Trouble Getting Support? Use Social Media!

One thing that I’ve heard over and over about social media is stories about how people were so frustrated with a company that it ended up on social media and at that point their problem was solved.  Stories about people not being able to take a flight because it was overbooked, complaining on Twitter then […]

Stay Visible with Social Media

It’s amazing how easily one can “fall of the wagon” when it comes to social media – be that blogging, tweeting, or interacting through other social media channels.  I know our blog has the occasional long quite stretch!  Sometimes it happens by accident, our schedules get away on us or what have you, but other […]

New Twitter Header Image

One thing that always keeps us on our toes is how quickly technology changes – and that goes for Social Media too! Twitter has added a new header image. Not only does it look great on your profile page but it plays quite nicely with mobile devices where before there was little way to personalize the look of your twitter on mobile devices.

Summer’s Almost Over – Get Ready for Fall Now!

“It’s the most wonderful time, of the year…” I can almost hear the Staples commercial now! Kids go back to school, days get shorter and cooler (hopefully not too much!) and our excuses for our social media, blogging, newsletters, etc being sporadic go out the window! Thought I’d share a couple tips for staying on top of things and getting organized before what can be a crazy busy time of year really starts off.

Social Media – Not a Replacement for Real Life Connections!

We had a great open discussion this morning at my weekly networking group about social media, and many other topics too. But one thing that came up was how impersonal Social Media can feel and how some people in the group did not like it because of that. The discussion really reminded me of how important it is to make sure that you connect with people beyond online.

Social Media Management Tools

With the big buzz about Social Media now a days everyone is trying to get on board, whether they want to or not! Well there are some great tools out there that can make things easier for you whether the thought of Social Media makes your head spin or if you consider yourself a well seasoned expert. We’ve talked before about linking social media, and in there we briefly talked about social media managing tools, but I wanted to expand on that thought a bit more.

Linking Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook

When it comes to Social Media for Business the biggest thing I always here is “I don’t have time for that”. So a common thing to do for Social Media is to link them all together. So for example, I post a “tweet” on Twitter and it then automatically gets sent to both my LinkedIn Account and Facebook Page. There are some that think that this is the best thing since sliced bread, and then there are others that think they should not be linked together. Let’s examine these two arguments…

LinkedIn Applications

This post we’ll be focusing on some different applications available with LinkedIn. These of course are just a few that I will highlight – there are so many out there to choose from! The thought here is to show you the potential of the applications and introduce you to them and then you can all go wild!

Personalizing Twitter

We’ve discussed the importance of Social Media, being on the “big three” (Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter), but once you’re there, then what? You’re going to want to stand out from the crowd. What we’re going to talk about over the next couple weeks or so is different ways to personalize your different Social Media accounts…

The Importance of Social Media

So what’s all the Social Media hype about anyway? Is it really that important? Easiest answer – yes! Social Media today is what the fax machine or email address introductions were in their time. Some resisted in adopting the technology, but eventually every respected business had them. Now a day if you don’t have an email address you barely exist!