Tuesday Tip: Keywords Help People Decide to Connect with You on Linkedin

When people decide whether or not to connect with you on LinkedIn, they often do so in a matter of seconds. Since you can use up to 120 characters for your LinkedIn profile headline, why not make the most of it? Use your official title if you like, but add a few key words to or the tag line for your company. Doing this will help people will make the people you want to connect with be more apt to send you an invite to connect on LinkedIn.   Tuesday Tip contributed by Joyce Feustel, Founder of Boomers’ Social Media Tutor

Oops – I Want Off This Social Network

In an ever evolving world of social media and the onslaught of new networks available everyday, companies may find that they no longer need and/or want to be present on a specific social channel. Instead of just abandoning the page(s) that have been created, make a final post letting that audience know that you are no longer available on the network. Best practices are to also add where people can find you out here in the social sphere. For advice and insight on how to take down a network presence, read more on my blog at Actuate Social.  Love to empower you! Lisa Haas Founder, President Actuate Social www.actuatesocial.com

What is CoWorking?

Coworking is a style of work that involves a shared working environment, often an office, and independent activity. Unlike in a typical office environment, those coworking are usually not employed by the same organization. Typically it is attractive to work-at-home professionals, independent contractors, or people who travel frequently who end up working in relative isolation. Coworking is also the social gathering of a group of people who are still working independently, but who share values, and who are interested in the synergy that can happen from working with people who value working in the same place alongside each other.  Is that you?  Continue reading…  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coworking This is a relatively new concept.  But it works!  It was definitely new to me and I’m sure it is to you too.  So let me share a great experience with you where I learned …

Tuesday Tip: Using lists on Twitter and Facebook

Using lists on Twitter and Facebook can be huge for your business and help save you a lot of time!  Twitter lists are a great way to segment who you are following.  Instead of getting overwhelmed by the thousands upon thousands of tweets on your main feed.  By putting people on lists, you can view just their tweets and engage directly with them. Facebook lists are similar to Twitter lists in that you can see the feed from just the people on your list.  This is great if you only want to interact with friends and family on weekends, but business friends during the week, etc.  However, Facebook lists are great because you can also share posts with people on specific lists.  For someone like me, who doesn’t want to overwhelm my friends with work-related updates ALL the time, this …

Social Media Tip from the Connector who believes in MORE Social and less Media

  Connection. It is why we Link, Follow, Like, Blab, etc. etc. etc.  This “fad” called Social Media is not going away anytime soon, and just like those folks who believe Al Gore invented the Internet or was that Al Gore who thinks he invented the Internet, well, it is here to stay! Once we are all connected and social, what is the worst thing that can happen? It’s a key on your keyboard, and it says DELETE. Besides blocking a person on Facebook, the next Social “no-no” brands and businesses need to be managing is deleting a post from a member of the community. Why? The business just lost a major opportunity to gain valuable insight or course correct.  Rather than delete, reply. Yes, I know it is scary, but responding allows you to learn what happened or why …