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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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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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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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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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How Business Owners Can Use Social Media Efficiently

How Business Owners Can Use Social Media Efficiently

Many people are convinced that using social media as a business tool is a complex and time consuming process. In fact, I’ve met business owners who have decided to avoid using social media at all due to concerns about all the time it will take. They are certain that being active on social media takes WAY too much time. They see business associates, friends, and others who use it spending an enormous amount of time on social media. Yet, there…

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Celebrate Your Business Milestones on Social Media

Celebrate Your Business Milestones on Social Media

It’s important to celebrate your own business milestones on social media. Too often people avoid this because they don’t want to come across as boastful or overly self-promoting. While you shouldn’t post one brag after another, what I have found is that selectively sharing special milestones gives folks a chance to thank and honor you.   Some Business Milestones to Celebrate Anniversary of the Creation of Your Business. Recently, I celebrated the fourth anniversary of my company with posts on…

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Which Social Media Sites Work Best for Business Purposes?

Which Social Media Sites Work Best for Business Purposes?

Which social media sites work best for business purposes? This is a critical question for business owners to address before becoming active on social media. There are many factors to take into consideration when answering this question, including the demographics of your clients, which sites they use, and the sites your competitors use. Bear in mind that the sites you use and the time you put into them are likely to vary over time.   Demographics of Your Clients The…

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How Much Time Should I Spend to be Effective on Social Media?

How Much Time Should I Spend to be Effective on Social Media?

Many people wonder how to spend their time on social media when using it for business purposes. Many people in the classes I teach and those whom I tutor privately ask me this question. My answer is: Less time than you may think. When answering this question, I make a distinction between time spent for business vs. time spent for personal reasons. How much time to spend online for personal reasons will vary a lot from person to person. Some…

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Appreciate and Honor Others on Social Media

Appreciate and Honor Others on Social Media

There are many tools we can use to appreciate and honor others on social media. In fact, the ability to use social media in this fashion is one of the things that initially drew me into using these sites. There are numerous ways to use social sites to share your generosity of spirit. Here are some ways to use Facebook and LinkedIn to honor and appreciate others. Most of my suggestions are things you can do publicly, but some are…

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