@Jaana Nyström is a great curator and she just beat me to the punch :). When she shared her EPIC journey of using G+ to move from "nobody" to "somebody" I planned to blog about her amazing journey. The content and message was too good to be trapped in comments. Read this post CAREFULLY as you may recognize where you are on Jaana's timeline of personal brand development. There are several "inside baseball" tips to pay particular attention to including:* Don't worry about perfection, start publishing. * G+ is an AMAZING and vastly under used tool (start there add more social nets later). * No matter what, keep turning the crank (keep going) since the only sin you and your personal band can't recover from is NOT PLAYING. Great stuff from an amazing curator. What lessons did you learn from Jaana Nystrom? What similar lessons have you learned as you create a meaningful personal brand?
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“Why Pinterest Is Driving Social Engagement (and How You Can Take Advantage) Entrepreneur In this video, Noah Abelson, chief executive officer and co-founder of marketing firm Shareroot, shares tips on how companies can better understand Pinterest,...”
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Why so many leaders are so lame The Globe and Mail This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management.
Gábor Balogh is a freelance designer from Hungary who, like many of us, wants an attractive, watch-like watch that just happens to be smart. The difference between Balogh and the rest of us is he went ahead and designed an interface he believes could enable regular watch designs to include a full bevy of smart features.
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1. Wealth without work 2. Pleasure without conscience 3. Knowledge without character 4. Commerce without morality 5. Science without humanity 6. Worship without sacrifice 7. Politics without principle
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Have you ever been to a slow site and it felt like it took hours to load? You look down at your computer clock and really only 30 seconds have gone by. That's just the user experience on a slow site- the real question is “Does your website speed effect your ranking?”Will your slightly slower site be penalized by Google and other search engines when you clients are even looking for you?In this easy to understand graphic, we see that 1 second makes all the difference in the world. And after just 6 short weeks of poor load times, your site can lose 75% of it’s traffic to that page.If you have a low ranking you might want to follow some of the Google Guidelines to pre-load your most popular pages to increase your site’s overall performance.
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Ahh, Influencers. A key component to your social media and inbound marketing success. Not only do we need them to propel our marketing efforts to the next level, but they also play a large part of your relationship marketing strategy. An Influencer campaign should be a part of your social media engagement strategy.
“ Life is an almost endless mound of tasks and to-dos. If you let it get away from you, it can feel overwhelming. To avoid this, try keeping one day a week completely free of any scheduled to-dos.”
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The other day, someone asked me to share a list of my favorite social media pros. Since I used to do it on Creative Ramblings, I figured that it would be a good idea to occasionally resurrect this tradition. Warning: These are not the usual suspects. ;-)
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“Businesses on Facebook are being forced to reevaluate their social media marketing strategies as their posts continue to reach fewer and fewer users. For a brand that’s looking to ensure that its posts get the most engagement possible, new data shows that Friday is the day when users are most like...”
“Business 2 Community Pinterest Driving 78% More Revenue In 2014 (Study) Business 2 Community Pinterest recently redesigned its mobile website, and according to new data from Piqora, drove 78.4 percent more revenue in January 2014 compared to a year...”
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