There’s a serious problem out there, and it may be getting worse. In all the excitement and hype about social media, people have latched onto certain buzzwords and phrases so much that this “common knowledge” often falls outside the realm of questioning or further examination. Today, let’s look at the hallmark of overused, misunderstood and often […]
Relatively few companies have explored the use of games in business environments. It’s rare for companies to take gaming seriously as games are often only thought of in the context of “productivity killing” applications like Farmville and Angry Birds. Let’s focus on two reasons why games can work in business: Games make work more fun and […]
This morning I opened up my Instagram app on my iPhone and a video started playing automatically. I thought to myself “oh, great, that setting must’ve somehow reset, I’ll go back in and shut that off.” However, to my dismay, turning off the autoplay is NO LONGER AN OPTION. This triggered a wave of frustration […]
Facebook is a people-driven activity. You follow what your friends do, what they think, what they listen to, what they watch etc., You know the people appearing in your feed and you often have a real-life connection with the ones you’re communicating with. This is–or at least has been–the nature of the network. On Twitter, […]
“Content Marketing” is undoubtedly the buzz phrase of 2013; everything is about content now. In the midst of this push to create content the same resistance, objections, and insecurities keep coming up. “I don’t know what to say” “No one cares what I have to say” “I need to create more content, but I don’t […]
How do you manage your email, schedule, tasks, notes and time? Do you manage those things or are they all completely out of control? Well, today I’m going to tell you what I use to manage my company, and in many cases my personal life.
Today’s guest is Jay Baer. President of Convince and Convert, Author of Youtility and The Now Revolution, Social Media Speaker, Consultant, Strategist, and many other things. Connect with Jay on Twitter. Follow @jaybaer Check out the Youtility website for more info on the book.
I don’t write a lot of posts with specific directives. Typically I try to offer up some perspective or advice. Today I’m going to tell you what to do.
*Author’s note: I promise this isn’t just another post about things I don’t like about Facebook. I think context is a fascinating discussion and I would love it if you read this entire post and provided your thoughts. Sometime in 2010, Facebook introduced the open graph protocol which enabled the construction of new buttons comparable […]
Episode #4 is rockin’! I had the distinct pleasure of getting Marcus Nelson, CEO of Addvocate.com, to set aside about 30 minutes to talk with me about some things. We talked about the status of conferences (specifically social media ones), employee engagement, employee advocacy, social business, and some other stuff…I don’t even remember it all, […]