Life at LinkedIn, it’s a lot of hard work with sprinkles of amazing experiances. That’s what Global Sales Kickoff was, an amazing experiance.

Last week thousands of sales people from around the world decended on San Francisco to attend an event like no other I have ever been part of. Part training, part reunion and part Oscars award show but ALL LinkedIn.

I had a great time, actually it was beyond great. I had the opportunity to meet so many people from offices around the world that I had only talked with on calls or email.

What I walked away with will stay with me forever. The theme of the event was “Relationships Matter” (One of the LinkedIn values). The entire event was wrapped in stories and insights about why this is one of the company values and why it matters (A whole blog post is to come about that).

As for Sales Solutions, it’s inspiring to see how much the teams have grown over the year. We have a truly passionate group of people evangilizing social selling to the world. The impact they have already had can be seen and felt, I’m excited for what this year has planned.

The event was closed out with some breakout sessions. I was in the Global Enterprise Marketing session where the keynote was done by Brian Solis one of the people I highly respect in the space of social business thought leadership.

I wasn’t expecting it but I won an award for Marketing Innovation for the work I have done building social marketing at LinkedIn. I was actually in shock when I realized I was getting the award. Im sure I sounded like a fool accepting the award but I dont remember exactly what I said (I was shocked) and I appreciate the recognition from the group.

If LinkedIn wasn’t already an amazing place to work, the excitement from GSK would be enough to carry me through the year until the next one.

With that, here are some curated social updates from employees during the event and some pictures I took. Click on the “read next page” link to expand the Storify updates.

Thank you LinkedIn!

 



 

Welcome to GSK!!!

Welcome to GSK!!!

Relationships Matter

Relationships Matter

Sales Solutions

Sales Solutions

Ashley Hedge and Matt Loop talk about the success of Sales Solutions in APAC

Ashley Hedge and Matt Loop talk about the success of Sales Solutions in APAC

The LinkedIn Sales Solutions team is exploding!

The LinkedIn Sales Solutions team is exploding!

Dinner reception DJ

Dinner reception DJ

Win some cash.

Win some cash.

Finally met some of my LinkedIn social media buddies

Finally met some of my LinkedIn social media buddies

Part of the LinkedIn Sales Solutions Marketing group

Part of the LinkedIn Sales Solutions Marketing group

The DJ at the LinkedIn GSK dinner reception

The DJ at the LinkedIn GSK dinner reception

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It was a GSK party

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The DJ was surrounded by LinkedIn employees dancing

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Relationships matter like Maverick and Goose

Relationships matter like Maverick and Goose

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The GSK Awards highlighted some of the greatest accomplishments by employees around the world.

Its LinkedIn GSK costume time

Its LinkedIn GSK costume time

Brian Frank as the GSO's Got Talent MC

Brian Frank as the GSO’s Got Talent MC

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My favorite performance of the night

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My second favorite performance of the night.

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My Enterprise Marketing Award for Marketing Innovation

 

 

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Koka Sexton

I'm Koka Sexton. Currently working at an awesome place called LinkedIn where I am developing the social marketing process. I am also a keynote speaker talking about social marketing and social selling.