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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Do You Have KLOUT? {VIDEO}

by Nikki Woods on Thursday, October 31, 2013

Question: If I said to you “what’s your number?” How would you respond?   Phone number, credit rating, blood pressure, lotto?  We’re over loaded with digits and here’s one more for you if you’re interested in increasing your Global Visibility.  Your Klout ranking, spelled with a “K” is an analytics ranking site that actually measures your online influence. This makes me very excited. Hope the video is helpful!

If you have additional ways on how to increase your KLOUT — please share [...]

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The job of Social Media Manager doesn’t show up on many best job rankings.  But if you have a business and need someone to balance customer relationships, marketing, and brand management, monitor social media and increase your Global Visibility a social media manager should rank very high on your list.  But before hiring one, here are 12 questions someone well-suited for the job should be able to answer.

Q1 – What is social media?

This is a basic question to find out [...]

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A Simple Strategy for Having More Impact on People

by Nikki Woods on Monday, October 28, 2013

From young musicians sampling hit music from the past to Time Magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people to watching a little boy imitate his big brother’s moves on the basketball court, there’s no doubt that our actions have an impact on others.  Much of the time we influence people one way or another without even realizing it. But there are also steps we can take to deliberately become more influential in our careers, in front a podium [...]

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Social Media

by Nikki Woods on Friday, October 25, 2013

I don’t know about you but I love love songs. My favorite of all time is “One in a Million,” by Larry Graham. It’s a traditional ballad about someone recognizing how high the odds were of finding the one person in the world that was meant for him.

I wouldn’t go as far as dedicating this song to Social Media, but I will sing the praises of this remarkable interactive technology for creating and exchanging content.

It is a way of communicating that changed [...]

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Business Quote Of The Day #QOTD

by Nikki Woods on Thursday, October 24, 2013

This is true in life AND in business! Are you willing to go for broke to live the life of your dreams?

 

 

 

Do you get stuck doing something a certain way simply because that’s they way it’s always been done?  Commit to changing that pattern today.  Just because it’s always been done that way, doesn’t make it right.

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How to Use Pinterest for Your Business

by Nikki Woods on Wednesday, October 23, 2013

From the first time your mom put your pre-school work of art on the refrigerator door you probably recognized the power and pride associated with visual expression.  We love to share our favorite images and Pinterest, is a fun and easy way to do it

Pinterest is a photo-sharing site with a bulletin board-feel into it that lets you organize photos according to themes, events, pastimes, and other interests. The “pin it” feature enables you to post images on your own [...]

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6 Indispensable Tools for Bloggers

by Nikki Woods on Monday, October 21, 2013

A friend of mine had a conversation with her daughter’s geometry teacher about grades.  She’s doing well, but could be doing so much better, she explained. “ I’m here everyday, before school and after school, sitting and waiting for kids to come to get help. I’m not going to force them to get what they need,” she said.  That student has to decide whether she wants to be  better or best, and so do we.

I spend a lot of time, [...]

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3 Common LinkedIn Profile Mistakes and How to Fix Them

by Nikki Woods on Friday, October 18, 2013

LinkedIn is like the smart, quirky, misunderstood cousin of Facebook, Twitter and the other hipper social media sites.

It’s useful and popular among its vast target audience—more than 50 million users, and according to Quantacast, a data measuring website, LinkedIn has the world’s largest and most powerful community of professionals. For entrepreneurs and any career-minded individuals wanting to connect with companies and a community of other business folks LinkedIn has definitely found its niche.  But with so many subscribers only a [...]

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How to Turn Your Social Media Klout Into Real-World Influence

by Nikki Woods on Wednesday, October 16, 2013

How many numbers are in your life? From our school locker combination to our SAT Score, our credit rating to our cholesterol reading, numbers follow us throughout our lives. As you work hard every day to increase your Global Visibility there’s one more number that should matter and that’s your Klout. It’s a social media analytics-ranking site that measures the online influence of users.

Your Klout score ranges from 1 to 100 and ranks your social networking based on its size [...]

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The Success of Social Media—It’s no fluke!

by Nikki Woods on Monday, October 14, 2013

Back in the early 1990s, the Psychic Friends Network was launched. The infomercial used a talk show-like format and featured singer Dionne Warwick interviewing psychic Linda Georgian. The Psychic Friends Network soon became an easy target for jokes, but founders took in profits of more than $100 million within the first few years and laughed all the way to the bank. From 1992 to 1997 the Psychic Friends Network ads were named the top infomercial of the year…that is until [...]

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