build a stellar facebook group

How to Build a Stellar Facebook Group

I love my Facebook group – it’s a group of enthusiastic, inquisitive professionals who are a constant source of interesting conversation. Everyone’s supportive of each other and willing to share new ideas that they’re working on and reach out for help when they need it. You might be hearing...

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own your line

How to Own Your Line

As I mentioned last week, I’ve been through quite the transformation these past years. I have had an incredible 20 years running one of the largest marketing agencies in Silicon Valley with my business and life partner, Courtney Smith (which I continue to do). Both of my books hit top best...

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The Rise of the Self-Marketing Agency

Newsflash – unless you’re a superhero, you probably can’t do it all. While possessing all of the skills, all of the time to be a successful marketer might seem far-fetched, it’s certainly easier in the rise of the gig economy to recruit others to help you to enhance your own self-marketing...

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Finding Your Archetypes and Gaps with @LollyDaskal

  Finding Your Greatness Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program...

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social selling

It Should Be Called Social Helping Not Social Selling

Tell me the term social selling doesn’t conjure up images of a hard- hitting salesman spamming everyone in sight with promotional messaging. at said, if we struck the word “selling” from our vocabularies and replaced it with “helping,” we would be much better off. We’re all marketers...

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The Difference between Self-promoting and Reporting

Most people were never taught to report when they were younger – let alone embark on a journalism degree. Interestingly enough, I’ve got a journalism degree, but I have to admit that it’s not something I’ve used a lot on my professional journey. Lately, I’ve been doing some thinking...

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Dorie Clark

Becoming a Recognized Expert with @dorieclark

  The Secret to Becoming an Expert Dorie Clark is a recognized branding expert, marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review. Described by the New York Times as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes...

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Hashtags, Earthquakes, And Everyday People

The following is a guest post by my dear friend Lynn Abate Johnson. Let’s dive in: When you live in California and you have a second home in New Zealand, anyone who has been paying attention lately knows that earthquakes happen. The first thing we Californians do when we start to feel the...

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How to Build and Connect Your Own Chatbot

Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella claimed that “Bots are the new Apps” with “people-to-people conversations, people-to-digital assistants, people-to-bots and even digital assistants-to-bots” set to become an inventive part of the digital horizon. The potential of chatbots in marketing and...

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Learn Why Webinars are Still a Huge Thing with @Jon_Schumacher

Webinars are modern-day web versions of typical seminars in which a speaker is able to interact with an audience and learn from each other, live online. As such, they are great, highly flexible tools for sending messages across based on your various business goals. But how relevant are webinars...

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The Blurred Lines Between Automation and Human Interaction

One of the top questions I consistently get asked is, “How do I scale my engagement across social? Managing large communities, or listening all the time, really is time-consuming, and we’ve developed all kinds of time-saving apps and software to help us automate the process. And herein lies the...

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Bryan Kramer

Landing A Meeting Through Value

Meet Your Heroes No matter how advanced we are with technology, you can never replace the value and impact of a face-to-face meeting. Landing a meeting with influential people or powerful prospects is a daunting task. But there is a way for anybody to land a meeting with anybody. It...

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