Posts Tagged ‘Social Media’

Remember Rule #6

I was reading this story from a book by Wayne Dyer this morning…at the same time, I was watching people on Twitter incessantly complain about the term “social media expert” (I have a TweetDeck column for the search phrase “social media”) I it found funny that this story was what I was reading at the…

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Your Facebook Nightmare

Facebook, MySpace and the many other social media “hangouts” are such great concepts. A forum in which to advertise yourself at no cost is beneficial for anyone. It would also appear – at first glance – that being able to link yourself to hundreds, even thousands, of friends and colleagues is beneficial. Think again. Facebook…

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Peering Into The Twitterverse With Hashtags

Today is the Superbowl. Most people already know this. What fun about this year is that Twitter users will be sounding off in real time, much as was seen during the US election. Twitter can be a little hard to follow because the timeline of messages is purely linear. Other microblogging sites have tried to…

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Your Personal Brand in the Media

It used to be really expensive and difficult to advertise yourself to the world. In fact, unless you were the president of Coca-Cola or Shell Oil, it was pretty unlikely that anyone was going to write an article about you or put your face on television. Luckily, today, anyone has access to public scrutiny and…

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The Four Pillars of Standing Out Online

Using the Internet to gain exposure, position yourself, attract and maintain new business has never been easier. Thanks to the continued growth of the Internet, especially due to the explosive growth of new social media web sites you can build relationships with people around the globe. You can share your passions and add value to…

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Contest for tonight’s social media webinar

Tonight is session one of the social media training webinar I’m hosting. http://www.yoursocialbrand.com/jan09live.htm If you’d like an opportunity to join the class for free tonight, here’s what you do. Send a Tweet (that’s with Twitter) to me @davesaunders include the URL for registering for the class and a phrase like “have a great time with…

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Positioning yourself online

When it comes to positioning yourself online with social media, it’s best to match it with the concept of how you would do the same thing at a party or networking function. The goal of your conversations is not your pitch but rather to establish relevance with the other person. If the conversation moves to…

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Twitter Snobs

I watched  this video from @perrybelcher on the concept of the “Twitter Snob.” It’s a pretty simple thing. There are some people out there with tens of thousands of followers who themselves follow a small handful. This is like going to a cocktail party and leading people around like a momma duck and never turning…

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How to Establish Your Personal Brand

Here’s a secret that most people don’t tell you: you already have a personal brand. We all do. It’s what our mothers used to call “first impressions,” that lasting perception people have of you after just a brief meeting. You refine that personal brand every day even if you’re not trying: by how you look,…

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