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How NOT To Do Business on Facebook… or anywhere!

By Mari Smith | March 24, 2008

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…

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New Resilience Book Skyrockets up the Amazon Charts!

By Mari Smith | March 14, 2008

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…

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Facebook for Business: The Blog Squad Interviews Mari Smith

By Mari Smith | March 8, 2008

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…

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Invite friends to be fans Using share feature on pages

By Mari Smith | March 6, 2008

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,…

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On Facebook, Profiles are personal. PAGES are for Business

By Mari Smith | March 5, 2008

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,…

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You have a friend suggestion!

By Mari Smith | March 4, 2008

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…

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How To Build Your Global Community Using Facebook

By Mari Smith | February 27, 2008

By popular demand, I just lead another dynamic Facebook call for the folks at Excellerated Business Schools, home of the world-famous Money & You program. (I’m a grad of May 1999, where I met my hubby). This call is a crash-course in how to optimize your Facebook experience and your Facebook activities to build a…

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Facebook: Too Many Requests? Click Ignore All

By Mari Smith | February 23, 2008

I recently created a screencast showing how to use the Ignore All bookmarklet. And wouldn’t you know, I just saw that Facebook have now added their own discreet button that does the same thing!! Must’ve been by popular demand. Or maybe because Bill Gates was sick of the 8,000 Friend Requests a day? I understand…

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Online Tools for Personal Relationship Management

By Mari Smith | February 20, 2008

A few months back, Jason Alba, owner of JibberJobber.com approached me about my experience and knowledge of Facebook. He and his compadre, Jesse Stay, are co-authors of I’m on Facebook – Now What??? (also, I’m on LinkedIn – Now What???). The book is out now and I give it 5 stars! I also recommend Jason…

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Friend Requests: Make yourself Visible on Facebook!

By Mari Smith | February 11, 2008

I recently saw a comment go by from one of my Twitter friends about how annoyed she gets when people invite her to connect on Facebook, yet they limit her view of their profile. I’m paraphrasing, because the language was a bit stronger! 🙂 In my experience, most Facebook members don’t know how to properly…

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