Make the Customer the Hero of Your Story

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Many businesses create a story that showcases the product as the "Hero".  If you really want your customers to buy or appreciate your product then you should make them the hero or star of the story, not your business. Ann Handley, MarketingProfs Chief Content Officer, wrote a great article that explains in a modern tone what it really means to make your customer the hero of your. Click on the link below to read her … [Read more...]

Always “want to change the world!”

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While speaking at INBOUND successful social media guru, Guy Kawasaki  said “Great companies start because the founders want to change the world…not make a fast buck.”   This well said statement really describes the motto all of us should share.  It makes a huge difference when you love and believe in what you are doing.   If you do this then the job really doesn’t seem like work anymore – it becomes more fun!  Always have your have your client’s best interests at heart.  And do not forget why … [Read more...]

Top 25 Social Media Influencers You Should Follow

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It's important to stay connected and in the moment in any social media platform.   Following the right people can be essential.  They can influence how you think, how you connect with others and how you and learn.  Learning from experts in your field or in business can help you achieve greater results and allows you to see different objectives while coming to your own conclusions. If you already follow these individuals, you know what we’re talking about!  If you aren’t following these … [Read more...]

Social Media – A Look Back in History [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Many years have passed since the first email was created but that was actually the first significant step towards a change in our society and the way we communicate.  Copyblogger has come up with a look back in history showing a graphical timeline of how we have moved from that first email to where we now socially connect, communicate and collaborate with one another worldwide. Looking at this infographic showing the history of social media, I realize that I was a very early adopter.  I … [Read more...]

Three Reasons to Take Twitter Seriously

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Twitter is one of the most mis-understood social networking platforms. Most people find it complicated and hard to grasp and understand.  How can you sell a product using 140 characters? Why does anyone care what you had for breakfast? Who wants to bothered with text messages from people you don't know? What value could you possibly gain from 140 characters? As an early adopter of social media, I have been using  twitter since 2007. Did I understand the value of  those early 140 character … [Read more...]

Is Your Head TOO Big to Show a Little Gratitude?

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I have built a fairly large social network.  Combining my contacts from all of my networks I have nearly 17000 connections!  How in the world can I manage that many connections? The funny thing is, that number is probably very low compared to many key influencers who have much larger and more active networks than I do. What are your expectations? Do you expect a seasoned blogger or a Twitter Superstar to show you gratitude for re-tweet's? When you receive a thumbs up or a like on Facebook do … [Read more...]