Keep Social Media Simple

Facebook logo Español: Logotipo de Facebook Fr...

Blog auf Deutsch.

The way to keep social media simple is to be selective.

Social Media can be overwhelming. Don’t get me wrong: I love social media. 

Social Media exists for three reasons:

  1. to connect with people
  2. to share with others
  3. to learn from others

If you feel like you are spending to0 much time with social media.

Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Why do I want to go to this social media site?
  2. Is this site more conducive to broadcasting or engaging in a network of people?
  3. What’s the benefit of this social media site to me?
  4. Am I looking to pass the time using a social media?

Here are the Apps I use: Continue reading Keep Social Media Simple

Social Media For Business

English: Infographic on how Social Media are b...
English: Infographic on how Social Media are being used, and how everything is changed by them. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Blog auf Deutsch.

4 social media tips to send your business off to achieve social media success:

1) Strategy
First, decide which social networks make most sense for your company. It’s better to have a limited, strategic presence on social media than to be everywhere without purpose.

Define your desired goals. For example, do you have the goal of growing your Facebook community? If so, you should be brainstorming content, promotions, and posts that will attract your target customer.

2) Respond
Assigning an intern to manage the social media channels a few hours per week is simply not enough anymore. Your online community expects to receive responses to inquiries in a timely manner (typical accepted response time is within 24 hours). If you aren’t willing to invest the time and money it takes to respond to your online followers, then you probably shouldn’t be on social media.

Customers want to know someone is listening. The simple task of responding speaks volumes to your customer service. If you don’t have the answer and need some time to find it, let that person know that you have seen their question and you are working to get the answer for them. Continue reading Social Media For Business

One Ugly Photo

Blog auf Deutsch.

Last Wednesday I fell asleep around 9pm.
This is very unusual for me. I like to stay awake till midnight. It’s just a thing I have.

Anyway. At 3am I was wide awake and couldn’t get back to sleep.

I started to look at photos on Instagram and saw one that I didn’t like.

So I wanted to get rid of that person in order to clean up my news feed. Just before I clicked “unfollow” I read the word.

Siem Reap

I stopped. Siem Reap is the city in Cambodia we will move to next summer.
So I clicked on the link that said


This guy is the pastor of a church in Bangkok that has just recently started to do work in Siem Reap. I contacted the guy via email and said I wanted some more information. He wrote back around 4am and said that we met at ICF Zurich in 2000. He was a youth pastor and followed what we did in Zurich. Since 2007 he lives in Bangkok and started a church that does outreaches in Siem Reap. Mails went back and forth and around 5pm we where friends.
What started as an unattractive photo (this is just my opinion) ended up being a divine encounter.
Now I’m even more pumped to go to Siem Reap and start a new church.

I love it when things like this happen

And don’t tell me social media is not important!
I think God has so much fun with us. He must be laughing so hard, every time we try to be wise.
Thank you God for social media.

My Ebook On iTunes Bookstore

This book is available for download on your iPad or on your computer with iTunes.

Download from iTunes for FREE click here.

How To Promote An Organization With Social Media

Blog auf Deutsch.

Social media has become the greatest interaction point for organizations.Starbucks HD

How do you present an organization with social media?

From my experience with social media I found these phases are a good guide.

Phase 1 – Values & Goals

With some questions find out what the values and goals are and make them clear.

  • How does the organization what to be presented?
  • What do they want to communicate?
  • What is the target group?
  • What is the end goal?

Phase 2 – Strategy

Develop a strategy that will reach the desired goal.

Continue reading How To Promote An Organization With Social Media

Where Good Ideas Come From

Blog auf Deutsch.

Steven Johnson, one of our most innovative, popular thinkers takes on the key questions:
Where do good ideas come from?
I think this video has great thoughts and inside on how much we need each other in order to develop an innovative culture.

What sparks the flash of brilliance?
How does groundbreaking innovation happen?

Related posts
Creativity Is Not Magic
Proactive People Are Free
The Maturity Continuum
Leaders Are Artists

My 39th Birthday Gift For You

I was dreaming of being able to help more people build better teams.

It’s one of the best things I love about the job I have now.
With this “ebook” (well, it’s more a collection of posts about teambuilding) I want to inspire leaders to maximize their team.

I want to give 1000 copies away for free.

I hope you like it. 

More information about the ebook.

Download your copy now

[email-download download_id=”1″ contact_form_id=”5305″]

You are authorized one copy of this ebook.
By downloading this free copy, you agree not to distribute any copies of this ebook to anyone including your team members but let them download their own FREE copy here

Why I Use Social Media

Blog auf Deutsch.

This is the answer I give to people that ask, “why do you use social media?”

6 reasons why I use social media

1. My life is my message

  • I want to tell my story
  • I am a light in the world – I want to let my life shine.
  • I want to influence people for good
  • I want to share what’s important to me Continue reading Why I Use Social Media

How To Create More Web Traffic

Blog auf Deutsch.

Here are five stupidly simple ways to attract visitors to your website and keep them coming back.I love this pic. It's incredible what you can do with an iPhone 4.

1. Start a newsletter list

Without a doubt, the number one thing you can do to increase traffic is to start a newsletter list.
Here’s why.
An e-mail list is the best way to build recurring traffic. By sending out e-mails to your newsletter list about new articles on your blog, you can guarantee that visitors will continue to return to your site instead of hoping that people will show up when you have something important to say.

2. Get the word out with guest posts

Guest posting is a simple strategy where you create content such as Continue reading How To Create More Web Traffic