Why You Should Use ManageFlitter To Help You Manage Your Twitter Account

ManageFlitter My favourite tool for managing Twitter accounts is ManageFlitter. It helps us to figure out who we’re following on Twitter that is either inactive or not following us back and it allows us to unfollow up to 100 people per day with the free version of the service.

A commercial version of ManageFlitter was launched in February 2011 by a company called Melon Media in Sydney, Australia, whose chief executive officer is Kevin Garber.

I love this tool because it’s so easy to use and the free version is sufficient for the bulk of ManageFlitter users. You simply go to www.manageflitter.com and sign in using your Twitter account. Be sure you’re signed in to Twitter first so that you can allow ManageFlitter access by authorizing them to pull in your data. You click the red Start button and ManageFlitter pulls in all the people you’re following on Twitter. Then you go to the Manage tab if it doesn’t direct you there automatically, which it often does. From there you can see in the left column, tabs for who is Not Following Back, who has No Profile Image (I don’t follow accounts without a profile image), which accounts are Non-English and who is Inactive. Generally, I click on Inactive first and if someone hasn’t tweeted in a month, I unfollow them. Then I go to Not Following Back and unfollow those accounts held by people who aren’t following me back.

My strategy is to work regularly on searching (using keywords or #hashtags) for people or organizations on Twitter that I’m interested in or who my clients would be interested in and then put them into Lists via keywords to later help filter their feed and find those people more easily so they can talk to them. I will also follow people recommended to me through shoutouts and hashtags like #FF (Follow Friday) or #MM (Music Monday), etc.

Once a month I use ManageFlitter to see who I’ve followed who is inactive or not following back and I unfollow them because let’s face it, they won’t be of any benefit to me. You can always choose to continue to follow a certain amount of Twitter accounts held by those who won’t follow you back because they’re celebrities, news sources or leading specialists in their field because you value the content of their tweets, but I think you should keep those to a minimum in order to keep your ratio of following to followers more even and therefore more appealing to others.

ManageFlitter’s Account Search feature is also excellent for defining who you’re looking for on Twitter and it will pull in a list of people you might want to follow based on the parameters of your search. Click the Refine tab to get the whole form and fill in what’s relevant to you. It always tends to pull in those who have heaps of followers first. As you know, sometimes those people won’t be the ones to follow you back. Always look for their ratio of followers to following to make your decision before you follow someone and make sure they tweet regularly. You can follow people directly from ManageFlitter too.

ManageFlitter also has a Power Post feature under the Engagement tab that enables you to preschedule your tweets to go out at peak times throughout the day. You can use Tweroid to help you to determine what times are best for you to tweet to reach your optimum audience. You can connect your Facebook account and LinkedIn account as well so that you can preschedule posts for them.  You can program in a Recurring tweet as well. I’m not sure how many tweets you can preschedule at once with the free version but you can probably do quite a few. You can ask ManageFlitter questions using their Support form under the Dashboard tab.

There are many additional features you can get including Analytics if you pay to upgrade your account but I find that for my clients’ purposes as well as their budgets that the free version is fine.

All you really need to help manage your Twitter account is ManageFlitter. Check out their blog for more great tips.

3 Internal Reasons Your Business Is Not Growing by Dawn James

When I recently read an email I received via LinkedIn from Dawn James, I thought, that’s a great blog post and can I use her help!  I asked Dawn if I could share it with you and she agreed.

Dawn James is not only a successful business strategist/coach, but also an author coach and educator at www.publishandpromote.ca, the author of the book, Raise Your Vibration, Transform Your Life: A Practical Guide for Attaining Better Health, Vitality and Inner Peace, and a speaker, workshop & retreat facilitator at www.raiseyourvibration.ca.

Now I’ll let Dawn tell you about Plan2Succeed.

3 Internal Reasons Your Business Is Not Growing

Wrong Strategy – Lack of Focus – Poor Execution

1. Wrong Strategy – can you summarize your company’s strategy in 25 words or less?

Is your time and resources actually supporting your strategy?  If so what %?  Is it enough?

2. Lack of Focus – are you identifying and pursuing specific market opportunities?  Do you have a well-defined client profile?  Have you formulated a targeted marketing plan that is measurable?

3. Poor Execution – Execution is critical to success.  Execution represents a disciplined process or a logical set of connected activities that enables your organization to take strategy and make it work.  Without a careful, planned approach to execution, strategic goals can not be attained.

