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Business in a Social Media World
The best social media content to help you take your business to the next level.
Curated by Cendrine Marrouat - SocialMediaSlant.com
Did you know that LinkedIn had revamped its recommendations dashboard? This social media tutorial will show you to manage your recommendations via that dashboard.
The discussion on real leadership is one we need to have, especially for people involved in social media. When the word is our bond, we need to be better at building influence for the right reasons.
Michael Hyatt shares some gems in the video I embedded in my article. It's worth the 30 minutes!
... or in any business that requires dealing directly with clients, you will probably relate to this video in more ways than one.
I'm sure a lot of you will relate to this video. ;-)
In October 2013, when Buffer was hacked, the team behind the scheduling tool for Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn did something that many considered awesome.
I came across this interview with Leo Widrich and Joel Gascoigne, the co-founders of Buffer, today, and had to share it. To me, Buffer is a role model in the transparency arena.
That also explains why the company has enjoyed so much success these last few months.
The interview is 8-minute long, but well worth a watch.
When the CEO of Encyclopedia Atlantica sees an unusual spike in the number of online orders, he goes a little crazy. The problem is that he hasn't taken the time to check out where the clicks come ...
I love this commercial! Not only is it funny, but it also asks a very valid questions to companies: Do you know what you are measuring?
Social network shows off visualisations of viral videos while warning brands and agencies that 'there are no rules to virality'. By Stuart Dredge
According to Twitter, there is no rule behind the virality of videos.
Well, there is one: Know your audience inside out, and it should help!
Google has released a new Webmaster Help video with Matt Cutts addressing the question: If my site goes down for a day, does that affect …
According to Matt Cutts, if your website is down for a day, it won't affect your rankings. You should worry, though, if it lasts for longer than that.
Realiable webhosts are so important!
Blogging through video can be very beneficial for your blog. In this article we discuss 5 very useful video blogging tools that you can use.
As always, an interesting article from Ian Cleary.
If you are looking for tools to help you make your videos more appealing, check it out!
"Welcome to the Internet. Porn or regular," Facebook asks a new employee, before introducing her to other members of staff -- each more annoying than the next.
If you are looking for a fun and insightful way to understand social media sites better, this video will definitely help.
Most of the stuff is bang on!
Last night, Stephan Hovnanian, a new Google+ connection, sent me the link to a video that he had created to help people best utilize their G+ cover for marketing purposes. I have decided to share i...
I don't know about you, but trying to create a cover photo for a Google+ profile is a daunting task.
Fortunately, I found a video that will help save you time. Courtesy of Stephan Hovnanian.
Shift Communications made a very smart hire a couple weeks ago when they picked up Christopher S. Penn.
Good reminder of the importance of Google+ in this video!
"In this video I interview Dave Fleet, vice president of Digital at Edelman in Toronto.
Dave shares how social media measurement impacts businesses today. You’ll learn what strategies businesses are using to measure their social media marketing efforts.
Be sure to check out the takeaways below after you watch the video."
So you decided to join Google+..but your stream feels like a ghost town - nothing happens there.
In this video Yifat Cohen, the G+GoTo Gal, shares
3 ways to search for people who share your passion (keywords, shared circles, piggyback)
How to search using hashtags
How to search for professions
How to engage.
Finally, how you get someone to notice and love you right away.
Find Yifat Cohen on Google Plushttps://plus.google.com/u/0/+YifatCohen/posts
Visit Yifat Cohen, G+GoTo Gal http://gplusgotogal.com
|Rescooped by Cendrine Marrouat - SocialMediaSlant.com from Virtual Options: Social Media for Business|
I selected this video by Simon Sinek because he always inspires me and this talk is now exception. Today more than ever before, social networks - [social business] has given us the opportunity to support each other and do business in exciting new ways.
It got me thinking about the power of communities and what they can do together and the importance of businesses to find, connect and support those communities who resonate with their brand promise.
He talks about trust and the importance of being authentic as individuals and organizations to be transparent, honest, generous and consistent through all of our actions.. He wrote a book called "It Starts With Why" [people don't buy what you do, they buy WHY you do it], which I highly recommend.
"If you inspire people, more people will inspire you"
"Our ability to build trust and relationships is the key to our survival as a race, and to thriving as ideamakers"
Here's what caught my attention:
**When we are authentic as individuals and businesses, every decision we make is a communication to others who will immediately be drawn to us.
**Trust and common beliefs are the ingredients that make up great communities, brand advocates and word of mouth.
As a Business:
**People make purchasing decisions based on recommendations from their trusted friends, they want to buy your products and services because you have clearly communicated to them that you care about their needs, you have listened and you are there to provide solutions
**When we have clearly stated who we are and what we believe through our actions, others who share those beliefs are attracted to us. We then come together to form a trusted community based on these core values
**Think about the power of being in a community that builds trust through common beliefs and the impact this group can make on us as individuals as well as out in the world.
**Think about the fulfillment of doing something for others without wanting anything in return
**Think about the richest day you’ve had as a business or as an individual, was it about money or was it about helping others in some way. When you have your priorities straight, you reap human satisfaction and financial rewards always follow.
Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions"
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