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10 Email Sins You Must Stop Committing Right Now

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Email. Whether we like it or not, it is part of our lives. We love it when it’s easy and when others use it in a way that works for us. The rest of the time, we hate it. And when we hate it, we really hate it. Even though I often communicate through social channels, such as Facebook, Twitter or chat messages, my mailbox remains a sacred place where the most important conversations take place.

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10 Steps To Create An Awesome Google+ Profile

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Once you sign-up for Google+, the first order of business should be to build your profile. As with any social networking site, your profile is your home base. It’s where you tell people what you’d like them to know about you. This is where you showcase the information you want to be publicly available when someone searches, or googles , you online. Make sure to include a headline.

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Your Brand Screwed-Up On Social Media, Now What?

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Headline from CNN. Bad things can happen to any business or brand. You do our best to avoid it; you hire the right people, make the right products, make the right decisions. Sometimes, though, things don’t go as planned and something, someone screws-up. It’s often what happens next that can make, break or save a brand’s reputation. This blog post isn’t about what happened.

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Top 5 Signs Your Business Should Not Be Using Social Media

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Beware the hidden dangers of social media. Social media is all the rage. All the cool kids are using it; at least, that’s what the cool kids on the internet are telling us. The number of businesses on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and YouTube is mind-boggling, but the real question is how many of them are using the tools wisely? You Like It Because You Think It’s Free.

The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

How Old is the Perfect Social Media Expert?

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So, there I was. Listening in on an fascinating conversation online with one of the business world’s most well known thought-leaders, some of his most famous books on the shelf above my desk as I soaked in his words coming through the speakers of my computer. His wisdom and perspective on the importance of respecting and empowering one’s employees and customers were inspiring. Really?

Twitter Etiquette: Outside Voices, Inside Voices and Whispers

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If you grew up with a mother anything like mine, many of your childhood memories include being shushed and reminded to use your inside voice. We had three voices, but the one we heard the most about was our inside voice. Heaven forbid we might say something too loudly and the neighbors would hear! Laura clearly disagreed with my perspective that this practice is often seen as rude. It is intimate.

9 Things to Include in Every Speaker Request

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I’ve been doing a lot of speaking lately. It is a huge compliment to receive so many requests. I am grateful for every one and wish I had time to honor all of them. It’s funny; I am extremely introverted, but give me a captive audience and a microphone and I’m in heaven. love public speaking! Go figure. Are you representing a business, professional organization, etc.?

The ROI of Respect, Listening and Hugs

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I spend way too much time online, most of it on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or LinkedIn. While you may not spend the hours online as I do, admit it, you are online a lot. My question to you is a simple one: How well do you really know your virtual connections? It feels like we know these people, but do we? Spoiler alert: The answer is No.). They are not simply numbers. Respect. Listening. love hugs.

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A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Is Social Media is the Brussels Sprouts of the Internet?

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To those of us who live and breathe social media every day, it is easy to forget that not everyone is as comfortable online as we are. In fact, many people have concerns about being too visible online and some don’t want to be online, period. Yes, there are people who, by choice, do not have Facebook, Twitter or Google+ accounts. Lola doesn’t use Facebook. Judging from a distance.

How To Opt-Out of Social Ads on LinkedIn in 5 Clicks

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UPDATE : LinkedIn changed the design of their social ads and posted a clarification to their policy. See below for the updated details. Oh, how I love LinkedIn! often speak and write about LinkedIn , as well as provide a great deal of training to help others get the most out of the most powerful professional networking site online. But, LinkedIn? Surely they didn’t do this? Or did they?

Dear Netflix: While You’re Huddled Under the Table, I’ve Got One More Thing

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Netflix has a bit of a public relations nightmare on their hands at the moment. You may have heard about it. In my mind, this really isn’t about a simple matter of a price increase. Sure, no one wants to pay more for anything than they were yesterday. Why would we? Neither of these things has happened here. It isn’t about the what. It’s about the how. “Now we offer a choice.&#

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Why I’m Over Declaring Tech Tools “Over”

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With the launch of Google’s new social network, Google+ , there are many who have rushed to publish opinions about the demise of other networks, most notably Twitter and Facebook. Some have even gone as far as to shut down their accounts on these other networks to move their entire online network to Google+. It would be redundant. This is not the case with Google+. Worry Not.