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My Interview With LinkedIn Rock Star Mike O’Neil

LinkedIn Rock Stars Mike O'Neil and Lori Ruff

I recently wrote a 5 star review of Rock The World With Your Online Presence: Your Ticket To A Multi-Platinum LinkedIn Profile by authors and LinkedIn expert trainers Mike O’Neil and Lori Ruff (The LinkedIn Diva) who are based in Denver, Colorado. They are both entrepreneurs, expert social media teachers and incredibly warm, friendly and dynamic public speakers and Mike O’Neil agreed to talk to me about LinkedIn, Integrated Alliances, Classic Rock and rocking the world with social media.

Mike, how long have you been a user of LinkedIn?

I joined LinkedIn January 14, 2004 and am officially LinkedIn user #125,841. Someone invited me to join LinkedIn one day and I said, “why not?” It was a year or so until I really started doing much with it.

How long did it take you to become a bonafide LinkedIn expert trainer and all-around LinkedIn Rock Star?

I was probably using LinkedIn a good 2 years before I thought I had passed up most of the other users I knew in terms of what I could do with it. They say it takes 10,000 hours of relevant experience to be an expert. I’ve been an expert for a while now. Still, I am continually learning from trying new things and from others, especially from Lori Ruff. I was just early to the show and that helps a lot, especially in terms of devising broader scale strategies.

What was your profession before you got involved with LinkedIn?

I have always been involved in technology – physical networking with computers, Telecom, Internet and all. I was simultaneously very involved in social networking, running hundreds of B2B business networking events in Colorado over the years. Looking back, it was a logical extension to move into Social Media (although it didn’t really have a name back then).

What is Integrated Alliances and when was it formed?

I formed Integrated Alliances in 2003 after being laid off twice in less than 2 years from technical sales positions with big Internet and Telecom firms. I was in regular corporate America for many years and then, seemingly all of a sudden, I was a burgeoning entrepreneur. I learned a lot about all types of networking over the years and that is what really makes Integrated Alliances so social at the core.

How did you meet and end up working with Lori Ruff?

Lori contacted me on LinkedIn to inquire about bringing the Integrated Alliances brand and LinkedIn training to Charlotte, NC. We were already in a handful of U.S. cities at the time. She signed on to launch IA in Charlotte and came to Denver for her week long train the trainer certification work. I picked her up at the airport and it wasn’t long before she was a full-fledged member of the executive team and very near and dear to my heart. Lori is amazing.

If you could give readers just one valuable tip about LinkedIn, what would it be?

Get a great looking and highly optimized profile before you do much else on LinkedIn. Find a knowledgeable LinkedIn user/friend and spend some one on one personal coaching time together. A coffee shop or a bar works out quite well for this. You pick up the tab.

Tell us about the experience you had writing your first book and what your plans are for future volumes of the Rock The World series?

The big part about writing the first book was actually getting it finished. Without a deadline, it just pushes out and out for years and years, kind of like restoring a classic car in the back yard.

The second eye opening part was the book process and book business itself. It is much less about writing than producing, at least at the end. “It’s a lot more than an eBook” is what one author I know likened the Book vs. eBook comparison to this analogy – “It’s the difference between having a baby and babysitting.”

Rock The World With Your Online Presence: Your Ticket To A Multi-Platinum LinkedIn Profile is a book about “how to strategically apply LinkedIn to BUSINESS and to YOU, the business person.” What is the new book called and what will its’ focus be?

Our new book, Rock The World with Social Media – The Ultimate Social Media Guide for LinkedIn Users, is a direct result of our Rock The World tours promoting the first book. More and more, the questions we are fielding are more about the OTHER platforms and how they fit in for LinkedIn business users like us. We happen to know quite a bit about the topic so the next book topic was sort of handed to us.

The Rock The World series will have many books, CDs, DVDs, videos and products supporting all the major formats including iPad and Kindle.

Who are your all-time favourite classic rock artists?

In terms of bands and their music it has to be Pink Floyd, The Who, Steely Dan, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Counting Crows. I have lots of ticket stubs from seeing these bands in concert.

For musical artists, probably Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Tom Petty, John Mellencamp and Melissa Etheridge. I have lots of ticket stubs here as well.

