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Smiling... First, thank you for participating in the blog tour with me! I'm happy to learn more about your and your work, as well as your writing process, and also who you passed the torch to.
Thank you for sharing that you are dislexic. Knowing some German, I can imagine you had a heck of a time growing up!! My husband is dislexic, and he has a hard enough time in English.
As always, you rocked it! And, you don't look a day over 40, c'mon! ;)
3 months ago on Writing Process: Blogging with a Passion
Awesome post! Like you, I'm one for "walk the talk," or, as you say, "practice what you preach."
For awhile, I killed myself to keep up with the pundits, learn their magic, etc. But when I looked closely, I found much the same as you outline here. Eventually, I turned them off. I rarely look to my "groovy social media" stream on my social dashboard anymore.
I think we'll start to see a strengthier layer of 2nd-tier leaders, and hopefully that will make a difference.
You are a rock star - Thanks for writing what many were thinking! :)
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Social Media Pundits (Mostly) Suck At Engagement
Some groovy tips for the intermediate user. I like the "create circle from post," tip.
Great job with the graphics, and boiling things down for all readers.
I'll refer people to this post!
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Google Plus Tips of the Week – Jan. 4
This is awesome! Such helpful tips, but how NOT to look ugly on a webcam - how perfect!!
Thanks for featuring me above...
10 months, 1 week ago on Google Plus Tips of the Week -Nov 23
Thanks, Nancy, for this thorough outline of LinkedIn Showcase Pages. I'll point people to it as a reference! ~Keri
10 months, 2 weeks ago on LinkedIn Announces New Showcase Pages: Great For Law Firms
I really love this possibility! Hope it is rolled out to pages & public figures with less than 10,000 likes (fans) as well. I would think it would be a great tool for building a fan base too! :)
Thanks for sharing your insight, and for your consistent awesomeness!!
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Are Facebook Q & A’s the Next Big Thing? I Think So!
Good stuff! I've actually pulled the presentation up so I can watch the video and view the slides at length.
I smell a future collaboration...... :)
Thank you for sharing with us,
1 year, 5 months ago on You’re On Google+, Now What?
@jureklepic @connectyou @DanielGHebert Jure, what are Klout perks? (kidding)
I think *one* way to look at this is from the ROI standpoint. Not the only way. Is the exploration of ROI valuable? Yes. I am glad that you and others lead that charge.
While I respect that others may not share my view, I don't believe that every action should be tied to a mathematical equation or bottom line. I find that limiting, and not inclusive of an entire picture.
In real life, there is certainly an "art of creating action." Some people are artists and others are not. If the real point is to drive purchases - real life action - then we cannot ignore it.
"Creating action" and "persuasion" are synonyms. Quit splitting hairs. :)
1 year, 5 months ago on Who is an Online Influencer?
@Danny Brown @connectyou @DanielGHebert @jkcallas Danny, what a wonderful offer! I admire your delving into this topic and offering a trustable resource. I would be happy to read and examine the book and also write a review. What steps should I take to make this easy? :)
A very good post! Inclusive and fair as well.
I like @DanielGHebert's definition of influence: "Influence is the art of creating action. In the case of social media, this could be creating action personally, or on behalf of a brand."
I can see why brands want to know and understand social influence and influencers online. Mark does a great job of covering the topic from a business perspective.
Jure does have a point - To date, the platforms haven't quite gotten it right. Do I have a better answer? No. I hope we find one.
Daniel seems to be doing a good job of studying and offering insight on the topic. That is important, I believe, if we are to move the needle on the topic of social influence.
I am both happy and honored that you have included me on your list of influencers, and to be named among such a fine group! Thank you, Ray, for our complimentary words and gesture here!!
As I have stated, you are my Google+ Guy, and my go-to source. I have recommended you to others, and will continue to do so with big pleasure.
Thank you for sharing,
Great piece! Love the style, layout, and the assignments.
A great resource for entrepreneurs that need to get "unstuck" and "hot for teacher."
Thanks for sharing!
1 year, 5 months ago on Hot for Teacher? The Van Halen Guide to Creating Your Lust Worthy Brand
Nice job, Ray! The Google Authorship will be key coming up. Too many people are not hopping on board.
Way to inform... :)
1 year, 6 months ago on Improve Search Results With Your Google+ Profile
I used to spend every Tuesday night at Twitter Chats. The Trilogy. And it was fun - I made a lot of friends. (Not business contacts). So, it was social time when my work was not getting done, or not getting done as fast.
I did also learn a few things over time. But that stopped, and the topics became re-runs.
Occasionally I learn of a new tweet chat, and I attend to meet new people, learn a few new things, and it is rewarding. Do I attend every week? It's impossible if I want to get things done.
I think you are mainly correct, Tim.
The differentiator would be diversity of set-up: Not the same format each time, hosting a hangout as well, as you mention. Better yet, offering something of value to the participants that they should access after the chat that contributes to their profession or place in life. Something that makes them look good!
Just my 2 cents.
