international best-seller status in a number of categories soon after release.  The book is required reading for all new LinkedIn employees across Europe and a copy is given to every new employee as part of their initiation training.  This is because the proactive strategies that we teach work.
Reason 3: We have worked directly with more than 450 corporate organisations across Europe, teaching them how best to use LinkedIn to achieve their commercial objectives. This wide exposure to widely differing markets and verticals has shown to us and our clients that these strategies and mindset can be applied in any organisation in any vertical.

Our Executive Team

Mike Clark, Managing Director – Business Transformation

View Michael (Mike) Clark's profile on LinkedInMike Clark on LinkedInFor more than a decade, Mike Clark has worked with thousands of business owners, helping them transform their businesses with practical and grounded sales strategies that deliver rapid returns that help businesses grow. A successful entrepreneur in his own right, Mikel is a recognized sales authority, business columnist and in-demand speaker.   His company, REV Sales partnered with the World’s 1st Certified Training Institute “How to Really Use LinkedIn”  who teach organizations the power of networking to win new business.   He recognizes the power of using business social media and has seen that when compared with traditional business development methods, it gets both rapid and a higher level of return – speeding up commerce. Mike has first hand experience in identifying new sales technologies and showing companies how to implement them so their sales methods are effective and current to ensure maximum results.  LinkedIn is without doubt the latest technology that’s revolutionized the sales industry, and by partnering with the World’s most experienced and qualified training Institute, Mike’s companies can now utilise these methods (from training through to outsourcing) on behalf of businesses, generating astonishing results. Mike is also the Co-founder and CEO of REVSales Ltd, a UK-based company that empowers entrepreneurs, business owners and their teams to be effective and efficient in sales – through training, tools, events, resources and sales-related services.  He has a knack of identifying new revenue streams within businesses and specializes at working at the strategy level.

Bert Verdonck, Certified LinkedIn Master Trainer & Speaker

View Bert Verdonck's profile on LinkedInBert Verdonck - Professional Speaker, LinkedIn ExpertBert Verdonck is an inspiring, enthusiastic and humorous speaker. He is the master trainer at Networking Coach and also a creative lifehacker. Bert is an excellent example of the value of networking. Bert teaches people how to be more comfortable when networking, and how to improve results from networking, whether online (on LinkedIn and other business networks) or offline (receptions, mixers, conferences, fairs, and other networking events). As well as delivering practical networking training courses and personal coaching, Bert co-hosts the Networking Coach’s webinars. Bert is the founder of Genius Shortcuts, his personal flavour of lifehacking. Ever imagined what you could do with 2 hours extra per day? Bert already helped thousands of people to boost their productivity and saved them hours per day. As a lifehacker Bert published 3 books in 1 year. He co-authored “Your Book in 100 Days”, “175 Lifehacking Tips” and “The Wealth Garden”. He created the Genius Shortcuts CD “How to Shorten Your Workday by 2 Hours?” And he teamed up with Jan Vermeiren to co-author the bestseller of “How to REALLY Use LinkedIn”. In Belgium, Bert is already a prominent LinkedIn expert and lifehacker. Internationally, his reputation is growing rapidly. He has been on stage in the Netherlands, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland.

Annemie Janssens, Operations Manager

View Annemie Janssens' profile on LinkedInAnnemie JannsensAnnemie Janssens is the spider in the web at Really Connect. She is connected with everyone in the organization: from management through sales and admin, to the trainers. Trained by Networking Coach founder Jan Vermeiren, she makes sure the vision and mission of Really Connect are implemented in the day-to-day workflow. Being the mother of 4, she knows how to be an organizer, a problem solver and an inspiring coach, all to make sure the whole organization can run smoothly. And she’s always in for a game of cards.

Trainers

Véronique De Prycker

Véronique De Prycker's profile on LinkedInAs a former Financial Manager and a CPA for about 20 years, I gained a great insight & lots of experience in the everyday challenges of running a business. Today I use that experience combined with my expertise in Leadership to help entrepreneurs and CEO’s be even more successful.

Keith Grover

Keith Grover's profile on LinkedInKeith Grover is a Marketing Copy Writer (and former English Teacher) with a fast-growing reputation as an inspirational online and offline networking trainer and facilitator. He runs the popular free Networking in Surrey website and online community, which helps people get out and network face-to-face to develop and grow their businesses, and have a lot of fun in the process. Informal. interactive and insightful, his presentations are full of light-bulb moments and wake-up calls…

Dajana Kapusova

Dajana Kapusova's profile on LinkedInDajana is a web techie and passionate about online and offline networks. She transforms the use of data and tools into proactive strategies to build relationship-based businesses and recruiting. Have you ever asked how to integrate your databases, social and digital media to attract the right client or talent? Dajana has 14 years’ experience in web development, online platforms and e-learning. Her university MAS thesis in 2007 was focused on online social networks and the way they can help online communities. She also is involved in building up an alumni network from scratch at the University of Geneva (Switzerland) and the multi-channel web communication. Dajana speaks 6 languages fluently and is a certified adult trainer. She is regularly on stage in Switzerland and contributes to articles about social recruiting, social selling and LinkedIn for higher education and alumni networks.

Gavin Ricketts

Gavin Ricketts' profile on LinkedInI can help you develop a strategy for using video to engage customers with a strong call to action, then create the video on time and within budget, whether it’s full animation or filming anywhere in the world. I’ve done this for CocaCola, Honda, Toni & Guy, Capgemini…

Fiona Urquhart

Fiona Urquhart's profile on LinkedInConversations leading to collaboration and connection excite me, so does good coffee! Collaboration ensures that I work with like minded people, and whose company I enjoy, so work becomes fun. Collaborative projects happen easily, facilitated by team connection on multiple levels.

Welmoed Verhagen

Welmoed Verhagen's profile on LinkedInI can help you deal with that in a smarter way. Struggling with procrastination yourself? Or looking to motivate your employees to procrastinate less and produce better results? I offer practical in-company workshops as well as open sessions and 1-on-1 support. I have done this for the Dutch Chamber of Commerce amongst others and created an online training for the Dutch Libelle Academy.