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Twitter Party Hostessing

4 Jan

If you are already registered to be a Twitter party hostess for the www.WomensMinistryExpo.com, congrats! Read below. If you want to be one, request reciprocal publicity here: http://www.marnie.com/support.php

  1. Make sure your Twitter profile photo and short bio are the best they can be. It’s like going to any party – dress your best!
  1. Feel free to follow anyone with whom you connect at the party. One of the best advantages of a Twitter party is the opportunity to make new Twitter connections! Go for it!
  1. You’ll need to open three tabs or windows for the afternoon:
  1. Start new threads of conversation at Tweetchat.
  • Type a memorable quote you just heard the presenter make or the worship leader sing, using their name, preferably with their Twitter @Name
  •  Provide a link to the speaker/singers website or Twitter page (found at www.WomensMinistryExpo.com by right-clicking on their photo (for the website) or Twitter icon. Select: Copy Link Location. Paste it (Ctl V) into your comment at Tweetchat.
  •  What is being trained live right now? Pitch an “on topic” idea of your own.
  1. Add to existing conversations.
    Unlike Facebook, each post at a Tweetchat is a stand-alone comment. You cannot “attach” your comment to theirs. Instead, you’ll let them know you are replying or expanding on their post by using their @Name and then making your comment.
  1. Check your own page frequently to see when gals are @Naming YOU. Tweetchat gets moving pretty fast sometimes. It’s easy to “lose” a reply in the flow. Checking your own page will enable you to quickly scan ONLY those comments in which you are specifically addressed. You may reply at Tweetchat OR from your own page, using #womensministry in the comment. The # notation adds it to the feed at Tweetchat.

Notes:

  • When quoting speakers or songs, use the speaker/singers’ @Name so guests can go follow them.
  • At least every 15 minutes someone should post an invitation to the webinar site (www.WomensMinistryExpo.com) and the Facebook party page (https://www.facebook.com/events/309332805839275/)   It’s amazing how many people are “watching” but don’t have a clue what’s going on!

If you have not yet registered to attend the Expo, do that here: http://www.WomensMinistryExpo.com.

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Facebook Hostess Training

4 Jan

If you are already registered to be a Facebook party hostess for the www.WomensMinistryExpo.com, congrats! Read below. If you want to be one, request reciprocal publicity here: http://www.marnie.com/support.php

1.  Show up on time or early, looking good. Just like at any party, your first impression is important. Take time to update your profile picture and bio, and then show up on time or early to help get the party rolling.

2.  Feel free to friend anyone with whom you connect at the party. One of the best advantages of a FB party is the opportunity to make new FB friends! Go for it!

3.  You’ll need to open three tabs or windows for the afternoon:

4.   Start new threads (new comments) on the FB event page.

  • Type a memorable quote you just heard the presenter make or the worship leader sing, using their name.
  • Provide a link to the speaker/singers website or FB page (found at www.WomensMinistryExpo.com by right-clicking on their photo (for the website) or FB icon. Select: Copy Link Location. Paste it (Ctl V) into your comment at FB.
  • What is being trained live right now? Pitch an “on topic” idea of your own.

6.  Add to existing threads. When joining an existing comment/conversation, the key is to stay on “their” topic. Either “like” their comment and/or add a congruent thought, link or idea of your own. The key is to stay on the topic the original poster had in mind. Do allow the comments to migrate, but you shouldn’t be the one to take the thread off topic. If you want to say something new/different, start a new comment/thread.

7.   Check your notifications frequently to see when gals comment on a thread that is now lower down on your page. The notifications buttons is found just left of the search bar on the top of your FB page. (the globe icon)

8. At least once per hour, post something interesting about the party on your own FB page. This will catch the attention of gals who are online during the party.

Notes:

  • It is helpful to include people’s names (allowing FB to pull up/enter their “FB name”). This posts your comment not only within the party space but also on their own wall so their connections can see the thread.  Note: People have different settings – some do not allow it to post without their approval, etc. Let them worry about that. It’s polite to include the name of, say, speakers, singers, etc. when quoting them.
  • I don’t recommend that you “mass invite” people to a FB party – it’s sort of tricky to say “no” and sometimes people feel “trapped” if they can’t stop the feed on party day. Instead, post invites on your own FB page and let THEM link over if interested. Another way is to invite them on their own page.  The link to the party page is https://www.facebook.com/events/309332805839275/  Do invite – just don’t “mass invite” using the party invitation system.

