PMI Austin Chapter Meeting (Virtual)

Power Skills

Important Note: If you are a PMI member from another chapter, please register as a non-chapter member for this event and self-report your PDU credit. Also remember to use the same full name and email ID used for PMI membership.

This event will be recorded for our online audience. If you have any objections, we suggest you register for the virtual chapter meeting. 

Virtual Event (Zoom) Price: $20 for members and $25 for non-members.



6:00 – 6:30 pm : Message from our Chapter President & Chapter Updates (0.5 PDU Power Skills)

6:30 – 7:30 pm : LinkedIn Mastery: Optimizing Your Profile, Navigating Connections, and Crafting Impactful Content" PDU (0.50 Strategic/0.50 Business Acumen)



Virtual: Zoom

Note: We will close registration 3 hours before the event starts. 

Speaker Bio

Michael Fritsch


Michael (Mike) Fritsch, MBA, PMP, a West Point graduate and former Army officer, is a trailblazer passionate about Smartsheet, project management, business development, and networking. An early LinkedIn adopter since 2004, Mike boasts a robust network of nearly 14,000 followers. His extensive experience includes over 30 years in leadership roles, from serving in the military to managing and executive positions at Applied Materials, culminating in a 15-year tenure as a sought-after consultant.

As a Forbes Business Development Council member since 2019, Mike has enriched the business community with his insights through contributions to over 90 articles. Recognized for his expertise in leveraging technology to solve business challenges, Mike has driven significant growth and profitability in diverse industries, notably in semiconductors, renewables, and manufacturing. His consulting work has delivered $250M in economic value across multiple engagements, underscoring his ability to generate impactful results.

Mike’s influence extends beyond business achievements, with notable appearances in leading publications like CIO, Inc., Fast Company, and Renewable Energy World. Join us at the PMI Austin Chapter's LinkedIn Seminar, where Mike Fritsch will share his LinkedIn and networking expertise and reflect on his philosophy, "If I can't help you, I know someone who can."



"LinkedIn Mastery: Optimizing Your Profile, Navigating Connections, and Crafting Impactful Content"

Description of Presentation


This session is tailored for professionals at every level—whether you're just stepping into the LinkedIn arena, looking to polish your online presence, or ready to dominate as a LinkedIn influencer.

In our time together, we'll explore the ins and outs of crafting a LinkedIn profile that not only turns heads but truly reflects your professional essence. I'll share insider tips on how to spot and steer clear of fake profiles, ensuring your network is as genuine and impactful as your career aspirations.

But here's the real game-changer—engagement. We're going deep into the strategies behind content creation and timing that genuinely engages your network and positions you as a beacon of insight within your field. From the secrets behind boosting post engagement to leveraging articles for maximum impact, I'll arm you with practical, straightforward strategies to amplify your presence and influence on LinkedIn.

So, gear up for a journey that's set to revolutionize your LinkedIn experience. You'll walk away not just with a blueprint for navigating the platform with ease and confidence but also with the skills to create content that resonates, connects, and leaves a lasting impression. Prepare to unlock doors to new opportunities and kick your professional growth into high gear with "LinkedIn Mastery."

Learning Objectives for Presentation


  1. Optimize Your Profile: Attendees will learn how to optimize their LinkedIn profiles, including the profile picture, headline, summary, and experience sections, to enhance visibility and appeal to their target audience.
    • Measurable: By the end of the seminar, participants will be able to identify and implement at least five key optimization strategies.
    • Achievable: Resources, including checklists and step-by-step guides, will be provided to ensure attendees can easily apply these strategies.
    • Relevant: A well-optimized profile is essential for making meaningful connections, establishing professional credibility, and unlocking career opportunities on LinkedIn.
    • Time-bound: By the seminar's conclusion, attendees will have a clear action plan for optimizing their profiles within two weeks after the seminar.
  2. Avoid Fake Profiles: Participants will learn to recognize and avoid fake LinkedIn profiles through red flags and validation methods, including Google image searches.
    • Measurable: Attendees can list at least four red flags of fake profiles and demonstrate how to perform a reverse image search.
    • Achievable: The seminar will include live demonstrations and interactive examples to practice these validation techniques.
    • Relevant: Identifying fake profiles is critical for maintaining the integrity of one's professional network and avoiding scams.
    • Time-bound: By the end of this seminar section, participants will have the necessary skills to start vetting connection requests immediately.
  3. Create Content: Seminar attendees will master creating and scheduling engaging content on LinkedIn, including posts and articles tailored to their industry and interests.
    • Measurable: By the seminar's end, each participant will draft a content plan outline featuring at least three types of posts or articles.
    • Achievable: Examples, templates, and content planning tools will be shared to facilitate the creation of this plan.
    • Relevant: Regular, engaging content increases visibility, supports networking efforts, and positions the user as a thought leader in their field.
    • Time-bound: Attendees will be encouraged to implement their content plan within the following month, starting with one post per week.

Presentation Category (Triangle)

Ways of Working & Power Skills


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Type of category: Chapter Meeting

Type of activity: Power Skills, Business Acumen

Date: April 23rd, 2024

Hour: 18:00 to 19:30

Number of PDUs: 1.5





Virtual (Zoom)