I am asked all the time, “Of all the people requesting to connect with me on LinkedIn and Facebook, who should I accept?” It is important to keep in mind that common sense plays a big role here. However, here are a few of the things I look for before accepting an invite.
The most successful brands you can think of each have a loyal following that trust and like them best in their industry. Those brands know how to build strong relationships. Your clients and followers do not only want to know you products and services, but even more, they want to hear your voice and understand your message.
Are you active on your social media pages? Do you create posts, events, and upload photos and videos? Are you nurturing you connections? Do you add value or extract value with your connections? The answer to these questions should be: "I am nurturing, and I am adding value to all my connections."
We know Social Media, used the right way, can help you with your career, building your business, and helping you to build relationships and trust. Used the right way it helps you to be seen as a trusted advisor and the go-to person to do business with. Social Media helps you find your target market and your target clients. Social Media will help build your business.
January of 2019 Reed Social Media Groups will be in business 10 years. And it has been wonderful. I realized that as a company we have been quiet about our growth. So here is some of what has changed and grown in this 10 years. But first how it all began.
Recommendations on LinkedIn are extremely important to give and receive. It is important to know recommendations show up on both your page and the person's page you wrote it for. They can make a positive difference to your online image and reputation.
There is no reason not to be part of the Google Family. You have Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Wallet, My Business, Google Earth, and more.
Recruiting and retaining new clients on a consistent basis is key to my success. How about you?
There are at least 2 times a year you should look over your Social Media pages like, LinkedIn, Facebook and others and do some maintenance. The New Year and July are 2 of the times I recommend to do this.
We recently have been asked 2 questions. First, why am I getting multiple happy anniversary notifications on LinkedIn from my followers? And second, do I have to open a new LinkedIn account when I change jobs?
Today we are going to talk about blogging. We are asked regularly if blogging is worth it. Our answer is most definitely, YES! I am not here to teach you how to blog, but I do have some ideas on how to start blogging.
I have to admit I get annoyed when someone who is waiting on me at a store or restaurant, or for that matter any business, after I have said thank you for whatever it was they had done for me, says back to me "No Problem". I hear it everywhere and wonder who trains these people at this company? How does the training or HR department allow this to go on?
Most of you know how much fun social media can be, from keeping up with your family across the country, knowing when your high school and college reunions are and who will be there to keeping up with the news. So how does all of this affect you as a business owner??high school and college reunions are and who will be there to keeping up with the news. So how does all of this affect you as a business owner??
Content marketing should be about what your clients want and need. Ask yourself - How do I solve my clients and followers problems? How do I build a relationship with them and provide them value? How do I become their thought leader and trusted advisor through my content?
When managing your social media pages, it is not all about posting. Things that can make posting more important is great content and knowing your audience and company size before deciding how often you should be posting.
A follow up on our 5-blog series, and how to choose a platform.
In past blogs I have mentioned the importance of follow up when someone has wished "Happy Birthday" or "Congratulations to You"
Picking a fully engaged social media company can be a bit more complicated than some may assume. You do not want to hand your keys over to your brand new car without making sure you ask the drive the necessary questions. We have compiled a list of some key questions we believe you should ask, prior to signing any agreement.
At some point either the fun or your time will run out. At this point you may ask yourself, do I need help? For some of you, the answer will be yes.
There are well over 100 social media websites to choose from, so your plan and mission will tell you a lot about where you should be. Platforms like Facebook and Twitter are very much the social media royalty, but if you are looking for a more professional feel LinkedIn is King. Your plan and mission should help guide you where to go.