4 social media tips to send your business off to achieve social media success:
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.
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
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?
Here are five stupidly simple ways to attract visitors to your website and keep them coming back.
1. Start a newsletter list
Without a doubt, the number one thing you can do to increase traffic is to start a newsletter list.
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.
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.
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.
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.”