Social Media Strategy? It’s to post content isn’t it?

Do you have a social media strategy?

Do you have one… but you have never looked at it since the day it was created?

Let me tell you, you’re not alone!

According to Social Media Examiner, 86% of marketers believe that social media is important for their business. This is huge!

When getting started with social media for business, most people’s first instincts are to jump right in and get going.

After a month or so, their tweets and Facebook updates start to dwindle until they stop. [Read more…]

It’s time to scrap New Year’s Resolutions

Every year it’s very likely you will be asked “what’s your New Year’s Resolution?”

You will probably answer with one of two things, either “You haven’t made one this year” or you’ll use one you may have tried in the past but failed to keep.

Either way, I think I would be safe in saying you’re not going to complete it.

Think about it, what did you set as last year’s resolution? Can you remember?

I know I can’t.

And I know that whatever it was, I probably didn’t complete it. [Read more…]

What’s new with Facebook events and how you can make it work for you!

Facebook events have just been updated. But what does that mean for you? How can you change the way you use your event pages to get the most out of them?

In this post, I will give you an overview of what has been updated, and discuss some new strategies you can employ to get more people going to your event.

Updates:

  1. Less fields are required to create the event. You only need to enter a name, date and the privacy settings. All other fields are optional
  2. You can now put a time zone on your event! – No longer does your international event have to state the time zone in the description!
  3. People who have joined the event can update the location at a later date
  4. The wall shows when someone joins the event –  [Read more…]

5 tips to help you get more enjoyment out of your work

Bored, fed up and unsatisfied with your work? If this sounds like you then read on, here are 5 points to kick start you into a new frame of mind.

Let’s start with Planning

Everyone knows it’s good to plan (at least I hope so), yet many people don’t do it properly. A plan isn’t thinking “I’m going to complete this major task that was meant to be completed last week, today” its breaking that task into small manageable chunks and WRITING IT DOWN. It doesn’t have to be an extensive document stating every little section of the major task, keep it simple and easy to check with a quick look. This plan should be written on a flexible, basic tool, such as a pen and paper. If you’re not a fan of writing using a pen, then Word is probably the next best option.

Once you have completed your plan, make sure you check it regularly, see how far along your plan you are and what is next. Make sure you stick to it and if anything needs to be changed because it is out of date… change it! Plans are not static.

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