Want to be a Rock Star on LinkedIn? Then read these LinkedIn tips from a real Rock Star – Mitch Malloy
Mitch Malloy has had a glittering career as a singer and producer dating back to the 80’s. As a solo artist he has released 9 albums and had several Top 20 Billboard hit singles. As a producer, he has worked with the likes of Taylor Swift, Kenny Loggins and Lady Antebellum. Mitch was also the famous Van Halen ‘Lost Boy’ who was all set to replace Sammy Hagar as lead singer until David Lee Roth made an unexpected reappearance with the band at the 1996 MTV Awards.
I recently spoke to Mitch for my ‘Rock Stars on LinkedIn’ series of interviews. The first in the series was with Brad Gillis from Night Ranger and we have Stephen Pearcy from Ratt and Ricky Phillips from Styx lined up in the coming months. I was fascinated to hear how Mitch uses the LinkedIn platform to communicate with other business professionals and his accessibility might well surprise you:
1. Mitch you are still recording music, producing for other artists and touring. How on earth do you find time to use LinkedIn?
"I approach social media with immediacy. If I don’t then I just can’t keep up with it all. Of course this doesn’t always work and things fall through the cracks on occasion but mostly I treat everyone with equal respect and respond as soon as I can. Admittedly sometimes I do have to look at my wife and say “excuse me honey but I am accessible to the world, I’ll be right there”. So if I’m giving advice here it would be to not think