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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

Module 09 – Social media doesn’t make you awesome

I just came across this blog post by Scott Tsuchiyama, Career Advisor at the University of Michigan, on Twitter that I thought was interesting. I regretfully was unable to attend the Module 09 Digital Media Conference last week in Detroit, MI. A few friends of mine were able to attend and I look forward to hearing all about it. My friend Damian Rintelmann was one of the speakers as well as mega blogging sensation Chris Brogan. You can find out more on Twitter #MOD09 I understand they will be offering a video of the event very soon – can’t wait to watch it! I’ll pass on the url to watch as soon as I have it.

Here is one of Scott’s stories from the conference about how Social Media doesn’t make you a better person, it magnifies who you already are. Enjoy!

Continue Reading April 14, 2009 at 2:33 pm 1 comment

Using Twitter Hashtags (#)

 

If you are using Twitter, you have probably seen tweets that contain the “#” symbol followed by something else i.e. #quote. This is called a hashtag and it is a way for you and others to keep tabs on a particular subject. One of the best elements of Twitter is that it allows you to listen to what others are saying about a myriad of topics. So by having a hashtag associated with a topic, you can more easily follow the content related to that topic.

Check out this short video by Mari Smith that explains all about hashtags

 

Original post by Rick Itzkowich

April 7, 2009 at 12:34 am 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

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