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Notifications Settings: Finding the Balance

Notifications Settings: Finding the Balance

Ever feel overwhelmed by all the notifications you get about the activity on your social media sites? Adjusting your notifications settings will help you address this issue. If you don’t adjust the notifications settings for each of your sites, you may receive more notifications than you want. Each social site has a notification setting, which you can use to determine WHAT you want to be notified about and HOW you want to be notified. Here are some tips for managing…

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Leveraging Your Twitter Lists – Part 3 of Series

Leveraging Your Twitter Lists – Part 3 of Series

Effective use of Twitter lists will streamline and improve your Twitter experience. Many people avoid Twitter because they are overwhelmed with the sheer volume of their Twitter feed. However, a simple way to strategically approach Twitter is to create and use lists to divide that torrent into smaller streams. This post, the third in a three-part series on creating and optimizing lists on social media, covers Twitter. The first post focused on Facebook and the second on LinkedIn.   What…

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The Power of Facebook Lists: Part I of a Series

The Power of Facebook Lists: Part I of a Series

Are you using Facebook lists and/or the list features of LinkedIn and Twitter? Doing so can help you stay focused on the segment of your connections most critical to your business success. Each site gives you the ability to group connections as clients, referral partners, groups needing speakers, and much more. For example, perhaps some of the clients with whom you are connected on Facebook are regular posters. To make sure you see their posts, you could create a “clients…

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Volunteer Leadership in the LinkedIn Experience Section

Volunteer Leadership in the LinkedIn Experience Section

Expand your LinkedIn Experience section by including volunteer leadership positions past and present. Many people include these contributions in the Volunteering Experience and/or in the Organizations sections. However, there is no reason not to include key volunteer leadership roles in the Experience section along with paid work positions. And there are many reasons to do so.   Benefits of Including Volunteer Leadership Roles in Your Experience Section When you include a volunteer leadership role in your Experience section, other members…

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Stepping Away From Social Media

Stepping Away From Social Media

What has been your experience with stepping away from social media? Can you even imagine doing it? With summer just around the corner and many people planning vacations and/or trips to visit loved ones, this topic has been on my mind. Recently I traveled to northeast Oklahoma to spend time with family members. During those few days, I found myself truly relaxing and slowing down. It was good for me. Though I did check my Facebook newsfeed occasionally, I rarely…

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Enhance Your Influence Through Facebook Groups

Enhance Your Influence Through Facebook Groups

Are you using Facebook groups to encourage people to view you as an influencer? A local social media colleague of mine, Hollie Clere, is doing just that. Co-owner of The Social Media Advisor with eight years of social media consulting under her belt, Hollie recently launched a Facebook group called #BeAwesome in Social Media. https://www.facebook.com/groups/617631178389147/ In just under a month, the group has grown to over 200 members, with Hollie’s questions and tips leading to lively discussions. Should you wish…

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Find Your Social Media Tribe

Find Your Social Media Tribe

Do you have a social media tribe? By that I mean, who are the folks you consistently go to with questions about using social media? Who are the people whose social media postings you find yourself sharing most often? My social media tribe is Colorado Women in Social Media (CWSM). I chose them because I wanted to be part of a tribe that values inspiration, education, and collaboration. CWSM Members in the photo are back row from far left: Michelle…

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Does Your LinkedIn Profile Represent You Well?

Does Your LinkedIn Profile Represent You Well?

We all serve as role models, both in the real world and on line, whether we know it or not. Having digested that, now consider how your presence on LinkedIn is a role model for others, especially those in your field. Recently I consulted with someone in the field of executive placement. This individual works with senior business executives to help them land their next job. One thing I brought up as we reviewed his LinkedIn profile was that his…

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The Value of Mentors

The Value of Mentors

Who are your mentors? They might be people you connect with on a regular basis, such as local colleagues who you turn to for business guidance. Or, in this age of social media, they could be people you rarely meet in person, or someone you have never met “in the real world”. They could be authors, bloggers, or other thought leaders whose work you respect. For me, as a social media tutor and trainer, I regularly seek guidance from my…

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LinkedIn Blog Posts – Tracking Their Impact

LinkedIn Blog Posts – Tracking Their Impact

Are you using the LinkedIn publishing platform? By that I mean, are you posting blog posts directly to LinkedIn? As I referenced in Publishing Blog Posts on LinkedIn, there are many benefits to using this terrific feature. But after you publish your post, do you regularly check to see how many people have seen it, how many have liked it, who has shared it, and who has commented on it? If not, I recommend that you start doing this right…

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