What is all the Tweeting Buzz about??

Social Media, otherwise known as Web 2.0, is rapidly overtaking our culture and business world.  This is a dramatic trend shift that is reshaping the way we communicate, do business, and build relationships.  It’s a tough concept to understand- how a computer can do all this and have such power in our lives.  Whatever your perception and taste for this new online world, its definitely not going away.  If you want to survive consider this direction of thought, why don’t you be the leader in your environment and learn all you can so that you keep that competitive edge over your competitors. This could prove to be one of the best strategic practices you could ever make.
Social media isn’t without its frustrations or drawbacks.  Try to learn all you can and listen to the experts.  This will save you a lot of time and headache, because trust me, the experts have already made most of these.  Here are my top 5 things to remember to stay focused, driven, and purposeful when taking that leap into this abyss.
1. Don’t try to do them all.  The top 5 to use: Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, WordPress, Google analytics/RSS/Adwords
2. Use a focused strategy, that will integrate social media marketing strategies into your traditional marketing strategies
3. Listen and learn the etiquette for each site and engage accordingly
4. Enjoy, laugh, and most importantly Be Real
5. 20 minutes a day is all it takes!
Every business and facet of our world is engaging in social media.  You need to be too.

Leaders set the pace!

Life is good.  It’s been a tough year and a touch winter, but the spring and summer is here!!

In the world of sales, or small businesses we are constantly surrounded by a myriad of people.  Many lately, have nothing but negatively to spew on everyone they come in contact with.  Yes, its been a tough year and a tough winter, but let’s put it into perspective.

I have been listening to the Success Magazine Symposium speakers from last years event.  What some amazing leaders!  I was especially intrigued by some of the stories John Addison told.  He talks about leaders -vs- “ExcuseAholics.”  We need to lead those around us through these tough times.  Things will get better!  He relays a story from a biography about Andrew Jackson.

When Andrew Jackson was President, there was the 1837 Banking Crisis that hit America.  The Louisiana Purchase just went through and there were a lot of people out west speculating in land.  Many deals and flips were taking place.  Well, this caused the banks to go broke.  One newspapers headline was, “The End of Banking in America…”

Well, a lot of great things have happened since then.  Let’s start dreaming, innovating and looking to what we can do and those lives we can change and be the leader in your world and with everyone you come in contact with on a daily basis.  Like The Beautiful Mind say, “Feed your Dreams and Starve your Nightmares!” Learn to Dream again and laugh and inspire.  These are my goals for 2010, what are yours?

So, this video is a toast to a happy, healthier, inspired you!  Enjoy!

Title Princess “Techie Talk”

I am launching my Title Princess ~ “Techie Talk” this year.  With the goal of helping my clients and followers optimize their social media marketing footprint.  Information overload is so common these days in our business world, so my job is to help you sift through all this information quicker and more efficiently.  I hope to find and post the best tips and tools of the trade that I think will be useful to you in your business.  We are moving at the speed of light in our new business world, so grab on, hold on, and enjoy the ride!!

This month who better to start our year off with valuable social media tips than Mashable.  I don’t know what it is about the number 10, but we seem to listen when ever we see “Top Ten” lists… so here is another one to ponder.  “The 10 Stages of Social Media Business Integration.”

1. Observe & Report
2. Setting the Stage + Dress Rehearsal
3. Socializing Media
4. Finding a Voice and a Sense of Purpose
5. Finding a Voice and a Sense of Purpose
6. Humanizing the Brand and Defining the Experience
7. Community
8. Social Darwinism
9. The Socialization of Business Processes
10. Business Performance Metrics

(read more here)

Motivation! Where are you? . . .

Summer is over and fall is in full swing.  Typically the last quarter of the year is the hardest for businesses.  This is the critical time to build your business in preparation for next year.  So, you say, Where has my motivation gone?  Positive attitude and surrounding yourself with motivational people is so critical to keep your outlook strong and you will sail above the competition if you do! 

Recently I just created my new vision/Dream board!  This was so fun and motivational!!  Here are some of my favorite pictures that I posted, that I wanted to share:

Next month a motivational business seminar is coming on October 13th to Denver.  This all day event will include some of the most dynamic motivational speakers in the country: including Zig Ziglar, Colin Powell, John Elway, and many more.  This event is through getmotivated.com.  I am excited for this event and to have the opportunity to listen to such phenomenal speakers!  I have many tickets and would love to have you join us for this event! 

No time is better than today to live the life of your dreams and go all the way! 

In closing, here’s the quote of the day:

“The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.” (Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. President)