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Frithjof,


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!  ;)


~Keri

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Writing Process: Blogging with a Passion

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Daniel,


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!  :)


~Keri 

3 months, 1 week ago on Social Media Pundits (Mostly) Suck At Engagement

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Ray,


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!


~Keri

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Google Plus Tips of the Week – Jan. 4

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Ray,

This is awesome!  Such helpful tips, but how NOT to look ugly on a webcam - how perfect!!

Thanks for featuring me above...

~Keri

8 months ago on Google Plus Tips of the Week -Nov 23

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Thanks, Nancy, for this thorough outline of LinkedIn Showcase Pages.  I'll point people to it as a reference! ~Keri

8 months ago on LinkedIn Announces New Showcase Pages: Great For Law Firms

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Peggy,

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!!

~Keri

8 months ago on Are Facebook Q & A’s the Next Big Thing? I Think So!

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Ray,

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,

~Keri

1 year, 2 months ago on You’re On Google+, Now What?

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@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, 3 months ago on Who is an Online Influencer?

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@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? :)

1 year, 3 months ago on Who is an Online Influencer?

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Ray,

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,

~Keri

1 year, 3 months ago on Who is an Online Influencer?

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Kimberly,

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!

~Keri

1 year, 3 months ago on Hot for Teacher? The Van Halen Guide to Creating Your Lust Worthy Brand

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Nice job, Ray!  The Google Authorship will be key coming up.  Too many people are not hopping on board.

Way to inform...  :)

~Keri

1 year, 3 months ago on Improve Search Results With Your Google+ Profile

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Tim,

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.

~Keri

1 year, 3 months ago on Twitter Chats Are Full Of Fluff

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Clever!

1 year, 4 months ago on How To Create a Google+ Opt-In Circle

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Ray,

 I'm about to follow your step-by-step instructions for an online meeting today....

 ~Keri

1 year, 5 months ago on How To Set Up Google+ Hangout Lower Third

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@KlaudiaJurewicz,

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!


~Keri

1 year, 6 months ago on How to Hide Friends (List) on Facebook

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Ray,

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,

~Keri

1 year, 6 months ago on Can Google+ Drive Social Business?

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Ray,

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...

~Keri

 

1 year, 7 months ago on The Magic of Christmas Time Travel

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Excellent work, Jure! The statistics still continue to stun me. Hopefully your words will influence others to hop on the cube! :D

1 year, 9 months ago on Fitting The Social Media Cube into a Round Marketing Strategy

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@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...

~Keri

1 year, 10 months ago on Video Interview With Robert Caruso

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@KlaudiaJurewicz You are on a roll! :)

1 year, 10 months ago on How to Create a Blog on Blogger.com

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Klaudia,

 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

 ~Keri

1 year, 10 months ago on How to Create a Blog on Blogger.com

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Ray,

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! :)

~Keri 

1 year, 10 months ago on Do You Trust Everyone You “Like”?

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Klaudia,

 

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............  ;)

 

~Keri

1 year, 12 months ago on Senior Friendly Smartphones

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Mattias,

 

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!!

 

~Keri

who really likes guys in ties

;)

1 year, 12 months ago on Do You Have The Courage To Follow Your Heart

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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.

 

Nice work!!

 

~Keri

2 years ago on How Do You Build a Social Small Business?

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Allison,

 

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,

 

~Keri

2 years, 1 month ago on 30+ Brilliant Bloggers Talk About BlogWorld New York 2012

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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!

 

~Keri

2 years, 2 months ago on Late Bloomers Goes Green

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Jay,

 

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!

 

~Keri

2 years, 2 months ago on 6 Reasons to Make Your Big Idea Small

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Ray,

 

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."

 

Also...

 

Getting down to basics, like there is always room for Jell-O: "*uck it!".  ;)

 

Thank you for sharing!!

 

~Keri

2 years, 2 months ago on Social Media Breakfast – A Great Way to Start the Day!

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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.

