social media: 7 Steps to Become Social in Social Media - 05/03/09 04:29 PM
I like to compare social media marketing to one big party and recently my friend Perry Belcher gave a great example on this very topic.Here are the' 7 Steps to Become Social in Social Media'
1) Pick a Party to JoinThere are 3,000 social media parties (social sites) all over the Internet with over 700 million people partying (socializing) everyday and it's up to you to decide which party you want to attend. It's always best to go to the parties where you'll be able to meet people who share similar interests with you and you're business. Now let's be honest … (10 comments)

social media: 3 Lessons Social Media Marketers can learn from the Navy Seals - 04/17/09 03:08 AM
My inspiration for this post comes from LT. Commander Jon Cannon of the Navy Seals. There's a lot that we can learn from the highest-performing organization on the planet. For nearly half a century this organization has been creating strong, effective leaders who excel at developing amazing teams and delivering extraordinary results.The secret ingredient is that every member of this organization is a leader/teacher, engaged in continuous, interactive teaching and learning.
Who is this organization?They are the Navy SEALS.While I can't possibly cover all the leadership lessons of the SEAL organization in a single post I hope to share just a … (2 comments)

social media: 5 Ways to Be a Social Media Superhero - 04/09/09 07:50 AM
Watching the movie trailer for ‘Wolverine' coming out in theatres May 1st got me so excited that I felt like a kid again. I've always enjoyed reading the superhero comic books as a kid and now seeing my favorite characters come to life on the big screen is truly a fun and enjoyable experience.I know I'm not alone with this superhero appreciation because movies like the ‘Dark Knight' ranked in over over $400 million and ‘Iron Man' with $100 million across the U.S. So what's the fascination with superheroes?Well, I believe that many of us can relate to the origin of … (4 comments)

social media: Top 5 Social Media Magic Tricks to Avoid - 04/02/09 03:11 AM
I've always enjoyed magic tricks that created those moments of amazement, excitement, and wonder during my childhood years. Even today as an adult I still enjoy watching David Copperfield, Criss Angel, and David Blaine. These guys go to the extreme in order to capture and bewilder our minds leaving us with sheer disbelief of what just took place.You can probably think of few times that you were thinking ‘How did they do that?'Now, you're probably wondering what does this have to do with social media marketing right.Well, I had to give a positive plug to the magicians of the world before … (7 comments)

social media: ‘Top 3 Ways to be Invaluable to your Social Network' (Part 3) - 03/24/09 02:53 AM

Welcome back to Part 3 of the ‘Top 3 Ways to be Invaluable to your Social Network.'
In the previous note we discussed the ‘2nd Way to Be Invaluable to your Social Network' which is ‘Professional Value.'
I shared with you how ‘Professional Value' is your knowledge, expertise, resources, and credibility you provide to your social network in your targeted niche within a specific industry.
Now you know I'm going to ask you if you took action right?OK, here are the key questions?Have you decided on a set schedule when and how often you will post to your blog?Have you … (0 comments)

social media: Top 3 Ways to be Invaluable to your Social Network (Part 2) - 03/20/09 03:13 AM

 
 
 
Welcome back to Part 2 of the ‘Top 3 Ways to be Invaluable to your Social Network.'In the previous note we discussed the ‘1st Way to Be Invaluable to your Social Network' which is ‘Personal Value' and the three main areas that covered this are:
*Encouragement*Friendship*PartnershipNow here is the key question?Have you given some genuine encouragement to someone lately?Have you written down what friendship means to you, what type of friends you want to surround yourself with, and what type of friend you want to be to others?Do you have some friends that you are creating partnerships … (1 comments)

social media: Top 3 Ways to be Invaluable to your Social Network - 03/16/09 11:21 AM

Top 3 Ways to be Invaluable to your Social Network
Before we get started I want to personally thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to learn more about how you can become invaluable to your social network. One of the topics so widely discussed throughout the social media landscape is about ‘Value' and how important it is in your social media marketing efforts. I couldn't agree more but what I wanted to share with you is my personal opinion on what ‘value' means to me.First, let me share with you one thing that comes to … (10 comments)

social media: 5 Steps to Being More Effective & Efficient in Social Media Marketing - 03/09/09 06:01 AM

 
I felt that this was a much needed message to share with you because the most precious thing we have in life that no amount of money can replace is TIME. How valuable is your TIME?What is the definition of TIME?Let's take a look:
TIME
Definition - A number, as of years, days, or minutes, representing such an interval: One's lifetime, One's period of greatest activity or engagement. A person's experience during a specific period or on a certain occasion.
Your time is valuable and should be spent wisely.
I bet you're wearing countless hats and doing your very … (6 comments)

social media: Part 2 of ( 5 Ways to Unleash the Entrepreneur in YOU! ) - 03/04/09 10:12 AM
Welcome back to Part 2 of the ‘5 Ways to Unleash the Entrepreneur in YOU!'By now, I'm sure you've got a journal handy, started capturing those ‘Golden Moments' on paper and heck I bet you took some of those awesome ideas and plugged them into the formula.What formula?
You're kidding me right?
Phew! You had me scared but here it is again for those of you who were serious:Passion + Purpose + Persistence = Prosperity?Got have passion or as my friend Doug Firebaugh puts it "Passion Fire!"Now that you've got that ‘HOT IDEA' and it qualifies under the formula above do … (2 comments)

social media: 5 Ways to Unleash the Entrepreneur in YOU! (Part 1) - 03/02/09 02:05 AM

