Crystal Thies, also known as the LinkedIn® Ninja, is the founder and CEO of Crystal Clear Buzz, LLC, a company focused on helping companies and individuals utilize social media for sales and business development. Although well versed and experienced in all social media, Crystal specializes in the utilization of LinkedIn® for both B2B and B2C companies. The strategies, methodologies and philosophies that she advocates were developed completely by her through her own use as a salesperson and small business owner. Daily trial and testing are her modus operandi for staying on top of the ever evolving and changing LinkedIn® platform. As a past financial planner, she is also one of the few social media experts who understand the unique challenges faced by those regulated by FINRA and the SEC in utilizing LinkedIn®. The Crystal Clear Buzz LinkedIn® Ninja provides training, customized strategies, and even outsourced services such as LinkedIn® profile and company page building, to help you and your company find prospects, build relationships, establish yourself as an expert and ultimately grow your revenues utilizing LinkedIn®. Her upcoming book The Social Media Handbook for Financial Advisors will be released by Bloomberg Press in July 2012.
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