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Want to Improve Your Blogs?

Want to Improve Your Blogs?

Want to improve your blogs? Chances are, most bloggers could benefit from some advice in this area. Even though I’ve been blogging regularly for over five years, I know that’s true for me. Recently, Aimee Skillin asked me to sub for her Blogging Basics class at Colorado Free University. What an honor! A social media trainer, consultant, and the founder of Social Media Languages, Aimee knows a lot about blogging. You can learn more about Aimee and her company via…

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How to Stop Following Facebook Friends and Facebook Business Pages

How to Stop Following Facebook Friends and Facebook Business Pages

Ever wonder how to how to stop following people and pages on Facebook? Some people have never considered this, but many find that eventually they want to follow fewer friends and/or business pages, but they don’t want to end those relationships. Unfollowing allows you to stop receiving their posts without unfriending them, which can be awkward. Although Facebook doesn’t notify someone that you unfriended them, you could come up in the list of people they might want to friend, which…

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How to Schmooze, Share, and Search on LinkedIn: An Audience Responds

How to Schmooze, Share, and Search on LinkedIn: An Audience Responds

Recently I presented  on the topic: How to Schmooze, Share, and Search on LinkedIn to a local business education and networking group called Boost Biz Ed: Positive, Actionable Business Education. I shared some practical tips for using this powerful social media site such as: How to build your professional credibility through the articles and updates you post Best practices for staying in touch with your connections, including sharing their activity on LinkedIn Effective use of LinkedIn’s search options to search…

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Use LinkedIn Conversation Windows to Send Messages

Use LinkedIn Conversation Windows to Send Messages

Have you been using conversation windows to send messages on LinkedIn? They look like the chat boxes you see on Facebook. I just noticed this feature in the last week or so. At first, I had my typical response to a new development on LinkedIn – oh dear, now I need to figure out something new again. Then, I reminded myself that people who turn to me for guidance appreciate that I am up to date on this platform. Having…

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Learning from the Pros at Social Media Day Denver: Mile High Influence

Learning from the Pros at Social Media Day Denver: Mile High Influence

By the end of June 30th, I was almost in overload from all I had learned from a stellar group of presenters. Yet, I am so glad I joined the nearly 200 others at Social Media Day Denver: Mile High Influence. Social Media Day is an internationally recognized day devoted to celebrating the ways social media has changed our lives for the better. Erin Cell, founder of Socially Powered, was the driving force behind the first large-scale Social Media Day…

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Take Your Speaking to the Next Level by Joining Toastmasters

Take Your Speaking to the Next Level by Joining Toastmasters

Business owners and other business professionals need to be effective at presenting their ideas one-on-one and in front of larger groups. And there are times when we need to provide feedback to others. These people can include business partners, employees, vendors, contractors, and, of course, customers. In addition, being able to communicate in a clear and succinct manner, whether formally or informally, is an important skill for everyone to master. What can you do if you want to make a…

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How Do You Like to Learn About Social Media?

How Do You Like to Learn About Social Media?

Do you have a preference about how you like to learn about social media? Do you like group classes? Private tutoring? What about webinars? When I first started my business, one-on-one tutoring was the main way I helped people learn about using social media. Within the first year, I started offering training to groups. This year, I started offering both free and paid webinars. As I reflect on the evolving nature of my business offerings, it occurs to me that…

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Use Facebook to Honor Your Favorite Local Organizations

Use Facebook to Honor Your Favorite Local Organizations

How can you use Facebook to honor local organizations such as chambers of commerce, professional/trade organizations, broad-based business networking groups, category-specific leads/referral groups? Last week, in just one day, I attended: the monthly meeting of my professional organization my favorite broad-based networking group a signature event hosted by one of the chambers of commerce I belong to. Because each of these organizations is so important to me, I often spread the word about them through Facebook. I don’t do this…

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Options for Posting on LinkedIn

Options for Posting on LinkedIn

There are several options for posting on LinkedIn: updates (sometimes called posts), articles, and images. You share all these from your homepage. Lately I’ve noticed that I get a bigger reach with the updates I post than with the articles I’ve published. My suggestion is to mix it up posting both updates and articles, as they serve different purposes. Articles and updates appear in your feed and in the Articles and Activities section of your profile. Updates are typically visible…

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Use Facebook Live Videos Effectively at Events

Use Facebook Live Videos Effectively at Events

Have you been wondering how to use Facebook Live videos effectively at events? Creating these videos can be fun, once you get the hang of it. They are a straightforward way of drawing attention to your event. And they’re free. You create them through the Facebook app on your smart phone. Begin as though you were going to create a post, but click on the word “Live” below the box where you would type. Type in a brief description of…

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