Tuesday Tip: Use Blab Video Chat to Engage with Customers

Have you jumped on the live streaming platform Blab yet? Here at CWSM our members have used it with great success. Blab is live video chat that allows you to invite three other guests to join you via mobile or desktop and have a conversation. We’ve used it for panel presentations and to interview subject matter experts. It’s also an excellent way to talk with potential clients, customers and fans! To learn many more details on how Blab works, read this article by Marc Levy.   Tip submitted by Melody Jones, Founder of CWSM and Founder/CEO of Social Media Management Services LLC Follow Melody on Blab here.

Tuesday Tip: Post your Blog posts on Pinterest

Want to have more views and shares of your blogs?  Create a Board on Pinterest.  You will get more visibility, shares and repins.  Don’t forget to make sure your boards link back to your webpage!

Networking 101

Networking can be intimidating if you are just starting out in business, but it doesn’t have to be. There are things you can do to improve your networking skills and start building relationships. The most important networking skill is to connect with others on a deeper level. After all, people do business with people they know, like and trust. So, start by asking questions about the person you are speaking with and listen to their answers, really listen. Read here for more detailed information on Networking 101.   Contributed by Erin Cell, Founder & CEO of Socially Powered, LLC

Give your Business the Gift of Clients

Consider giving your business a gift for the holidays by keeping your funnel full. This is, generally, a slower time of year for many businesses (outside of the retail space). Many consumers are more focused on the hustle and bustle of the holiday season than they are about anything else. Here are some helpful tips to keep your funnel full during the holiday season. Give your company the gift of new clients! Find Your Audience When you just begin to generally market your business, you are hitting a lot of people that simply are not the right audience for you. That’s just a waste of time, money and effort. In order to maximize the potential of generating quality leads and winning new work, you have to spend time narrowing down your focus. With online marketing, the goal is to figure out who your …