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11 Things You Need to Immediately Stop Doing on Facebook - Business 2 Community

11 Things You Need to Immediately Stop Doing on Facebook - Business 2 Community | Co-operative Communication | Scoop.it
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without a doubt one of the most useful articles about facebook. I'm going to have to redo some of the stuff I've been doing after reading this... you should really read this.

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3 Innovative Ideas to Drive Traffic to Your Website! - Business 2 Community

3 Innovative Ideas to Drive Traffic to Your Website! - Business 2 Community | Co-operative Communication | Scoop.it
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I thought the life cycle of the SEO picture cartoon was pretty funny... tobad it won't show up here...

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Tools and Websites That Can Help You Quickly Setup Your Online Business - Business 2 Community

Tools and Websites That Can Help You Quickly Setup Your Online Business - Business 2 Community | Co-operative Communication | Scoop.it

Excellent resource!E-commerce industry is progressing at bullet speed than any other industry present today and that is why people competing in the online word are using everything that can help them save their time and offer a better return on investment. Business owners in the online world are shifting towards tools or websites that help them do their work faster and free of any errors. There are tons of online tools and websites available that people can use at different steps. So what tools/websites would I need to quickly build my online brand that looks professional and respectable to my targeted audience? Note: For the rest of the post I will assume that you have a start-up idea ready and you or someone is ready to invest on your idea. The business plan is ready and all the paper work is done; now it’s the time to choose the name of your start-up!...


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I thought this was really informative, some of the tools are not useful depending what stage your business is in. I think this article was writen assuming you had an idea and nothing else. In that case very good. If you are already several years into your business then this would be relivant for those whose clients are just starting.

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Inspiration | Birds Made of Flower Petals and Leaves by Red Hong Yi

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Joanne Brooks's curator insight, September 27, 2013 8:09 PM

Wow is all I can say.. the skies the limit when you are engaged in your acitivies!

saokim branding's comment, October 1, 2013 10:57 PM
wow
Lori Wilk's curator insight, November 4, 2013 8:29 PM

Creativity welcome. Be willing to see the world and your business options from new angles and as Shawn Anchor said in his new book,"Before Happiness," from different vantage points. We find new solutions with new perspectives.

 

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Speak & Deliver - A Public Speaking Blog For the Speaking Public: Acting vs. Speaking

Speak & Deliver - A Public Speaking Blog For the Speaking Public: Acting vs. Speaking | Co-operative Communication | Scoop.it
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Great Openings and Closings

Too often, a speaker loses his audience before he even gets to the core of his speech. In this video, Deborah Grayson Riegel teaches viewers how to create te...
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Cardinal Rules of presenting

3 Cardinal communication principles of presenting
1. Acting is also pro-acting!
2. Don’t give in to an emotional hi-jack!
3. Speak on the same wave as your audience

Presenting Cardinal rule
Presenting = Education +Entertainment+Empowerment(E⊃3;)


5 cardinal questions about your presentation!(P.A.N.I.C.)
1. Who is your audience/Public
2. What is your Ambition
3. What does your audience NEED to get to your ambition
4. Which Info do I need and where do I get it.
5. How am I going to Communicate it

6 Elements making your story stick(S.U.C.C.E.S)

1. Simplicity
2. Unexpectedness
3. Concreteness
4. Credibility
5. Emotion
6. Story
 

7 Design principles
1. Signal to noice ratio
2. Picture superiority
3. Empty space
4. Contrast
5. Repetition
6. Alignment
7. Proximity

 

Thanks to :
Graig Valentine - World Champion Public Speaking

Garr Reynolds - author Presentationzen
Remco Claassen - Communications expert 

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Yasmine Dajon-Lamare's curator insight, February 5, 2013 6:35 AM

A relire avant toute conférence !

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26 Social Media Marketing Tips from the Pros | Social Media Examiner

26 Social Media Marketing Tips from the Pros | Social Media Examiner | Co-operative Communication | Scoop.it

Social media marketing tips: Learn how calls to action, content strategy, email/social integration and goals play a part in your social media efforts.

Are you looking for actionable tips to improve your social media marketing? Are you wondering what the common themes of social media experts are these days?

 

This April, 1,100 passionate marketers from every corner of the world traveled to San Diego for Social Media Marketing World (#SMMW13), to find out. The number of conference takeaways and buzz was immense.

 

For this article, I’ve focused on 26 takeaways from SMMW13, including notable quotes by presenters and their session titles....


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Peggy Yao's curator insight, September 10, 2013 10:47 PM

One way communication is not longer efficient and effective enough in promotion mix, especially the technology generation, internet, social media and smart phone has been used by majority of population. The interaction between marketer on social media and consumers become extremely important. This article suggested 26 marketing tips on social media that can help marketer to maintain brand equity on social platform.  

