Save Facebook posts for later review.

It never fails – I’m scrolling through my Facebook stream and I see an article that I want to read, but know I don’t have time to read it just then. Sometimes I take a screenshot, so I can go back to the Page or Profile that posted it to find it later. Sometimes I …

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Um, is your speech distracting your audience?

I’ve heard about Toastmasters from several people over the years but never really knew what it was about. Last year, several people in my favorite networking group joined a new Toastmasters club in the area, and I decided to give it a try. For those that don’t know, Toastmasters is “on-profit educational organization that teaches …

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Podcamp Rocked Pittsburgh

Last weekend was one of the most anticipated weekends of the year for many Pittsburgh-area geeks – PodCamp Pittsburgh 6. If you’ve never heard of or been to a PodCamp, here’s the official description of what it’s all about from the PodCamp Pittsburgh website: “PodCamp Pittsburgh is a social, new media un-conference. PodCamp Pittsburgh is …

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Responsible Opinions

A few months ago, I was introduced to someone who I recognized from her business name, mostly because I had recently been to her website and thought it needed a little – help. My mistake was in telling her this. Open mouth, insert foot. I learned the hard way that there is a lot ps …

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Facebook Profile vs. Fan Page

It seems that one of the biggest things that trips up people new to the social networking adventure is the difference between an individual profile and a Fan Page on Facebook. Let’s take a few minutes to try to straighten that out. When you sign up for Facebook, you create a profile. A profile should …

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Social media marketing: first be social!

I love when I hear conversations about social media that contain complaints about a lack of response to marketing messages. Too often, it seems, people tend to focus on marketing and not the social part of it all. Social media is about building communities and developing relationships. Yes, there is currently a large commercial component …

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Women: Be Awesome!

One of the more interesting discussions at PodCamp Boston was not scheduled – which is the great thing about PodCamp. It was a mostly impromptu and ad-hoc discussion about women in social media. I joined the discussion about halfway through, as I had started out elsewhere, but was encouraged to join the discussion on the …

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Make a Referral Week

Make-a-Referral-Week takes place March 9 through 13, 2009. The goal to generate 1,000 referrals to 1,000 small businesses as a testament to both the power of referrals and the power of small business in the nation’s economy. This week-long virtual event also will feature daily educational programs that show small-business owners how to put referral marketing to work for them.

BizBuilder Notes: Begin with the end in mind

One of the many topics of discussion this week at BizBuilderCT was about beginning with the end in mind. There were several newcomers to the group, both experienced entrepreneurs and new business owners. Regardless of experience level, a common theme that we all face is how to take the steps necessary to accomplish our goals. …

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Do What You Love…

I’m sure I’ve sparked someone’s attention with that post title and while not exactly my intent, it does fit more than anything else. I was inducted today as a member of the Southeastern Connecticut Women’s Network and had the opportunity to give my elevator speech to a room full of business women at once. What …

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