Using social media to empower Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Despite my passion for social media I haven’t always been adept at it and was a twitter virgin until The Assist Conference 2015. It is never too late to add a new string to your bow and social media seems to be the way forward for the future Assistant. If you are nervous of engaging on social media – my advice is to simply look, listen and learn. Did you know that 2 billion people are on social media in some shape or form?

Social Media Marketing Tips To Grow Your Presence Online

Dumb Little Man

Social media is the best way to connect with millions of people around the world. This also makes social media a crucial part of your future online marketing strategy. While you are on social media, you should know how to grow your online presence. Though many companies do have a business profile on almost all social media channels, they fail to capitalize due to lack of planning and experience. Choose The Right Network.

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Social Media Causing Depression and Anxiety: Is It True?

Dumb Little Man

Social media was designed to make interaction a lot easier. But today, when we look closely, we are socially awkward. This is why social media causing depression and anxiety isn’t surprising. Social media is silently taking away our happiness without us realizing it. Social media enables us to portray what we want others to think of us. They were both influencers on social media, with thousands of people watching them.

Featured Soloist Amy Pryor: “Embrace Social Media”

The Solopreneur Life

I think the best thing so far has been getting involved in social media. So far, all of my sales and my art classes are from my personal network. Spending time with those media has allowed me to interact with people I would never had met otherwise.

What You Can Learn from @Charter about Social Media

Tips From T. Marie

As a Virtual Online Technology Assistant and a small business owner who has had a good deal of success using social media I’m often asked by others about how to use social media successfully for their own businesses. Often I feel I have disappointed them when I explain why I feel social media has worked for me because it doesn’t include auto-tweets , sales pitches or using a Twitter following or Facebook Page friends as advertising targets.

Finding Out the Best Time for Posting on Social Media Sites

Dumb Little Man

As of writing, there are over two billion social media users. This makes social media an excellent way to interact with our users. This is also why over 90% of brands use up to three social media platforms for their marketing campaigns. The nature of social media is that everything happens in real time. In this post, we will help you identify the optimal time to post on social media sites.

Is Your Business Still Ignoring Social Media?

The Small Business Blog

Social media is arguably one of the greatest things to have ever happen to small businesses. In terms of what can be achieved with a great social media campaign, it puts even the smallest business on a level playing field with its larger competitors. Despite the compelling power of social media, many small businesses are simply unable to see all of the potential benefits that they could derive from it. Social media is important for branding purposes.

Our Social Media and Tech Training course is two weeks away!

Practically Perfect PA

I just wanted to remind you that our Social Media and tech training course is two weeks away! The first course is for assistants who want to learn how social media, apps and office tech can help increase their productivity and career development. Social Media, Apps and Office tech for Assistants. The training will concentrate one: Social Media isn’t difficult, controversial or challenging.

Are You Making These Social Media Mistakes

Office Dynamics

When asked about the most common social media mistakes that take job seekers out of the running for a position, 45 percent of human resources (HR) managers cited writing negative or inappropriate comments. According to an OfficeTeam survey, 45 percent of HR managers said writing negative or inappropriate comments is the most common social media mistake that takes job seekers out of the running for a position.

Can You Define Social Media Clutter?

Productive & Organized

Archive Network with Steph Is This You? Check out this great tool | Main | Getting Organized Helped Me Find Health and Lose 65+ Pounds » Can You Define Social Media Clutter?   I do post the same thing more than once in a day because I have found that my over 7000+ followers are from all over the world and they look at their social networking sites at different times.  Comments Can You Define Social Media Clutter?

The Seven Things I Love About Social Media

Make or Break Moments

Blogging – sharing my thoughts about customer service and learning from others about topics I’m interested in. So what are your favorite things about social media? Staying tuned in – to what my network members are doing, professionally and socially. Reconnecting with our past is an awesome use of social media! And you are a great one for connecting with peers and networking on the net.

Social Media: So, What Is It for People in Transition?

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection Social Media: So, What Is It for People in Transition?

23 Small Business Social Media Dos and Don’ts

Small Business CEO

For cash strapped small businesses social media can be a cheap and effective way to promote your business/brand and increase revenue. At the same time many SMBs don’t properly utilize social media or ignore it altogether. Do set up social accounts on all the relevant social platforms for your business. Do be active on your social profiles. Do use social media tools where possible. Social is called social for a reason.

