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  • Jul 25 / 2009
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Blogathon 2009, Events and Seminars, Internet Marketing and SEO, Marketing and PR, Sales Blog, social media, social media podcast, social media training

Twitpics Gone Wrong Part 2

Well the last post went over well, and since this is for charity I thought I’d share a few more pics that I managed to capture and put on Twitter. Nothing out of the ordinary really.

#1) Raul in his happy place (He’s blogging for charity tonight too)

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#2) This guy I met in Yaletown, his daughter neglected to brush the cat until it’s hair was in knots, the poodle groomer was cheaper. He should be arrested… and shaved.

Actual cat in Yaletown, owner took it to the dog groomer. Poo... on Twitpic

#3) Doolins Irish Pub at Lunch time. You should see dinner.

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#4) This was a joke gift but he chose to wear it in public.

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#5) I can’t really top #4 so this post is done.

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Blogathon 2009 for Vancouver Food Bank

Blogathon 2009 for Vancouver Food Bank

  • Jul 25 / 2009
  • 6
Blogathon 2009, Internet Marketing and SEO, Marketing and PR, Sales Articles, social media, social media podcast, social media training

Twitpic’s Gone Wrong Shane Gibson Exposed

In a Hyper-transparent World You’ll Be Found Out

In our book Sociable! Stephen Jagger and I talk about some of the do’s and don’t’s of social media. One thing we talk about is wherever you are, there’s a camera, and at 2:00 am that funny twitpic might not be so funny when your boss or your best client sees them.

Steve and I have not learned this by standing at the pulpit looking down at people making silly errors or posting things they shouldn’t have. We learned this by doing it ourselves (okay actually most of the dumb things that have been documented were done by me).

I also believe in not deleting, people will catch you and make things worse. So I leave these errors in judgment up, why you might ask? Mostly because they weren’t really errors, it was me, my real personality doing these things. Blame it on my Celtic East Coast sense of humor. So in the spirit of full transparency and for charity (please donate) here’s some pictures from the last few years that probably should not made it on the internet (better me than someone else posting these!):

#1) Kyle MacDonald (The guy who traded up “One Red Paper Clip” for a house) and I after we left a conference we were speaking at. This is is us at 3:00 am after we emptied a Keg. Kyle is really Superman because he did a fantastic radio interview 4 hours later. (Seriously itemized beer bill).

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#2) Everyone who left the Mother of all Meetups at Christmas time left their tags with me (so to speak)

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#3) I sorta crashed a womens’ only conference for social media after party/tweetup (invited by Colleen), this is what ended up on Twitpic. I look so sincere.

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#4) This was just a bad mistake, I wanted a pic of the hat on me but the preview didn’t show the bloke in the background (nice personal branding).
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#5) No man should ever walk a dog dressed like this. Yes that’s my dog.

My wife Wannapan did this to the dog. Is this cruelty to anim... on Twitpic

To Donate the the Vancouver Food Bank Click here or the image below. Every bit helps!

Blogathon 2009 for Vancouver Food Bank

Blogathon 2009 for Vancouver Food Bank

  • Jul 25 / 2009
  • 4
Blogathon 2009, Internet Marketing and SEO, Marketing and PR, social media, social media podcast, social media training

Uber Blogger Tris Hussey on Managing Blog Comments

Guest blog entry by Tris Hussey, author, blogger, new media maven:

Encouraging comments and discussion

Comments are what keep blogging going. The dialogue and feedback that helps you not only grow as a writer, but also ensures that you stay on track. Through comments you learn, interact, and gain inspiration. I’ve written entire follow-up posts based a comment from a post. I’ve also received cease-and-desist letters because of comments as well. Part of getting comments is writing to encourage comments. First step is to make sure comments are enabled (aka turned on) for all your posts. Nine times out of ten the default setting for blog engines is to have comments on, but sometimes they get turned off so just double check. Whether or not anyone can post a comment or if there is some kind of moderation in place is up to you, and I’ll get to that shortly.
With comments turned on, the next part is subtler: getting people to leave comments. There isn’t a “magic formula” for you to get lots of comments. Sometimes I pull it off, sometimes I don’t. In any case here are simple things you can do to help encourage comments:

  • Leave examples out on purpose. People love to feel that they are contributing by adding to your post.
  • Ask open-ended questions
  • Ask for comments directly
  • Take a contrary or controversial stance to the status quo

Even with these tips, including out-right asking for comments, sometimes a great post just doesn’t get any comments. Don’t worry, this happens with even the best posts. Sometimes it’s the posts that you don’t expect to receive any comments to be the one that gets the most. Sometimes you just never know.
Once you do get comments, to keep the flow going you have to respond to the comments you receive. Be open and willing to be proved wrong or challenged. Engaging in a healthy dialogue makes your blog a place where people will go for ideas and inspiration—which means that you will also gain inspiration as well. Every blog, no matter what the topic is, is made better with comments.

This is an excerpt from Tris Hussey’s upcoming book on blogging “6 Easy Blogging Projects” published by Pearson. Follow Tris on twitter.

  • Jul 25 / 2009
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Podcast: Marketers are Lying to You About Social Media

This doesn’t need much of an intro. The title says it all. Marketers are lying to you about social media. People are designing speeches, and marketing packages around a topic they have very little background in. Listen to the podcast to find out why this is happening and what to do about it.

  • Jul 25 / 2009
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Sales Skills are Part of a Good Social Media Strategy

The last podcast I did was about “Getting Real in Social Media” and this is an extension of that. I’m a big proponent of the use of social media marketing and social networking in business. With that said, often social media helps us start a relationship, it can also help us nurture a relationship, but there are core sales skills needed to turn those relationships into revenues. There are dozens of core sales competencies but for this podcast I want to focus on three that social media marketers need to master:

#1) They need to master the art of Rapport Building

#2) They need to get good at Needs Analysis Selling

#3) They need to understand how to sell what people buy, and it’s not features, price or technology

To Donate the the Vancouver Food Bank Click here or the image below. Every bit helps!

Blogathon 2009 for Vancouver Food Bank

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