Sunday, April 20, 2014

From the category archives:

Social Media in Action

A little help over here?

January 24, 2013

I don’t post here very often on topics not related to social business but hey, it’s my birthday on Saturday and it’s MY blog, and today is #EndHIVThursday, so bear with me for a minute or two OK? I think it’s the responsibility of all of us to give back to the universe, and yes, […]

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Social Media for the Busy Sales Person

January 14, 2013

I’ve gotten quite a bit of great feedback on my last post, the 5 traits of the social sales person. The post really seems to have struck a nerve with a lot of people, even though it barely touches the surface of how sales people can use social media to get more business. Of course […]

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5 Traits of the Social Sales Person

January 10, 2013

I love dealing with a talented sales person. Sometimes I’ll buy from them just because they are so good at their job I just want to support them. I will choose a store, a vendor because of the caliber of sales. Think about it, good sales people have always been social. They get to know […]

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Book Review and Giveaway- The Commitment Engine by John Jantsch

December 1, 2012

The Commitment Engine: Making Work Worth It , by John Jantsch Anybody who has ever read one of John’s blog posts or heard him speak knows he’s a straight shooting, plain speaking business leader who has a knack for making just good business sense available to everyone. In The Commitment Engine he shows us what […]

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What Online Marketers Can Learn From the Red Bull Jump

October 15, 2012

Yesterday was a momentous event in advertising history. Felix Baumgartner achieved the world record for his jump from 120,000 feet and broke the sound barrier with speeds recorded over 800 MPH, all backed by Red Bull. Certainly in this case RedBull can say it #Givesyouwings! The event was broadcast live over 40 networks in 50 […]

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On Twitter, Social Listening and Southern Hospitality

September 17, 2012

I just got back from a trip to Atlanta where I did some training on social media with a group of fortune 50 corporate travel partners for a major banking institution. The entertainment on the first night was a dinner at Art Smith’s Atlanta destination restaurant Southern Art and Bourbon Bar. I knew a bit […]

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8 strategies for Pinterest for business

June 11, 2012

Pinterest has become a running joke to many. Still, the traffic reported coming from this site cannot be ignored, and  the ways people are leveraging it’s popularity to market their businesses is very interesting.Here are just a few. 1. It’s not about you You don’t need to be blatant about what you offer your customers. […]

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Going the Extra Mile for Your Customer

May 21, 2012

It would seem like a no-brainer that going the extra distance to really listen to what your customer wants and delivering it is good for business, right? Still, really listening to customers is a skill that a lot of businesses seem to have forgotten. Recently I bought a trailer for my horse and my Jeep […]

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Would you give up your passwords for a job?

March 20, 2012

A recent AP Newswire story tells the tale of one Justin Bassett who was asked by a hiring manager for his user name on Facebook. When she opened the site and saw that his profile was private, she asked him for his password. Bassett refused and withdrew his application, stating that he didn’t want to […]

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Pinterest for Business?

February 20, 2012

I admit I’m a little behind with this post. Everybody and their cousin Sally has already written a post on Pinterest by now. Its’s the media darling of the day. Or at least it was. Then we actually read the terms of use and some people are already deleting their accounts in protest. See, it […]

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