Taking it Offline

I think an important part of any social media marketing strategy should involve taking things offline and meeting people face-to-face. That’s true not only for personal networking but for business too, because both social media and business are first and foremost about people. That’s one of the reasons my favorite Twitter list is the people… Read More »

Make Yourself Weird – Only Get to Know Folks Like You

Matt Damon was interviewed by the Associated Press recently and made some comments about the upcoming Presidential election here in the US that made some headlines. Now I am a fan of Damon’s work. If you ever get a chance to hear him talk about what he put himself through to get ready for his… Read More »

But is Twitter Useful?

One of the people that Gorgeous and I connected with in Chicago this past weekend was Christine Kane. It probably didn’t hurt that the three of us were all seated in close proximity to a very wild and obnoxious three year old on the same flight into Chicago. That got diverted to Columbus for more… Read More »

A Lesson

Thank you.

Reserving the Right to be Wrong

Had to be Right There was a time in my life when I just had to be right about everything. It was important and I’d argue tooth and nail to get my point across. When someone chose to disagree with me I’d try to back them into a corner or shut them down. Not that… Read More »

Connections are There for You to Make

Connecting with other people is easier than you may think. If you keep a sharp eye out for potential bridges, that is. The clues are there for you all the time, right in plain sight. Train yourself to see them and you’ll find all sorts of people that you have a some small thing in… Read More »

Heading to SOBCon Early

Today’s the day. It’s the day I’ve been looking forward to for a long time. Especially over the last several weeks, as things have been more and more dramatic around me I’ve been longing for this day to get here. Today Gorgeous and I get on a plane for Chicago for SOBCon ’07. Well be… Read More »

Don’t Wait for the Funeral to Visit

Last week we had my father-in-law’s funeral. It was heartening to my wife and I how many people made it out on a Friday evening to pay their respects and express their condolences. For most of the pre-funeral receiving time I stood at the head of the receiving line next to my wife. The line… Read More »

Business is About People not Stats

As we work through the current series on Promoting Your Blog with Social Networking Sites, it is important that we pause for a moment and remember that ultimately business is about people and not about stats. Business blogging is no different. Show Me The Money I’ve had discussions in the past with folks who subscribe… Read More »

Frittering Time Away all a-Titter with the Twitter Jitters

Warning: If even think you might have a hint of an addictive personality you’re going to want to skip this post. Just come on back tomorrow when we are talking about something safer for you. I don’t want to be the one who leads you astray. I’m serious. If that’s you don’t read this. Unless… Read More »