10 Steps to Becoming a “Power Networker”

People often join business networking groups for the wrong reasons.  New business owners join in the hopes of getting their name out there.  For others, it may be a knee-jerk reaction to business being slow.  Selfishness will not work when it comes to networking.  If you don’t embrace the “you … Read more…

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Going Social – 5 Minute Presentation

Stop struggling with Social Media… a little education goes a long way! This was a presentation I gave to a local business networking group earlier in February, 2012. Let me know how I can help!

Are You Putting Your Business Facebook Presence in Jeopardy?

Originally written with Chamber of Commerce organizations in mind, (because I’ve become “Friends” with more than 100 Chambers over the past several weeks), I’ve decided to rewrite it for businesses in general because I’m seeing so many business owners heading down a path to disaster because they’re getting the wrong … Read more…

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Chambers: One False Move and You Could Lose Your Facebook Page!

Frequently referred to as the “father of the atomic bomb”, the late yet well-renowned physicist Enrico Fermi once said, “Ignorance is never better than knowledge”.   For many Chambers, your Facebook page is a ticking time-bomb ready to explode and then disappear altogether.  Years of effort will end up being … Read more…

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Chambers: Social Media is a Powerful Member Retention Tool!

I was privileged to have been the President & CEO of a county Chamber of Commerce in the 6th largest county of the 95 counties in Tennessee from 2008 to 2011.  I had worked with this Chamber for nearly eight years.  Initially, I donated my business services, web site development, … Read more…

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Social Media: Start Asking… Stop Selling!

A commonly asked question among business owners is “What should I post on on my social networking platforms?”  The question has a variety of answers depending on how and why you’re using social media.  Today, however, a light bulb went on after I heard three simple words.  “Ask for business”. … Read more…

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Social Networking and the Educational System Best Practices: Facebook

A recent news story and online poll entitled “SOUND OFF: How Should Schools Handle Student Misbehavior on Facebook?” in the Burnsville, MN Patch prompted me to think.  Although I wanted to comment on the topic, I quickly realized that there’s so much involved that what I needed to share simply … Read more…

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Facebook Contests & Promotions… Know the Rules!

I’m seeing it all too often.  Businesses with Facebook pages running contests and breaking all the rules.  I’ve also seen Facebook business pages with thousands of fans and followers get shut down because of it.  With Facebook working on going public, I can only anticipate them cracking down a little … Read more…

Facebook Timeline for Business Pages… 5 Key Visual Changes

Facebook, Timeline, Business Pages, Social Media, Social Networking

If you have a Facebook Business Page, and you’ve been using the new “Timeline” for your Facebook Profile page, then you’re a step ahead of the rest.  If not, then I strongly suggest you start.  Rumor has it that the new Timeline for Facebook Business Pages will automatically switch over … Read more…

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