The first 6 tips are all concentrate on “call to action”. Marketers need to grab consumer attention and encourage consumer reaction on it post, such as share the page, click page and join us.  The power of the social media is that once one consumer like or shares the page it will also appear on his/her friends and family page, the message will be spread significantly and increase message visibility.

The second category is talking about content strategy, develop an interesting content on social platform target company’s customers and motivate consumer engagement is very important on social media marketing. “Content is King but engagement is Queen, and she rules the house.”—Mari Smith, 10 Ways to Improve Your Facebook Reach. It has stated how crucial content is, whereas without motivate consumer interaction content can be nothing. Strategically focus on content message don’t be boring and keep on followers interests. Understand where the target market area is so that it maximise effectiveness on the marketing activities.

The last section is email and social integration, email is not any more a new technology, in order to increase brand awareness and reach potential consumers.


Alysse Woodward's comment, September 12, 2013 10:07 PM
This post holds lots of valuable information based on social media marketing. Traditional media marketing focuses on one-way communication whereas social media marketing focuses on two-way communication, which is based on growing relationships between organization and business. As the article states organizations need to engage with customers rather than market to them – customers need to be incorporated within the marketing campaign, which will engage them, motivate them and more importantly build strong relationships. With social media becoming more and more dominant in everyday lifestyles it is important for marketers to take this on board and communicate messages through these social channels.
With social media consumers also have the opportunity to share information they believe to be important. This is very valuable as this opens up further communication between consumer to consumer by delivering messages they have taken away from an organization. If information is positive this will then begin to build another relationship for the organization.
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Better Facebook Status Updates | Social Media Today

Better Facebook Status Updates | Social Media Today | Co-operative Communication | Scoop.it

Wording is everything when it comes to Facebook. It’s essential to offer concise, easy-to-understand content with clear calls to action. Posting interesting facts, tips, and images and specifically asking your fans to comment on them can inspire interaction and dramatically improve your Facebook fan engagement.

 

The team at ShortStack — makers of a tool that helps users create Facebook pages and add contests, sweepstakes, video, and more — produced the infographic below. It offers these 10 tips that will help your Facebook status updates stand out from the crowd:...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 7, 2013 2:25 PM

Great tips for better Facebook content and a good example of an effective infographic.

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Show's over for TV: Adults set to spend more time using digital media than watching television by end of year, claims study

Show's over for TV: Adults set to spend more time using digital media than watching television by end of year, claims study | Co-operative Communication | Scoop.it

The show's over for TV: Adults set to spend more time using digital media than watching television by end of this year, claims study.

 

People will soon be spending more time using their smartphones and tablets for surfing the web, checking social networks and playing games than they do watching television, new research has found.The average adult will use a mobile device for five hours a day compared to just four and half hours watching television.A US marketing company has claimed the tipping point when digital devices surpass the popularity of TV will come later this year....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 7, 2013 2:58 PM

Social has arrived... 

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Content Curation and How It Applies to Social Media | Social Media Today

Content Curation and How It Applies to Social Media | Social Media Today | Co-operative Communication | Scoop.it

What is content curation? You provide value by identifying a specific target audience, filtering through relevant online content, then sharing only what you find most interesting, trendy or applicable to that audience....

 

The true power of content curation lies in how you take it past simple sharing to balance original content (brand journalism) with the shared to build influence and thought leadership. By adding consistent, high-value content, your visibility is much higher than just posting original content alone. It amplifies the frequency of your sharing.

 

Plus, as you integrate original with shared, it also becomes a way to showcase your brand’s culture and differentiators.I would like to add that curating by itself isn’t enough. Focus is critical to success – especially if you are trying to penetrate large topics or industries and build expertise/value....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 9, 2013 1:26 PM

Great read for curators...

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Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest – Social Media Photo Facts [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest – Social Media Photo Facts [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | Co-operative Communication | Scoop.it
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest – Social Media Photo Facts [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The golden rule for companies’ social media

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A Valuable Content Guest Post: The golden rule for companies’ social media


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Starting a Business? Here Are the 8 Steps You Need to Know: - Business 2 Community

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Strategy: How to Demonstrate Return on Investment for Social Media Marketing

Strategy: How to Demonstrate Return on Investment for Social Media Marketing | Co-operative Communication | Scoop.it
ROI is all about applying strategy to your social media campaigns. Demonstrated through influencers, insightful analytics and community building.
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Inspiration | Outstanding Art By 9 of the Best Street Artists

Inspiration | Outstanding Art By 9 of the Best Street Artists | Co-operative Communication | Scoop.it
The term street-art, or post-graffiti is used to distinguish public space artwork from territorial graffiti, and/or vandalism, and street-art usually conveys a message about socially relevant themes.

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JMS1 Group9's curator insight, September 25, 2013 4:21 AM

Gotta love Graff!! this has to count as art!

