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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!

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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

Social Media Breakfast Toledo – April 3rd

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Join us for the first ever Social Media Breakfast Toledo.  A power team of marketing professionals have come together to form a new monthly networking event to help everyone understand the benefits of and how to use social media tools such as blogging, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to grow your business.  Open to public – please rsvp as we only have 200 seats!  Great networking and lots of information and guidance.

When:   Friday, April 3, 2009    7:30-9:30 am

Where:  Elks Lodge – Holland-Sylvania Rd between Central & Sylvania Ave.  Toledo, Ohio

Cost:   $10 – includes breakfast

RSVP:    julie@my360graphics.com

March 9, 2009 at 8:55 am Leave a comment

I hope you Dance!

As I was driving my two daughters to school this morning we were listening to “I hope you Dance” by Lee Ann Womack.  I smiled in the rear view mirror, proud of the two little ladies singing along in the backseat.  Myoldest earned a special honor and is “Principle of the Day” today.  She was beaming with joy and so excited to get to school!  I thought about how proud I am that I am raising two strong, independent, entrepreneurial spirits with a can-do attitude.  They have grown up in my highly entrepreneurial world, and they are brimming with ideas of their own.  I have no doubt they will one day make great things happen.
On that same note.  I love hand painted wooden signs.    We have many hanging around our home for inspiration.  Two of my favorites are:
Strong Women:  May we know them.  May we raise them.  May we be them.
and
Dance as if no one were watching.  Sing as if no one were listening.  Live each day as if it were your last.
So what’s this got to do with starting or marketing  a small business? 
Yes.  Times are tough.  But small business makes this country go round.  To all of you fellow entrepreneurs and small business owners:  We need your courage.  We need you to take the risks.  We need you to dance anyway! 
Ironically, I came across this a great post I found this morning in one of my LinkedIn Group Discussions.  As a small business owner and especially a brand new start-up in this turbulent economy, the uncertain world can be scarry.  But you have more courage and power than you may give yourself credit for.  Just go ahead and dance.  Start and grow your business!   Read more posts at www.christine.com
January 30th, 2009
by: Christine Comaford

February 2, 2009 at 10:28 am Leave a comment

12 Steps to Improve Your Marketing on a Shoestring Budget

During a recession, many businesses make a fatal mistake by cutting back on marketing to save money. Big mistake! Without proper marketing, you don’t stand a chance of surviving. Sound harsh? It is. But there are many ways you can market on a shoestring budget.

Continue Reading January 15, 2009 at 10:10 am 1 comment

WordPress App for LinkedIn

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Are you networking on LinkedIn and blogging with WordPress?  If so, you can now have your blog posts automatically show up in your LinkedIn profile.  This is a cool new tool that helps send you blog traffic as well as keep your network up to speed on what you’re doing and blogging about.  Below is a link to a video on the WordPress site explaining the details:

http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2008/10/29/the-wordpress-app-for-linkedin/?referer=sphere_related_content/

December 5, 2008 at 7:08 pm Leave a comment

Social Networking Sites are changing how we do business

The new social networking web sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr are rapidly changing the business world.

Continue Reading December 5, 2008 at 6:55 pm Leave a comment

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