Social Media: Use It or Lose It

Tips From T. Marie

At this point, you should know that using social media to grow your business and/or brand is a smart move. Too often I see misguided businesses and organizations create a social media profile, page or account that might as well be collecting dust. I’m here to tell you that if you are a business, freelancer or organization on social media, use it or lose it. There is no value in creating a social media account that you don’t use.

Why Social Media is Dying a Slow Death

Dumb Little Man

I was social enough always to have the choice to accept or turn down plans on my own timeline. If social media had been around, would I have spent hours of my day liking, retweeting, and hash-tagging every conversation? I’m not sure if kids still do these things, but I am sure that if they are filling their time with social media, they are missing out on some pretty kick-ass memories. Lack of socialization.

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How Social Media Seriously Harms Your Mental Health

Dumb Little Man

Social media forms a major part in the lives of millions of people all over the world. However, despite all its advantages, social media still has ways of harming our mental health. Various studies have shown social media to be a leading cause of depression and all sorts of emotional trauma all over the world, among other negative effects. We’ll be discussing some of the reasons why social media is bad for mental health.

Quick Tips On Taking a Social Media Break

Dumb Little Man

We often call the next generation and children today as “digital natives” They’ll grow up being more familiar with social media and the digital landscape instead of interacting with other kids. We often show disdain at such an idea but we ourselves don’t necessarily give up our dependence on social media, especially given how it affects our daily life. So, how exactly do you start taking a social media break?

Social Media: Open This Pandora’s Box At Your Risk

Dumb Little Man

It is now universally accepted that social media is an addiction more harmful than cigarettes, alcohol, and hard drug. The entire gamut of social networks works as sugar-coated poison. This article aims to show you the bad side of social media. And for this purpose, we have divided the content into five major parts: Social, Political, Psychological, Health, and Financial. Social. They don’t even talk on phones.

How To Become A Social Media Influencer

Dumb Little Man

This has led to a rise in a brand-new phenomenon: the social media influencer. Social media influencers have a few common traits. The social media influencer is a person who was not famous initially but may become famous. It is a person who built a social media following around a particular topic over time. See Also: The Millennials’ Mania Over Social Media. See Also: Five Easy Ways To Make Money From Social Media.

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. If you do look after your organisation’s social media it is important that you think of new ways to express your messages visually. This is an oldie but a goldie and it is still going to be the top tip for all social media users in 2015.

Top Solutions to Social Media Problems You Can Actually Use

Dumb Little Man

Your social media knows a lot about you- the stories you’ll like or share, the friends you don’t want to hear from but won’t unfollow, how hard your last breakup was. Social media companies know a lot about you and have a vested interest in keeping your eyes focused on their feeds. If you are ready to make a change, follow these four solutions to social media problems. Start changing your phone. You check it all the time.

How to Use Social Media and Stay Productive

Productivityist

Let me start with a confession: I really like to use social media. I don’t like to use news websites or watch the news on TV, so social media is my main source of information. Working as a content writer, I also use social media to find out the challenges people face. However, there have been times where I been a little too engaged with social media platforms. My Strategy For How I’m Scaling Back Social Media.

Featured Soloist Amy Pryor: “Embrace Social Media”

The Solopreneur Life

I think the best thing so far has been getting involved in social media. Spending time with those media has allowed me to interact with people I would never had met otherwise. The more I read about social media and search engine optimization, the more I realized I was going about it backwards. Social media is definitely another way I am trying to overcome this challenge. She did it all herself and she is incredibly knowledgeable about social media.

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.

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.

Top 5 social media tips for small businesses

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Top 5 social media tips for small businesses appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. (NC) NC) – Limited by time and resources, Canadian small business owners often view having a presence on social media channels as a daunting task. Here are five easy steps to amplify your social presence and help grow your business: • Say more with less: When posting Facebook content, keep updates to 90 characters or less. 10 Tips for Entrepreneurs on Social Media.

