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26 July 2010

Listen to me . . . BEFORE you tell me what to do

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As a Business Communication instructor, Social Media Evangelista, and a “regular person,” I do understand the POWER of really listening to people and the DANGERS of not listening to others — whether they be students, teachers, clients, vendors, family, or friends. At a recent 3-day workshop on Building Wealth Through Relationships with 50+ entrepreneurs, I […]

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20 July 2010

Why Your Website Really Needs a Blog

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“Blogs provide a dimension to content that you can’t get from your website.” . . . and that is only one of the insights in a great article I found online in a blog post by Michael Cohn, the Chief Technology Officer of CompuKol Communications. He has over 25 years of experience in IT and […]

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18 July 2010

Teaching with Blogs and Twitter — When “Student Help” Means the Students Are Helping: What are you likely to learn?

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My English students are practicing their writing skills on personal blogs for class assignments. A few of the students still “didn’t get it,” i.e. what was this blogging stuff all about? So I asked them all to write a paragraph with this topic sentence: “Blogs are a great way for people to build an online […]

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17 July 2010

One-Shot Social Media Lessons Don’t Do The Trick

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Summer Social Media University: Are you ready to dive in? **this month’s classes already underway, but email me if you’re interested in future classes: sharisax@aol.com After a year of offering social media classes and consulting sessions to local business friends, I have concluded that “One-Shot” experiences may fire up students, but without scheduled follow-ups, the […]

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10 July 2010

Please Do My Social Media For Me

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“I just need you to set up my blog, and then I’ll do it . . . or maybe you can do my first few posts . . . and a few Tweets; oh, yes, check out who has written on my Facebook Wall and . . . ” For  those of us studying How […]

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6 July 2010

Nook Goes After Baby Boomers with Extra Large Type . . . and lower price

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My BFF Sandy Davis has done it again. Recently she reported on her Electronic Book Reader research that paid off with All The Reasons To Choose Nook Over Kindle. Here’s the latest . . . Nook News! For one thing: Prices are Down Guest Post by Sandy Davis Yesterday, Barnes and Noble made an exciting […]

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5 July 2010

How To Create Your Own Success on LinkedIn

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Randy Schrum is considered one of the leading authorities on LinkedIn & Twitter and is co-manager of the #1 LinkedIn & Twitter Strategies groups. He is the author of Twitter Strategies, which teaches businesses and Twitter users how to build on their business and professional goals using twitter. I “met” him when I read his […]

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3 July 2010

What Should Your FIRST Blog Post Be About?

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I love that question about writing the very first blog post: The thought was mine, as well as that of most of my blogging students. “I want my blog to be perfect, so I’d better take a whole lot of time to think about it, research it, draft it, write it, and revise it.” Did […]

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2 July 2010

Will a FREE WordPress Theme Work for Your Blog?

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When my WordPress Meetup group discussed the new features of WordPress 3.0, I was gungho to get started. Not only did I download the upgrade, but I also decided to test out a new theme. Good thing I “tested” it on a training blog . . . because OOOPS my new theme crashed my site. […]

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28 June 2010

The Main Reason You Should Attend a Linchpin Meetup

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By the time you read this article, there will undoubtedly have been way more than 6,000 people who’ve attended Linchpin Meetups all over the world. I attended my first such event in Columbus, OH, on June 14 — The First International Linchpin Meetup Day. Meetups allow people to form groups with like-minded individuals. But what […]

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18 June 2010

Don’t Make These Webinar Blunders

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Lately WEBINARS have been Top of Mind for me: Should You be Doing Webinars? Should I? If Webinars are the way to go, here’s how to do them In a Twitter conversation,  friend/colleague Karen Clark and I were discussing preferred webinar providers. Meanwhile, Anthony Russo, who monitors Twitter for keywords like webinar,  found us and joined […]

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16 June 2010

“The New Marketer” Must Be Social Media Savvy

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As a San Francisco area marketing lecturer, I’m always interested in the activities of SFAMA, the San Francisco chapter of the American Marketing Association. Membership in this organization offers a variety of benefits from connections to 45,000+ professionals, attendance at regular educational meetings and workshops, small discussion groups, job banks, and other career services. Personally […]

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