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Don't act like a charging bull in selling to me

Are You a Charging Bull in Selling to Your Prospects?

When will some people learn that connecting on a social media network doesn’t mean that their connections want to buy from them? So they should stop acting like a charging bull ready for the kill.

I usually ignore texts and direct messages that try to sell me something two seconds after I’ve followed someone on Twitter or accepted an invitation to connect on LinkedIn.

But it rankled me when a recent new connection on Twitter tried to pitch his business. Read More→

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Did Someone In Your Company Force You To Read This Blog?

Are you here because you want to be or because someone in your company forced you to “get with it” on social media?

Over time I’ve had conversations with several business executives and been surprised (actually more shocked than surprised) to learn that they were closet social media illiterates.

Social Media Is Here to Stay

Before you decide to move on to another site, be warned: social media is here to stay and you owe it to your business to learn how it could produce results for your business.

Here are several of the excuses I’ve heard: Read More→

Can Social Media Grow Your Business by $11 million in 1 Year?

Amex CEO BootCamp

Yes it can, if you’re the homemaker turned entrepreneur who founded Lolly Wolly Doodle, and built her business almost entirely on Facebook. The children’s clothing maker generated $11 million in 2013, and has doubled its revenue every year since being founded in 2009, according to a lengthy profile in Inc. magazine.

Tips From the Experts

Brandi Temple, founder of Lolly Wolly Doodle, moderated a panel with representatives from Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest at the Amex CEO BootCamp in New York earlier this week. Read More→

Does it Make Sense for Your Business to Advertise on Twitter?

Have you considered advertising your business on social media? I’ve already written about Boosting Facebook posts, so I decided to explore the possibilities on Twitter. The above brief Twitter video describes their ad campaigns.

Promoted Tweets

Twitter offers a number of programs to push your tweets to the top of search results. How naïve to think I’d just show up organically when I searched “social media writer.” Ha! Read More→