New Twitter graphic requirements – seeming familiar – YouTube -esque

Twitter has just gone through a MAJOR change in layout. In order to keep your branding consistent and looking good, I’m highly recommending you allow me to update the look to fit the new graphics requirements. Click the image below to see the dimensions more clearly.   Profile & Cover Image: 1500 x 500 and …

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WEO Connect and Grow SoMe Panel Wildly Successful

Last night a group of around 100 people gathered at Madison's Bar and Grill's meeting space to learn more about the overwhelming topic of SoMe – that's Social Media to most people.  Everyone was eager to learn how to grow their businesses through LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and blogging.  There were a lot of fears tackled, misconceptions tossed out the window and eyes opened wide.  We also heard many "aha" moments at the various panel discussions after the overview presentation by Marlynn Schotland of Urban Bliss Design and founder of ThePowerMOB.com.

DSC02901 Thank you to WEO for inviting me to be the panel leader for blogging.  The four presenters didn't have connectivity – password issues with Madison's network, so we all had our laptops open as props. It worked out better for me.  Our table engaged in a lively discussion firing back questions and answers about the purpose of blogging and how to use it to save time and increase business.

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Social Media for Business – the Basic Four Explained.

With so many social media venues and methods, it can be daunting to first – understand what each one does and the main purpose, and second – how it can help your business. Some of the key elements are time-saving methods for business networking. They help establish you as an expert in your field and rewards your sweat and clicking with better search engines results — provided you are posting valuable content.

I'm dating myself here, but remember the days of having to go to the local photo reproduction house – not Costso – the really good ones to have transparencies made of your portfolio and then buy the holders and folders to package it professionally?  What about elaborately printed press kits; in addition to the unique papers, presentation folders, attention-getting trinkets, the postage had to be factored into the budget.

Social media has leveled the playing field for all talent, regardless of budget, provided you are willing to spend the time, write well, and have a good message.  These efforts are rewarded in true search engine results.  Let's focus on the top four social media sites that will cover the bulk of your needs to get the word out about your product or service: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. They each have a unique place for your online followers, potential customers and existing customers. 

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