1 year, 6 months ago on Twitter Chats Are Full Of Fluff
1 year, 7 months ago on How To Create a Google+ Opt-In Circle
I'm about to follow your step-by-step instructions for an online meeting today....
1 year, 8 months ago on How To Set Up Google+ Hangout Lower Third
This is helpful information -- Especially as we're gearing up for Facebook Graph Search, and making sure our settings are as we want them to be found (or not found).
Thank you, Klaudia. I will share this with my social circles!
1 year, 8 months ago on How to Hide Friends (List) on Facebook
Three things that are important to me: Connection, Collaboration & Community.
I've not been in love with Google+, but I'm certainly feeling more "google love" as time goes on, as some of the functions have been improved, they are richer and have more benefits than other social networks, and....time heals. ;)
I'd love to be a part of your G+ community!
Thanks for always providing value,
1 year, 8 months ago on Can Google+ Drive Social Business?
Thank you for this sweet holiday trip! We talked a bit about lights -- I love the holiday sparkle and am missing it a bit this year. So, off into the world we'll go to look at others' displays to ooo and ahhh. :)
Thanks also for sharing about yourself and your favorites.
I always pictured Santa flying off to another place, but I did not define to where exactly. Just always expected he'd be tired with all that to do in a night! :)
For me, Christmas Carols heard on the radio meant the season was here. The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole is my favorite, and I really like Sleigh Ride with words by Johnny Mathis. Joy of Jesu Man's Desiring -- I could listen to that for hours! And the television specials -- I still watch them when I can. Burl Ives part as the snowman...makes me smile.
You might be interested to know Burl Ives son lives in my town.
Love the video -- Thanks for the special greeting!!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year...
1 year, 9 months ago on The Magic of Christmas Time Travel
Excellent work, Jure! The statistics still continue to stun me. Hopefully your words will influence others to hop on the cube! :D
1 year, 11 months ago on Fitting The Social Media Cube into a Round Marketing Strategy
@mattgron Excellent interview! Great questions, fabulous insight -- I couldn't stop watching!
@fondalo is one of the most authentic and responsive guys I know, and a true professional. Terrific to see his words focused upon. @Bundlepost is a tool I use, and it has brought new success to my business.
As I've been shifting my business to new directions, it has killed me to not be there sometimes "right now" when trying to get the busy work done. Robert is right -- NOW is sooo important. It's also a big part of what makes this all........social.
I'm so genuinely thrilled to be associated with both of you.
Down with to-do lists...
2 years ago on Video Interview With Robert Caruso
@KlaudiaJurewicz You are on a roll! :)
2 years ago on How to Create a Blog on Blogger.com
Sites like blogger.com & wordpress.com are great for folks that want to get their feet wet. But you know how I feel about owning our own content. ;)
You should consider putting your videos longer than 2 minutes into a library where you would eventually offer programs where people access for a subscription. :D
I too think Facebook has "cheapened" the like. We like everything now. I remember the first time I went to click that silly thumbs up, I wondered, "How do I know if I'll like this two weeks from now? I'm putting this on the Internet, it feels so final." Now I giggle that I even thought that!
While I see that electronic communication - of all types has it's value, I do see where the face-to-face seals the relationship. Do I call that a handshake friend? Not sure. It seems...........kinda a male term. ;)
Great ost! :)
2 years ago on Do You Trust Everyone You “Like”?
Nice job - great information! May even send my parents here, as your approach and your suggestions would be relevant.
And, I couldn't possibly know what I'm talking about............ ;)
2 years, 2 months ago on Senior Friendly Smartphones
It sounds like you made a realization. And, that you decided on the next move.
But what is it?? (so very curious)
is it a change of wardrobe? Will we not see you in your suit??
I say -- It's not the wardrobe that matters, but what one does with their abilities!!
who really likes guys in ties
2 years, 2 months ago on Do You Have The Courage To Follow Your Heart
Just terrific, Ray! You should put this on your "best of best" lists for resources.
Make a SlideShare and get yourself in front of groups presenting! The video is especially profound there.
2 years, 2 months ago on How Do You Build a Social Small Business?
So excited to see my name and post on the list! I had a great time, learned a lot, and was happy to make new connections.
Even better, i was there for the big announcement - BlogWorld is now New Media Expo. Very exciting - I look forward!!
Thank you again for including me,
2 years, 3 months ago on 30+ Brilliant Bloggers Talk About BlogWorld New York 2012
Blog looks great!
We had an unseasonably warm winter, though several days that were bitter cold with no reprieve. So, an odd winter.
I'm always glad when the Spring rolls around and we can plant things that bloom and grow. Thank you for sharing!
2 years, 4 months ago on Late Bloomers Goes Green
Thanks for sharing this insight!
When I look at the tweets and posts I put together today, I know my high school teachers would have sent me back to my desk and said, "More." "This is not complete." And I would go.
I think there was this period of conditioning where the most thorough conveyer won. And, so, we have all had to work to adjust. When I first started blogging, I had a hard time limiting my words.
Now, I'm happy to "think like an amoeba. In fact, I think we'll all get more done too! :)
Looking forward to your #SMSS12 session!
