Over the past few months I’ve been doing social media teleclasses as part of the monthly teleclass series at Six Figure Pet Sitting Academy. The first one, which was a huge success was a general overview of social media, and in the second one I helped people understand Twitter and how it can be used for both business and personal purposes. The classes have been very well attended by people from all walks of life – pet sitters, writers, retailers, therapists, and others. Some are interested in using it for their business and others just want to learn what all their friends are talking about.… [Click to Continue Reading]
I taught a social media class with @SueRostvold last night and one of the issues that kept coming up was the idea of sharing too much through social networking websites. What we were hearing is that some people are afraid to do anything with social media because they don’t want to reveal too much of their personal life. They don’t want their everyday activities, personal choices, feelings, or secrets to be ‘out there’ for everybody and his brother to read.
I get the same comment from people quite often actually. For people just getting started with social networking, it can be a bit frightening.… [Click to Continue Reading]
Social Media: How to Use Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.
to Make Money in your Business
A Teleclass with Therese Kopiwoda, of PetsitUSA.com
and Kristin Morrison, of Six Figure Pet Sitting Academy
Join us April 28 for a teleclass on using social media
to give your business a boost!
Knowing how to put social media tools like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to work for your business can make a big difference in your marketing plan. Savvy business owners are harnessing the power of the Internet to boost their bottom line, and you should too! Are YOU ready to catapult your business to success?… [Click to Continue Reading]
In the past when someone gave a presentation, some of the things he or she had to compete with were people talking to each other, doodling on their notepads, reading books or magazines, or even some of the audience members taking a nap. Things like this can be extremely annoying for any presenter, but they can usually handle the annoyance and go on with the talk.
Things have changed!
These days speakers have to be on their game and ready for anything. They still have to contend with the usual annoyances mentioned above, but that’s not all. Our culture is so wired these days (and I don’t mean from coffee!) that many times people are Twittering, emailing, texting, Facebooking, or in some other way instantly documenting what the speaker is saying or how he’s saying it.… [Click to Continue Reading]
I’ve been attending South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW) this week and eating, sleeping, and breathing internet and social media. Yea, I know…that’s nothing new. But the fact that I’ve been doing it (well…all but the sleeping part anyway) with thousands of other people is. SXSW brings people from all over the world together to learn and share about the some of the things that make us tick.
In his talk about video blogging (and way more tha that) on Sunday, Gary Vayrnerchuk made the point that we need to keep legacy vs. currency in mind when we’re putting ourselves out there.… [Click to Continue Reading]