Why Surveys Show Wide Differences in Small Business Social Media Use

Small Business Labs

You many have noticed that different surveys show very different small business social media usage rates. They also show very different views on how effective social media is for small businesses. For example, the Wall Street Journal article Facebook Tops for Small Business reported on a survey that found small businesses quite positive about social media.    The Citibank survey was done using a random sample and by phone.  A

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. 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.

The Zen of Social Media Marketing

The Small Business Blog

Business Telephone Systems & Phone Lines For Your Business techdepot.co.uk Other Great Business Blogs Social Media for Business WinWeb Pitch of the Week – Martin Everard Benefits Of Building A Home Business Is There More Financial Hardship To Come? www.allround-invoice.com Recent Trackbacks uberVU - social comments : Social comments and analytics for this post. Entrepreneur, Shama Kabani (formerly Hyder) also believes in social media marketing.

How Well Do You Manage Your Social Media Content Assets?

Productive & Organized

I was on the phone the other day with one of my private clients and we were talking about her social media strategy.  Content creation for your various social media platforms does not have to be hard. One mistake that many business owners make is the belief that every thing they share on different social media platforms has to be unique. Each blog post has shorter thoughts that can be broken into tweets or other social media updates.

Can You Define Social Media Clutter?

Productive & Organized

Check out this great tool | Main | Getting Organized Helped Me Find Health and Lose 65+ Pounds » Can You Define Social Media Clutter?   JaniceSimon   What clutters up Twitter -- convos between people who should either DM, email or talk on phone & those who repeat post several x's per day. But the difference in what people look for in social media is why Facebook and twitter does give us options to streamline what shows up.

Administrative/Clerical: Social Media is Here to Stay

Office Dynamics

Social media has the power to connect professionals and consumers, making it a valuable tool in everyday business operations. For administrative and clerical professionals, social media can streamline communication and increase discourse. By working social tools into your everyday workflow, you can increase productivity and reduce your phone-based communications. Although it may have initially seemed like a passing trend, social media is here to stay.

Social Media Basics for Bootstrap Businesses

The Small Business Blog

Business Telephone Systems & Phone Lines For Your Business techdepot.co.uk Other Great Business Blogs Social Media for Business WinWeb Pitch of the Week – Martin Everard Benefits Of Building A Home Business Is There More Financial Hardship To Come? www.allround-invoice.com Recent Trackbacks uberVU - social comments : Social comments and analytics for this post. What better way to do this than through social media? E-Mail me or follow me.

Should Employees be Allowed to Use Social Media?

Small Business CEO

Since social media hit the front page almost a decade ago many employers have debated allowing employees’ full social media access. Nowadays many companies even have social media policies governing the ways that an employee can access social media in the work environment and whether they can at all. For a lot of businesses the idea of social media at work is about a line.

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 fill out the account details as fully as possible – which means including a name, address and phone number and link where appropriate.

CEO on The Go: Here are Must Have Social Media Apps for Your iPhone and iPad

Small Business CEO

Smartphones just keep getting smarter, making it easier for us to manage social media on the go. You can sync all your social media contact’s info to your iPhone contacts so you never forget any important details about them (e.g., names, photos, phone numbers, emails, birthdays, addresses, companies, job titles, notes, IMs, website links, nicknames, anniversaries.) … Social Media ios apps ipad apps iphone apps social media apps

Where Is The ROI In Social Media?

Small Business CEO

It often only takes a few bad investments to put a business in choppy waters, so understanding where the ROI is in social media can prove valuable. Social Media ROI. The hottest topic these days is social media. Social media is known for it’s unusually high ROI (if you are able to measure it). If your SMB has an analyst, set him up with a social analytics tool. Social Media analytics Marketing

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. And now, with the rising technology, everyone can have direct access to it through their cellular phones at anytime of the day. 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.

Social Media, Joint Venturing and Building a Kick Butt Workshop Speaking Biz

Productive & Organized

  So, I simply sent her an email telling her about my idea and requested a phone call.    That phone call turned into a number of different interviews over the years. We also connected via Twitter, LinkedIN and Facebook and she is a member of my secret Productivity Pros group on social media too. Over those years we have been in close touch some of the time and hardly at all other times, but social media has always kept us in each other's view.

