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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New Resilience Book Skyrockets up the Amazon Charts!

My mentor coach, Mike R. Jay, has a hot new book out today! Upping the Downside: 64 Strategies for Creating Professional Resilience by Design. It’s the perfect antidote to all the conversation about a recession. I’ve been studying with Mike since October 2006 when a dear friend introduced me to him. I was immediately struck by Mike’s unique developmental models. I’d always been fascinated by assessments and am skilled with the DISC model. But I’d

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Facebook for Business: The Blog Squad Interviews Mari Smith

With sixty-seven million active users, Facebook has significant implications for business owners, marketers, and entrepreneurs. This highly successful online social networking platform continues to grow at a rate of 250,000 per day. That is serious growth! Not only that, more than HALF the active users come back DAILY. And, people spend an average of 20 minutes on Facebook per DAY. If you’re in business for yourself, whether as a solo professional or small business owner,

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Invite friends to be fans Using share feature on pages

One of the complaints some folks had about Facebook Pages was you couldn’t invite anyone to be your “fan” (the business term for friend). However, now you can post your Page (business) to your Profile (personal) and/or invite specific friends to come check out your Page and Become a Fan. Go to your Facebook Page, and click on the Share with Friends link at the top right. You can Post to Profile (that’s your personal

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On Facebook, Profiles are personal. PAGES are for Business

The CORRECT way to register an account on Facebook is in your personal name. To register an account in your business name is against Facebook’s Terms of Use. I’m going on a wee rant here! Sure, it’s true you don’t know what you don’t know. But sometimes I think people are chancing their luck. See, I just received my umpteenth friend request… from someone who set up a Facebook Profile in their business name. Actually,

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You have a friend suggestion!

Since I joined Facebook in July last year, one of my favorite third party apps has been Introduce Me. With the click of a button, I can introduce two friends who I believe should meet for specific reasons, typically business-related. However, now there’s a new feature from Facebook: Friend Suggestion.   Here’s how it works: How do I suggest a friend to someone? After you confirm a friend request from a new user, you can

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