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Promoting clients and networking friends on Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter

Networking is how I have built and sustain my business(es).  Over the years I have built up quite a large sphere of friends that I regularly see at various events around Toledo.  In person, we’re always connecting one other and promoting each other’s services. 

As a graduate of the Certified Networker Program, I value good networking etiquette and wouldn’t think of shoving my card at someone I don’t know and that didn’t ask me for it.  Rarley do I ever talk about what I do unless someone asks me first.  Instead, I love it when I walk into a room and one of my friends makes a new connection for me and tells the person she already knows needs my services what I do first.  I love it!   Of course I do the same for them.  That’s how I do business.

With the rise of the new Social Media, my in-person network is now finding ourselves communicating online as much as off.  How could we use Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to promote each other as well as our clients?  I would like to apply the Giver’s Gain rule to Social Media and spend more time promoting others than myself. 

Thoughts?

PS:  We just opened up registration for the next Social Media Breakfast Toledo  event!

April 15, 2009 at 6:31 pm Leave a comment

1st Social Media Breakfast Toledo great success!

The first of many Social Media Breakfast Toledo events took place Friday, April 3 2009 at the Elks Lodge in Toledo, Ohio.  79 people attended and another 67 viewed the live streamed video.  WTOL filmed the event and provided news coverage.  Feedback has been awesome! 

The next event will be May 1st 7:30-9:30 am at the Elks Lodge on Holland-Sylvania in Toledo, OH. 

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The Social Media Breakfast Toledo Team:   Patrick Giammarco, Janeile Cudjoe, Julie Cantu, Tim Langhorst, Dave Rigotti, Damian Rintelmann, Kevin Cesarz, Allen Mireles, Mike Driehorst, Michael Temple, Steve Robison, Victoria Kamm

Check out our online networking site:  http://www.smbtoledo.ning.com

April 4, 2009 at 6:36 pm Leave a comment

Twitter: Don’t become a Follow-aholic

twitter-logoDon’t be a Follow-aholic!

Twitter, the biggest current social media craze, can be very powerful and very addicting.  It’s easy to get caught up in getting lots of people to follow you on Twitter these days.  But it’s important to keep your focus on following people who add value and useful information to what’s important in YOUR daily life.  It doesn’t matter if you follow 20 people or 10,000 people.  If the 10,000 are not adding value to your life but the 20 are really useful sources, then obviously less is more.

Here’s a great article I just came across about avoiding becoming a Twitter Follow-aholic.  There are excellent sources and tools in this article too.  Enjoy!  http://mashable.com/2009/03/10/twitter-followholic/

March 16, 2009 at 2:06 pm Leave a comment

Are you LinkedIn?

Basic info on using LinkedIn, the online social networking powerhouse.

Continue Reading December 5, 2008 at 6:49 pm Leave a comment


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