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5 great articles you may have missed (August 19-25, 2013)

5 great articles you may have missed (August 19-25, 2013) | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
This is my last weekly roundup for Creative Ramblings.   I have decided to launch a new blog dedicated to curation. There, I will share the best content I find on social media, global awareness, an...
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4 tips to deal with bad reviews

4 tips to deal with bad reviews | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
So, you have released a book or announced your latest product? Congratulations, it is a great achievement! As exciting as this news may be for you, it would be a fallacy to believe that the rest of the world will share the same enthusiasm. Be ready for negative comments. Bad reviews are part of life. Every author or business owner gets at least one that makes them wonder whether they should give up on their dreams. Ask me how I know. ;-) In this article, I would like to share four simple tips to help you deal with the situation in a positive manner.
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Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's curator insight, July 23, 1:41 PM


The mistakes a lot of business owners make is to think that bad reviews are an attempt at discrediting their work. We have all seen the result of such thinking in the recent news.

In my article, I share four tips to help you deal with bad reviews. 

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Some changes for the blog!

Some changes for the blog! | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
I do not know about you, but I love summer. It's the perfect time to reflect on life and make important decisions. Many of you have mentioned that this blog has become your go-to resource for social media stats and news. Knowing that makes me very happy.
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7 Ways Your Brand Will Benefit from Content Curation

7 Ways Your Brand Will Benefit from Content Curation | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
Do you know that 27 million pieces of content are shared daily on the Internet? Quite impressive, isn’t it? And if we add the fact that the average attention span is a mere eight seconds, it is fai...
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Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's curator insight, July 16, 9:34 PM


I am very happy to announce that I now am a Paper.li Blog Staff Writer. It's an honor to contribute content for a brand that is so focused on its users. Another perk is the ability to work alongside Kelly Hungerford, who has taught me a lot about community building and management.

In my first assignment, I had to highlight some of the benefits of content curation and show examples of how brands can use Paper.li to curate their way to the top.

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25+ websites to find free images for your blog and projects

25+ websites to find free images for your blog and projects | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
In this day and age, writing high-quality articles is not enough. Visitors want to be entertained visually as well. Adding images to your content will certainly make a difference in the experience of your audience. It will also increase your chances of being found in search engine results.
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10 tips for designing effective visual communication (Infographic)

10 tips for designing effective visual communication (Infographic) | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
Creating content is one thing. Making it appealing and relatable is another. That is why the brands that include visuals in their strategies have been winning the day.
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Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's curator insight, July 10, 6:41 PM


Visual components without good, “thoughtful” design will not get much traction....

Jose Almeida Lopes's curator insight, July 11, 6:36 AM

A importancia da cor, da simplicidade e clareza na comunicação visual.

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6 traits of a winning call to action (infographic)

6 traits of a winning call to action (infographic) | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
Calls-to-action are one of the most important tools in social media and e-commerce. And yet, a majority of small brands overlook their potential. An effective call-to-action does not just grab people's attention.
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Miquel Loriz's curator insight, July 8, 1:07 AM

Una llamada a la acción no sólo llama la atencion de laspersonas que te visitan, también les empuja a hacer clic en la acción planteada (suscripción, apoyo, compra...)

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The Little Big E-Book On Social Media Audiences: Build Yours, Keep It, and Win. Written by Cendrine Marrouat.

In communication, my...

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A new review of my latest book is available!

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The real purpose of a website

The real purpose of a website | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
For the last eight years, I have observed websites in many industries to find out what makes them successful or not. This has not just helped me design my hub to be as useful to my audience as possible, but it has also allowed me to advise clients with their own.
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5 tips to build a winning social media audience without breaking the bank (Slideshare)

5 tips to build a winning social media audience without breaking the bank (Slideshare) | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
Today, I conducted a webinar on Google+ for Social Media Week Lima. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned. After a late start, there was no sound. And things remained that way until the end. A video without any audio not being a real video, I decided to upload my slides to Slideshare and make the presentation available to you here.
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Schedule meetings in seconds with Assistant.to

Schedule meetings in seconds with Assistant.to | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
Small business owners know it. Scheduling meetings can be a hassle. You have to check potential dates, send them to people, and wait until they get back to you. This may lead to a lot of back-and-forth emailing -- and wasted time. Well, that is unless you use a tool like Assistant.to.
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Webinar: 5 Tips to Build a Winning Social Media Audience (Part of Social Media Week Lima 2014) - Google+

Webinar: 5 Tips to Build a Winning Social Media Audience (Part of Social Media Week Lima 2014) - Google+ | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
Join us on Friday, June 27 @ 11 a.m. (PT) / 1 p.m. (ET) / 2 p.m. (CT) for a webinar with Cendrine Marrouat.

During this 30-minute Hangout on Air, Cendrine will share five tips from "The Little Big eBook on Social Media Audiences: Build Yours, Keep It, and Win," her latest eBook, to help you find and build your audience on social media without breaking the bank.

And for those interested in getting the book, she will also offer a discount during Social Media Week Lima (June 21-28)! Follow Cendrine on Google+  or Twitter (@cendrinemedia) to get the code and unlock the discount. 
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10 motivational quotes to fuel your business

10 motivational quotes to fuel your business | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
Being an entrepreneur or running a small business is not always easy. The journey is not just paved with joyful moments. There are also intense periods of despondency and diffidence. When they happen, one of the best ways to get back on track is to read some sage advice from successful people. Here is a list of 10 motivational quotes for you, today.
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Social media in numbers (June 2014)

Social media in numbers (June 2014) | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
Looking for some social media stats to use for your strategy or in your next presentation? You will find what you need in the list below.
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Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's curator insight, June 15, 2:19 PM


The article includes an infographic on YouTube stats around the world, We Are Social's latest report, global mobile usage, and a lot more!

