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I see where you're coming from, but it's hard not to still consider the title mostly a joke when, for every legitimate expert, there are a dozen people who don't have the slightest clue what they're doing yet still call themselves experts.

1 year, 6 months ago on I Declare Open Season On Social Media Experts: Closed.

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This is right up my alley for sure, as you know.  Going to try to get it on my iPod for a car ride later this evening.

1 year, 10 months ago on 5 Social Media Mistakes Stopping That Sales Call #BBSradio

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A few minutes in and really enjoying this!  Thanks Michele...

1 year, 10 months ago on How Can Power Questions Grow Your Business? #BBSradio

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Great suggestions!  I would place a lot of emphasis on the use of images (and video) as that content definitely gets more interaction than a typical link/text update.

1 year, 10 months ago on 12 Most Powerful Ways to Create Facebook Engagement

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We do make choices about who we interact with.  We also choose which groups we join or decline.  If a person chooses to opt in to a group where the singular expectation/obligation is one of reciprocal sharing of content, then that person should hold to that expectation...or openly release themselves from the agreement as I said.

1 year, 11 months ago on Remember Your Angst Is Not Pretty or Attractive #DigitalSplash

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Absolutely great post, Annie.  Your posts are always a) Motivating b) Increasing productivity or c) Both.  Keep it up!

1 year, 11 months ago on Dream Big, Do Different, Produce Ruthlessly

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 @AngelaJordan1 That's true in most cases, but if someone agrees to share and reciprocate, they should hold to that agreement or formally, openly release themselves from the agreement.

1 year, 11 months ago on Remember Your Angst Is Not Pretty or Attractive #DigitalSplash

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Great show this week!  Can't wait for the next one :)

2 years ago on Adapt & Thrive Workstyles | The Finch Effect | #BBSradio

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Adding it to my calendar as we speak :) The topics are right up my alley...I can definitely see value in this!

2 years ago on #Speakchat Delivers the Finch Effect For Your Speaking Business

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Really enjoyed the show today!  I think I'll make this a regular listen from now on :)

2 years ago on Skillful Communication with The Pin Drop Principle | David Lewis #BBSradio

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That sounds like a great idea and it takes a good person to set out an initiative like this.  I hope everything goes well...happy to help any way I can!

2 years ago on Why the Toronto Tech Community Needs More Roads, Not More Homes

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 @prosperitygal  @jonathanfields Always enjoy a mention of Jonathan Fields!  Read his book right before starting my business and it really opened my eyes on how to deal with the stresses of uncertainty...helped me make that leap even though I had no clue what I was really doing.

2 years ago on Welcoming The Dave Reynolds to #BBSradio

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That was a REALLY interesting listen!  Business has definitely changed and we're in the midst of a marketing revolution in my opinion, which is going to cause even more giant changes over the next few years.  Love what you've got going on here!

2 years ago on Welcoming The Dave Reynolds to #BBSradio

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Great points, Michele.  If you're on social media enough, you're guaranteed to see some crude comments from trolls.  Typically ignoring them is all it takes, and framing their behavior in such a way as you encourage is a good way to control your own emotions and refrain from responding.

2 years, 1 month ago on The Power of Asking a Simple Question

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 @Ari Herzog You saw the tweet.  But something else besides simply seeing it made you click the link.  Something else besides simply seeing this blog made you an RSS subscriber.  You are a "converted visitor," not just a visitor...which was the main point of this post.

2 years, 2 months ago on The Most Overrated Social Media Metric

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Great discussion guys. Always enlightening and nice to see a hometown name in Jason...

2 years, 2 months ago on Social Pros 14 – Jason Falls, Social Media Explorer

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Meanwhile employees went hungry!  agh I'll try not to be too hard on Walmart, they make an effort.  Cool post though...always nice to see social media put to great social causes.

2 years, 2 months ago on Social Media Case Study: Walmart’s Fight Hunger Contest

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Great content as always.  The ego-capital subject is particularly interesting...I need to look more into that.  Seems like a cool concept that could be helpful in the future.

2 years, 2 months ago on 5 Ways to Open the Social Side Door and Build Relationships

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Great post!  Knowing how to talk to top management is a daunting task at times, especially if you don't have any strategy in doing so.  I agree that measuring actual consumer behavior that bring in money is the most crucial aspect of convincing management they need to think seriously about social media.  Telling your boss you're "creating buzz" doesn't exactly cut it these days...maybe a couple years ago, but the scenery is changing insanely quickly right now.

2 years, 2 months ago on How to Fight For More Social Media Resources In Your Company

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Nice suggestions.  Haven't heard of these other than Pinterest, so I'll definitely be checking them out.

2 years, 3 months ago on Social Media Time Savers: 4 New Productivity Tools and How to Use Them

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That's interesting.  All the research I've seen in the past points towards consumers wanting deals and promotions through social media over everything else.

2 years, 3 months ago on New Research: Americans Hate Social Media Promotions

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Could the click rate be higher because there aren't as many updates, and so it's a bit easier for companies who do make updates to break through the "noise?"  Or is it that consumers are actually spending quite a bit of time on social networks on Sundays?

2 years, 3 months ago on B2C Facebook Results Are 30% Above Average on Sundays

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 @Chris Wandel For those of us who are in the business of consulting and social media management for small companies, I wonder if this will be a good thing.  Granted, explaining Facebook to non-social media savvy clients was hard to begin with...this won't make things easier.

 

Google+...I still can't be sure about it.  It's definitely simpler now and easy to pick up for anyone familiar with the "old Facebook."  I just don't know if it's picking up enough steam for small businesses to spend time on it...are they really going to hit much of their target audience?  I read earlier today that G+ users spend barely over 3 minutes per month on the site on average.  Granted, maybe if more businesses start pushing their way onto it, there will be more content and that number could quickly change.

2 years, 4 months ago on 14 Ways New Facebook Betrays Small Business

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I think time will tell, but I'm not particularly happy about it right now.  I think Facebook is taking a pretty big risk to be honest.

2 years, 4 months ago on 14 Ways New Facebook Betrays Small Business

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