- Finding Your Writing Voice
- Building Influence – Science of Persuasion
- Success Mindset – What Makes Someone Successful?
- Pitching or Connecting – Conference Networking
- Building Authority Online through Google+
- YouTube Tips
- How to Get your Name off Facebook ads
- Collaboration, Content Creation and Sharing
- Productivity Apps for Entrepreneurs
Living Your Truth
When you write, is it really you that your readers get to experience? Is it your voice? Jeff Bullas wrote a great post on this. I've read it once and will likely read again. I'm on my own path of finding my full voice in my writing. Parts of it are there and others are still hiding. I have a lot of higher-ed and corporate “business writing” training to undo… What do you do? I'd love to hear your tips.
There are many ways that you can influence and persuade others. Some are pretty sleazy (yuck). This 10 minute video reviews some ethical ways you can persuade.
Richard St. John has conducted over 500 interviews asking Successful people what made them successful and boiled it all down in this 3 minute TED talk. Take 3 minutes for this talk and you'll laugh and have a few aha moments too. What can you relate with in the quotes he shares? What might you “kick up” a bit in your business?
Increasing Your Authentic Visibility
It is conference season and that means many of us are headed out to connect and learn. +Melanie Benson Strick shares some great tips to consider before you head out the door. What other strategies do you use?
Mark Traphagen is one of the extremely helpful people I've found recently on GooglePlus and he recently did an interview with Ryan Hanley on the Content Warfare Podcast to talk all things Google+. This is a great interview if you have been engaging on G+ for a long time or if you are just thinking about maybe getting into G+.
If you're looking for a resource that covers optimizing YouTube then check out this resource shared by Martin Shervington. In 12 minutes he covers an amazing amount of how-tos. To get the biggest bang from this video, I suggest that you reserve more time so that you can stop the video and apply what you have learned to your own channel.
Getting out and getting visible in your business is a good thing until it is tied with an ad that you don't want to be tied to! If you are opted into Facebook ads social actions you may be endorsing products/services on Facebook AND on websites outside of Facebook. Holly Kolman shares how to get your name and face off of other people's Facebook ads.
Collaboration, Content Creation and Sharing
Steven Hughes shares this take on why you might want to consider sharing more of other people's work. How often do you share other people's content on social media? How often do you comment, +1, Like or RT? How often do you thank the person that found the great content, so you could see it? If its not at least daily, consider rethinking your strategy! Like I tell my son, “it's not all about you.”
There are slews of apps available today and it is often hard to determine which ones you should try. Here's a quick read that gives you some lesser-known apps to consider. These business leaders tell you why they are their faves. What about you? What would you add to the list?
Live Fully -- Love Openly -- Laugh Often -- Leverage Your Brilliance -- Connect Authentically -- Get Your Message Out -- Serve with Impact -- Prosper Everyday