 

~Keri

2 years, 2 months ago on SlideShare acquired by LinkedIn - so what is next? | Social Media Jedi Blog

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Mattias,

 

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.  :)

 

~Keri

 

2 years, 2 months ago on A Networking Serendipity Tour In California

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I think it's a great move with social media!  Probably engaged people they never would have.

 

Thanks for sharing!  :)

 

~Keri

2 years, 2 months ago on National Zoo Live-Tweets Panda Artificial Insemination

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Mattias,

 

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.

 

You rock!!

 

~Keri

2 years, 2 months ago on 7 Random Facts About Mattias Gronborg

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Thanks for the great information!

 

Curious, what are examples of "similar plugins?"

2 years, 3 months ago on How Do I Create an Ebook From My Blog Posts?

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Nick,

 

Thanks for the insight and tip on a new groovy way to be social - Can't wait to hop over and have some fun!

 

Congratulations,

 

~Keri

2 years, 3 months ago on 12 Most Pinteresting Posts on Pinterest

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Ray,

 

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... 

 

~Keri

2 years, 3 months ago on Are We Engaged or Are You Just Tweeting Me

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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, 4 months ago on 6 Must-Have Social Plugins for Your WordPress Blog

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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,

 

~Keri

2 years, 4 months ago on Time to Say Goodbye

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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!!

~Keri

2 years, 5 months ago on 12 Most Mouthwatering Chocolate Treats

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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!!

~Keri

2 years, 6 months ago on Part 3: How To Embrace Social Media Marketing In The Staffing Industry

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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!

~Keri

2 years, 6 months ago on 12 Most Nerve-Wracking Things for Parents of High School Seniors Preparing For College

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Mattias is always pushing to get people thinking - Way to go! Timely.

~Keri

2 years, 6 months ago on Part 1: How To Embrace Social Media Marketing In The Staffing Industry

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@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, 6 months ago on Offline Advertisers Need To Wake Up And Extending Their Message Online

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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... :)

2 years, 6 months ago on Offline Advertisers Need To Wake Up And Extending Their Message Online

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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!! :)

~Keri

2 years, 6 months ago on On The Threshold

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Kristi,

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.

~Keri

2 years, 7 months ago on How to Find the Best Twitter Hashtags

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Pam,

Wonderful perspective, and so well-phrased. Perfect timing -- I've passed this along to my followers as a reference.

Thanks for sharing! :)

~Keri

2 years, 7 months ago on Social Business: It's NOT About the Next BIG Thing!

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Jodi,

As usual, terrific information. I appreciate the "price tags" put onto a few of the items above.

My daughter will be entering college next Fall. Some things are going well. Others....a very worried parent here.

Usually I'm too nervous. Things end up fine most of the time. That said, the perfect follow-up to this article would be, "The 12 Most Nerve Wracking Things For Parents of HS Seniors Preparing For College" - haha. :)

Thanks for #collegecash chat!

~Keri

2 years, 7 months ago on 12 Most Overlooked Costs of College

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Mark,

Some great points above!

Where you talk about creating a compelling page, the examples you use are terrific. At the same time, an average small business cannot necessarily afford so many bells and whistles as the big brands on the list.

However...

There are several options for installing a custom Welcome Tab on your Facebook page. Doing just that basically doubles visitor-to-fan conversions!

Regarding advertising on Facebook, I think the newer 'Sponsored Stories' offers some very new and interesting opportunities.

The world of apps is certainly intriguing, and as Timeline rolls out, we'll only see more.

Kudos on linking to the Social Media Examiner's list of Top 10 small business pages. Another good resource for readers! :)

I'll be passing this along...

~Keri

2 years, 7 months ago on Facebook Breaks the Marketing Sound Barrier for Small Business

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Willingness to give it time. ;)

2 years, 7 months ago on Infographic: Integrating Online Marketing With a B2B Sales Process

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Peggy,

Such an appropriate article at this time of year...

