15 social media and technology trends for 2015

Practically Perfect PA

Be fun but be professional when using Social Media. But it is still worth reiterating every year that social media should be used responsibly, especially as more and more people are using the various platforms. Getting the most out of all of your social media platforms.

Recruiting With Social Media Can Backfire

Office Dynamics

This is a guest post submitted by Mariel Norton & Rachael Pegram in collaboration with Lakestar McCann. . Why using social media as a means of recruitment can backfire. Anti-social networking.

Assistants Can Use Social Media To Their Advantage

Office Dynamics

In today’s technology-centric workplace, many employers want employees to be savvy with social networking … especially in tech fields, marketing, public relations and media. Social Networking Tips. Here are just a few social networking tips to keep in mind.

Are Social Media Websites The Next Collaboration Tools?

Small Business CEO

Social media has invaded modern life and anyone not on any of the big three platform is practically unknown. Although long overdue, businesses are finally embracing social media as the new platform to make them known. Are social media websites the next collaboration tools?

Social Media Use Leads to Employees Who are More Productive

Ian's Messy Desk

The advent of Facebook , LinkedIn , Twitter and smartphones means people are connected in a multitude of ways leading some critics to believe it is affecting workers’ concentration span and ability to analyse in detail, with some firms even banning the use of social media. Professor Nandhakumar found that employees who used various types of social media and digital modes of communication were more creative and collaborative at work, and thus more productive.

Using Social Media for Product Launches

Andrea Kalli

While thousands of marketers battle for the best PPC advertising spots, conversion rates, and lowest bid prices, smart marketers are building communities, fostering organic support, and launching their products to ultra-cheap promotion through social media.

How to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Social Media Marketing.

Andrea Kalli

With such a wide divide in opinion, it is important that you base your social media spending (of time, of course) on campaigns that actually work. But how can you test your social media campaign for effectiveness? This is because social media is built on relationships.

Social Network Tips for Assistants

Office Dynamics

In today’s technology-centric workplace, many employers want employees to be savvy with social networking … especially in tech fields, marketing, public relations and media. Social Networking Tips. Here are just a few social networking tips to keep in mind.

Using Social Media for Product Launches | Internet Marketing.

Andrea Kalli

While thousands of marketers battle for the best PPC advertising spots, conversion rates, and lowest bid prices, smart marketers are building communities, fostering organic support, and launching their products to ultra-cheap promotion through social media.

Social Networking Tips for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

In today’s technology-centric workplace, many employers want employees to be savvy with social networking … especially in tech fields, marketing, public relations and media. Social Networking Tips. Here are just a few social networking tips to keep in mind.

Social Networking Tips for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

In today’s technology-centric workplace, many employers want employees to be savvy with social networking … especially in tech fields, marketing, public relations and media. Social Networking Tips. Here are just a few social networking tips to keep in mind.

How Assistants Can Use Social Networking

Office Dynamics

In today’s technology-centric workplace, many employers want employees to be savvy with social networking … especially in tech fields, marketing, public relations and media. Social Networking Tips. Here are just a few social networking tips to keep in mind.

Social Media is Not About Direct Marketing

Andrea Kalli

It is hard to tell, but it seems like their overall social media presence is highly profitable, not just in customer service savings but in the direct effects of their flight sales and upgrade purchases. Social Media is Not About Direct Marketing Rating 3.00

Social Media Optimization Simulator Game

BioTeams

One of the biggest challenges for any Enterprise today is Social Media Optimisation, defined as "a set of methods for generating publicity through social media, online communities and community websites." To run the Social Media Optimization Simulator Game.

Five Ways to Respond to Social Media Challenges and Criticism

Andrea Kalli

Over the course of just three years, once powerful newspapers were reduced to specks on their former image, and social media services took over as the most frequent and powerful platform for internet users to find out just what was going on.