5 Ways to Unleash the Entrepreneur in YOU!
I was pretty excited to write this note because we are at this very moment at a place in time where I believe that some of the greatest innovations, developments, inventions, companies, and success stories will arise as a result than any time in history.
In my opinion this is the ‘Year of the Entrepreneur!'
What is an Entrepreneur?
Definition - A person who has possession of an enterprise, or venture, and assumes significant accountability for the inherent risks and the outcome. Most commonly, the term entrepreneur applies to someone who … (3 comments)

social media: Part 2 of the 'Top 10 Boo Boos in Social Media Marketing' - 02/25/09 07:41 AM

 
Welcome back to Part 2 of the ‘Top 10 Boo Boo's in Social Media Marketing'!I was really happy to see such great feedback and before I share with you the remaining ‘Boo Boos' let's recap real quick ok?Great!Oops, I forgot to say thankyou for not giving me any flak for using the word ‘boo boo.' Actually I did get some compliments on the ‘Hello Kitty' band aids! :)Ok, let's move on shall we?The more we can share these simple ‘Boo Boos' the better experience all of us will have in social media. Remember, we are all connected in some … (9 comments)

social media: The 'Top 10 Boo Boo’s in Social Media Marketing' (Part I) - 02/24/09 08:20 AM

 
While social media is taking the Internet by storm many of the newcomers not familiar with the platform can easily start making boo boo's. Now I know I'll get some flak for using the word ‘boo boo' but it got your attention didn't it?The more we can share these simple ‘Boo Boos' the better experience all of us will have in social media. Remember, we are all connected in some way like it or not and you can choose to be a spectator in social media marketing or a participant.Which do you choose?Ok, let's get down to the ‘10 … (13 comments)

social media: Put Your Social Media Marketing on Steroids - 02/13/09 04:03 AM

While I personally do not condone the use of performance enhancing drugs I'm sure that the title of this note got your attention right?When we think of steroids we think of athletes and bodybuilders using these drugs to give them an incredible edge over the competition both in strength, speed, power and endurance. Well, let me ask you a simple question.What if you could give your social media marketing plan that same unfair advantage?What if you could make your Unique Selling Proposition stronger?What if you could increase the speed of your conversions?What if you could turbo charge the power of … (2 comments)

social media: In Social Media Marketing are you a Player, Poser, or Pioneer? - 02/12/09 04:31 AM

I'm no expert in Social Media Marketing but it doesn't take an expert to figure out Social Media Marketing. When you have excellent mentors and coaches you're experience and learning curve improve dramatically.I enjoy sharing with you my personal experiences in social media marketing and hope to provide you with some insight on how to best utilize this amazing vehicle of conversational based marketing.After seeing so many types of personalities and styles of social media marketers on the internet it inspired me to identify what the difference was between the great and not so great. While everyone is different in … (3 comments)

social media: In Social Media Marketing Does Size Really Matter? - 02/08/09 11:26 AM

 
As I continue to see more and more people diving into social media marketing there seems to be a common belief among many that the size of your social network dictates the success and expertise of the social media marketer.
I have assembled my top 3 favorite myths in social media marketing because the more you truly understand what does count towards success and expertise in social media marketing the greater the results you will experience.
The following myths may come as a surprise but it's about time that someone tells you the truth. So here it is:
Myth … (7 comments)

social media: 5 Things You Should Never Do in Social Media Marketing - 02/03/09 03:25 PM

 
While the social media buzz continues to fill the web more and more people find themselves falling into the typical behavior that caused email to turn into a headache rather than a convenience.
Spamming
I put together a list of 5 important things you should never do in social media marketing. 
You list no location, no website, no bio, or no picture in your profile You participate in consistent arguing and mean-spirited opinions in your posts, discussions, or Twitter stream You do not engage in any conversation with your friends or followers You do nothing but post advertisements for your … (3 comments)

social media: The 'Power of One' in Social Media Marketing - 01/31/09 12:08 PM

 
The more you can understand and appreciate the 'power of one' the greater the friendships, connections and opportunities will open up for you from your social media marketing efforts.
So what is the 'Power of One'?
It is the power of one person, one relationship, one bond, one connection, one conversation, one network, one opportunity that can all open up for you as a result from one single person that you befriend and build a new relationship with.
Each person you meet is someone who can open you up to new possibilities that you never thought were possible.
One month ago, … (7 comments)

social media: How to Design a Social Media Marketing Blueprint - 01/26/09 04:34 PM

 
With over 3,000 social media sites on the web and well over 700 million active users it's no mystery why so many people have no clue how to use this amazing tool. I'm no expert on social media marketing nor claim to be because it continues to change and evolve faster than anyone can keep up with.
It's like deja vu because I've seen this same pattern of confusion with search engine optimization. As SEO continued to evolve only a few talented people really figured out how it actually worked.
SEO today still remains an ever changing tool of … (5 comments)

 

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