Martinis are my favorite celebratory drink. Great collection -- I have not had a gingerbread martini...yet. Maybe this is the holiday season to jump in!! :)

I'm lucky to have a bartender friend that works at a local pub for fun. He makes the best espresso martini! And is wiling to experiment with whatever idea I throw at him. He does a version of the carmel apple martini...with cinnamon.

If we were ever in the same room, I think we'd have a terrific time!

Thanks for lifting my spirits,

~Keri

2 years, 8 months ago on 12 Most Happenin’ Happy Hour Martini Recipes

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@KDillabough ,

How inspiring -- And perfect timing. As this year comes to a close, and new one will begin soon, many are in mode to think, "What will happen in 2012?"

Now is the time to plan how the story will go next. If we are just beginning, or re-inventing ourselves, your prompt is perfect:

Once upon a time...

Always inspiring you are,

~Keri

2 years, 8 months ago on The Power of Telling a Story

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Excellent!

Well-written post, easily understandable points.

I too noticed several things you mention above - spam accounts & their listing as "influencers." Though, I appreciate your sharing details I was not aware of -- related with Facebook and privacy issues.

You make another point that DOES concern me: Either they are evaluating scores based on outdated data, or they are pulling data from somewhere without approval. Based on the fact that everyone has a profile - regardless of whether or not they signed up for one - I'm tempted to believe the latter.

I have not deleted my profile. But I have deleted proof of my interaction. No badge on my site!

You've given me something to think about. I don't enjoy being the product of an entity that seems wreckless and irresponsible.

Thank you,

~Keri

2 years, 8 months ago on Why I Deleted My Klout Profile

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Joe,

Thanks for participating in the game, and for giving it mention on your blog. You seem to really have enjoyed Mike's book, "Launch," and I hope it brings you much insight and success.

~Keri

2 years, 8 months ago on The Game of Like and Launch:Propelling Your Biz Forward

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Steve,

Good article - very timely for newer small business owners trying to make an online and social media presence!

I'll be sharing this with those I know... :)

~Keri

2 years, 9 months ago on 12 Most Crucial Considerations for a Creator’s Web Presence

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Joe,

When computers became more commonplace, and we began to use them more and more, it was quite difficult for me to make the transition from writing pad to saving a draft.

Even now, sometimes I use the pen and paper to map out my thoughts. But I'll admit that I type so much, that writing with a pen is challenging - my hand doesn't naturally write as well or as quickly as it once did.

Thank you for sharing about your grandmother and her role in shaping your path.

~Keri

2 years, 9 months ago on Why I Enjoy Writing

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@Mattias Gronborg Thanks for your shining comment!

David's SMSS session inspired me to be thinking, "what's the second paragraph?" And has led to good engagement from others on occasion since! :)

I will certainly continue to contribute to your online community, and look forward to future posts. Also any possible collaboration. :)

~Keri

2 years, 10 months ago on Video Interview With David Meerman Scott #eme2011

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@mattgron ,

Nice post! I'm so glad you were able to get the conference and meet @dmscott .

While some of my email marketing campaigns (for my personal brand) have been planned, many of them have been more "now" oriented. And it has served well. So, it's nice to see some affirmation from David.

Status Quo - I'm allergic. If I'm not getting dirty in the new, I feel like I'm getting dusty in the old. I don't understand how people an be afraid of venturing something they don't know. But it is true -- we must be sensitive to that.

Remember Social Media Success Summit 2011 -- David Meerman Scott's "What's the second paragraph?," concept??

For you... If you can combine your enthusiasm with that 2nd P mindset - You will rock, Mattias!! :)

Thanks for interviewing Mr. Scott, and for allowing us to view his words, your interview!

~Keri

2 years, 10 months ago on Video Interview With David Meerman Scott #eme2011

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Jure,

Thank you for this additional information. I hadn't considered it a situation of Klout vs. Twylah, but for the informed user, I suppose it is like adding an extra turbo. :)

I'm in the process of creating my branded Twylah page. In the meantime, I am available on Twylah: /connectyou.

Thanks also for the "ninja tips" on directing specific audiences to my Twylah page. I have mainly just given my link to let people know I am there. Now I can use a strategy.

