CWSM Is So Much More…

There is more than meets the eye to the Colorado Women in Social Media This blog is a little different than our normal focus on social media strategy, training & changes in the industry. Instead, let’s focus on our community & how we support each other. This group, Colorado Women in Social Media, is not simply a group of women who get together monthly to talk social media, we are a family. We support each other through the good times & the bad. We stand by each other & offer hugs of support when needed. Trust, there are times you think you can get through it on your own,  but what you really need is a hug from someone who understands what you are going through & knows you just need a hug! In addition, our group does what we …

How Did Colorado Women in Social Media Get Started?

The spark of a fantastic idea happened in the fall of 2014. CWSM founder Melody Jones wanted to connect with like-minded business women who worked in her field of social media, and not in the standard networking group way. She wanted authentic, consistent and intentional connection through a group that could establish deep trust and respect for each other. Read her first installment of how Colorado Women in Social Media was created. Her post takes us through that beginning spark, her own career experience and motivation, and finally the creation of the group.   Melody Jones Founder and CEO of Social Media Management Services LLC

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

Tuesday Tip: Get Connected on LinkedIn

Invite your clients (and referral partners) to connect with you on LinkedIn. Being connected with them there gives you a chance to easily congratulate them on work anniversaries, comment on their posts on their news feed, and just generally stay in touch.   Tuesday tip provided by Joyce Feustel, Founder of Boomers’ Social Media Tutor