Social Media Creates Productive Employees

Catch Friday

Generations of today have been so familiar with social sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and blog sites. In the corporate world, social media can affect the productivity level of the employees in a positive or negative way. But surprisingly, there is a substantial effect that social media is bringing to the workplace. Employees have learned to practice a higher level of their multitasking abilities especially those in their 20’s and 30’s.

Antisocial Media: The Opposite of Social Media

Small Business CEO

Engaging with the media in an interactive manner is no longer a “nice to have&# - it is a necessity. More often than not, “just enough&# is anti-social, if not anti-business. In the not so rare scenario above, social media is a dreaded activity.

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. Key characteristics desired are those who are avid users of the Internet, blogs, Twitter and/or who have a Facebook page or other social networking account. Social Networking Tips. Do your homework and learn to use social networking to your professional advantage.

Why Get Involved With Social Media? - Will Paccione

Office Dynamics

Will is an enthusiastic advocate of all social media facets and a social media consultant with experience in teaching individuals and businesses how to utilize social media the right way. Social Media is the same thing. Networking Technology

Strategies for Automating Some (Hopefully not All) of Your Social Media Content

Productive & Organized

I have been talking with people about social media a lot lately.    There is a lot of confusion and frustration about what to do and what not to do when it comes to social media.   The topic was on the social media mistakes that speakers make.  Quite a bit of conversation happened around social media automation and why you should do it.  Have a Social Media Plan. Do you Automate Your Social Media?

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.

What Social Media Metrics Matter for Your Local Business

Small Business CEO

Local businesses tend to understand the inherent importance of metrics, but when it comes to social media platforms, it can be confusing to figure out what’s most important. Perhaps part of the difficulty with social media platforms is they provide so much information to businesses it can be hard to determine what to focus on. As you hang out in the social space that is the internet, you will start to find cheerleaders and fans.

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. Key characteristics desired are those who are avid users of the Internet, blogs, Twitter and/or who have a Facebook page or other social networking account. Social Networking Tips. Do your homework and learn to use social networking to your professional advantage.

How to Find a Job Using Social Media

45 Things

We thought social media would be cheaper and would reach our exact target since most public-relations professionals are participating in it." If they pique my interest on social media, then I'll call and have a conversation."

Maximizing Social Media Use for Business

Catch Friday

You can maximize the use of social media for public relations. Make sure that you initiate as well as participate in social conversations. This is why it is important that when you use social media for business that you really learn to listen. This is also the reason why when using social media such as Twitter, it is important to have a real person manage your accounts. You will also learn more about your audience.

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. Key characteristics desired are those who are avid users of the Internet, blogs, Twitter and/or who have a Facebook page or other social networking account. Social Networking Tips. Do your homework and learn to use social networking to your professional advantage.

Why Get Involved With Social Media? - Will Paccione

Office Dynamics

Will is an enthusiastic advocate of all social media facets and a social media consultant with experience in teaching individuals and businesses how to utilize social media the right way. Social Media is the same thing.

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. Key characteristics desired are those who are avid users of the Internet, blogs, Twitter and/or who have a Facebook page or other social networking account. Social Networking Tips. Do your homework and learn to use social networking to your professional advantage.

Inside Ness – the Network for Essex Support Staff

Practically Perfect PA

As someone born and bred in Essex I am so pleased that we have a network connecting PAs in the area. Aside from the network, what have been your career highlights to date? Seek out a mentor and join a professional organisation and relevant networks. About the network…. What made you decide to set up the network? Essex has been lacking a network, the odd one or two have popped up over the past few years, but they for various reasons fallen by the wayside.

Inside the Edinburgh PA Network

Practically Perfect PA

A place to come, learn and realise that there was at least one other PA that felt the same way you did and was facing the same every day issues you were (and some of the triumphs too!) Over the last few years there are plenty more online communities and in more recent times we have taken networking to a whole new level with local networks, organised by assistants, springing up all over the place. First up we have the Edinburgh PA Network. The PAs behind the Network.

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. Now that the economy is down, companies are really looking for employees without having to use traditional media. Also hiring online gives the company a better chance of hiring someone who is social media savvy.