See you on Twitter....and Twylah!

~Keri

2 years, 10 months ago on Why Twylah Is My Favorite Influential Tool

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@danielnewmanuv ,

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

I really enjoy showing gratitude and giving highlight to friends on Friday. But I gotta tell ya... I've secretly come to feel the same way as you - Spammy lists of @ mentions. {And this takes time I'm running short of - so it's like, "Is it *Friday* already?}.

With Klout, I thank people personally. How creative is the pre-set Klout message?

The new Klout lists are groovy, and easy to import from Twitter.

While I think Klout has some work to do, I'm liking it more and more. :)

~Keri

2 years, 10 months ago on 3 Simple Tips to Create Meaningful Engagement Using Klout

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Hillel,

Great article!

I've been on Twitter long enough to experience most every type you mention above. It amazes me who some folks will follow!

It disappoints me that some are fooled by the "set and forget" crowd. What I'm meaning here is that I've seen several recently using scheduling tools to drip decent content out into their twitter stream, and they have people responding. But they do not respond back! At least not that I can see. I've actually watched this interaction. This one puzzles me. Why?

I've also seen folks that follow large amounts of people at a time, hope they follow them back -- just to collect followers. Okay. Yes, I agree that the goal is to have a large reach. But if you have 50,000 idiots following you, what have you accomplished?

Those following Charlie Sheen - That's a whole "winning" phenomenon all to itself!

I'm a quality over quantity girl, and hope that my Twitter stream reflects both good content and engagement. It's great when I find others of like interest!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts,

~Keri

2 years, 10 months ago on How to Spot a Social Media Faker on Twitter in Ten Seconds

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@DabneyPorte ,

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. You eloquently utilized #11 and provided a learning moment for many!

I need to work on #1 & #2 a bit more, and most appreciate the reminder of #10.

Sorry you had some troubles. Hope all is going better now!

~Keri

2 years, 11 months ago on 12 Most Valuable Lessons Learned from a Twitter Invader

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@ginidietrich ,

Good post!

While I'm not an Obama fan, I can appreciate and respect those that are, and can be objective in approach.

Your conversation words are dead-on, and I too would do the same as you - resign. Regardless of who I supported or what party I belonged to.

I've already received my letter that in 2014 my Social Security account will be bankrupt. I paid into that fund, and I continue to pay. I find it offensive that at such a time the President of our country would have a party with the ticket price exactly at the limit of allowable campaign contribution.

My husband is an elected official - locally - in our small Ohio town. I see things that many others don't.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts! I'd consider it a privilege to chat with you on this topic sometime. :)

~Keri

2 years, 11 months ago on Leadership Lessons In Washington

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@margieclayman@ginidietrich@PegFitzpatrick Yes, sometimes nicknames are generational, that can be a bit different - unless it continues once something was said, as you suggest.

Sometimes they are even geographical. But that is not okay. I've even had a name tag on, and still the sweethearts & darlin's were used.

A few times I returned a "buttercup" half-jokingly with my responses. It helped a little, but not for long.

2 years, 11 months ago on 12 Most Frustrating Obstacles Women Face In The Business World

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@PegFitzpatrick@margieclayman@ginidietrich Peg, the nickname does include your real name - but it is not fair to single you out as you describe. Everything that I've seen from you online depicts a positive, professional personality. Hopefully now you are in a position that fuels that fire and includes no nicknames. :)

2 years, 11 months ago on 12 Most Frustrating Obstacles Women Face In The Business World

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@jcrow ,

Great point!

However, I would say that if a company is making the right moves and their employees and customers are generally happy, then their worry-level should be low.

If they create a well-structured team to handle their social media, then they will only be investing in a community of evangelists that will talk positively about them -- tell their story.

Should a negative arise, if handled appropriately, it is an opportunity to learn, and even gain a more satisfied customer!

@steverubel says that "social" is 1% of many people's job, not 100% of 1 person's job. I agree with that.

Jamie makes a good point below - A company can either join the conversation already created about them, or let others decide what it will be.

