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Blogging is Good PR | JaymeSouati

Blogging is Good PR | JaymeSouati | The ever growing small business learner | Scoop.it

Blogging is good for growing business, as owned media, for good PR, building authority, and developing brand.... How many gazillion blogs are there in the world now? Technorati says about 3 million or so. You can see where your blog ranks via something called an Alexa ranking. Best to just ignore all that though and focus on a few other things, such as: Blogs Only Get Better When you start blogging and give it 12 months of consistent writing, good things start to happen. You become confident and assured that you have something to say. Your writing improves, you gain voice, and you may even make the jump from personal to professional blogger....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 31, 2013 1:21 PM

Solid blogging advice from Jayme Soulati..

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How to Create a Culture of Storytelling | Philanthropy for All

How to Create a Culture of Storytelling | Philanthropy for All | The ever growing small business learner | Scoop.it

There’s no denying it, storytelling can seem challenging. But I’ve taken the stance that storytelling can be demystified and that anyone can do it.

 

Read the full article to find five tips for creating a culture of storytelling at your organization:

1. Communicate to all staff members what kind of stories you are looking for

2. Hold a staff meeting to openly discuss what storytelling is, why it matters and why all staff members play a vital role in it

3. Make time at your staff meetings to tell stories.

4. Schedule an ongoing time to casually meet with staff from programs to talk about updates from their work and utilize it as a time to probe into any interesting stories they might have.

5. Start your own story bank for future reference.


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Karen Dietz's comment, February 27, 2013 8:37 PM
Absolutely Monica! Glad you pointed that out.
Ignacio Conejo Moreno's curator insight, March 1, 2013 3:16 AM

Desmitificando: Todo el mundo puede crear Storytelling.

 

He aquí algunas claves útiles para hacerlo, aprovechando las vivencias diarias del equipo.

Harpal S.sandhu's curator insight, March 4, 2013 8:53 PM

PHILANTHROPY

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Your Fans Want to Know Exactly How You Did It - Business 2 Community

Your Fans Want to Know Exactly How You Did It - Business 2 Community | The ever growing small business learner | Scoop.it
Business 2 Community Your Fans Want to Know Exactly How You Did It Business 2 Community Allowing a portal into your process, your day-to-day, the story-boarding of what and how you do your work; even more, share extras about the senior and junior...

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, February 27, 2013 8:35 PM

Be bold! Share your biz stories that are all about how you work. People love these kinds of stories. We call them backstories.


What I like about this article is that it's kind of cheeky and fun to read. And the author, Chris Abraham, goes into depth about the advantages of back stories. Plus he gives ideas for the kinds of stories to share. Yeah!


I like this statement, "Allowing a portal into your process, your day-to-day, the story-boarding of what and how you do your work; even more, share extras about the senior and junior staff beyond what their bio pages offer — those uptight, controlled, and boring bio pages."


And: "But before you balk, don’t worry: while you might feel like your process may well be mundane, obvious, and boring, it’s new, exciting, and revelatory to everyone else."


My hobby is hand-dyeing silk. When I was selling my hand-dyed silks at art shows, I put together a photo show that I loaded onto an electronic picture frame. I showed the entire process of hand-dyeing -- from selecting colors, to mixing dyes, to manipulating fabric, pouring the dyes, batching overnight, washing out excess dye, and then finishing the beautiful resulting garment for sale. It's a big hit and people loved to hang around the booth and watch the show. Then I was able to talk with them and sell them my pieces! (I'm still dyeing silk, but now creating pieces for clients as part of my biz story work).


Go have fun creating these stories. I know what a blast they are to create.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling atwww.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

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How to create social media interaction for small business websites

How to create social media interaction for small business websites | The ever growing small business learner | Scoop.it

6 tips for small business' social media success 

SUMMARY: Small businesses looking to connect their sites to social networks should use images to engage customers, writes Ryan Boudreaux. "People respond to images more than any other media type, so be sure to post at least one image per business day on your social media network accounts," he advises. Creativity is key, but be sure to be consistent between social media handles so not to confuse followers, he suggests.

 

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6 Benefits of the Social Media Revolution for Small Businesses

6 Benefits of the Social Media Revolution for Small Businesses | The ever growing small business learner | Scoop.it
The social media revolution changed the way that successful small businesses interact with customers and reach out to new markets. These six benefits will
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The Art of Gratitude: A Simple Trick for Life and Work - Forbes

The Art of Gratitude: A Simple Trick for Life and Work - Forbes | The ever growing small business learner | Scoop.it
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As a millennial recently given a management position, I had to learn the art of gratitude the hard way. I thought I knew how to do it.
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How to Improve Your Editing Skills: Part 2 | Copyediting.com

How to Improve Your Editing Skills: Part 2 | Copyediting.com | The ever growing small business learner | Scoop.it

In part 1 of this series on how to improve your editing skills, we looked at my favorite method, something I call the Pros to Your Cons (Professionals and Your Continuing Education). Access to editing archives isn’t the only way to hone your red-pen craft.

Another method I recommend:

- See more at: http://www.copyediting.com/how-improve-your-editing-skills-part-2#sthash.Gneo63xU.dpuf


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