Find your true JOY this Season!
May all your Days be Merry and Bright! As we embrace the spirit of Christmas and share the joy of the Season, may we all remember what the greatest gifts in life are; Family, Friends, Community and the Abundance that is all around us. The beauty of this time is not found in gifts and ribbons. What we search for we won’t find under a tree. It is a time to honour those we love, cherish what we have and
Top 10 Public Speaking Tips for Business Professionals
As an Entrepreneur, we learn very quickly that the work that is required of us goes way beyond the scope of the original concept or idea that we created and formed our business around. We are suddenly thrust into being accountants, administrators, marketers, PR spokespersons and much more. One of the most important, and most feared aspects of running a business, is the public speaking component. From networking to presentations and proposals in meetings to speaking gigs – all of
Creating, Building And Managing Successful Online Communities For Business
As Social Media evolves as a communications platform and becomes the primary source of information for most people around the globe, it has also become more difficult to get your content seen due to algorithms designed to filter through the mass amounts of information out there. The Solution? Ensure your content and the community you build around your brand provides key elements to attract followers, engage followers and retain followers. Once you build up your online community, that community
How to ‘Verify’ Your Facebook Page
Many Facebook users do not know about this step when they create and manage a Facebook Page for their business. Getting your page VERIFIED is a very important step to take in completing work to ensure your page gets seen by the followers you are aiming to welcome in to your online community. Getting verified on Facebook is a great way to establish brand credibility online and it lets your audience know you are authentic and will
The Top 10 of ‘THE WORST ADVICE’ for Social Media for Business
Today it can seem like everyone and their cousin is a self proclaimed Social Media ‘expert’. Due to its influx into our lives and businesses in the last 10 years, many people are trying to leverage their own social media use into a business by selling their services. The problem with that is that they may know how to make posts and use platforms, but they might not have the best business practices, and most importantly, MARKETING experience to
Social Media Image Sizes – Cheat Sheet ( to make life a bit easier)
Keeping up with Social Media platforms and all the regular changes – sometimes even DAILY, can be challenging! We understand how this can be frustrating when you are working hard enough to stay current with your posting and content. We’re here to help. One of the biggest questions is size of media for all of the platforms. Here is a great infographic from WeareTop10 that breaks down all the sizing for individual platforms. You can use this as your guide… Well,
What is an Instagram Pod? The Nifty Trick to Increase Engagement
INSTAGRAM PODS Since the day that Instagram announced that it would be removing the chronological posts and installing an algorithm, much like the one Facebook has, we have been scrambling to find ways to work with the algorithm and find ways to increase engagement. Hashtags have proven to be very useful, but then many ( some quite innocent) hashtags ended up being blacklisted due to overuse by other accounts. This severely limited the usefulness of hashtags in getting further
How To be Popular in a Social Media World
Being popular doesn’t mean what it always used to. These days your popularity tends to be intertwined online as much as in person. And when it comes to Social Media for business, popularity is essential. It’s a big wide world out there and Social Media has brought us all that much closer together as we can search for anything at the tip of our fingers. For business, Social Media has just started to come into its own and mature.
#KindnessCounts – Humanity for the Holidays
The Holidays are upon us and it is the best time of year to source those feelings of generosity, kindness and humanity that we all have inside of us, but unfortunately rarely use. So, we are leveraging the Spirit of the Holidays in the best possible way we can. We are putting out this challenge with the goal to spread it like wildfire around Social Media and encourage everyone – young and old, big or small, Christmas Elves or
How to Stay a Positive Force as a Thought Leader Online While the World is in Crisis
There is a lot going on these days in the World. And many of these things feel REALLY bad and can foster negative feelings such as sadness, fear, anger. These feelings are natural, and need to be felt to process through them. BUT – how do you share and communicate online as these events take place? Do you have a strategy, or a mission? Do you take care with what content you share and what you say about it?