Mari Smith: Social Media Speaking Engagements 2010 – Let’s Meet Up!

My favorite events on my calendar are giving social media talks to all sizes of audiences, across many industries and a variety of formats. Whether it’s an opening keynote on social media success in general, an in-depth Facebook and/or Twitter breakout session or a full day training. My 2010 calendar is filling up nicely, and this year I’m intent on pacing myself a tad more, and also allow a bit of extra time in each

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Takeaways and Lessons From The GKIC Info-SUMMIT

I just attended and spoke at the Glazer-Kennedy Inner Circle Info-SUMMITSM 2009 in Atlanta, GA. It was a packed event with over 800 attendees and an incredible speaker lineup, including George Foreman, Frank Kern, Master Lloyd Irvin, Mike Koenigs, James Malinchak, Sonia Simone, Chris Cardell, Ron Seaver, and Michael Cage. [Pic: Frank Kern, Mari Smith, Dan Kennedy] Main highlight – Frank Kern! For me, one of the highlights of the Info-SUMMITSM was meeting legendary marketer,

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ABM – Always Be Marketing: What Does It Mean To You?

At the recent 140 Twitter Conference, I sparked a bit of controversy on the branding panel that I participated on: I brought up a point that reminds me of the line in the movie Glengarry Glen Ross “ABC, always be closing” and I framed it as “ABM = always be marketing” and “always be me.” I was fascinated to see the polarized responses from the audience, Twitterverse and one of my fellow panelists. (I’m a big

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Facebook News Feed and Wall: How To Control Privacy

A Facebook friend recently mentioned she was intentionally responding to new Facebook friend requests late at night as she didn’t want to clog up her friends’ feeds. Thing is, there’s a setting in your Facebook Privacy to control exactly what gets published on your Facebook Wall and your friends’ News Feeds. I have my settings tweaked so that when I add a new friend this is not published on my Wall or friends’ News Feeds.

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Social Media Success – 15 Hot Tips From The Pied Piper!

I’m often asked how I got started in social media and became so successful and well known. Well, first I like to think I’m humble and am just “one of the peeps” like everyone else, which is true. But I do recognize my business has really exploded in the past eighteen months, and so I thought I’d come up with a list of contributing factors that you might find of benefit too: 1. Get lucky!

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