Today’s show features Steve Ferreira discussing what many felt was not possible - Containergeddon Redux 2021. Steve coined this phrase months ago and it has become the word du jour of analysts describing the action during the past few months in container shipping. However, no analyst expected Containergeddon to extend past Q1. Steve does. With the spotty vaccine rates, people avoiding it altogether and a less than perfect roll-out, it will be months before the vaccine is even close enough to make a difference. Pent-up demand is going to release more gradually than expected. As pointed out by FreightWaves analysts, current personal savings rates are nearly double the rate of the five year average. If person income rises and savings trends down – we then being to experience the true release of pent up demand for goods first, services secondarily. All in all it mean for this analyst (Steve), expect Containergeddon or at least the part until Bruce Willis steps in save the day, to continue well into at least Fall 2021.
Focusing on how we network, share, teach, learn, utilize video, illustrate, post and communicate the continuous black swan events in global shipping with our B2B networks, Steve introduces today’s guest, Beth Granger, CEO of Beth Granger Consulting. Beth is a leader in utilizing leading edge strategies on LinkedIn as a trainer, speaker and consultant. Beth and Steve chat about using LinkedIn for gaining your personal edge in social selling, networking and becoming a “go to” leader no matter the industry or vertical. Beth describes how a strategy of LinkedIn and the new shiny social network tool, Clubhouse – vertically integrate your B2B social media strategy.