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Facebook Groups – Why Start One?

Facebook Groups – Why Start One?

Facebook groups – what’s the value of starting one? That is a question I’ve asked myself often during my years of working in social media. I’ve participated in a range of Facebook groups. Like anything else on social media, some have been more valuable than others. Recently, I decided to create a Facebook group that ties in with my new Meetup group: Simplify Your Social Media. At the first Meetup, someone asked if we could form a Facebook group. They…

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Meetup Groups: The What, How and Why

Meetup Groups: The What, How and Why

This blog post: Meetup Groups: the what, how and why addresses many aspects of Meetup groups. Many people attend Meetup groups, yet they don’t really know how Meetup works.   What is Meetup and How Did It Get Started? According to Meetup’s Facebook business page: “Meetup is the world’s largest network of self-organized clubs and community groups. We make it easy for anyone to organize their own local group, or find one of the thousands already meeting face-to-face.” Scott Heiferman,…

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Simplify Your Social Media Meetup Group

Simplify Your Social Media Meetup Group

I created Simplify Your Social Media Meetup Group to help make things easier for business people using social media. If you live in the Denver area, I’d love to have you join us! To join, go to: https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-simplify-your-social-media/ You can attend any of our Meetup events without joining the Meetup group. However, to get the maximum networking benefit, I suggest you join the group. Also, to attend any of these events, you will need to RSVP in advance. You will…

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How to Decide Whether to Connect on Social Media

How to Decide Whether to Connect on Social Media

Do you struggle with the question of how to decide whether to connect on social media? Many of my clients pose this question to me. The answer, as is often the case, is “it depends.” It depends on how you use the site, your natural networking style, your line of work, your gut instincts, and more. Whether you are doing the reaching out or responding to a connection request, here are some things to consider.   How You Use a…

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LinkedIn Work Experience Updates – Make Public or Not?

LinkedIn Work Experience Updates – Make Public or Not?

What are your thoughts on the question of LinkedIn profile updates – make them public or not? Many of my clients tell me that they don’t want their connections to see the changes they’re making in their profile. There are plenty of reasons not to let your connections see these changes. Then again, there can be value in letting your connections know when you make an update to your profile. Typically, I don’t make my profile updates public. However, recently…

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How to Appreciate Others on Social Media

How to Appreciate Others on Social Media

One of the many things people ask me is show them how to appreciate others on social media. It is especially appropriate in this season of giving to use social sites even more than usual to show your generosity of spirit. Here are some ways to use Facebook and LinkedIn to appreciate others. Appreciate Others on Facebook Like their Facebook business page. Get notified in your globe icon when there are posts on their business page. You do this by…

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An Entrepreneurial Renaissance: Connecting 4 Generations of Entrepreneurs

An Entrepreneurial Renaissance: Connecting 4 Generations of Entrepreneurs

Would you like to be part of an entrepreneurial renaissance connecting four generations of entrepreneurs? If so, consider joining the movement inspired by 4GenNow. This movement is gaining momentum around this country, as well as in other parts of the world. On November 17, I had the privilege of being one of nearly 200 people attending their first-ever Power Partners Summit. Sponsored by 4GenNow, it was held at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. One of the best parts…

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Want to Be Braver? Join Toastmasters!

Want to Be Braver? Join Toastmasters!

  Most people would like to be braver both in person and on social media. If you are one of those people, I highly recommend that you join a local Toastmasters club. “The mission of a Toastmasters club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every individual member has the opportunity to develop oral communications and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.” (from the Toastmasters’ website) Webster’s defines brave as “possessing…

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Voices in Aging – an Awesome Experience

Voices in Aging – an Awesome Experience

This weekend-long event, held November 3-5, 2017, and officially called Voices in Aging: The Business of Aging had an enormous impact on me. By intermingling thought-provoking keynotes with dynamic interactive sessions, this event challenged me intellectually. It also brought out both the team player and the leader within me, and it encouraged me to foster deep connections with others. It even brought me to tears at times. Sponsored by The Society of Certified Senior Advisors (SCSA), who began planning for…

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How to Engage People on LinkedIn

How to Engage People on LinkedIn

Are you wondering how to engage people on LinkedIn? Too many people think of social media as one-way communication. Remember the “social” in social media and look for ways to engage people on LinkedIn and other social sites. The point of LinkedIn is to help people in the business world connect with each other. This means that you should spend at least some of your time liking, commenting on and possibly sharing the information that others post on it. Find…

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