Keep Social Media Simple

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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

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

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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

Where Good Ideas Come From

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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?

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Stay Human

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Don’t let the Internet with all it’s social media close your life in a box.

The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow. Bill Gates

The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting. Dave Barry

Right now, with social networks and other tools on the Internet, all of these 850 million people have a way to say what they’re thinking and have their voice be heard. Mark Zuckerberg

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How To Create More Web Traffic

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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

How To Write A Blog Post

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Here are 4 ways that have helped me create content for my blog.


1. Make Notes

Go through my notes and harvesting ideas. This, of course, requires that I am actively making notes for blog posts consistently. I am one that needs to take notes, because I have a new thought every 30 seconds and forget almost as quick.

He listens well who takes notes. Dante Alighieri

2. Open Mind

Read other blog posts. I spend time simply Continue reading How To Write A Blog Post

What is Leadia?

I had Will Mancini for a learning community last weekend and he told me about Leadia – a brand new app for iPhone and iPad.
What exactly is Leadia by Leadership Network?
In short it’s “leadership + media”.

It’s a short digital book, combined with embedded video, links, audio and social media for iPhone and iPad.
Here is my take on why leaders are going to love this innovative app.

#1  It’s a totally new genre that’s more Continue reading What is Leadia?

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I had reached my limit on how many friends I could add to my Facebook Profile.
The limit is 5000, but I still keep getting friend requests. So I started a separate Facebook Page and asked new requesting people to join my Page.

For a while I had a Facebook Profile and a Facebook Page to update. I tried to post the same things on both.
People would comment on both and it took me more time than I wanted to keep it social.
By the time I had 5000 on my Profile and 430 on my Page I made a decision:

“I will turn my Profile into a Page and merge it with my Page.”

3 reasons for a Facebook Page

1. One Place
Now I have just one place to post and engage with people on Facebook. Continue reading (Deutsch) 3 Gr

Who Are Your Facebook Friends?

Facebook chooses to call the people you connect with FRIENDS.
Twitter calls them Followers and LinkedIn just says they are connections.

I don’t real care what you call them, the real question is how you do you connect with them?

How you treat them?

How you listen and speak with them?

Let’s take a closer look at your Facebook Friends.

There are at least 3 ways of looking at your Facebook “Friends”.

1. My Friends

You only accept people you call your friends. Continue reading Who Are Your Facebook Friends?