Behind the Social Media Curtains: Virtual Assistants

Denise Aday

Perhaps that explains some of his grumpiness regarding the use of virtual assistants in social media. But… I agree with much of what he said in his post yesterday, “Looking Behind the Curtains on the Social Media Stage: Humans Don’t Scale&#. But there are aspects of social media that virtual assistants can handle that free clients up for more of that intended 1:1 interaction.

Four Social Media Strategies Small Businesses Can Use to Beat.

Andrea Kalli

Now, thanks to social media, it is something that can really happen for small, efficient, and ultra-effective internet businesses. Rather than reaching out to potential customers through social media, they favor a mass media approach — banner ads, pop-ups, and email lists.

Inside the Guernsey PA Network

Practically Perfect PA

Aside from the network, what have been your career highlights to date? I would also recommend joining a local PA network. This will mean that you get to meet other PA’s from all sectors and you will be able to network and develop. About the network…. Network details….

Real-time dashboarding of Social Media conversations

BioTeams

Interesting post on the idashboard blog which shows up how mass sentiment expressed through social media such as twitter can be automatically extracted into data visualization software and the results displayed in almost real-time.

Social Media Becoming Increasingly Important in People’s Careers

Catch Friday

Many companies now use social media to get in touch with prospective employees. Networking is very important in different aspects of people’s lives. Even in one’s personal life, networking with other people can really bring positive results. It is also possible that together, you and the other person can collaborate on a project and really create amazing results. Also hiring online gives the company a better chance of hiring someone who is social media savvy.

The Power of Collaboration

Make or Break Moments

Women business professional from several surrounding states came to network and connect and attend a series of over 40 break out sessions. Several women business owners have gathered to form an LLC for the purpose of collaborating their efforts and offering more to their customers.

Beating Networking Nerves

Small Business CEO

Effective networking is an essential to furthering your career as well as being vital to the success of your business. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to overcome barriers to networking, so you can relax and reap the rewards of meeting new people in your industry.

Social Networks, Cultural Evolution and Idea Sex

Small Business Labs

Small Business Labs Tracking and Forecasting the Trends Impacting the Future of Small Business Welcome to Small Business Labs Small Business Labs, from Emergent Research , covers the key social, technology and business trends impacting small business.

How Introverts Can Harness Social Collaboration

On The Job

Open concept floor plans, collaboration areas and even a coffee shop smack dab in the middle of the office generates lots of noise, commotion, interactions and all the other stuff that wears down an introvert and plays havoc with concentration. But there is a way that introverts can harness the new workplace to their advantage so that they can still work in a way that plays to their need for more quiet and introspection, but still meets the demand for constant collaboration.

New Deloitte Collaboration Study laments meetings & distractions costs

BioTeams

According to a new Deloitte Australia report, The Collaborative Economy, overlong meetings, distractions and failed projects are costing their economy $5.4 Reading through the report there a few interesting statistics, such as: • 30% of participants want to collaborate more.

Is your collaboration SAFE: a simple model for collaborative viability

BioTeams

Most collaborative ventures don't turn out quite the way we envisage. It would be great if we could determine in advance if a particular collaborative project or joint venture will be worth the required investment. Here is a simple way you can assess the merits of any collaborative endeavour BEFORE you invest time, effort and money in failing to make it work. The SAFE model of collaborative viability - a summary. You can't have collaboration without APPETITE.

Amicable Online Networking

Catch Friday

There are so many available networks that individuals and companies can use. Networking is important in any field and in any business because you never know what other people can do for you and you never know when you will meet someone you can do some things for. Collaboration really works to everyone’s advantage so it is important to network whenever there are good opportunities to do so. You can also join linkedin and other networking sites such as Flickr.

The Stakeholder Collaboration Game

BioTeams

The Stakeholder Collaboration Game allows teams to simulate increasingly complex scenarios involving multiple goals and multiple stakeholders. Click To play The Stakeholder Collaboration Game.

