Social Media Expert… IS there such a thing?

Helping Chambers & Small Businesses Understand and Use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, YouTube and other Social Networking Tools.

I’m taking a moment to share my opinion on something.  An interesting discussion recently took place among fellow members of a LinkedIn Group that I’m a part of.  The question: “How legitimate is a Social Media Certificate?  Where will this lead?”  A variety of opinions were shared.  I read every … Read more…

For Chambers… “foursquare” is a Gold Mine

Helping Chambers & Small Businesses Understand and Use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, YouTube and other Social Networking Tools.

Here we go again… yet another social networking tool to add to the mix. However, THIS tool is SO different and has SO much to offer to Chambers and your members.  Why do I say this?  Because I AM a former President & CEO of a county Chamber of Commerce… and … Read more…

I’m Sorry… I Can NOT be your “Friend” on your “Chamber of Commerce” Facebook page

Helping Chambers & Small Businesses Understand and Use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, YouTube and other Social Networking Tools.

Ok… before this gets out of hand and everyone gets the wrong idea… let me say that I’m, quite possibly, the friendliest guy I know.  So what do I mean?  I’m talking about your “Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page”, and the simple method used to become an interactive part of … Read more…

Chambers: Use Social Media to Keep Your Members Coming Back Each Year!

Helping Chambers & Small Businesses Understand and Use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, YouTube and other Social Networking Tools.

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 during the past couple of years.  I’d worked with this Chamber for nearly eight years.  Initially, I donated my business services, web site … Read more…

Succeed in your business… STOP worrying and START focusing…

Helping Chambers & Small Businesses Understand and Use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, YouTube and other Social Networking Tools.

Worried about whether or not your website is getting top ranking in the search engines? Concerned about the number of visitors coming to your website? Wondering what visitors are doing when they visit your website? Most of you still do. It’s time to STOP worrying about all that and START … Read more…

Facebook: Just for kids? Think again! 2010 Demographics

Helping Chambers & Small Businesses Understand and Use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, YouTube and other Social Networking Tools.

I’ve talked to hundreds of business owners over the past few years… and one “myth” continues to become the topic of conversation in regards to using Facebook for their business.  They’ll say to me “it’s just kids who are using it… and that’s not my audience”.     Well… I intend to … Read more…

Twitter – 5 Tips for Beginners

Helping Chambers & Small Businesses Understand and Use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, YouTube and other Social Networking Tools.

Using Twitter but think you should have more followers?  Afraid to use Twitter because you don’t think you’ll have any followers?  By following the five basic steps below, you’ll go a long way in changing all that. Utilize Your Other Online Profiles Most everyone has additional online profiles such as … Read more…

Watch your Ps & Qs… and your WTFs & OMGs…

Helping Chambers & Small Businesses Understand and Use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, YouTube and other Social Networking Tools.

Keep Your Personal Profile Clean and Professional Sure it’s great to have fun on Facebook and Twitter.  And despite your best efforts to keep your privacy settings in check, your information will inadvertently leak out via friends and family… meaning that your seemingly insignificant photos, videos, status posts and game … Read more…

Avoid the #1 Mistake! “Facebook Page” vs. “Facebook Profile”…

Helping Chambers & Small Businesses Understand and Use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, YouTube and other Social Networking Tools.

For years now, businesses have been using Facebook to successfully market to the Facebook community.  However, I can’t tell you the number of businesses and non-profit organizations I’ve worked with where I’ve had to explain to them that they need to scrap their page because they set it up incorrectly.  In … Read more…

No Business Page on Facebook? Why???

Helping Chambers & Small Businesses Understand and Use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, YouTube and other Social Networking Tools.

       Here’s what you’re missing out on!  These are simply current stats taken directly from Facebook’s press room as of Saturday, Feb. 12th, 2011. People on Facebook: More than 500 million active users 50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day Average user has 130 friends … Read more…

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