Twitter Buzz! Quick Tips for Business Peeps

At the request of many of my buds and clients, I’ve put together a few Twitter tips for beginners to get on the fast track with this wildly popular site! Twitter is a “micro blogging” platform. To me, that means you can post your thoughts, feelings, ideas, actions, and observations all mixed up with some promotional tidbits too! You can also instantly begin a dialog with current and new friends and business contacts. What are

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How To Turn off Facebook Chat

It’s arrived: Facebook chat just blasted it’s way onto my computer screen with several nonsensical instant messages. I knew this feature was being tested in certain Networks across Facebook and I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about it. My attention is already massively divided without having to deal with messages on the fly from people I’m not (yet) in relationship with!!! (Can you relate?! LOL) A friend of mine recently asked how she could stop

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How To Shake Hands On Facebook

Ever since I joined Facebook in July 2007, I’ve been an evangelist for including a personal message each time I make a Facebook Friend Request. No exceptions. Likewise, I’m equally passionate about receiving a personal message from incoming friends. Still, it continues to amaze me how many Facebook members miss this critical step. It’s the equivalent of attending an in-person social or business networking event, going up to a complete stranger, shoving your business card

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Twitter: My Living Breathing Search Engine!

Okay, I’m so excited I just have to write this blog post to share my excitement about one of the many uses of Twitter. Recently I had a nasty meltdown in MS Word 07. See, when my trusty desktop burned out on me last fall, I was forced to pony up for a hot new laptop. (Opted for the HP Pavilion Entertainment PC with 17.5″ screen from Costco. Btw, I can hardly believe all laptops

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Fast Company Calls Me “The Pied Piper of Facebook”!

It was my pleasure and honor to be written up on Fast Company‘s blog today. Three cheers to Wendy Marx for her great journalistic talents. I was delighted with the write-up (and could hardly wait to share with my mum, ha! :)) Wendy and I first connected via Facebook (of course!). Wendy has been called a B2B Buzz Guru and writes a Fast Company blog about careers, social media, and personal branding. [Pic of flute

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I Heart my Facebook and Twitter Communities!

As a raving people-person*, I absolutely adore my online social networks! Okay, the secret is out. Ha! As if it was a secret. *I’m an Extravert on Myers-Briggs, High I on Disc, High Social Contact on Reiss, and Connector in Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point. I treated myself to a professional makeover and photoshoot last weekend, in preparation for my mega Facebook for Professionals product launch, and I’m also gearing up for the next level

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How NOT To Do Business on Facebook… or anywhere!

I had a very unpleasant experience last week: a gal, I’ll call Ms. X, ripped off my copyrighted sales copy for FacebookFortunes.com and FacebookGuidebook.com, put it up verbatim on her Facebook Profile, her website, and on Podclass… and began promoting the programs as if they were her own. I was shocked. (I’ve been on the Alpha Team of Podclass since spring ’07 and am now a Platinum Member; Podclass is a Facebook app where you

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