What are your three favourite concerts of all time?

Best favorite concert has to be Pink Floyd (multiple times), followed by U2 (multiple times) and the US Festival in ’82 in California. I even have a jersey-type T-shirt from the festival. Just look at this abbreviated line-up:

Day 1 – The Police, Oingo Boingo, Talking Heads, Ramones, B52’s

Day 2 – Santana, The Kinks, Eddie Money, Tom Petty, Pat Benatar, The Cars

Day 3 – Grateful Dead (6am), Jackson Browne, Jimmy Buffett, Fleetwood Mac

Can you talk about your public speaking engagements and cross-country tour?

Well, the tours seem to quite naturally mirror a rock band or even a comedian that is out on tour, except for the vans and buses. We tend to have a local “handler” in the cities we speak and train in. The primary place we look for “our kind of partners” is with the individuals that run the “Linked to City” LinkedIn Groups. We run the “Linked to Denver” and “Friends of Colorado” LinkedIn Groups for example. People seek us out as a result.

It still feels we are “yet to be discovered” when touring as we don’t have the limos, opening acts, and all yet. We do have T-shirts, a CD series coming and even some groupies now!

Lori Ruff and I really enjoy couchsurfing (or staying with our local online friends) when on tour. We meet amazing people that way and we get insider knowledge of the places we visit. We host lots of couch surfers in Denver as well.

We have been hunkered down here in our downtown Denver condo for a few months as we’re very focused on completing our Rock The World with Social Media book so our radio spots have fallen off a bit. We really kick up big time in November as we launch the new book, probably in San Francisco this round. Having a very active book publisher, combined with some interesting audio CD projects, means we will have the radio spots cranked up to a fever pitch in support of our 2010-2011 Rock The World Social Media Tour.

You mentioned a little bit to me about Rock The World TV. What are your plans for that?

We have become more of a media company vs. primarily speaking and training. That means Radio and TV. For the TV show – which is designed to be enjoyed on a traditional TV and not a PC – it will probably happen around the end of the year. We have a true Hollywood-level producer lined up, the show format is pinned down, and the studio is lined up. Time and a certain radio show (next) are pushing the TV show out just a bit.

We are focusing our immediate media efforts on the September launch of our Rock the World with LinkedIn® radio show on WebMasterRadio.FM. We will be joining our good friend Joel Comm as a radio show host on this channel.

Of course, a major sponsor can change priorities rather quickly. We expect future sponsors to focus on integrated media sponsorships (and partnerships) involving events, radio, TV, live music, blogs, giveaways, spokespersons, etc.

What do you love the most about working in social media?

I get to meet such interesting people and it amazes me how easy it is to find them. For example, I am connected on LinkedIn to Barack Obama, John McCain, Vint Cerf (inventor of the Internet), Barry Diller; 29,000 total.

I really live for the big conferences, where we get to perform in front of large audiences and develop relationships with the other speakers, big wigs and celebrities. We just performed in the main ballroom at the Meeting Professionals International’s annual conference at the Vancouver Convention Center (2,500 attendees from around the world). This is the very spot where the 2010 Winter Olympics were held – amazing.

Aside from LinkedIn, what do you feel are the other most important social networking platforms?

We covered the platforms and tools that we feel are the most important in the Rock The World with Social Media book. The most important from a business perspective are LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter followed by YouTube and WordPress/Blogs. We particularly think Meetup and Amazon are biggies to watch. We cover a dozen Social Media Tools in the book and I think Foursquare is probably the most significant.

In what direction do you feel that social media is headed in the near future?

I get to write a lot about the future in the second book and I find it is amazing how much of it is focused on Facebook. It wasn’t planned that way, but they are the future infrastructure of Social Media (if there is such a thing). We throw out the idea of a Facebook word processor, spreadsheet, Facebook phone, Facebook appliance or tablet and a bunch of others in the new book. It was really fun. We might even call it “Facebook – Prediction or Premonition.”

LinkedIn is becoming more like Facebook all the time, but its real value is its database component and who is in that database. Just imagine the consequences of a LinkedIn Joint Venture (or even a merger) with Hoovers for example. I always thought that Microsoft or IBM should buy LinkedIn. How many IT decision makers are there in LinkedIn? Let me see….

