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…

REALTORS®: 5 Reasons to Switch Your Website to WordPress

There’s no doubt the real estate industry has been greatly impacted by the introduction of the Internet.  My very first client was a RE/MAX team.  I put them online over a year before remax.com went online.  For nearly 20 years now, websites have played a major role in helping REALTORS® … 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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Pinterest… Possibly the BEST Platform for “Listening”…

Pinterest, Social Media, Social Networking, Business, Social Listening

I recently attended a workshop facilitated by Jason Kocina, President of Checkerboard Strategic Web Development, a Kocina Branding & Marketing company.  During the workshop, one of the attendees shared how their business uses “Pinterest”.  It got me to thinking and doing some research… and when I start thinking and doing … Read more…

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EMPOWER Yourself! Rethink Goal Setting

Recently, I was asked to present educational content to members of a local business networking group.  Of course, they were hoping to hear about social networking tools and how to use them with their businesses.  Suspecting this to be the “cart before the horse” scenario, I asked for a show … Read more…

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REAL “Experts” Don’t Call Themselves “Experts”

Web Development, Social Media, Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, SEO, Search Engine Optimization

An excellent, eye-opening, and insightful article entitled “Social Media Consultant Gone Bad… Real Bad!” recently written by Pam Moore, (someone I’ve grown to respect over the past year and consider an “expert”), coupled with something I recently witnessed prompted me to write this article.  I’m not sure if I’m more saddened for … Read more…

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Social Networking Could Land You Your Next Job!

Using social networking, Facebook, Twitter, & LinkedIn for your job search

I recently wrote an article entitled “Social Networking: Freedom of Speech and Expression vs. Conventional Wisdom” in which I discuss how employers and those responsible for the hiring process are now turning to social networking to screen job applicants. The news is not all bad.  Sure… 91% admitted to using social … Read more…

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Social Networking: Freedom of Speech and Expression vs. Conventional Wisdom

Social Media, Social Networking, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, LinkedIn, Blogs, SEO, Burnsville Minnesota, speaker, presentations, workshops, business coaching,

A disturbing trend has emerged over the past several years as the use of social networking tools has increased… and many aspects of it are very disconcerting.  The line between our right to exercise “Freedom of Speech and/or Expression” and our choice to use “conventional wisdom” seems to have become … Read more…

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