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8 June 2011

What works for your blog? Here are tips from the “Sleepy Blogger”

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“Write your own blog post everyday, but spend twice as much time reading other people’s blogs — and comment,” That was just one of the valuable suggestions discussed by the Sleepy Blogger, aka Robyn Tippins, who visited my PR class at San Francisco State when we first started to learn about social media back in 2009. Here are […]

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21 September 2010

Optimize Your Multi-Tasking: Wallace Jackson is your role model

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Crowdsourcing is part of our online democracy, i.e., the people are asked, and the people answer. I happen to like the way Wikipedia defines the term: Crowdsourcing is the act of outsourcing tasks, traditionally performed by an employee, to a large group of people, through an open call. For example, the public may be invited […]

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27 August 2010

How to Inspire the AHA Moment: Ask Anne

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Expatriate Coach Anne Egros uses social media to check in back home, especially with LinkedIn — where I met her via a comment on the guest post by Victoria Ipri: 8 Tips to Get Astounding Results with LinkedIn Anne Egros, Pharm D, is an independent professional coach, based in Brussels, the Capital of Europe and home […]

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9 August 2010

When Mayo Clinic Openly Values Social Media, Can Rest of World Be Far Behind?

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Mayo Clinic is opening a Center for Social Media to train other health care organizations to use Twitter, YouTube and Facebook to connect patients and doctors. The new center will run workshops, offer consulting and host conferences. This article is actually about two topics and one question: 1) How a top U.S. hospital recognizes the […]

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28 May 2010

No Time for Social Media Activities? Check out a Virtual Assistant

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Not everyone can spend the day Tweeting, Linking, Blogging, and Facebook-ing — even if he or she wants to. That’s why my friend and fellow BACN member, Mike Van Horn hired Andrea Dwyer and introduced her to me: I want to connect you with Andrea Dwyer, the VA who helps me with biz social media. […]

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18 May 2010

How to Un-Bury the Book You’ve Got in You

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SEO and the “Synergy of Internet Marketing” lead to Ghost-Writing Actually, it’s The Way of the Web: one online interaction . . . leads to a relationship . . . leads to a business opportunity. I’m not going to “tease” you [or bore you] with all the names and places, but Kerry Zukus and I […]

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3 May 2010

PR Pros Must Become Technology Experts

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 Interview         13 comments

As a university public relations instructor for many years, I have always been excited to compare notes with PR pros in the field. And with the revolutionary changes and “New Rules” for PR and Marketing, I am particularly pleased to meet a pro who “gets it.” And David Landis gets it so well that his […]

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18 April 2010

Friends Become Good Clients via Social Web

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Whenever Leora Wenger’s photo icon pops up on my Facebook and Twitter pages, I get a very warm, happy feeling. It’s only been a few months since we met online through super-networker Larry Brauner, but I now consider Leora one of my really good friends and someone whom I can count on for support and […]

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14 April 2010

Social Media is Really All About Building Community and Supporting One Another

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Social media has changed my life — and if you are reading this, no doubt social media will be changing your life AND your business, as well. Social media platforms like Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook have allowed me to meet and engage with a host of new friends — this is a very supportive community […]

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7 April 2010

“Please Contact Me If I Can Be of Assistance” — Gregory Stringer

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With TEN LinkedIn groups in common, it is no wonder that Gregory Stringer and I have become online buddies. We met on the Future Social Media group in response to Endaf Kerfoot’s invitation to introduce ourselves. Here was Gregory’s response: Hi! I am a student of e-Commerce, currently seeking my AAS in Web Design. I […]

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20 February 2010

Just Starting Your Blog? — Meet Lyndit, Who Just Didit

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 Blogging,Interview         7 comments

Lyndi Thompson is an M&M peanut-aholic and treehugger-wannabe, but she has also taken her nerdy HTML and CSS skills into the Blogosphere with her new blog lyndit.com. I met Lyndit in Twitterville after she happened upon my article on 10 Mistakes Made by Social Media Newbies. Apparently Lyndit didn’t want to make any of them, […]

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23 November 2009

Social Media Has A PR Problem

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“Social Media’s PR Problem” was the title of the September 17 blog post by Janis Johnson, whom I met AFTER we both attended a panel discussion featuring four Bay Area social media practitioners in an event sponsored by the North Bay chapter of Women in Consulting (WIC), a San Francisco Bay area organization with more […]

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