 

Audrey's comment, September 27, 2013 5:09 PM
This is just fantastic
Ema Excell's curator insight, October 12, 2013 8:49 AM

Graffiti other than Banksy....

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Guerilla Marketing? Make Sure It Does Not Mess Up Lead Generation

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That is why we have viral marketing, telemarketing, and what seems to be the thing today – guerilla marketing.

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How to give an awesome (PowerPoint) presentation ("Simply Stated" animated whiteboard video).

An effort to eliminate "death by PowerPoint." Learn how to give amazing presentations using PowerPoint or whatever your tool of choice in this fun, engaging,...
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How to Optimize Your Google+ Page | eZanga.com

How to Optimize Your Google+ Page | eZanga.com | Co-operative Communication | Scoop.it

In my opinion, we saved the most interesting social network for last. Obviously, optimization and Google+ is going to be an interesting topic, given that most of the SEO industry is most focused on Google+’s owner, Google. Out of all the social networks, Google+ doubtlessly has the most influence over your business’s SEO. For this reason alone, you should have a Google+ page, and you should optimize it.

 

Optimization is an important key to success on any social network, but it reaps so many more rewards on Google+ in particular. If you’ve tried your hand at Google SEO and found it extremely complicated, don’t worry. It’s not as complex on the company’s social network. Complete the below steps, and you’re well on your way....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 7, 2013 2:23 PM

G+ tips for better social media results. So optimize, optimize, optimize! tThis is an excellent guide and resource for better G+ results

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Social Media's Most Important Question | Social Media Today

Social Media's Most Important Question | Social Media Today | Co-operative Communication | Scoop.it

It is easy to hop on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and every social network out there. It’s not so easy to answer the question WHY. Why do you want more fans? More likes? More shares? How is it going to help you meet your business goals? Most importantly how is it going to bring your audience value?

 

We consult with business owners and brand of all sizes, from entrepreneurs and startups to Fortune 100 brands. One of the first things we ask when conducting a social media audit or developing a social business strategy or marketing plan is WHY. It’s amazing how many brands can’t answer this simple question....


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Jeff Domansky's comment, August 12, 2013 10:39 PM
My sense is it's a reminder that it takes skill, determination and engagement to get results from social media.
Laura Jane's comment, August 22, 2013 3:37 AM
I agree that business's using social media need to find ways to engage with consumers and not just use social media as another advertising outlet. The opportunities for brand awareness are endless if social media outlets are used more creatively.
Alex Wang's comment, August 22, 2013 5:06 AM
Totally agree with you, Chelsea! I am one of the group of people who barely go back the page every again. I think the company should have more interaction with consumers, so they can attract more potential consumers and the current consumers to care about the brand, it will result in them purchasing the products again.
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Brand Love for the Long Haul: Five Tips for Lasting Connections With Customers

Brand Love for the Long Haul: Five Tips for Lasting Connections With Customers | Co-operative Communication | Scoop.it

Brand relationships are no different. Keeping a fiery connection takes some work.

 

To unlock long-term love for our brands and set the stage for strong lasting connections, one simply has to look at and apply basic human relationship principles. Here are five ways you can keep the spark alive and forge a devoted, lasting connection to consumers....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 7, 2013 2:47 PM

Just like personal relationships, brand relationships need commitment. These five tips will help you stoke the fires with your customers.

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Content Writing Best Practices | Social Media Today

Content Writing Best Practices | Social Media Today | Co-operative Communication | Scoop.it

I’ve been asked to give a brief lesson on how to write content for the web.While it’s writing we’re going to cover, to apply the lesson I want you to think of yourself as an artist. You’re going to paint a picture—illustrate a point (or several).

 

So you’ll start with a sketch. The blank canvas before you needs some simple black strokes to begin with. After we’ve got a good strong framework, we’ll apply all kinds of color.Are you with me? Get your pencils out. Here we go....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 9, 2013 1:24 PM

Barry Feldman shares another inspiring post. 

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Robb Montgomery: 11 smart habits to improve your digital storytelling

New methods for reporting with smartphones and how journalists need to stop writing for other journalists and start writing for the Web.How did I arrive at 11 smart habits?Most of these come from ideas presented in an interview I recently gave with Lisa Geiger of Kircher-Burkhardt in Berlin. (Click to read the original interview). I was having an especially bright discussion and I have arranged to use portions of my text transcribed from their German-language report.The themes discussed include new reporting methods for smartphones, the challenges of culture change for newsroom leaders, and how journalists need to stop writing for other journalists and start writing for the Web....


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Tips On Using Social Media as Your Secret Sales Weapon

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Have you ever worked in sales? How many calls did you have to make before you actually connected with someone? How many emails did you send out that never got replies? Not many people will spare the

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