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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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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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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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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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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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How to Handle Awkward Situations on Social Media

How to Handle Awkward Situations on Social Media

Have you ever been in an awkward situation on a social media site? Perhaps you were the one posted something you later felt awkward about. Or perhaps someone else did something that seemed awkward to you. However, you didn’t know how to let them know so they hopefully wouldn’t make the same mistake again. With Mother’s Day fresh in our minds, I got to thinking about this topic. Often our mothers (or others in their generation) want to communicate with…

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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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Monitor Visitor Posts, Comments, and Reviews on Your Facebook Business Page

Monitor Visitor Posts, Comments, and Reviews on Your Facebook Business Page

Do you already monitor visitor posts, comments, and reviews on your Facebook Business Page? This is the type of activity that increases your page’s traction and visibility. That’s why it is so important to track and showcase it. However, everyone occasionally receives a comment, post, and/or review that is less than complimentary. Or one that simply makes no sense, or is even written in another language. (The latter has happened on my page.) What do you do then?   Visitor…

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