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Why I Stopped Helping People And You Should Too | CamMi Pham

Why I Stopped Helping People And You Should Too - Life Tips. - Medium

Society always emphasizes on the need to help people. I do it too.


They tell you that you should help people unconditionally and when they least expect it. None of that is, of course, wrong. Random acts of kindness can change a person’s life in many instances. However, there is a flip side to every coin. And it is essential not to mask the other half of the impact of any such gesture.


Not everything is bad. Same as, not everything is good. There is the good in bad. And there is the bad in good. It’s not necessarily the worst idea to help people. But it’s also neither a great one. And here are the 3 cases where I personally stopped helping people and recommend that you should too....

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CamMi Pham's mother taught her never to give unsolicited advice, nor try to help anyone unless they ask you for it. She was right! A consultant must-read! 9/10

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30 Terrible Pieces of Social Media Advice You Should Ignore

30 Terrible Pieces of Social Media Advice You Should Ignore | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Here's the antidote for social media gurus. Don't be fooled by this terrible social media marketing advice.There are a lot of so-called “social media experts” out there. Dishing out advice, sometimes based on limited experiences, and sometimes based on nothing at all. Even the true social media experts sometimes share some misguided advice based on their beliefs and experiences. So with all this bad advice floating around the web, how do you distinguish between what you should -- and shouldn't -- believe?Have no fear! We’re here to share some of the worst pieces of social media advice we've seen to debunk all those misguided "best practices" and steer you in the right direction toward social media marketing truth and justice....

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Attention social media gurus.your advice is not always correct. And, its not about YOU. We don't care!

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Social Me Multimedia's curator insight, August 23, 2013 2:23 PM

Beware of the "quick fix" and social media "snakeoil" salesmen that promise the moon and don't deliver.  When you are hiring a professional digital marketer, you are bringing someone onside to help you improve the communication of your brand image and build relationships with your customers.  

 

It's a long term investment, not a short term fix.  And social media is one tool in the arsenal of digital marketing management.  

 

If you want results, hire a professional. 

 

Information. Conversation. Engagement. 

www.socialmemultimedia.com 

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Straight talk on social media consulting | Mark Schaefer

Straight talk on social media consulting | Mark Schaefer | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Nearly every week I help mentor some young person who wants to start a career in social media marketing consulting. I’m happy to help but unfortunately find myself bursting a lot of bubbles of overly high expectations. I thought it might be useful to present some straight talk on what it takes to really make it in this business.


It’s really not about social media


Having a deep love of animals does not make you a veterinarian. Having a deep love of social media does not make you a social media marketing professional.


This career choice is about MARKETING not social media....

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Mark Schaefer provides a reality check for those who hope to become consultants.

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Why You Should Never "Fire" a Client | 99U

Why You Should Never "Fire" a Client | 99U | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
Clients are the vehicle by which our work is put to use. So why do some of us view them with contempt?

 

Recommending avoiding terms like "fire your customer" is good advice. But why do we talk like this? It's more than just frustration with difficult clients, or those who are a little slow to catch on to our brilliant ideas, or ones that keep demanding better service and lower prices.


The "fire the customer!" mindset is a symptom of contempt for clients. The term "contempt" might sound shocking. We love our clients, don't we? They pay the bills. They refer us to others. They are the vehicle by which our work is put to use. Yet this dismissive attitude toward clients is surprisingly pervasive. If you listen carefully, you will hear it from others, and perhaps even, on occasion, from yourself. Do you find yourself thinking any of the following?...

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This post will get you thinking about client relationships... but you may still feel like firing a client regardless.

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