OK so you’ve carefully planned your business circle, kid’s football circle, the family circle, the Masonic circle, the Avenue circle and the Boy’s circle and you’re ready to start sharing with your circles.
Let’s start with one for the lads… great night last night… did I tell you the one about… share that with the Boy’s circle…
Now you work with Jim but he’s more of a mate so you put him in the Boy’s circle as well… he see’s your +1 and shares that with his mates… which includes the MD who thinks Jim is a top geezer but that you’re a bit of a knob… now you’re a knob+1
Google+ experts, could that, would that, should that happen?
“How often should you post on Facebook?” asks David Verchere over at Posthelpers.com
Only a week ago he was celebrating making the NYTM List – Internet Made In NYC. New York Tech Meetup, with over 18,000 members, representing professionals from all parts of the New York technology community added PostHelpers to it’s list of great companies and projects being conceived and managed and funded in NYC.
Now that’s something to add to his wall posts on Facebook and I’m guessing he has.
My take and therefore summary of his summary of research is:
- if you post to your Facebook wall every day you are more likely to be picked up by the guys and gals who write the news for the publications and become more famous than you are right now.
- Writing Facebook wall posts less than once a week is like so lame you may as well not bother.
- Ensure the things you add to your Facebook wall are interesting and original so as to be worthy of sharing with fans of fans and one day you’ll get an Oscar and be worth a million dollars…
Well, with the exchange rate set to go through the roof you may need 4 zillion to be worth a million
His presentation makes for good reading on How often should you post on Facebook and I added this story to SMD to shine a light on David Verchere to say thank you for contributions to our Social Media Directors LinkedIn Group and to highlight the way the American’s celebrate their innovators… in the UK we need more of that…
Oh, yeah, I also wanted to fly higher on Google for the search How often should you post on Facebook than he is… the child in me shining through!
Social Media Director
What a great email I just got from LinkedIn about people I know starting something new…
The inference is they are starting new jobs… well, probably some have but I suspect many have simply tweaked a few titles. LinkedIn helps so many people start new jobs…
Some may well have been on our LinkedIn workshops and are now feeling so much more comfortable with their online profiles & conversations… if you are a job seeker we may well have the perfect LinkedIn workshop for you.
Take a peak at our range of classroom and boardroom LinkedIn workshops, that can be be-spoked to your company needs.
I just wish I could remember who all those people are! Memory training, seen that somewhere, it’s gone…
Social Media Director
Is it old fashioned to think that people will have a LinkedIn Group personal etiquette?
I was reminded today of the need to have rules when someone posts a direct promotion, that competes with our core business, to one of our LinkedIn Groups.
It’s confusing this social media thing… when is a competitor not a competitor but an asset? You want information to flow and to encourage participation but what makes someone think they can just pitch up on a Group that has been 3 years in the making?
I guess the answer is because they can, there is no filter and I have allowed them… well I can monitor every new discussion but do I want to?
But surely there is a level of personal etiquette that stops someone from taking the mickey on LinkedIn Groups, or indeed any social platform?
I guess it boils down to moral standards and if someone feels that everything is fair game then they dive in. Those that find their actions a bit off will hopefully quietly avoid them in the future… often people ask me about this in person so people reap what they sow.
The individual thinks they have been smart but actually they have shot themselves in the foot… or perhaps I’m kidding myself and actually nobody cares and if the offer floats their boat they will jump on…
The secondary question becomes…
Do we simply have to build the necessary border patrols and taxes into the process?
Please offer your feedback below…
When you manage a LinkedIn Group you become responsible for the quality of the content that is on display.
It is easy to sit back and just let any old tut be displayed for the world to see and think that is doesn’t matter, what will be will be… but the people don’t like it…
I set up my first LI Group back in August 2008 and did very little with it until 2009. Based around the Business in Berkshire website we created to help local businesses connect back in 2004, the door is open for anyone to come on in who runs a business in or around Berkshire. Ex-pats are obviously welcomed into the fold but we do try and keep it Berkshire centric.
In recent months I made the decision that only paying BinB members could post items of self promotion on the discussions page as they should be given more flexibility than the average member.
You always get the freeloaders who don’t help the group in anyway and simply post how brilliant they are at any given opportunity. The course of action I have taken with these is to ask them politely to refrain and if they ignore, give them one more chance and then simply delete them from the group if they can’t help themselves!
We are now just 1 person short of 900 members and yesterday I had 3 requests… at 9am today I will announce 3 or 4 new members and ask the BinB LinkedIn Group members to choose which one should be awarded the title of the 900th BinB Group Member… we will then celebrate them and see if we can’t drive business their way… which will then make for another story Keep feeding that PR machine…
We also have a Social Media Directors group which I have simply let be and grow to 400 members organically… best go find the 400th member in their as well
Look what happened when I asked if we should have some rules the other day… the people, the quiet majority, they have spoken…
LinkedIn for Busniess (Classroom) Maidenhead
This advanced workshop is for those who have used LinkedIn and probably other social media tools and would like to understand how to make more of their LinkedIn engagements for generating new business or finding out more about people and organisations. All delegates will leave knowing the current range of LinkedIn services available and how to implement them into their business strategy.
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Contact: Jon Davey 01753 852904