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“Don’t say anything online that you wouldn’t want plastered on a billboard with your face on it.” – Erin Bury
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The Ultimate Guide to Hashtags

The Ultimate Guide to Hashtags | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Since its first use in 2007, the hashtag has spread from Twitter to almost all major social media networks, including Facebook, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, and even Pinterest to some extent. With hashtags pervasive everywhere, we wanted to take a look again at how your brand can use hashtags with success, on any social media platform.


 


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With hashtags pervasive everywhere, we wanted to take a look again at how your brand can use hashtags with success, on any social media platform.
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15 Social Media Management Tools That Can Help Your Business Thrive

15 Social Media Management Tools That Can Help Your Business Thrive | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Should you have a dedicated social media manager or rely on platforms to manage your social strategy?
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Here are 15 of the best social media management tools currently available and how they can help you make the most of your social presence, as recommended by leading members of Forbes Agency Council.
 
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4 Ways to Prepare for LinkedIn’s New Look

4 Ways to Prepare for LinkedIn’s New Look | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

If you haven’t heard the news: LinkedIn is getting a makeover. Here is how you can prepare for it.

 
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If you haven’t heard the news: LinkedIn is getting a makeover. One third of the United States LinkedIn members have it today and the company seems to be picking up speed on the rollout. I work with many other consultants in my same space and we do not know the selection process of how LinkedIn is doling out access; so, don’t lose sleep trying to figure it out. Be patient if you do not have it yet because your time is coming. Here are four ways you can proactively prepare… 
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10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make On Their LinkedIn Profiles

10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make On Their LinkedIn Profiles | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Members of Forbes Coaches Council discuss 10 common mistakes to be aware of so that you can rise above the competition.

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With over 400 million members, LinkedIn possesses personal brand power. It can also diminish your brand if you constantly update your network and, by proxy, those degrees of separation with news, events, articles and "interesting items" not associated with your brand. With LinkedIn's new ability to share video, pictures and more on your profile, the oversharing can take some dangerous curves. - John O'Connor, Career Pro Inc.
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Ten Ways Your LinkedIn Profile Is Hurting Your Credibility 

Ten Ways Your LinkedIn Profile Is Hurting Your Credibility  | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Is your LinkedIn profile hurting your professional credibility? Check out our list and find out!

Via Anita Windisman
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(From the article): LinkedIn is a place to erect your online billboard, but LinkedIn is also a community of over 400 million people. Other LinkedIn users want to know what you’re up to professionally, and your LinkedIn profile is a great way to tell them! It’s important to keep your profile up to date.
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5 Ways Executives Can Participate in Social Business

5 Ways Executives Can Participate in  Social Business | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
One of the most important criteria of a social business is executive level participation. 5 ways executives can participate in a social business.

 

I recently wrote a blog post about the 5 characteristics of a social business, and I’ve previously provided my slide deck on the topic from speaking gigs on the topic. One of the most important criteria of a social business is executive level participation. Simply stated when the C suite gets it, the organization is well positioned to become a social business.

 

The “C suite” is typically the phrase that represents the highest ranking executives starting with the Chief Executive Officer or CEO. Executive titles vary from business to business. So, if “C” titles don’t apply in your organization, don’t sweat it. Just apply these ideas to the top managers running your company.


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Is Your Content Worthy of a Like, Share, Pin, Retweet, Google +1? | Social Media Today

Is Your Content Worthy of a Like, Share, Pin, Retweet, Google +1? | Social Media Today | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

This is a question that each person active on social media should ask himself a day or another. Have you ever thought? [note mg]

 

How many hours have you spent adding buttons, gadgets and widgets to your new blog or website? You research the right tools, share buttons, share bars, analytic tracking tools and more. You install them with a hope and a prayer that someone somewhere is going to use them.

 

However, unfortunately many business leaders find they don’t get used. The share buttons sit on their site with the lonely zero or default +1. Chances are your pocket book or wallet might be feeling a little lonely too.