Collaborating With The Enemy: Competitive Advantage? | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

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Four rules for collaborating well in meetings

BioTeams

A lot of my work involves facilitating large meetings where groups need to collaborate to resolve difficult issues or develop future plans for working together. From a collaboration point of view this is much more productive than making the people you work with earn your trust first.

The Mobility of Facebook: Social Networking on the Go

Andrea Kalli

Thanks to computers and the Internet, the modern world has elevated instant gratification and open communication to the status of “required” on the social and business scale. The time has come to unhinge yourself from your desktop and start enjoying the “social” part of social networking.

C3: a new approach to Collaborative Project Management

BioTeams

The C3-CPM approach addresses the hidden side of project management - the people-collaboration-end-result perspective. Most approaches to project management concentrate on the tasks which need to be successfully completed to achieve the project goal.

Productive Networking: 22 Ideas to Organize Business Cards for Effective Followup

Productive & Organized

The cards had been collected over a year or so of miscellaneous networking events and trade shows.  Collecting business cards or other forms of contact information is only the first step in networking.  Their business card disappears as soon as they become networked.

McKinsey spotlights The Networked Enterprise

BioTeams

A new class of company is emerging--one that uses collaborative Web 2.0 We call this new kind of company The Networked Enterprise ". Read The rise of the networked enterprise: Web 2.0 Read The Networked Enterprise Book by Ken Thompson - published in June 2008!

Bioteams, collaboration and the Mobile Cloud

BioTeams

I was part of a fascinating panel session "Mobility, Teams, The Cloud and Collaboration" at the recent Mobile Cloud Summit (London: 21 September). The Mobile Cloud might just be the tipping point which brings mobile collaboration from the margins right into the business mainstream by enabling an 'always on' connection with each team member no matter where they are!

5 Ways To Use Google+ For Business

Small Business CEO

Google Plus is not only for social communication but has proven to be an effective tool for business. Google Plus Hangouts allows users to collaborate and meet with remote clients and employees. Google Plus Screen Share for Collaboration. Social Networking Photo via Shutterstock.

Podcasting for Business

Andrea Kalli

Next time your business is looking to expand into a form of dynamic media, give podcasting a go. Complete the New Client Questionnaire Subscribe to the Blog by Email Subscribe to the Blog by RSS 10 Most Popular Posts More silly little alt code symbols for Twitter - 35 comments Time to Jazz Up Your Website Social Buttons? -

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Denise Aday Receives Entrepreneurial Recognition

Denise Aday

You just gotta love social media. The VAccolade Award not only recognizes participation at VAnetworking, the world’s largest member-based Virtual Assistant networking association online, but also recognizes the professionalism with which I present myself on the Web, thereby giving me more credibility amongst other virtual assistants online. Aday VA Solutions specializes in executive administrative assistance, virtual/online business management and social media management.

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7 Ways to Position Yourself as an Admin Leader

Eat Your Career

They specialize in offering educational and networking opportunities, and they’re always looking for passionate professionals to help organize local events. Create Your Own Admin Networking Group. Share Your Tips & Best Practices on Social Media.

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Linchpins Unite to Make a Difference

Make or Break Moments

On June 14, 2010 at 8pm est – Linchpins around the globe will unite to share, network, connect and collaborate.

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6 Online Tools a Small Business Needs

Small Business CEO

Running a small business requires entrepreneurs to wear many hats: accounting, project management, collaboration, marketing and so on. HootSuite is the most popular tool for managing social media platforms because you can carry out and track campaigns across multiple social networks.

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Case Study: 747 New Subscribers in 30 Days

Office Organization Success

… I collaborated with 14 other business owners and helped them build their lists in the process. The other partners all promote the event to their individual lists and point their social media and other networks to the event page.

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LinkedIn Page: Features & Benefits

The Small Business Blog

LinkedIn is THE social network for business. Use it wisely to make powerful networking contacts. Find collaborators: Identify business partners, clients and service providers and get in touch with people who can take your business to the next level.

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