If you have not yet registered to attend the Expo, do that here: http://www.WomensMinistryExpo.com.

 

Social Networking Success: Shortcuts & Strategies to Use in the Minutes You Have

31 Aug

Social networking can bury a busy person, but it doesn’t have to. I should know! I spend an average of 15 minutes a day connecting with my thousands of online connections and I just love it!

I’ve been invited to share my savvy secrets during this powerful one-hour program hosted by Global Teleclass during which you’ll discover:
– A uniquely powerful way to stay connected with huge groups online in less than 15 minutes a day.
– How to decide which of the trillion Social Networking accounts and over 100 Social Networking sites are worth your time.
– How to shoot to into the top 10% of social networkers quickly and easily in the minutes you have.
– Social Networking Shortcuts for Busy Leaders[/caption]– Why the average Twitter user stays online about an hour a day but only has 126 followers and what you can do to avoid that fate.
– Why businesses hire social networking teams to coordinate their online efforts and how you can create 80% of the benefit yourself in 15 minutes a day.
– The “first steps” you should take to make sure your online minutes are productive and positive.
– The most creative use of social networking and how you can take advantage of it now.

This program is ideal for new and emerging social networkers with less than 10,000 online connections. It is not ideal for super-networkers because you already know and are using the strategies that will be shared during this program.

This FREE Online Training takes place
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
5-6 PM Pacific
6-7 PM Mountain
7-8 PM Central
8-9 PM Eastern
Register Here.

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Twitterrific: Upping Your Impact One Post at a Time

29 Aug

Want some hot-off-the-press strategies to increase your Twitter influence? Join me and Kim Garst tomorrow, Thursday, August 30:

2:30-2:55 PM CT – Twitter Party using #Success4u
3 – 4 PM CT at Blog Talk Radio

Kim is a Forbes Top 50 Social Media Influencer, Social Media & Personal Branding Strategist & Mentor to Business Owners. Loves God, family & hockey! Join us live and learn more about Kim at KimGarst.com.

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My Klout Pout

27 Aug

Do you use Klout to make decisions about people’s influence? If so, please read this post!

Klout makes me a bit crazy, to tell you the truth, because it’s a mixed bag of helpful, credible facts and obviously incorrect qualitative content.

For example, it provided me with excellent feedback about my need to beef up my Twitter presence–a highly valuable piece of information. On the other hand, it says I influence roughly 400 people, which is odd, since my connections are now close to 100,000 between Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, BlogTalkRadio and my email list. You can’t really “fudge” with that many channels.

The other day I found my friend, Wayne Kelly, on Klout. I was shocked! Wayne is a popular AM radio talk show host and a media trainer extraordinaire, yet according to Klout he influences 6 people. Not!

I’m not opposed to Klout or what they are trying to achieve, I just recommend using some common sense and caution when viewing their results. Before you bet the farm on somebody’s Klout score, step back and take a deep breath!


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Social Networking Training Opportunities

24 Aug

Come tag along with me and learn strategic shortcuts as I train several groups about Social Networking (SN) shortcuts:

Twitter Training Next Thursday, August 30, Kim Garst joins me for an hour-long online training program via Blog Talk Radio. Kim is a Forbes Top 50 Social Media Influencer, Social Media & Personal Branding Strategist & Mentor to Business Owners. Mark your calendar now and share this link with a friend!

Wednesday, September 5th, I am a guest expert trainer at Global Teleclass on the topic, “Social Networking Success: Maximum Results in the Minutes You Have.” Learn how I stay connected with thousands in just 15 minutes a day.

Attention: Minneapolis Area Networkers. This event is currently full but you can get on a waiting list by clicking HERE. This training will explain how to create your unique Internet Marketing Calendar.


On Friday and Saturday, Sept 21-22, I’ll be hosting two live events in Minneapolis that both include Speed Networking components. Check them out at my events page here and register early as seating is limited.


Would you just prefer to gain access to all the online archives as soon as they hit the membership zone (so you can listen anytime at your own convenience)? If so, CLICK HERE to check out the special discount offer available now!