Rock The World With Your Online Presence: Your Ticket To A Multi-Platinum LinkedIn Profile by Mike O’Neil & Lori Ruff

Book Review
Title: Rock The World With Your Online Presence: Your Ticket To A Multi-Platinum LinkedIn Profile (2nd Edition)
Authors: Mike O’Neil & Lori Ruff
Publisher: Networlding
Released: 2010
Pages: 288
ISBN-10: 1450580556
ISBN-13: 978-1450580557
Stars: 5.0

I have had the distinct pleasure of befriending, via social media, two of the most genuinely passionate, knowledgeable and FUN social media/classic rock fans EVER and I am absolutely delighted to be able to tell you about their MUST READ book, Rock The World With Your Online Presence: Your Ticket To A Multi-Platinum LinkedIn Profile.

This book is an easy, well explained and entertaining read that will most importantly give you the tools you need to rock your social media world – particularly on LinkedIn (which now has over 80 million users). Mike O’Neil and Lori Ruff are the Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks of Social Media and with over 1,000 rock concerts under his belt, Mike knows how to motivate you with his unique blend of “rock & roll inspired “insider” guidance” because he lives and breathes what he’s talking about. Both he and Lori are entertaining public speakers, expert trainers and most importantly, warm, friendly and accessible people. With over 29,000+ LinkedIn connections, Mike is the world’s #1 LinkedIn trainer. Who else would you want to get your information from when it comes to learning how to make your LinkedIn profile as dynamic as it can possibly be?

Rock The World With Your Online Presence: Your Ticket To A Multi-Platinum LinkedIn Profile is filled with song quotes from classic rock songs that tie in to the subject matter of the relevant chapter they present. This edition is simply the first step of a five-step methodology that will enable you to create a multi-platinum LinkedIn profile and SEO optimization guide. Every section is optimized as a song would be on a greatest hits compilation album. Think Classic Rock, analog, over the air radio…think Almost Famous, and you’ll totally get what O’Neil and Ruff (the #9 LinkedIn Woman!) are going for with this project.

What you’ll learn from reading this book is that social media isn’t about replacing your real-life friends with digital pals, but rather about expanding your professional and personal network to enable you to make connections in industries you are interested in to find either potential employers or qualified candidates.

Mike’s personal philosophy is to “Always give more than you want to get back. If someone asks you to connect them to another person, do so gracefully. Be honest, but be forthcoming and helpful. It’ll pay off in spades.” I couldn’t agree with him more.

“Social media is such a cultural phenomenon! Many years from now, we will recall it in much the same way as we look back at the Rock & Roll years. We will have relationships that started online firmly established in our lives. We will look back and realize just how the most important relationships in our lives were started and Social media will be a central theme, much like a soundtrack to a really good movie.”

I have already found this quote to be true in my life. I have online friends that I’ve been close to for over 10 years who I trust implicitly and I don’t think we’re going to see the end of social media any time soon.

The beauty of LinkedIn is that it “not only helps you find and communicate with decision makers, it helps you form and nurture relationships with them…People on LinkedIn are there to help others on LinkedIn…” So, the first thing you need when getting started is to know how to create a complete profile that will rock the world of your audience! Remember that you are there to find and be found!

O’Neil and Ruff’s book is chock full of excellent tips and savvy knowledge of the LinkedIn platform on which they are now superstars. It contains very advantageous Appendices and you will find yourself referring to it again and again. It’s an inexpensive yet very valuable asset for you to have to give you the tools that you need. They give you the opportunity to download a comprehensive Rock The World Profile Worksheet from their website at www.RockTheWorldBook.com/extras that will help you to get started.

In fact, there is a plethora of useful information on their website and their company, Integrated Alliances, can help you make connections that mean business. “Integrated Alliances has trained 10,000+ professionals in 500+ classes, workshops, webinars, seminars & conferences all over the world. In fact, we’ve trained over 100 other LinkedIn trainers!”

Discover the importance of networking on LinkedIn and become a LinkedIn Rock Star with the help of Rock The World With Your Online Presence. It doesn’t get any easier than this or more enjoyable!

“Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow,” Fleetwood Mac (1977)

The Truth About Social Media

This morning I was reading a blog about social media on my new friend, Jennifer Chandler’s, Esteem Rising blog and it got me thinking about how much other people are just as overwhelmed by all of the different social media networking sites as I am, and I work with them on a regular basis.

