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Social Media: A Cautionary Tale

Matt Eventoff

Breaking news… Social media is in fact… Social! Social Media outlets are not diaries, confidants or private/confidential conversations. The reality is that now, more than ever, social media conversations are public , or at the very least semi-public.

Why Your Blog Should be Your Top Social Media Tool

Content Marketing Today

And that sounds an awful lot like social media in a definition that I saved and have embraced from Wikipedia several years ago: Social media is information content created by people using highly accessible and scalable publishing technologies.

6 lessons for speakers from social media

Speak Schmeak

Last week, at Montecito Bank & Trust's B2B social media event, several speakers reinforced my belief that many of the same principles of effective use of social media apply to public speaking. But whichever social media platforms you use, you have an audience.

7 Public Speaking Social Media Strategies

Speak and Deliver

How about Twitter, Linked In, and all the other Social Media platforms that exist today? 7 Public Speaking Social Media Strategies 1. Social media is the most powerful communication tool created in the last decade, and potentially the most destructive.

State of Social Media Marketing Report | Socialnomics

Content Marketing Today

While social marketers feel they do not have the necessary resources to execute initiatives successfully, they must meet the expectations of senior management who demand to see tangible business value.Companies experienced in social marketing are moving beyond growing social presence and reach.

Why Business Executives Fear Social Media Marketing | Social Media Today

Content Marketing Today

This post was born out of a fascinating and revealing conversation our CEO recently had with a business executive of a prominent Minneapolis-area car dealership who absolutely refused to entertain the idea of social media marketing in general, and Twitter in particular.

When Social Media Fails | Social Media Today

Content Marketing Today

How many times have you heard it said that social media can help your company? Many a marketing cynic will be quick to the draw when it comes to social media. Social media is a tool for engagement, amplification and community. Written by Ryan Connors.

When Social Media Fails | Social Media Today

Content Marketing Today

How many times have you heard it said that social media can help your company? Many a marketing cynic will be quick to the draw when it comes to social media. Social media is a tool for engagement, amplification and community. Written by Ryan Connors.

Why Business Executives Fear Social Media Marketing | Social Media Today

Content Marketing Today

This post was born out of a fascinating and revealing conversation our CEO recently had with a business executive of a prominent Minneapolis-area car dealership who absolutely refused to entertain the idea of social media marketing in general, and Twitter in particular.

Social media presenting sales

The Presenter's Blog

The fields of social media, sales, and public speaking, can all benefit when they work together. Disciplines for effective social media are disciplines that equally apply to public speaking. A course in social media skills would be valuable learning for many!

Podcast: Social Media Myths

Communication Steroids

Tim Gordon and Roger Pike explore various so-called myths of social media. Tim Gordon and Roger Pike explore various so-called myths of social media. Podcast Social Media

Three freelance writers discuss how they use social media

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Three freelance writer discuss how they are using Social Media. Freelance Writing - Corporate freelance writing and social media social media

Why People Share: The Most Overlooked Part of Social Media Marketing

Content Marketing Today

A lot of great marketers make lousy social media marketers. I’ve seen this in various forms since we opened Ignite Social Media in 2007. Specifically: Social media marketing doesn’t work unless people share.

Meeting Report: Cisco Social Media Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

For the rest of this week I’ll be attending the Ragan Communications Conference Social Media Best Practices for Communicators hosted by Cisco Systems. Social MediaThe event kicks off on Wednesday when I plan to attend the Pre-Conference Workshop on Corporate Video given by Deanna Govoni and Alex Romano. This workshop will discuss how to think differently [.].

My Toastmasters article on social media and public speaking

The Eloquent Woman

Many readers of The Eloquent Woman may not know that, in addition to coaching public speakers, I help clients with social media strategies--so researching and writing this article falls right in my sweet spot.

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How Gretchen Rubin Uses Social Media to Lead The Happiness Project Movement

Succeed Speaking

Marketing Social Media Time Management Website StrategyWhen speakers ask me how to get more exposure for their speaking business, I often advise that they think of themselves as the leader of a movement.

Are You a Natural at Social Media Marketing?

Content Marketing Today

Dave and Carrie Kerpen started their marketing company, Likeable Media , after they created a buzz selling sponsorships to their New York wedding. The most successful person in social media is the same person who is the most successful person at a cocktail party.

Strategic Marketing: Making Social Media WORK

Communication Steroids

If there is any advice I can give a business leader regarding their social media effort, that’s it. After all, strategic marketing, brand building, should be the primary focus of your social media effort. Be useful.

What is Your Social Media Strategy?

Speaker Launcher

I admire people who have a strong content and social media strategy. The post What is Your Social Media Strategy? Most Recent Post Speaker Marketing content marketing Social Media social media marketing social media strategiesThey know exactly who they are talking to and what content to deliver to them on a regular basis.

Timeless Social Media Wisdom from Winnie the Pooh

Content Marketing Today

Winnie the Pooh and his friends had wonderful opinions about the world around them but who knew they shared such insight into social media and modern communications technology. Winnie the Pooh and his friends had wonderful opinions about the world around them but who knew they shared such insight into social media and modern communications technology. The post Timeless Social Media Wisdom from Winnie the Pooh appeared first on Content Marketing Today.

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11 Deadly Social Media Sins for Brands

Content Marketing Today

Most brands are trying really hard to succeed with their social media initiatives. They are trying new ways to engage – from receipts at checkout to advertisements in newspapers; brands are trying their best to connect with consumers on social networks.

Pinterest: Will Guys Be Left Behind with the Burgeoning Social Media Tool?