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L.I.F.T. – Linked In, Facebook & Twitter

3 Aug

Do you want to host a fun social networking event for your group in 2013? I’m currently booking LIFT events.

LIFT: Linked In Facebook & Twitter

Social Networking Training EventAn evening event might look like this:
7:00-7:45 – How to Succeed Using LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter
7:45-8:30 – Refreshments & Mini-Concert by Marnie
8:30-9:00 – Speed Networking: Meet New Friends

A Saturday morning might run like this:
10:00-10:40 – Welcome & Brunch
10:40-11:00 – Mini Concert & Inspirational Message from Marnie
11:00-11:30 – Speed Networking
11:30-12:00 – How to Succeed Using LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter

Why Invite Marnie?
As the online mentor to over 12,000 leaders from 30 countries, I share my B.U.S.Y. – Best Unique Strategies for You in the 12 life zones one of which is “Connections.” I invest 15 strategic minutes per day into my social networking and enjoy immense satisfaction and joy from this involvement. I train best practices and love meeting “friends” and “followers” in person at events like this.

View Schedule.
Contact us online or by phone (877-77-HOW-TO / 877-774-6986).

Note: Want to see a similar event live? Join me in Minneapolis on Friday, September 21 for “Event Planner’s Bootcamp.”

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4 Reasons Businesses Love Social Media Strategies

6 Jul

According to Chris Horton, there are four key reasons why social media works great for promoting businesses:

1. Amplified Messaging. You type or video record it once and it gets viewed multiple times. You can use it to educate, entertain or enlighten.
2. Deeper Engagement. Instead of being a talking head, you get the chance to reply, interact and be real.
3. Efficient Brand Management. You get to define how you are seen, respond directly to input and ideas, and redefine your brand as needed.
4. Real-Time Analytics. Instant click-through counts either confirm or reject your communication method, which is far less costly than running an ad campaign and waiting days or weeks for results.

I loved this stuff and wanted to share it with you. To read Chris’ own words, visit his blog at Synecortech.com. Thanks, Chris! Find Chris at Twitter: @chrshorton

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National Networking Week

23 Mar

National Networking Week

National Networking Week

National Networking Week is April 4-10, 2011. As a Social Networking Media Expert I offer the following super easy options for producers and others seeking ready-to-roll content for radio talk shows, blogs, newsletters, etc.

– Offer your audience my free eBook, SANE: Social Networking Success in 15 Minutes a Day.

– Invite your audience to enjoy free, online audio training HERE.

– Request a guest blog post for your own blog.

– Interview me for an article.

– Download the media one-sheet and pre-book a radio interview by phone, either live or pre-recorded.

– Tune in to the 1 hour Social Networking training at BlogTalkRadio.

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Facebook Family

15 Feb

Facebook Family

Have the recent Facebook changes got you longing for the good-ole days? Want to change it back?

Families First on Facebook. A powerful connecting tool, we all use Facebook for family and friends. But the new FB layout now “defaults” your family to the bottom of your friends list.  If you, like me, prefer to see your family first on your facebook profile, put them back at the top of your list like this:

  1. Go to your Profile Page.
  2. On the left bar, identify the word “Friends” or “Family” under your photo.
  3. Click on the editor’s pencil icon that appears when you mouse over one of those words.
  4. Find “Featured Friends.”
  5. Left click on the word “Family” and drag it above “Friends”.
  6. Save.

Missing some friends? Facebook has a new algorithm for determining whose feeds appear in your News Feed. If you are missing people, try this:

  1. Go to your Home Page.
  2. Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the Newsfeed.
  3. Click on Edit Options (right side).
  4. In the popup, click on the dropdown menu next to “Show Posts From.”
  5. Select “All Of Your Friends and Pages.”
  6. Save.

The great news is that our families can still be #1 and our friends are still our friends! FB just hid them all.

By the way, have you read Sane: Social Networking Success in 15 Minutes a Day? It’s a free eBook I wrote. CLICK HERE to request your copy.

Thanks for being my friend! I have loved Facebook for family, and I’ve also loved the ability to connect with thousands of friends worldwide through this social medium. I hope my tips help you “find back” some of your family and friends who’ve been MIA on Facebook.

Marnie

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