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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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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Social Media: Can’t Be a Pilot Without Education

I’ve always had a passion for flying.  Years ago I even began pursuing a “Private Pilot’s License”… although certain circumstances required me to adjust my priorities and I was unable to continue with that dream.  Perhaps someday.  I did, however, learn quite a bit and recently found myself recognizing a … Read more…

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Three Keys to Social Media Success

I see it every day.  Real Estate Agents and Brokers, Chamber of Commerce organizations, restaurants, diners, craft shops, spas, health clubs, you name it.  They’ll be so excited because they just started a Facebook page, activated a Twitter account, put their profile up on LinkedIn, etc…  They’ll post a few … Read more…

Facebook Business Pages: 7 Signs That You Don’t “Get It”

I see it every day.  Business owners and non-profit executives KNOW they need to use social media.  So they do… and they start with the obvious first choice… Facebook.  Good decision… but then it goes downhill from there. I regularly review and analyze “Facebook Business Pages” and see the same … Read more…

Social Media and Social Networking: What’s the Difference?

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

Over the years in my day to day interactions, I often find myself explaining the difference between “Social Media” and “Social Networking”.  The phrases are haphazardly tossed around and can be a dead giveaway to the level of understanding one might have where all this is concerned. For those who … Read more…

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