Deb Katz's curator insight, June 17, 9:01 AM

Great Stats to Use in Your Own Social Media Strategy.

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Understand your Twitter audience better with Riffle

Understand your Twitter audience better with Riffle | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
Building a targeted community of followers is the most important thing for a business that seeks to stand out from the crowd. Unfortunately, it can be a daunting task, especially if you have a very small budget and/or are pressed for time. That is the reason why a tool like Riffle by CrowdRiff matters.
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Social media in numbers (July 2014)

Social media in numbers (July 2014) | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
Looking for some social media stats to use for your strategy or in your next presentation? You will find what you need in the list below.
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Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's curator insight, July 18, 3:36 PM


This roundup is one for the books!

I found some stats for blogging, which is rare. Also included are neat infographics and demographic numbers for some major networks, including Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest. 

I don't know about you, but I find those numbers fascinating!

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10 tips to speed up your WordPress blog

10 tips to speed up your WordPress blog | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
Do you know that you have between three and five seconds to impress the visitors of your blog? If they do not find what they need within that short amount of time, they will leave -- and never come back. Good user experience does not stop at quality design and content. People do not have time to waste; they expect pages to load fast. And search engines like Google may also consider site speed a factor for ranking.
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Announcing #SMSlantChat, my new monthly Twitter chat!

Announcing #SMSlantChat, my new monthly Twitter chat! | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
The life of an entrepreneur or small business owner is not easy. We have to be on the ball seven days a week. From connecting with our audience, creating / curating / promoting content, and monitoring conversations around our brand, we do it all ourselves!
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A brief overview of social listening for small and personal brands: benefits, tools, and tips

A brief overview of social listening for small and personal brands: benefits, tools, and tips | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
Hello Cendrine, I wanted to send a quick note to thank you for mentioning our company on your blog. Much appreciated, XXXX
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Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's curator insight, July 9, 5:37 PM


Social media monitoring is a very important, yet overlooked area of social media branding. This article is just a short introduction. 

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The latest in social media (June 2014)

The latest in social media (June 2014) | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
Wondering if you missed any big announcement in the social media universe in June? The answer lies below.
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Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's curator insight, July 4, 3:32 PM


A lot happened last month!

bamfsys24y's curator insight, July 4, 11:33 PM

Great read. I scooped this one up.. Thanks

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9 simple tips to make the most of LinkedIn

9 simple tips to make the most of LinkedIn | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
LinkedIn is the social network of choice for many businesses and entrepreneurs. Unlike Facebook or Twitter, LinkedIn is all about business. It is THE place where beneficial partnerships are the most likely to happen. But how, you ask? Read on. Here are 9 tips to get you started on the right track.
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Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's curator insight, July 3, 6:56 PM


An old article that needed some updating. Perfectionist me ended up rewriting it completely. :-)

Janet Vasil's curator insight, July 4, 4:08 PM

LinkedIn is a powerful online business platform for experts and entrepreneurs.  This article's tips will help you take advantage of its many features.

Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's comment, July 10, 6:40 PM
Thank you @Janet Vasil!
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10 articles you may have missed (June 2014)

10 articles you may have missed (June 2014) | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
If you have followed me for a while, you may remember the weekly roundup of my favorite social media articles that I used to share on my old blog. After careful consideration, I have decided to revive the series. This time, though, it will only be once a month. As mentioned on Google+ recently, my goal is not just to curate great content. I also want to feature posts from lesser-known bloggers. There are many hard-working and deserving folks out there.
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A great business is like a black and white picture

A great business is like a black and white picture | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
The photo above is three years old. I took it during one of my trips to Toulouse, my home town. I love the black and white format. It does not just embody timelessness and elegance. It also allows a photographer to share their personal vision of the world in a simple way.
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Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's curator insight, June 25, 4:47 PM


Some thoughts on business after unearthing pictures of my home town for the entire day yesterday...

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'The Little Big eBook on Social Media Audiences' gets another 5-star review on Amazon!

'The Little Big eBook on Social Media Audiences' gets another 5-star review on Amazon! | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
Let me be honest. I am blown away. The support The Little Big eBook on Social Media Audiences: Build Yours, Keep It, and Win has received is amazing. I can't thank you enough for that. I'm especially grateful to A.K. Andrew, a novelist, blogger, and visual artist, for taking the time to write one of the most thorough reviews of any of my books. You can read it below.
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4 Ways to Avoid Social Media Burnout

4 Ways to Avoid Social Media Burnout | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
Using social media to promote one's business can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. The constant pressure of staying on top of one’s niche to provide quality content may lead to a lack of
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Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's curator insight, June 18, 10:50 PM
In this day and age, boundaries between business and pleasure can be easily blurred. Our smartphones are always on and we often find ourselves checking our emails even when we don't have to or shouldn't.As a result, after hours have become some kind of an afterthought for many of us, especially in social media.The problem is that the brain has its limits. When you repeatedly don't give it time to breathe, it eventually "collapses".In my fifth LinkedIn contribution, I offer some tips to help you avoid that.
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Tweet without worrying about the 140-character limit anymore

Tweet without worrying about the 140-character limit anymore | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
Imagine having to explain what your company does to someone or giving complex answers to questions on Twitter. Not easy, right? Well, good news! Here is a little tool that will solve the problem for you.
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