2 years, 4 months ago on 6 Reasons to Make Your Big Idea Small
Great shot - seeing you checking into Foursquare...
This one was a bit atypical of what people expect: "Look for companies and industries that are getting ridiculed. Invest in them."
Getting down to basics, like there is always room for Jell-O: "*uck it!". ;)
Thank you for sharing!!
2 years, 4 months ago on Social Media Breakfast – A Great Way to Start the Day!
I've had a slideshare presentation connected to my LinkedIn profile for at least a year. So, this doesn't look like such the thrill for their plugins menu.
My thoughts: SlideShare has been offering companies some great insights about visits -- The analytics panel is staggeringly fabulous at their upper levels. Pair that with Zipcast -- LinkedIn now gives their professionals better analytics and the availability of online meetings right from their profiles.
Data driven, I'd say.
2 years, 4 months ago on SlideShare acquired by LinkedIn - so what is next? | Social Media Jedi Blog
I'm so glad you had the opportunity to visit the USA! It sounds like you are learning amazing things.
Love your words: "I think companies who are asking for the money proof before they enter the social business arena are looking for the wrong facts. Instead you must ask yourself: will people stop using mobile devices? Will that ever happen? Probably not so and then it’s all about adapting and the only way to handle social innovation is by doing it."
Am I a leader? I'd like to think so. But I think we must take inventory daily. :)
2 years, 4 months ago on A Networking Serendipity Tour In California
I think it's a great move with social media! Probably engaged people they never would have.
Thanks for sharing! :)
2 years, 4 months ago on National Zoo Live-Tweets Panda Artificial Insemination
I come from a hockey family - My dad and my sister both played.
Many of these things I knew in one phrase segments, so I am glad to know you better!
I've been challenged to put 25 random things about myself together. Hoping to get it up on my blog soon.
2 years, 5 months ago on 7 Random Facts About Mattias Gronborg
Thanks for the great information!
Curious, what are examples of "similar plugins?"
2 years, 5 months ago on How Do I Create an Ebook From My Blog Posts?
Thanks for the insight and tip on a new groovy way to be social - Can't wait to hop over and have some fun!
2 years, 5 months ago on 12 Most Pinteresting Posts on Pinterest
I'd like to think we're engaged AND tweeting - haha. :)
For the purpose that you wrote this article, I think you hit the points right on. Moving into the future, we're going to have to get more creative with our Facebook and Twitter, though.
I too am a fan of Jeffrey Gitomer, though it's been awhile since I've opened my sales caffeine. Thanks for the reminding jolt...
2 years, 5 months ago on Are We Engaged or Are You Just Tweeting Me
Love-love-love seeing your words on Photo Dropper & InboundWriter -- Can't wait to spend more time with those and weeding out some other plugins! Thanks!! :)
2 years, 6 months ago on 6 Must-Have Social Plugins for Your WordPress Blog
Congratulations, Barbara, on your decision. I respect your wish to change your life, and I know you will do this with flying colors!
With deep admiration,
2 years, 7 months ago on Time to Say Goodbye
Yes, count me in for Vosges! I love the rich purple of their brand, and their flavors are unique & chic!!
Plus, this is a woman owned & created company. How can a girl not like that?
Thanks for the lip-licking list on Valentine's Day!!
2 years, 7 months ago on 12 Most Mouthwatering Chocolate Treats
Excellent information, Mattias. You've ramped it up a bit.
You might like Storify - a tool I use for tweet curations that allows you to embed on blogs. You can then respond, re-tweet, etc., right from the little widget. You can also put other media in the curations too!
You're my video hero!!
2 years, 8 months ago on Part 3: How To Embrace Social Media Marketing In The Staffing Industry
Wow, and I was just kidding that night at #collegecash chat that you should write this!
Great post, Jodi!!
It surely sums up some very important points. And, I forsee it will be one you can keep in your "frequently used ninja tricks," file.
Thank you for all that you do to help parents like me understand, and stay on track!
2 years, 8 months ago on 12 Most Nerve-Wracking Things for Parents of High School Seniors Preparing For College
Mattias is always pushing to get people thinking - Way to go! Timely.
2 years, 8 months ago on Part 1: How To Embrace Social Media Marketing In The Staffing Industry
@Mattias Gronborg , some companies are using them. The ones that are forward thinking. The rest of the US is still sleeping. We do not see them often enough.
2 years, 8 months ago on Offline Advertisers Need To Wake Up And Extending Their Message Online
Exactly - I was looking at that ad and thinking, "Where's the QR Code?"
it could lead to a specific video or mobile lading page. 2012 is the year... :)
Lovely collection - I especially liked the photo of all the green foliage a bug toward the top hanging out, enjoying life!
Thank you for sharing - Happy 2012!! :)
2 years, 8 months ago on On The Threshold
Thank you - This is a delicious little resource I will certainly pass along. Someone was just asking me about hashtags today. So...
Perfect timing!! :)
I've used tagdef & hashtags.org the most. So happy to have additional tools.
2 years, 9 months ago on How to Find the Best Twitter Hashtags