There are a ton of sites out there and each one professes to be the best possible one you could sign up with to achieve your social networking goals, when in reality, they’re created and run by people who want to make the big bucks like the creators of MySpace and Facebook do. Bebo is also extremely popular, but it currently ranks third after Facebook and MySpace and you have to decide how many sites you have time for. Everyone has a different opinion but for a 2010 Social Networking Websites Review, click here and here.

I started my social media experience with MySpace over 5 years ago because I’m a huge music fan. I often discover new, unsigned, indie talent on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and I can almost always go to MySpace and find out more about the musician or band and hear more of their music. I had a lot of fun there discovering new music that I have come to love. It’s also fun to sometimes be able to actually correspond with the artist behind the profile. I used to write CD reviews quite prolifically for PartyinKingston.com (I still do, but they are infrequent now due to time constraints.) and being on MySpace was a wonderful opportunity for me to get to know new artists that I wanted to write about. I am still on MySpace, but don’t spend as much time there anymore, again, due to a lack of time.

A writer friend of mine who is also a singer just wrote a blog on MySpace (where she has a devout group of followers) about the fact that she went kicking and screaming back to Facebook and re-joined, but she doesn’t like it. So this is what I wrote to her:

“As someone who loves Facebook, I’m sorry to hear you say you’re there but would rather not be. I have made the acquaintance of some really great people there and for some reason it just seems easier to leave a comment on someone’s wall or comment on something they’ve posted there, than it is here. I don’t get involved with the applications for the most part and I don’t have to spend time looking for pretty pictures to post on people’s comments and cut and paste codes; all I have to do is type. It’s also a great place to share photos, even better than MySpace in my humble opinion, and the page loading time is way faster than it is here. The more things you embed into your profile here on MySpace, the longer it takes for the page to load and in this day and age when everyone’s busy and trying to network as quickly as possible, MySpace is a little antiquated. You can read the News Feed faster on FB than you can go through everyone’s bulletins or blogs here (and you can’t even see bulletins here anymore if you have over 2000 friends). You can also post links really easily, without having to get HTML code from somewhere else first. You just type in the URL or cut and paste it in, and voila! I think it’s just a more efficient and user friendly social networking platform and the creators are constantly updating it to try to make it better. They also have a very strict anti-spam policy there so you’re almost never bombarded with unwelcome email.

MySpace is great for many things, don’t get me wrong, but you should give Facebook a fair chance. That’s kind of synchronistic that FB suggested your ex-husband as a friend. It’s probably because he’s linked to someone you’re friends with there. It’s just as easy to set your privacy settings tightly and block people who bug you there as it is here, but I have only ever blocked two people in the last 3 1/2 years that I’ve been on it and I haven’t had any of the unwelcome lecherous dating type comments or emails from men who can’t even type or spell one sentence correctly who are constantly emailing me here and asking me to chat with them on IM. No matter how many times I’ve posted that I’m not on MySpace for dating, no one seems to read it. I have found the men on Facebook whom I’ve connected with as friends to be far more respectful and I have many, many real life friends who are on it that I want to stay in touch with and almost none of them are on MySpace. So for those reasons and more, I prefer it there. But I come back here to read your blogs!”

That’s why I prefer Facebook to MySpace, but I have also recently become much more aware of the merits of LinkedIn which I wrote about in a recent blog. I also use Twitter, but not as much, and you can link your accounts on all these sites so that when you update your status on one of them, it is immediately included on all of your sites. A real time-saver! I truly believe that the most popular social media sites, which are Facebook, MySpace and Twitter (closely followed by LinkedIn) are the important ones for authors and musicians to be on if they are trying to promote their work. They are also useful for many other types of businesses and they really can help you to expand your client/fan base.

Authors should also join one of the major book appreciator sites like Shelfari, Good Reads, Library Thing, Book Blogs, Amazon or Chapters.Indigo.ca (which is my personal favourite). You don’t have to be on all of them. Spreading yourself too thin doesn’t really accomplish anything. Believe me, I’ve learned that and am still in the process of making changes to pare down and pay more attention to the people I really enjoy! You can’t be effective when you don’t have the time to get to know the people you’re connected with on all of those social media sites. You have to choose the ones that you like the most or that are specifically geared towards your career (MySpace is excellent for musicians; LinkedIn is excellent for career professionals; Facebook is great for everyone!) and stick with them. And remember that more is not necessarily better. It’s much more effective to have a smaller base of contacts with people you have things in common with and actually correspond with and who show an interest in what you have to say, than a whole bunch of people who are there but you never communicate with.