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11 Sure-Fire Ways to Get Me to Unfollow You on Twitter

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unfollow. love Twitter, no doubt about it. have found it to be a fabulous tool, through which I've come to know countless brilliant and fascinating people. To me, Twitter is about building relationships. Like all social media tools

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

Social Media Refresh Tip #2: Export Your Friends’ Contact Info

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You’ve taken the job of connecting with the right people online seriously. You’ve methodically built your professional network of connections on LinkedIn. You’ve added your family, friends, old classmates and co-workers to your list of Facebook friends. Unless you happen to know their email address, you have to go to LinkedIn or Facebook to send that email. Why Bother? Facebook.

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I Don't Care Where. You. Are. Right. Now. | Almost Savvy

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Hey, you! Yeah, you standing in line at Starbucks using your phone to check-in while waiting to get your daily latte. We need to have a word. We've been connected for awhile on Twitter and Facebook. like you, really I do

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Your Brand Screwed-Up On Social Media, Now What?

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Headline from CNN. Bad things can happen to any business or brand. You do your best to avoid it; you hire the right people, make the right products, make the right decisions. Sometimes, though, things still don’t go as planned and something, someone screws-up. It’s often what happens next that can make, break or save a brand’s reputation. Confused? What happened first. Outreach.

LinkedIn Adds 3 Fun Ways to Remember Your Connections

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LinkedIn doesn’t get much love in the “I can’t wait to go online and have fun with my friends&# category of social networking sites, but make no mistake – for professionals, wannabe professionals, businesses or non-profits, LinkedIn is where the real action is. The secret to networking is to actually stay in touch with many of your connections. Out of sight, out of mind.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

How To Manage Your Online Reputation By Using Google Alerts

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In addition to the wonderful feedback to my post last week about 3 Mistakes You’re Making Online , I also received questions about my third point – using Google Alerts to monitor your reputation online. While I know throngs of hyper-connected people for whom using Google Alerts is second nature, the fact is that this is a new tool for many people. What is Google Alerts?

Confused About Facebook Changes? (Free Webinar)

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While it may seem that David Bowie is referring to Facebook when he sings, “Ch, ch, ch, ch, changes.” ”  I’m pretty sure he had something else in mind. Still, the lyrics do include “Turn and face the strain,” which may be how you’re feeling each time you visit the site. ” and “Where do I find…?” Can’t Beat the Price.

It’s All About.Me (Your Identity Online – Simplified)

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Have you ever received an email from someone and their signature block seems to run on forever with so many links that the signature is longer than the email itself? Are you guilty of this yourself? It’s okay to admit it, you’re among friends. have several links in my own signature block. If so, you may want to check out about.me. Reasons to set up your own about.me It’s easy.

8 Tips for Using Social Media for Political Campaigns

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By now, most candidates for public office have figured out that incorporating social media into their campaigns is a critically important step. It’s the how to do this that escapes most of them. That’s perfectly understandable. The last couple of election cycles, much of this social media business was new. That was then, this is now. That said…can we talk? Engage (a.k.a.

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11 Tips To Thrive on Twitter | Almost Savvy

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twitterfollowme After my post on 11 Sure-Fire Ways to Get Me to Unfollow You on Twitter, many asked that I put together some tips highlighting the best way to get started on Twitter. I'm very happy to oblige

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How to Find and Ban Members in Facebook Groups

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Seemingly stealth group members. You know they're there, but you can't find them. Today’s post is written specifically for those responsible for managing a Group on Facebook. Facebook Groups don’t get as much buzz as Facebook Profiles (soon to be known as Timelines) and Facebook Pages. Still, there are many wonderful uses for Groups. Or, is it? Are you a Facebook Group Admin?

