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.

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.

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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.

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.

Speaking lessons from a social entrepreneur

Speak Schmeak

Since those early days, her business has boomed, and she has become a titan of the socially responsible business movement and has branched out into writing, speaking and coaching.

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Storytelling through Social Media

Duarte Blog

With the explosion of social media and mobile devices, the impact of these presentations has the potential to be felt far beyond the board rooms and conference halls for which they were originally designed. Come join Nancy Duarte at ad:tech SF on April 21st, as she speaks about transforming ideas into action through storytelling and amplification via social media. Tags: Event Message Strategy Technology ad:tech facebook linkedin social media storytelling twitter

Using storytelling to make a case for social change

Presentation Zen

Sahel’s presentation is a wonderful example of a presenter using their personal story to (1) shine a spotlight on a social issue, and (2) to make a pitch for people to support her cause.

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Podcast: Shel Holtz on Social Media and Speechwriting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

We discussed the ways in which social and digital media — which have given rise to content marketing — offer a host of options to speechwriters to draw attention to the speech before, during, and after its delivery.

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

Social Network - When Work Intervenes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Most of the ambitious begin participating in social networks to attract useful professionals into our circle of contacts. " After all, our dutiful attention to social networks is rewarded. I longed to hang out on the social networks.

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.

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.

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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Drudge Report Headlines with Death of Hashtag (ponders if business abandoning social)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Social might not be how marketers are going to position and package their products and services so much anymore. Social platforms such as Twitter and Facebook may be more and more for only personal use.  So much for the assumption that business is social.

When to use social search to supplement Google search…

More than PowerPoint...

” For such queries, social search might be a better option. Before the popularity of online social search, I used my favorite social network: face-to-face. 2) under what other circumstances might you use social search to supplement Google search?

Social Comparisons: For Class Discussion

The Communication Blog

And so I thought this might make a useful class discussion in the interpersonal or hybrid courses—simply asking: In what other ways do social media encourage/make easy/facilitate our comparing ourselves to others? And, if you want to feel good about yourself, you might compare yourself to those you know are less effective than you (it’s called downward social comparison ), though there are values in comparing yourself to those you think are better than you ( upward social comparison ).

Is Your Company Socially Engaged?

Communication Steroids

Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter Home About Contact Us Current Programs Inner Circle Newsletter Products 20 Presentation Skills That Kill: Audio CDSeminar Social Media and Public Relations: Audio Task Oriented Teams: Audio CDSeminar What We Do Is Your Company Socially Engaged?

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

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.

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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Social Speech Podcast with Rob Cottingham

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I was recently interviewed by Vancouver-based social media and organizational strategy expert Rob Cottingham. Rob’s Social Signal blog is a rich source of information on social media and public speaking and speechwriting. He’s added a podcast series and you can click through and hear our conversation on the ways speechwriters can take advantage of social [.]. Podcasts Social Media Speechwriting rob cottingham

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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.

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Mother Mary - Should She Have Discouraged Jesus' Social Activism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, it sure looks like Mary allowed her son to embrace social activism versus establishing himself as a carpenter. Whatever the time in history, social activism can get its front lines in big trouble. The tragedy of Jesus' death on the cross didn't have to happen.

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

Social Recruiting: Strategy is everything

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  At the time we saw our mission as proving that social media was an effective low-cost tool for messaging and marketing.  Of course, we can regain our footing in the social media space. Get on board with social recruiting or get left behind." 

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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 Examinerand Kipp Bodnar of Hubspot (ditto!)

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.

Therapist Erika Hilliard on Shyness and Social Anxiety

Speaking Freely

Authenticity Communication Confidence Connection Fear grounding self-expression Techniques to Clear Fear Uncategorized Cure for Fear of Public Speaking overcoming fear of public speaking public speaking Self-confidence Shyness Social AnxietyOn August 29, 2012 The Houston Chronical reprinted a Chicago Tribune article on shyness in people who are single and breaking the bashful barrier. The article states that behind shyness is extreme self-consciousness.

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.*

[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. We’ve all made them.

Social Media ROI?

Communication Steroids

What is your Return on Investment in Social Media ? When it comes to social media, what is your actual INVESTMENT in making social media happen? And how (and what) do you measure your RETURN on social media? Customer service dollars saved by having less people in your CS department thanks to your awesome social media engagement? It appears that ROI in the social media world has too many moving parts to pin down to a specific number, or even a general number.

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Egypt: What ElBaradei Must Do Now!

Matt Eventoff

Today in Egypt, the massive movement that began against the current regime now has a clear leader – Mohammed ElBaradei. . Mohammed ElBaradei appears poised to either lead Egypt now or later (if Mubarak supporters can hold power until an election). Dr. ElBaradei , quite literally, has the eyes of the world watching his every move and the ears of the world listening to every word.

Podcast: Hot Social Media Tips

Communication Steroids

Discussion of a recent Social Media Examiner article highlighting hot social media tips. Discussion of a recent Social Media Examiner article highlighting hot social media tips. Social Media

This is social media on drugs…

More than PowerPoint...

We often talk about online social media channels as they are some kind of inebriate or illicit drug. I wonder if it’s because we sense that our online social media behaviors aren’t exactly healthy or moderate.

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?

3 A’s of Social Media Success for Sales Pros

SpeakerSue Says...

What does it take to make social media work for you? Social media, no different from attending a cocktail party or networking event, is all about wanting to be there, or at least wanting to be there once you’re there. Being successful at social media may require a different sales mentality to be successful because it isn’t about selling. By posting information that creates greater success for your intended social-mates, you earn happy social mates.