Social Media Etiquette: Are There Rules?

Social Media Shenanigans Denver, CO

Last week, I attended Social Media Shenanigans 2, an uproarious gathering in Denver, CO that included a bevy of beautiful people from Colorado and beyond. And when I say beautiful, I don’t mean physical beauty. Yes, there were some “lookers” there, but the beauty I’m referring to is deep within. All the peeps I knew there, as well as those I met for the first time, each have caring and giving hearts. I think that’s one characteristic that makes for “good” social networkers. I put good in … [Read more...]

Four Questions to Ask When Considering a Social Media Manager

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Thanks to guest blogger, Michelle Arbore Do you find yourself asking this question: "Why does it cost so much to have someone coach me and manage my social media?" I totally get that, I really do. Think of it this way ~ You're buying that person's time, expertise and reputation. That person will carry your online reputation on their shoulders and keep it untarnished. What's more, they know that if something goes wrong, their reputation is also on the line. Plus, when someone manages … [Read more...]

8 Success Principles for Engaging and Building Rewarding Social Networking Relationships

7 Principles for Engaging on Social Networks

Let’s get engaged. No, I’m not proposing wedded bliss. What I’m talking about is the art of engagement when interacting on social networks. When you look up “social” in the dictionary, it is defined as living in community, related to the life of human beings in society and friendly companionships. Go to the post office, grocery store or the office, and when you see someone you know, you often ask, “How are you? How are the kids? What did you do on vacation?” Get the picture? When you’re … [Read more...]

Two Tips for Social Media Success in Just 15 Minutes

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Thanks to guest blogger, Deb Krier. People tell me lots of reasons that they don’t use social media as part of their marketing efforts. For the most part, they all boil down to one thing: TIME. They don’t have the time to learn how to use it, they don’t have the time to actually use it, they don’t have time to waste, and so on and so on. You can successfully use social media in as little as 15 minutes a day. However, there are two things to keep in mind: FOCUS and PLANNING. Keeping your … [Read more...]

What NOT To Do On LinkedIn

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Thanks to guest blogger, Deb Krier. LinkedIn is a fabulous networking tool, when used properly. Unfortunately, sometimes people get a bit “off track” and end up annoying the very people they are connected with. I am what LinkedIn considers a “LION” – a LinkedIn Open Networker. Basically, this means that I will connect with virtually anyone. However, when I get a request to connect from someone I don’t know, I look at their Profile – especially if they didn’t tell me “why” they wanted … [Read more...]