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. Somehow this client is “using&# social media without “getting&# social media. Engaging in social media just for the sake of “checking the box&# is completely useless.

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." The Social Media Optimization Simulator Game lets you instantly 'what-if' the effects of different social media activities (blogging, tweeting etc) on your enterprise. To run the Social Media Optimization Simulator Game.

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. When I spoke at Joan's 16th Annual Administrative Conference I had a lot of questions and concerns from the audience about Social Media. Something to always keep in mind is Social Media is your individual experience- which is why it's so popular.

Why I Discourage Phone Calls. Should You?

Tips From T. Marie

I’ve had a couple of people mention the fact that my phone number isn’t so easy to find on my Clerical Advantage website. Because I tend to discourage phone calls. It’s not that I don’t communicate by phone, in fact I do coaching calls, client consultations and more via phone. I certainly see value in a phone (or Skype) call for certain situations. Don’t mistake me saying that I discourage phone calls for discouraging contact.

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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. When I spoke at Joan's 16th Annual Administrative Conference I had a lot of questions and concerns from the audience about Social Media. Something to always keep in mind is Social Media is your individual experience- which is why it's so popular.

Repair or Replace Phone? Here’s Why You Need to Fix That Broken Phone

Dumb Little Man

What happens when you drop your cell phone and the screen cracks? Do you repair or replace the phone? Eventually, we get a new phone. Unfortunately, phones are getting more and more expensive. So, why don’t more people fix phones instead of throwing them away? We Need Our Phones. Yes, phones are an actual need these days. But have you tried to apply for a job or hold down a job without a phone? The post Repair or Replace Phone?

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How to effectively complain using social media

Service Untitled

Now the average customer can get immediate gratification; no phone calls to the organization to find out the CEO’s name and no waiting weeks for a response as the letter snakes itself around various departments looking for a solution. Social media, namely Facebook and Twitter get unhappy customers attention. New software has been developed where specialized social networking modules can track what is being said.

TheMarq: Social Media Not a Panacea

The Marq

TheMarq A Human Perspective on Business and Life Social Media Not a Panacea Some will find this as no surprise: social media is NOT the answer to every challenge in business. We both agreed that the idea of writing your status as "going to lunch" or "just got off the phone" and the likes are useless in the world of business. Theres no real business value in such postings, though some may argue there is personal historical and social value.

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. The number of applications for this type of social media dashboarding must be huge in both business and civic engagement. The latest Swarmteams implementation is SwarmTribes which helps social object owners (e.g.

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? Thats why I thought it would be interesting to look at how companies are handling the issue of employees using social media -- and how some of them are just ignoring it. Do you think its OK to use social media at work?

OMG! Could Technology be Ruining your Professional Reputation?

Tips From T. Marie

Despite iPads, 3D television, and the wonders of Skype , one of technology’s greatest wonders, in my own opinion, is the cell phone. It seems in a matter of 10 years (10 years ago I had my first Nokia bar phone), we have gone from owning ‘mobile telephones’ to ‘mobile do-everything devices’. Cell phones now seem to function less as actual phones and more as computers, calendars, and entertainment. Social Media Time Savers for Virtual Assistants.

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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. Of course the answer is yes, but for the most part the best way to handle a customer complaint online, by phone, by email, or in person, is to stop and listen. Never let a “social vampire” bait you.

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.

Prepare a strategy for social media customer service

Service Untitled

Businesses work social media to help make them successful, but it is wise not to just rush in and set up Facebook and Twitter accounts without having a viable plan. Social media is vulnerable to circumstances, content, and interpretation. A business never wants to get into any kind of social media over a crisis. A good way to break into a more controlled social media environment is using moderated chat groups.

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.

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.

Answering Your Phone: Is it You or Memorex?

Make or Break Moments

Posted by Deborah Chaddock Brown on August 25, 2010 under Telephone Moments | 2 Comments to Read Often our first interaction with our customer is over the phone. A+ – you answer the phone personally with a warm greeting and a smile on your face F - they have several confusing options with a menu that goes on forever, none of which pertain to every caller It is time to try on the shoes of your customer.

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