Content Marketing Today

Content Marketing News Online Social Media Tips & Mini-Guides Trends PinterestWhat is it that women seem to love and understand and guys don’t? about Pinterest, of course).

Stories and social media; At the roots of success

The Presenter's Blog

Back To The Roots have designed a web hub that propagates their corporate story and vision across just about every Social Media engine you can think of. Tips From The Top business presenting public speaking sales selling social media storytelling

Industry Execs Meet Social Media: Five Reasons Your Firm Needs A Social Media Strategy

Communication Steroids

You’re a lot more concerned with mechanical engineering that social engineering and you don’t care if you ever know the lyrics of a single Justin Beiber tune. And you figure that social media may be useful for companies that market retail but is a time-suck for you.

Podcast: Social Media is NOT New | Communication Steroids

Communication Steroids

We have news for you: Social media has been around awhile. Tim ‘Gonzo’ Gordon and Roger Pike dig into the social media world and discuss the so-called ‘newness’ of those bright and shiny toys called Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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[Podcast] 6 Common Social Media Mistakes and How to Fix Them with Chris Tompkins

Speaker Launcher

Social media mistakes. Agency drops by to highlight how can you go from making common social media mistakes to a social media platform that on-boards people and converts them into enthusiastic evangelists. Social media mistakes.

The most passive-aggressive phrase in social media

More than PowerPoint...

As in posting “ Some people tear down everything positive we try to do for our community&# instead of “ Cindy habitually encourages people to think critically before jumping on dubious social media bandwagons with wild enthusiasm!&#. Blogging fun social media Twitter

Make Sure Everybody Knows Company's Social Media Rules.

Communication Steroids

Make Sure Everybody Knows Company’s Social Media Rules by Roger Pike on February 1, 2011 Clients have been lost. Despite the undeniable, and exploding, market presence of social media, US business has been slow to react in at least one very important way.

6 Reasons to Embrace Social Media Today

Content Marketing Today

Social media marketing is a trend, not a fad. We have just written about a powerful new research study that paints a picture of how thousands of smart companies are already benefiting from the inclusion of social media. Social media marketing is here to stay.

How To Lose Friends And Alienate Twitter Followers: 5 Stupid Social Media Mistakes | Fast Company

Content Marketing Today

Content Marketing Marketing Basics News Social Media Tips & Mini-GuidesWritten by Amber Mac, Fast Company. When I interviewed entrepreneur and author Guy Kawasaki recently, I chatted with him at great lengths about his Twitter publishing habits.

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How to Put Social Media Marketing to Work for Your Company

Content Marketing Today

Social media marketing is a trend, not a fad. What’s clear from current research is that when we evaluate social media, we are not talking about the marketing longevity equivalent of the hula hoop or the Lambada. Social media marketing is here to stay.

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Podcast: State of Social Media 2012

Communication Steroids

Michael Stelzner of Social Media Examiner (one of our favorites!) held a great webinar this week discussing the State of Social Media for this year. Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious Michael Stelzner of Social Media Examiner (one of our favorites!) held a great webinar this week discussing the State of Social Media for this year. and Kipp Bodnar of Hubspot (ditto!)

Podcast: State of Social Media 2012

Communication Steroids

Michael Stelzner of Social Media Examiner (one of our favorites!) held a great webinar this week discussing the State of Social Media for this year. Michael Stelzner of Social Media Examiner (one of our favorites!) held a great webinar this week discussing the State of Social Media for this year. Podcast Social Media Hubspot Kipp Bodnar Michael Stelzner Social Media Examiner

Where Is the Future of Social Media Marketing? [Research] | ClickZ

Content Marketing Today

So why haven’t location-based social networks had this kind of explosive growth? All social networks would love to have the size and engagement rates that Facebook receives, with a user base of 850 million and an average spent time in January 2012 of 405 minutes. In today’s online world, mass can be reached in months, not years.

30 Working Calls to Action for Your Social Media Site

Content Marketing Today

Content Marketing News Online Social Media Tips & Mini-GuidesVia Scoop.it – Content Marketing Now. By Raul Kaevand at DreamGrow.com. I covered the importance of Call to Actions in my blogpost Read this: 9 Secrets Towards an Awesome Call To Action.

[Podcast] What’s New (and working) in Social Media with Chris Tompkins

Speaker Launcher

Chris Tompkins, social media expert and CEO of the Go! Agency is back to tell us what’s new and working, in social media. Social media changes fast. The post [Podcast] What’s New (and working) in Social Media with Chris Tompkins appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Chris Tompkins, social media expert and CEO of the Go! Agency is back to tell us what’s new and working, in social media.

The Real Magic Behind Content Marketing | Social Media Today

Content Marketing Today

But have you ever stopped to think about just what it is and why this social media phenomenon is so influential? You’ve heard the term buzzing around the Internet. You may even consider it part of your online strategy.

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SOCIAL MEDIA: KEY TO YOUR CAREER | Communication Steroids

Communication Steroids

92 percent of businesses use social media to help find prospective employees. 70 percent check social media profiles at some point during the hiring process.* Another study found that 58 percent of business hired through social networks.*

Don't Forget to be Social on Social Media Join a Group!

Great Public Speaking

It is no secret that social networking can take your business to the next level and increase brand awareness with your target market. Every day millions of people gather to find friends and even search for information by specific topic while on social networks.

Use social media to build sales

SpeakerSue Says...

Absolutely get your message out with social media, if for no other reason, because your customers are looking – craving – for something to do. Use the foundation created by social media to earn the right to phone them to learn more about their needs. Is a connection a conversation or a fantasy?