At two years old, Slack is the official darling of productivity tools on this side of the world. The service has redefined the way people communicate within corporations, and the numbers don’t lie: its daily users is now at 2.3 million users, from 1.1 million in August 2015, and the company generating more than $64 …
I live online …
Social is 24-7-365 ...
If it had been posted, I would have seen it, because I am ALWAYS connected …
The phrases above, besides being overused and obnoxious – as they’re bandied about with little to no real understanding about what’s really social, are also sadly misinformed and can be dangerous.The idea that we, despite our implicit humanity, can act like robots and monitor social media accounts without EVER shutting down and disconnecting is ludicrous.That implicit humanity mean
Like @Mallie Hart, I believe that the concept of being online 24-7 is inane. Small business owners certainly don't have the manpower for that.
As I always say, it's not the number of hours you spend on social media that matters. It's how well you use the time you have. If you only have 20 minutes a day, so be it!
"I have signed up for social media accounts. Now, what do I do?" I hear this question all the time. The answer is and always will be: strategy.
I came across a neat infographic that will help you organize yourself better. It includes a series of tips on how to optimize content for specific platforms.
Welcome to a new roundup of social media tools and services! This month, let me introduce you to Smore, GIFMaker.me, Scoopinion, Content Idea Generator, and Primal.
Content curators are going to love this list!
The quest for self-improvement is a critical part of life for some, while for others it’s merely an afterthought. For those of us that seek to improve ourselves and our work, there are a million books, seminars and techniques out there all purporting to hold the key to unlocking our potential. While some of them genuinely offer sage advice and sensible guidance, others are awash with circular logic, tautologies and truisms that don’t actually help us to reach our goals. Today I’d like to expound upon a simple, practical technique that can be acted upon every day with a manageable amount of effort, and promises to drastically improve many facets of your life: This is 1 Percent Time…
I taught French to adults for five years, and one of the first pieces of advice I gave students was to set small, achievable goals.
You can never maintain steam when you try to do too much at once.
Jacob E. Dawson offers some great tips in this guest post for my blog.
Facebook is one of the quickest ways to send a typhoon of traffic storming to your website. With it being one of the most active social networking sites on the planet and boasting over 750 Million active users, Facebook is a great way to gain more exposure, build your authority and ultimately attract more subscribers to your list.
While Facebook can prove to be the fairy Godmother of free social traffic, it can quickly turn into a time sucking leach… Slowly draining your productivity into an endless black holeof “liking” various irrelevant FB posts and sharing yet another cool and inspiring quote that’s not really helping your bottom line.
Blog post at Creative Ramblings : I love Microsoft Outlook and have used it as my central communications hub for years.
A few months ago, I started noticing a lot of duplicate content in my Inbox. At first, I thought it was a glitch. But then the hassle of having to spend all that extra time deleting messages became quite annoying. So, I contacted my web host (BlueHost), which did not find anything wrong.
The email marketing landscape has changed. Most marketers are already on board with the importance of email marketing, and are working hard to refine the nuances of their strategy -- including figuring out what the heck the right sending frequency is for their email campaigns. Does sending way more emails make you a spammer? Does sending less email result in potential revenue loss?
From sharing content for your client or company to learning about tomorrow’s weather, these tools will save you time and—because they’re free—money.
With the myriad tools available to help you with social media, often it’s hard to know which ones to try. People ask me whether there’s “an app for that,” and I love when I can give them the right tool.
Here are 12 of the best free tools, each one of which I use in my own business.
4 new social media productivity tools reviewed and analyzed. Each can save you considerably time and hassle when you're producing or curating content.
As Jay mentioned in his post yesterday, there’s a serious influx of information out there, plus an increasing urgency to get things done better and faster. It can be overwhelming to stay up on what’s happening in the world while also tending to your day job. Between our new newsletter, the One Social Thing, and the handy tools below, we hope to give you enough time- and sanity-saving techniques so you can go home at 5pm, be with your family, and even take up a hobby.
While a few of these tools can be used solely as a creative outlet, they can also serve as a way to harness creative energy that can be put toward your content marketing efforts so you can maintain a cohesive, high-quality, and consistent strategy.
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