Social Media Victories — and how to win them

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Bay Area Consultants hear SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS from popular speaker Patrick Schwerdtfeger Back by popular request, Patrick presented more detailed online marketing tactics — building from his earlier talk on social media basics delivered last fall. Author of Webify Your Business, Patrick spoke at 127 events around the globe in 2009. He shares social media […]

Can Social Media Predict the Academy Award Winners?

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Chicken or Egg: Which came first? If I write this blog article about how Jeff Bridges should win the Best Actor Oscar for his authentic portrayal of a washed up, alcoholic country singing legend in the semi-romantic film Crazy Heart – (1) Will my article get lots of new readers after he wins? OR (2) […]

Everyone Is Someone’s Customer: Use Social Media to Reach Them, Listen to Them, and Learn from Them

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Too often companies forget the second part of this scenario: Firms are in business (1) to make profits by offering products and services (2) to satisfy the unmet needs of their customers. Too often they are so immersed in organization-centric thinking, that they don’t even realize their products or services may no longer be in […]

How Many of These Social Media Questions Can You Answer?

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My Laney College students are participating in social media to build writing and reading skills. For many of them, however, this is a significantly new experience, i.e., creating blogs and signing up for Twitter. What is Social Media and why is it important? and . . . here are many of their other questions: Where […]

Want To Get Retweeted? MOST & LEAST popular RT’d Words

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Sharing is cool, especially when people share your Tweets. Did you realize that the WORDS YOU USE can help — or hinder — your Tweets from being Retweeted? It’s scientific. Dan Zarrella reported his research in a slideshare presentation: The Science Of ReTweets View more presentations from Dan Zarrella. Most Retweeted words and phrases: you […]

Laid Off and Bored? Use Your Brain and the Net to Become an Expert

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One of my Loved Ones was laid off recently, and now tells me he’s bored. NO WAY! NO HOW! NO EXCUSE! Not in Today’s World where so much is at our fingertips. Just DO IT is the Common Mantra Suggestion One: Do NOT just “fill empty spaces” — i.e., don’t DO, just to DO. Suggestion […]

Use this Checklist for Managing Online Presence

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CHART YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PROGRESS: Want to manage your social media sites? Yesterday’s post reviewed Chris Brogan‘s 19 tips: Resolve to Manage your Online Presence. Today you’ll find a handy spreadsheet to use for weekly check-offs. And there’s space to add other tasks . . .  like writing your blog post 🙂 Now you can […]

Resolve to Manage Your Online Presence — Lists only go so far . . .

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“Social Media: Step-by-step” The End of The Year is made for reflection, clean up, and planning for the future. Six months ago, social media luminary Chris Brogan published 19 tips to manage your SM online  presence. And I most likely did what a lot of my friends might have done, i.e. LOOK at the List […]

ABC’S of PR: One Student’s Wide Angle View

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I met Magan online last week when she wrote this fabulous blog post on PROpenMic, a social network for PR students, faculty and professionals. I loved her creative approach to the practice and wanted to share it with my audience. Magan is a senior at University of Georgia. As a PR major, she is in […]

Counting the ways I loved “Twitterville”

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What a great read! — Twitterville by Shel Israel This is likely to be a “Labor of Love” i.e., chatting with you about all the cool things I learned from this very personal, highly researched, inspirational Social Media MUST READ. A friend just told me that her secret to reading loads of books is to […]

What to Tweet? Yes, you can mix personal with business

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I’m planning a Twitter workshop for some of my BabyBoomer friends, who are finally getting the idea that Twitter isn’t going away — and maybe they ought to jump aboard sooner rather than later. There’s a whole lot of confusion out there: note the “Digital Divide” that Janis Johnson and I discussed in my last […]

728 FAQ’s for LinkedIn: Who Knew?

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  Getting your LinkedIn ???s answered is a piece of cake   It all started because I couldn’t “link in” to the new Twitter/LinkedIn sync. I checked “here” and I checked “there” and VOILA, I found that Help [in the upper right hand corner of the LinkedIn home page] has 728 Frequently Asked Questions — […]

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