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Learn business blogging from the expert, Dave Rigotti

Are you curious whether or not starting a blog could help your business?  Have you started a blog (or maybe several) only to have abandoned them and never stuck around long enough to get results?  Do you work for  a company that is now starting to realize the value in social media and blogging is your newest responsibility?  If so, don’t miss the next Social Media Breakfast Toledo  (Event #3)

Dave Rigotti, social media marketing expert will be explaining what business blogging is all about, how to start, what to post and how to specifically use WordPress to help your business grow.  The planning committee for Social Media Breakfast Toledo has been lucky enough to have Rigotti be part of our group.  He has 9 years experience in social media and is truely at the forefront.  We call him our “Doogie Howser” because Dave started learning and doing client work for social media as a teen.  The wealth of knowledge he has is incredible.  So much so that Microsoft has hired Dave to be a product manager for their search division.  He is leaving Toledo this month to take on that new role, fresh out of the University of Toledo.  We are sad to see him go, but excited for his great new career!  Way to go Dave!  So don’t miss this last opportunity to hear what he has to say about social media and in particular blogging for business.

Register for the event at:   http://www.smbtoledo3.eventbrite.com

Joint the Social Media Breakfast Toledo’s social network:  http://www.smbtoledo.ning.com

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May 28, 2009 at 10:08 am Leave a comment

2nd Social Media Breakfast Toledo #smbtol

Here’s the ustream video from this morning’s 2nd Social Media Breakfast Toledo.  Aaron Newman, founder of Techrigy, flew in from Rochester, NY to speak to approx 70 Toledo business owners and professionals on Social Media Optimization (SMO) and Social Media Measurement.  Follow @aaronnewman on Twitter and learn more at www.techrigy.com

http://www.ustream.tv/flash/video/1451179

May 1, 2009 at 1:54 pm Leave a comment

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

What is social media?

This is a question I get on a daily basis from small business owners. It’s hard to describe the entire scope, importance and possibilities quickly. But this morning I am reading an e-book by John Jantsch, author of Duct Tape Marketing and he sums it up pretty well:

Continue Reading February 25, 2009 at 9:59 am Leave a comment


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