~Keri

2 years, 11 months ago on 3 Reasons Why a Social Media Marketing Strategy is Absent from Most Companies

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@JamieCrager ,

We're much on the same page. You are correct that some do not engage because they view it as meaningless and purely social. Not the investment in gaining information from your audience and hearing what they have to say.

Those that choose to wait until they're forced to engage will have waited too long. Thinking about this a bit more, and seeing how quickly new platforms become available and how quickly the socially engaged adapt -- They'll be 2 learning curves behind. I see a handful of local political candidates in this category.

Our society has been conditioned to want results for most things overnight. That is something social media professionals will continue to strive to overcome - that mindset.

Gotta go post some pictures of my kid - har, har! :)

See you in the Twitter stream...

~Keri

2 years, 11 months ago on 3 Reasons Why a Social Media Marketing Strategy is Absent from Most Companies

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@ShannonDowney ,

Thanks for sharing so we can all be aware.

I watched and my claws came out...

~Keri

2 years, 11 months ago on 12 Most Frustrating Obstacles Women Face In The Business World

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@margieclayman ,

Excellent post - thank you for your words!

If I'm correct, we are both in or near Ohio. Evolution and modern development seem to arrive here in the second wave, so to speak. I've experienced every number on your list, and it is....frustrating.

Like @ginidietrich I've been ignored while my male counterparts are given advancement and praise for less.

@PegFitzpatrick mentions nicknames -- Sweetheart & Darlin' are at the top of my loathe-list. My daughter is 18 -- Terrific to hear that urban female professionals in their 20s are earning more than men in the same group -- YAY!! Hopefully she will experience less of the things you mention.

Thanks, Margie!

~Keri

2 years, 11 months ago on 12 Most Frustrating Obstacles Women Face In The Business World

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@JamieCrager

I hooted and hollered, and my eyes climaxed!!! OMG...

I've been working with a company, and have tried all the ways I knew to convey yours and similar points, but I was still left near a brick wall with a "slam head here" sign. In a post I wrote earlier this week, I actually quoted the same Emarketer article!

It's really all about people - engaging people - and companies and organizations that do not socially engage will miss the boat.

You have provided a few phrasings I might give a whirl in the future.

One I've used that I'll offer here:

Social media becomes about social influence. Social influence accrues like interest in a bank. Do you want to be ahead of or behind your competition?

What would I add?

Caring social media professionals need to continue learning, and probing the sensitivities of their markets. In a way that drowns-out the marketer that provides a dysfunctional, cookie-cutter social media strategy, and renders them irrelevant.

Thank you for your words! And for a great #SMmanners chat yesterday evening... :)

~Keri

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2 years, 11 months ago on 3 Reasons Why a Social Media Marketing Strategy is Absent from Most Companies

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Rob,

What a great video - sort of like a "state of my 100K."

I appreciate the opportunity to get to know you better via this visual!

Looking forward to connecting further,

~Keri

3 years ago on What Is In 100,000 Tweets

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Chris,

Thanks for sharing your system. Mine is still evolving, so I appreciate the insight.

I've come to prefer Workflowy over Evernote. Have you tried this?

~Keri

3 years ago on How to distill content curation for real impact

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@TheJackB I agree that when he didn't stop, you were right to respond as you did.

A simple little thing called listening... ;)

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Jack,

Very good example of why we should listen indeed!

I'd like to add that it is important to listen to *all* that people have to say - listen to the whole story. That can save misunderstanding and frustration as well.

Thanks for the laugh!

~Keri

3 years ago on The Phone Sex Surprise

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@thepodcastguy Absolutely - I planned to talk about it in the next You Team conversation. :)

3 years, 1 month ago on 6 reasons business podcasting rules

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Dave,

You do an excellent job via online voice connection, and are quite the podcast guy!

I've watched people put their foot into podcasting, and then watched them soar. People should not hesitate, and you're just the guy to help!

~Keri

3 years, 1 month ago on 6 reasons business podcasting rules

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