I have had to join many different social media sites in order to learn about them and work with them for my clients, but in all honesty, the ones I spend the most time on lately are Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn. Twitter is fun for a while. It’s like being a fly on the wall and listening in on snippets of people’s conversations. You have 140 characters to express what you want to say in one post and most people use it to post links to other sites and things that they want you to see. It’s fun to follow some celebrities who have interesting things to talk about (and some of them don’t!) and it certainly is a way to get news quickly by checking out which topics are trending at any given time, but as a means of positive and effective two way communication, you still can’t beat a meeting in-person or with someone over the telephone.

The truth about social media is that it is as effective as you have time to make it be effective. It’s ever evolving and often quite interesting. It’s all about establishing relationships with people you have things in common with and whom you respect and admire and once that relationship is formed, you have the opportunity to tell them about what you do (and like) and about what others do and they just might listen and take your advice. I am constantly learning new things about what to do and what not to do every single day. So as a person who works with social media, I am an ever evolving work-in-progress too.

The Merits of LinkedIn

If you are interested in social media marketing and networking via the Internet, and you’re not registered with LinkedIn, you’re missing out on a great opportunity!

LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site for career professionals and a wonderful and convenient place to look for a job in your field. Mainly used for professional networking, you use it as an online resume and upload your resume or CV details to it, creating a personable profile (including photo) that allows other professionals to peruse your credentials. It also allows your friends, co-workers and/or former colleagues to give you a public recommendation (and you can write one for them) in writing about the quality of your work and professional achievements. There are over 55 MILLION LinkedIn users at present!

From Wikipedia:

“The purpose of the site is to allow registered users to maintain a list of contact details of people they know and trust in business. The people in the list are called Connections. Users can invite anyone (whether a site user or not) to become a connection.
This list of connections can then be used in a number of ways:

• A contact network is built up consisting of their direct connections, the connections of each of their connections (termed second-degree connections) and also the connections of second-degree connections (termed third-degree connections). This can be used to gain an introduction to someone a person wishes to know through a mutual, trusted contact.

• It can then be used to find jobs, people and business
opportunities recommended by someone in one’s contact network.

• Employers can list jobs and search for potential candidates.

• Job seekers can review the profile of hiring managers and discover which of their existing contacts can introduce them.

The “gated-access approach” (where contact with any professional requires either a preexisting relationship, or the intervention of a contact of theirs) is intended to build trust among the service’s users.

LinkedIn also allows users to research companies with which they may be interested in working. When typing the name of a given company in the search box, statistics about the company are provided. These may include the ratio of female to male employees, the percentage of the most common titles/positions held within the company, the location of the company’s headquarters and offices, or a list of present, past, and former employees.”

I find that it’s a really useful networking and marketing tool, particularly if you get involved in group discussions on subjects you have an interest in. I joined a few groups concerning topics of interest and have made quite a few new author friends over on Facebook as a result. I did notice a bit of squabbling going on within the parameters of certain group topics, but for the most part, the people I’ve interacted with have been very pleasant, professional, and helpful and some group topics give you a forum for advertising about your business without spamming anyone.

Other things that you can do with LinkedIn include reconnecting with former colleagues and friends, keeping track of professional industry events, sharing your blog link and Amazon Reading list, SlideShare presentations, Polls, Travel, linking your Twitter account, checking out company profiles and more.

Jan Vermeiren's Guide to LinkedIn

There is even a book available called How To Really Use LinkedIn by Jan Vermeiren that you can find on Amazon.ca and Jan’s blog is right here on WordPress.

As you know, I do internet promotion for authors & musicians specifically, but I also help people to create cost-effective websites and blogs, learn how to create Facebook fan pages and MySpace profiles and how to use them effectively, and can explain Twitter to the unenlightened. If you have questions regarding internet promotion strategies for your business and need help to understand social media marketing and/or the most powerful social networking sites on the Internet today, just let me know. I’ll do my best to be helpful. And don’t be afraid to connect with me on LinkedIn!

I hope that your business is doing very well and wish you much success with LinkedIn and other popular online social networking websites.

Best wishes,

Christine