CONCENTRATE ON KINDNESS, IT'S THE MOST VALUABLE CURRENCY THERE IS
8 years ago today I learned one of the most important business lessons; kindness and collaboration are the key to success. At that time, I was working a 9 to 5 desk job in the corporate world, hardly seeing my family and really not enjoying my work. In any spare time I had, I was also experimenting with Facebook pages, building a community of 8k people around my observations about the town I worked in.
HOW DO YOU FIND TIME TO RECORD VIDEO CONTENT FOR YOUR BUSINESS?
The astute amongst you will have noticed that the 30 Day Video Challenge I talked about last week and planned on starting on the 1st of April hasn’t really resulted in me creating any video content. I’ve managed to create my own banana skin to slip up on.
YOU'RE THE VOICE TRY AND UNDERSTAND IT. MAKE A NOISE AND MAKE IT CLEAR
If you've ever been to any of the talks I've given over the last 6 years that I've been professionally speaking to audiences about social media for business, then you'll already know that I usually shoe-horn in a mention of Bruce Lee and how some of his philosophies for life can also be applied to how you use social media.
SOCIAL MEDIA CONTINUES TO INFLUENCE THE WORDS WE USE IN DAILY COMMUNICATION, ACCORDING TO OXFORD DICTIONARIES
The Oxford Dictionaries word of the year is 'Youthquake', defined as "a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people". But where have we seen it most in social media?
REWARD YOUR FOLLOWERS WITH REAL VALUE AND A REAL INSIGHT INTO WHAT YOU DO.
Are you struggling to work out what you should be doing with social media, either for yourself or your business? Still not getting the results you want, still accepting the common misconception that organic reach is dead?
LITERACY REMAINS IMPORTANT, BUT HOW WE CHOOSE TO EXPRESS OURSELVES MAY BE MORE SO.
I stumbled upon this image taken by photographer Brett Jordan today, which got me thinking. Yesterday's announcement that Twitter is trialling a higher 280 character limit for tweets, instead of the traditional 140 will mean that we don't have to think about how to make our posts more succinct or design them with brevity in mind.
WHAT KIND OF MESSAGE DOES IT SEND WHEN WE SHARE THE SAME CONTENT OVER AND OVER AGAIN?
This morning I listened to an online seminar about how recycling your content is essential to a successful social media presence. I hadn't planned to, but I ended up listening to the whole thing, mainly because I felt it was complete and utter bullshit.
THERE ISN'T REALLY ANY MAGIC OR MYSTERY ABOUT IT, BUT MORE A SET OF SHORTCUTS, HINTS OR TIPS TO FAST TRACK YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS.
Growth Hacking has become a buzzword banded around the internet wantonly in the last few years, with some claiming it can change your business into the Uber of tomorrow, overnight. So why is it so maligned and misunderstood?
IT'S VERY EASY TO GET OVERWHELMED WITH WHAT YOU'RE 'SUPPOSED' TO DO AS FAR AS GOOD PRACTICE GOES.
If you ask anyone who works in the online world where to start building the bones of any successful digital strategy, they'll repeat the words that Bill Gates first uttered in 1996; "Content is King". They'll also tell you other things, like 'distribution is Queen'. But very few people tell you how both King and Queen rule...