Does Social Media Work for Sales and Marketing?

Small Business Labs

Gallup has caused quite a stir with a survey showing that social media has little to no impact on the purchasing decisions of most consumers.   The key study chart study, which shows 62% of consumers responded social media has no impact on their purchasing decisions, is below. Of all the flags that go up, this is probably the reddest: The social media marketing stats are based on surveys that were performed back in December 2012 and January 2013.

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.

Inside the Guernsey PA Network

Practically Perfect PA

After a few years of becoming their Head Receptionist and not learning anything new I was ready for a new challenge. 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. I would also learn earlier on how to train yourself to switch off. About the network…. Network details….

Is Using Social Media at Work a Good Idea?

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Thursday, July 22, 2010 Is Using Social Media at Work a Good Idea? Do you think its OK to use social media at work?

4 Reasons Why Small Businesses Should Be Embracing Social Media

Small Business CEO

Instead of focusing on impressing search engine algorithms webmasters and marketers are now focusing more on genuinely impressing people so that they will want to share content with other people through the social web. Reading social signals is one of the ways Google and other search engines are evolving to become more efficient at detecting spammy linkbuilding efforts. That means most marketers are now devoting at least half of their budget to social media campaigns.

Social Learning as a Way to Foster Productivity in the Workplace

Dumb Little Man

In one way or another, social learning has been part of our lives for a long time. During this time, we are bound to learn from our colleagues and get a chance to talk on mutual topics of interest. Moreover, social media has given an outlet for people to take their interaction with work acquaintances to the next level. Before we dig deeper let’s try to gain a deeper understanding of the term “social learning”. What is Social Learning?

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Customer service and the impact of social media

Service Untitled

There is absolutely no getting away from social media. Large and small organizations are all taking the plunge, and diving into Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and forums, but as we all learned when we were younger, be prepared and make sure you know how to swim first.

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. From building up a strong client base to creating opportunities for new ventures and collaborative projects, good networking skills will help you to make your business grow and thrive in this competitive commercial environment. This mantra applies in so many situations, both in a professional environment and on the social circuit.

Brand Gives Away Book on Social Media 295 pages

Catch Friday

I learned some hard stories about that, and was still considering paying out even more money to sell how many copies? At yesterdays meeting of Building the Christmas Brand - A Brand Network get together in the West End of London, I shared my idea's with the group, and Mark Wing. and Catch Friday Media - here is the link to your free copy ! Love what you read, then watch our blog - we write the media that you want to read! We Provide Media That Get's You Noticed

How to survive customer service blunders in the world of social media

Service Untitled

I heard the term “social vampire” in 2005 when it referred to a person who more or less attached them self to someone and piled on attention until they felt that the person they were endowing with excessive flattery liked them in return. Sometimes “social vampires” climb aboard for no other reason than to be dangerous and confrontational. Never let a “social vampire” bait you.

The Art And The Science Of Networking

Dumb Little Man

Knowing how to network successfully can help you tap into a hidden job market and present your skills and experience to potential employers. More than half of jobs are filled through networking contacts and more employers are turning to social media tools for help with hiring. Using network referrals to get a job can lead to 6% higher annual income and most networkers stay in their jobs for two times longer than direct job searchers.

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Productive Social Networking-Making the Most of Your Twitter.

Productive & Organized

Archive Network with Steph Is This You? Work With Stephanie « Increase Productivity: Focus on What You CAN Control - Free Yourself from Feeling Overwhelmed/Stressed | Main | Check Out This Great Resource for Organizing Tips and Products (and maybe win some stuff too) » Productive Social Networking-Making the Most of Your Twitter & Facebook Experience - Do You Use Lists?   Public means that others can follow the list and learn from the people you have found. 

Featured Soloist Tzaddi Gordon: “Become Great at Networking”

The Solopreneur Life

Name of business and city: ThriveWire Media, Sunshine Coast, British Columbia (north of Vancouver). I learned a lot about business from working closely with her in my early years of freelancing. What is a mistake that you made that you have learned from?

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Featured Soloist Helen Robinett: “Build a Network”

The Solopreneur Life

What is a mistake that you made that you have learned from? Social media marketing. Build a network that will become your board room to thrash out the issues that you need serious assistance with.