3 Mistakes You’re Making Online

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Oy, the internet. Must it be so complicated? Can’t we all just have fun online and not worry so much? While some people do take that approach, but I certainly wouldn’t recommend it. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re active online and chances are you’re making one of these mistakes. Multiple Personalities. You’re the professional you on LinkedIn.

8 Sure-Fire Ways to Get Unfriended on Facebook

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Ah, our Facebook friends. Some we can’t live without and, well, then there are those other ones. It is the latter group that I’m focusing on today. We all know people like this, right?The The chatty co-worker, the family member who can’t keep a secret, that pretty girl you sat next to in junior high school. We were excited when we first friended you on Facebook. App requests.

Facebook Friend Requests: Accept or Ignore?

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Everybody uses Facebook differently. Just like all of social media, there is no one right way to use it. Still, I’m often asked how I use it. One of the common questions about Facebook concerns friend requests. How to choose which to accept and which to ignore? currently have about 600 Facebook friends, which is probably too many for me. Not really a person. No note. Friends in common.

How to Screw-Up a Blogger Pitch in 4 Easy Steps

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In addition to all of the presentations and workshops, one of the many wonderful aspects of the recent LeWeb conference in Paris is the opportunity to connect with others who are working on innovative projects and developing new applications which make our lives easier or more productive. Anyone who reads my blog will easily see that this really isn’t the way I work. Bullcrap. Seriously?

Old Habits, New Skills: Repetitive Injuries and Voice Recognition Software

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The Problem. I’ve been in pain for the last month. At first, the pain in my hand would come and go. Gradually, the pain moved to my wrist, up my arm and eventually to my shoulder. spend too much time on the computer, there’s just no way around it. And the truth is, once I began to realize that this was likely the cause of my pain, I should have acted more quickly to change my habits.

How Our Vanity Leads to Spam

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The email I received from Gina had a very simple subject line: “Hello.&# The body of the email was also simple, just a link without any other text. Ugh; spam. knew immediately what had happened. Somewhere, she had clicked on a malicious link and all of her contacts received the same email. happened to see Gina about an hour after receiving the email. There it was. Is this really you?

Disconnected in a Hyper-Connected World

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It had been nagging me for months, though I couldn’t put my finger on exactly what it was. Things with my work have been going well and keeping me busy, but something didn’t feel quite right. know a lot of people, more than I’ve ever known at any other time in my life.  I spend much of my day connecting with them in one way or another. found myself thinking about people I missed.

New Tool Makes My Email Work Harder and Smarter

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Remember the old days when we started using email for business communication and to send messages to multiple people simultaneously? Ok, so maybe I'm the only one who remembers when that was a big deal. It seems like eons ago

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Back-up Your LinkedIn Information | Almost Savvy

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linkedin-image-export-contacts1. Contact information for all of your connections. You've taken great care in building your LinkedIn network of connections because these are the folks you've known throughout your career, those friends

Just Because We're Social Networking “Friends” Doesn't Mean I'll.

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You Don't Bring Me Flowers Anymore. Where did the romance go? When did we stop asking, “Tell me about yourself,” “Do you like to take long walks on the beach?” or even the tired old line, “What's your sign

Facebook Sharing and Privacy Tips (Video)

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If you’re a Facebook user, you’ve probably noticed a lot of changes, especially on the homepage where you see updates from your Facebook friends. What you may not have noticed are the significant updates in how you manage your privacy, along with other new features and changes. How do I mute certain types of updates? The video is a recording of a live webinar from last week.

Top 10 Most Commonly Used Words on LinkedIn

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Ah, the challenge online. How to appear that you fit in while also appearing to stand out from the crowd. We really work hard to think of just the right words to use to let others know how irresistibly awesome we are. According to the LinkedIn blog , it appears that many others believe they are as irresistible as we are and are using the exact same terms in their LinkedIn profiles. Is it a problem that we’re using the same terms as others? No, not necessarily. The problem with these terms is that they are vague. Take a look at the list of words. Extensive experience. 2. Innovative. 3.