I have been podcasting since 2004. These podcasts have included guests interviews with Guy Kawasaki on Enchantment and with Jessica Northey on how she become one of the most influential women in social media.With close to 120 podcasts in the archives I thought I would hand-pick some key podcasts that I have produced on social business strategy. Here are my top 5 (or at least 5 you shouldn’t miss):
#1) 10 Corporate Social Media Myths Dispelled
This social business podcast is about 10 social media myths that are commonplace in the companies and organizations that we work with at Socialized! Agency. Many of these misconceptions stop organizations from truly realizing the potential of social media (or even starting).
#2) How to Hire the Right Social Media Manager the First Time
Hiring a social media manager, social media coordinator, chief tweeter or whatever you might call it is a challenging endeavor. There are many brands which have experienced great success and many who have also shot the foot off of their brand on the internet – often due to who they hired or promoted to do so.
#3) What Comes First a Pretty Website of Business Results?
Too many people think a website, Twitter account or well produced video is a strategy — in reality they’re just tools. Before you invest money and time in building a brand new site, or devote more time to your social media efforts, it might be a good idea to have a plan.
#4) Social Media Department Versus Socialized (Social) Business?
As organizations push into the social media space many will start with a social media position, others will have a social media department within their company. This is a great initial step but there are pitfalls and down-sides to seeing social as separate from other business activities. This social business podcast talks about the whether or not we should have dedicated social media silos or fully social companies.
#5) Should You Let Your Sales Team Publish Content Using Social Media?
Today’s podcast answers the question “Should you let your sales team publish content using social media?” I cover 5 reasons sales professionals should not be publishing content on social media and 13 reasons they should be.
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Shane Gibson (@ShaneGibson) is a sales and social media speaker who has addressed over 100,000 people on stages on three continents over the past 15 years. He is also co-author of Guerrilla Social Media Marketing and Sociable! How Social Media is Turning Sales and Marketing Upside-down. When he’s not speaking or Tweeting he is in the trenches working with the sales team at BuildDirect as a sales trainer.