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Informal French & Slang Tutorial

French slang words and expressions, including informal ways of speaking...

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Ultimate Social Media Empire: 26 Tips for Using Instagram for Business

Ultimate Social Media Empire: 26 Tips for Using Instagram for Business | blogging |

Are you wondering how to use images and short video to enhance your customers’ experience?


Have you considered creating a brand profile on Instagram to make your brand visible to a new market?


Getting started on Instagram is fairly straightforward.Simply sign up for an account (e.g., use the same name as your Twitter handle), add a profile photo (e.g., brand logo) and a link to your website, connect your account to Facebook and let your followers know they can follow you there.


It’s what to do next that presents a difficulty for many brands.


What follows are 26 tips and brand examples, an A-Z guide, for capitalizing on a business presence on Instagram....

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Ako A.'s curator insight, November 25, 2014 8:22 PM

The article summarized 26 tips for using instagram, One tip is being familiar on how to use Instagram for business.  Another tip is balancing entertaining and fun images with pictures from your business. Cultivate a following by connecting your Facebook account, use relevant and popular hashtags, and being engaging. Following your followers will also help one's business to grow. Having a flexible and consistent posting plan will be strategic and beneficial to a business. Inspiring customers will help the business be engaging with customers. Implementing photo contests between Facebook and Instagram will be a fun way to interact with potential customers. A business should market its brand using trends. Rewarding followers is an excellent strategy to gain more followers and customers in general. Having photos of happy employees gives a business a positive image and will attract customers. Businesses son Instagram should also have an elaborate visual experience for their followers. These tips will greatly benefit businesses on Instagram.

Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, November 28, 2014 9:45 AM

Ready to use Instagram?

Rebecca Lynch's curator insight, December 9, 2014 8:16 PM

Instagram can be tricky for businesses. No one wants ads in their feeds. If a company just posts their products all of the time, it won't have many followers. GoPro is a fantastic example of how to use Instagram to produce engaging content while still increasing brand awareness. They have a Photo of the Day featuring a stunning, unique image that someone took using their equipment. They have 3.6 million followers, which is incredible for a business account. Other companies should, as the article says, have a balance between promotion and fun images. The more a consumer feels as though they know the company, the more inclined they will be to choose it over a competitor. Showing that the company shares the same enthusiasm and interests as their consumers goes a long way in developing relationships.

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The Worst Kind of Email Forward

The Worst Kind of Email Forward | blogging |

Most work emails are purely defensive missives. They seek to shift effort, hide omissions, or provide cover against future blame. Emails simulate work: Rather than getting something done, you create a futures market for excuses and rationales for not getting them done. Thanks to precarity, the modern workplace demands the construction of layers of protective virtual ramparts to shield the worker from possible future reproach. Email has become the primary brick out of which such fortresses are fashioned. An email is a one-sided agreement made in secret.

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BBC - Languages - Le Mensuel

BBC - Languages - Le Mensuel | blogging |
Practise your French with audio features, songs, transcripts, activities and quizzes.

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What It's Like To Get A Master's Degree In Mindfulness

What It's Like To Get A Master's Degree In Mindfulness | blogging |
To master mindfulness, you do not need a master's in mindfulness. But starting this year, those who want a professional degree in the meditative practice can get one.

In a first-of-its-kind program in the U.S., Cambridge, Mass.-based Lesley University this year began offering a Master of Arts in Mindfulness Studies. The degree requires two years of study and 36 credits at $925 a pop (that's $33,300 if you're counting). Course work is a mixture of theory and practice. Readings include books published by the forefather of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn, and studies about the effects of meditation on health, education, and business. Other requirements include an internship, capstone project (thesis), and attending a week-long silent retreat.

But, beyond adding an M.A. to one's accolades, what are the applications for a degree in mindfulness?

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, November 24, 2014 1:08 PM

I have no problem with mindfulness becoming trendy on campuses, from preschools to master's degree programs. As the article notes, you don't have to study for a master's in order to benefit from mindfulness -- the cognitive element of infotention -- but why not?

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7 tips to write stellar blog posts

7 tips to write stellar blog posts | blogging |

Do you know that only two in 10 of your visitors will read your articles until the end? People don't have time to waste. They want to find the information they need quickly and easily. And it has to be presented in a friendly manner. Today, let's go back to the basics. Here are seven tips to format your blog posts so that they get read -- and shared.


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Alicia Rodriguez Ruiz's curator insight, November 25, 2014 2:55 AM

Throug this Slideshare presentation Cendrine Marrouat teaches us how to write awesome posts for our Blogs. Must Read

Marco Favero's curator insight, November 25, 2014 2:58 AM

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