Your Brand Screwed-Up On Social Media, Now What?
OCTOBER 4, 2012
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.
10 Email Sins You Must Stop Committing Right Now
MARCH 22, 2012
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.
10 Steps To Create An Awesome Google+ Profile
AUGUST 16, 2011
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.
Your Brand Screwed-Up On Social Media, Now What?
OCTOBER 4, 2012
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.
Connecting Twitter to LinkedIn: Just Say No
JANUARY 5, 2011
I already know most of you will be in one of two camps. Some of you will immediately feel my pain and totally get what I’m talking about. Others will think I’m making much ado about nothing and ought to let go of my outdated idea of how and where content is best shared.
How Old is the Perfect Social Media Expert?
JUNE 23, 2011
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.
Twitter Etiquette: Outside Voices, Inside Voices and Whispers
MARCH 24, 2011
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!
9 Things to Include in Every Speaker Request
MARCH 8, 2011
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.
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.
The ROI of Respect, Listening and Hugs
SEPTEMBER 5, 2011
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?
Is Social Media is the Brussels Sprouts of the Internet?
JANUARY 30, 2012
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.
How To Opt-Out of Social Ads on LinkedIn in 5 Clicks
AUGUST 11, 2011
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!
Dear Netflix: While You’re Huddled Under the Table, I’ve Got One More Thing
JULY 13, 2011
Netflix has a bit of a public relations nightmare on their hands at the moment. You may have heard about it.
Why I’m Over Declaring Tech Tools “Over”
JULY 19, 2011
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.
11 Sure-Fire Ways to Get Me to Unfollow You on Twitter
JULY 11, 2009
unfollow. I love Twitter, no doubt about it. I 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 Refresh Tip #2: Export Your Friends’ Contact Info
JANUARY 6, 2011
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.
I Don't Care Where. You. Are. Right. Now. | Almost Savvy
MARCH 31, 2010
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. I like you, really I do
LinkedIn Adds 3 Fun Ways to Remember Your Connections
JUNE 14, 2011
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.
How To Manage Your Online Reputation By Using Google Alerts
JUNE 1, 2011
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.
Confused About Facebook Changes? (Free Webinar)
OCTOBER 14, 2011
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.
It’s All About.Me (Your Identity Online – Simplified)
FEBRUARY 7, 2011
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.
8 Tips for Using Social Media for Political Campaigns
JUNE 16, 2011
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.
How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto
Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.
11 Tips To Thrive on Twitter | Almost Savvy
SEPTEMBER 9, 2009
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
How to Find and Ban Members in Facebook Groups
DECEMBER 8, 2011
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.
3 Mistakes You’re Making Online
MAY 23, 2011
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.
8 Sure-Fire Ways to Get Unfriended on Facebook
JUNE 18, 2012
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
8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO
Discover just how easy it is to boost SEO with social media.
Facebook Friend Requests: Accept or Ignore?
MAY 25, 2011
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?
How to Screw-Up a Blogger Pitch in 4 Easy Steps
DECEMBER 16, 2010
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.
Old Habits, New Skills: Repetitive Injuries and Voice Recognition Software
APRIL 26, 2011
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. I spend too much time on the computer, there’s just no way around it.
How Our Vanity Leads to Spam
APRIL 12, 2011
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. I knew immediately what had happened. Somewhere, she had clicked on a malicious link and all of her contacts received the same email.
Disconnected in a Hyper-Connected World
MARCH 16, 2011
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. I know a lot of people, more than I’ve ever known at any other time in my life.
New Tool Makes My Email Work Harder and Smarter
AUGUST 3, 2010
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
Back-up Your LinkedIn Information | Almost Savvy
APRIL 12, 2009
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.
JULY 15, 2010
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