 

What if you took the same time you spend on the share bars, share buttons and tools and instead first focus on something worthy of a share? I know it sounds like a crazy concept because after all it’s far easier to focus on the bright shiny objects, geeky tools and data analytics.

 

Trust me, I am a data junkie and could literally spend all day helping my clients dig into the heads of their target audiences with a goal of embedding their brand in their brains!

 

Is your content worthy of a share?

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/HNNTN5


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7 of the Most Effective Ways to Market Yourself Successfully

7 of the Most Effective Ways to Market Yourself Successfully | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Who you are is the message to the world. What message are you sending?
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Who you are is the message to the world. What message are you sending?
 
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Get yourself out in the world. Market the message.

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Here's why you're using LinkedIn wrong, according to its founder

Here's why you're using LinkedIn wrong, according to its founder | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

The founder of LinkedIn says too many of us are using the site all wrong.

 
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You don't need to do a deep analysis of every person who asks to connect with you, but if you'd feel awkward chatting with them or introducing them to someone in your network, decline — without a guilty conscience.
 
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3 Personality Traits That Reveal Whether You're a Leader or a Tyrant

3 Personality Traits That Reveal Whether You're a Leader or a Tyrant | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

What most people tend to forget about leadership, however, is that it is not a position. It's not a title. It's not a badge, or a crown, or a throne you sit upon with the right to order around others.

 

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People don't follow a leader because of what that leader preaches. They follow leaders who live and breathe the very example they expect to be upheld. After all, it's not the words that truly change people and their behavior, but the energy that comes with them. And the only way for a leader's energy to truly have an impact on others is if it is being spoken with absolute conviction. The kind of conviction that is only possible if leaders are living what they're preaching. 

 Keep your eyes peeled for the quiet employee who follows through with exactly what he or she said they were going to do. That's your leader, right there.
 
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Anita's curator insight, December 12, 2016 3:31 PM
Good article on how to become a good leader without letting the power create bad habits.
donhornsby's curator insight, December 16, 2016 10:47 AM
People don't follow a leader because of what that leader preaches. They follow leaders who live and breathe the very example they expect to be upheld. After all, it's not the words that truly change people and their behavior, but the energy that comes with them. And the only way for a leader's energy to truly have an impact on others is if it is being spoken with absolute conviction. The kind of conviction that is only possible if leaders are living what they're preaching. 

 Keep your eyes peeled for the quiet employee who follows through with exactly what he or she said they were going to do. That's your leader, right there.
 
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Check out the new LinkedIn publishing experience. It’s as beautiful
as your ideas.

Check out the new LinkedIn publishing experience.      It’s as beautiful<br/>as your ideas. | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

The new desktop publishing experience for LinkedIn  includes a sleek intuitive interface, more text and font options, and a beautiful new reading view that removes distractions and noise from the page.

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The new desktop publishing experience is only available in the U.S. for now, and will be available to international soon after.
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Better Leadership Through Social Media

Better Leadership Through  Social Media | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Executives should look at specific social media as a personal toolbox for improving their practice of leadership.

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The article has some great ideas to implement as leaders on social media.

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ThinDifference's curator insight, March 22, 2013 9:34 AM

Simple answer is "yes" but this article highlights some great ideas to use.

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(From the article): The solution is to stop looking at social media as another platform you have to learn—yet another responsibility—and start seeing it for what it can be instead: a personal toolbox for improving your practice of leadership.

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Nigel Cameron: Time for Leaders to ‘Get’ Twitter

Nigel Cameron: Time for Leaders to ‘Get’ Twitter | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Is Twitter one of the most important phenomena for the future of learning and business?


Nigel Cameron thinks so. Strategic adviser and futurist, he is Chairman of FutureofBiz, LLC (Chicago, Washington DC, and London) and President of the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies (C-PET, Washington DC).


He consults, speaks and blogs about the emerging future and its vast impacts on business, and is writing a book intended to aid greater understanding of how to prepare ourselves and our organizations for tomorrow.

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://community.paper.li/2012/09/17/nigel-cameron-time-for-leaders-to-get-twitter/

 


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