All You Wanted to Know about Facebook But Were Afraid To Ask

Hi there,

Yes, it’s The Eleven, a little early, but I have something exciting that I want you to know about. Besides my new effort to Do Something Today to Right the World!

Facebook. Huh. What is it good for. Absolutely … many things :)  Do you wonder what to do while you’re there, perhaps? You might have questions about how to use your fan/business page to best advantage. You might be wondering what the best ways are to stay connected to those who you are closest to. In general, it would be great to know how to navigate Facebook so that you waste less time and get more out of the time you do spend there. Right?

Enter Albert Kaufman, also known as the Facebook Guru. Yes, I’ve spent more time than your average human both teaching about and using Facebook. And I have tips and tricks to share that will make your experience more streamlined and interesting. I’m offering a low-cost webinar on Monday 2.9.15 at 11am PST. Come join me on-line and learn a few of my moves.  I also have a free in-person class on 2.12 – featuring my friend, Tshombe Brown. We’re both huge fans of the Portland Fruit Tree Projectand I’m sure this class will be scintillating! Forward this to a friend you know who could use a hand with their on-line marketing, please.

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In other news – I’ve been having fun learning about terrariums from a new friend down the street, Gregg Harris of Roosevelt’s Terrariums. I’ve started making my own.

I’ve been noticing the new public art along Division Street and elsewhere around Portland. It seems like there’s been a slew of new sculpture and murals in my neighborhood, recently. I’m also working to remove billboards.
And then there’s the on-going – ecstatic dancing – oh, I got to sing and play guitar outside around a campfire during the full-moon the other night, that was incredible! And, I’m continuing my love affair with NextDoor.com – a great way to get connected to your neighbors :)Pictured on the right is Marcia Wiley – the maker of Wileyware on a recent visit to Stumptownlandia!

That’s all for today. I hope life is treating you well and that it’s full of love, hope, visions, friends, dreams, good health, great food and happiness!

All you need is love,

Albert

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Getting Started with Email Marketing – A Webinar

I offered a webinar on Monday, 1.27.14 – Getting Started with Email Marketing (and Facebook/LinkedIn tips & tricks). If you’re curious – here’s the link – have a watch!

If you’d like to take advantage of the website/email template offer that I mention in the webinar, start here. Let me know you’ve purchased Constant Contact and I’ll make sure you get your website match.  It’s that easy ($99 offer).

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Social Media Support

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Updated on 1.16.15 with some new pages (email marketing support!)

I’ve been taking an idea I had to be supporting people on various social media platforms – and RUNNING with it. Let me know what you think :) Like those pages you’re drawn to :)  And, if you’d like to provide social media support, please get in touch. I’d love help admining these pages! (6.13.14 – Instagram, particularly needs some help!)

Constant Contact Support

Aweber Support

MadMimi Support

Pinterest
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pinterest-Support/526181607416843

Google+
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Google-Support/278288848959856?ref=hl

email marketing
https://www.facebook.com/emailmarketingguru?ref=hl

Social Media Support – General
https://www.facebook.com/socialmediasupport4U?ref=hl

Twitter Support
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Twitter-Support/435206796504634?ref=hl

LinkedIn Support
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Linkedin-Support/570391482976677?ref=hl

Instagram Support
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Instagram-Support/264689853659746?ref=hl

Facebook Support
https://www.facebook.com/pages/FB-Guru-Portland-Oregon/352502254816927?ref=hl

Mac Support
https://www.facebook.com/pages/TheMonsterMac/124965157649973?ref=hl

Albertideation – My main fan page!
https://www.facebook.com/albertideation?ref=hl

Yes, I keep adding fan pages all the time. The most popular one is Instagram.  They seem to have the most people who search for help on Facebook, I guess.

Happy Hour Class 11/26 in Portlandia – Come learn how to tune up your FB Biz Page

facebook-fan-pageHello, if you’ve been waiting for an evening Facebook Business Page class – this one’s for you!

https://www.facebook.com/events/193941420730924/

Bring your laptop or watch on the big screen!

I’ve been presenting classes on Facebook strategies lately. Come to this class if you’d like a refresher on some of the basics given new Facebook changes. We’ll talk about how to tune up your page, advertising, sponsored stories, promoting posts, and what can be done with your fan/business page to help build your business.

We’ll gather in my living room, I’ll present, and you can watch it unfold on the big screen. You can use a notepad or feel free to bring your laptop. There is free Wi-Fi.

Snacks and drinks for others are always a welcome contribution. I’ll provide tea and perhaps we’ll create a cocktail to go with the class!

Cost: $30
Cash, Check or Paypal

6pm-8:30pm (possibly longer if needed)
Happy Clam: 1823 NE 13th Ave.
Easy access via the 8, 77, Max and the I-5 Rose Quarter exit

If you have any questions post them here or email albertkaufman@gmail.com

Referrals are always greatly appreciated! Feel free to invite people who you think would benefit from this class!

Albert Kaufman

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My recent slideshow presentation

http://albertideation.com/slideshow/

Here’s an outline of what I’ve done in the past. We’ll definitely cover some of these areas and there will be plenty of time for Q&A

http://albertideation.com/facebook-classes/

Here’s an article I’m finding fascinating and gives you the basics of distinguishing your personal and business profiles…

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/integrating-your-facebook-page-with-your-facebook-profile/

Albertideation

Late Summer in The Birthday Garden

Late Summer in The Birthday Garden

Hi there,

Well, it’s been a fine Summer, hasn’t it?  I’ve been doing some research these past couple months and have come up with a few things I think you may find useful.

First, friends lists on Facebook. Sounds simple enough, but the more I talk with people, the more I’m hearing a consistent frustration in FB usage. This short video describes why I think it’s useful to make lists of friends – and how to set one (or more) up.

http://screencast.com/t/H36r7Wh79

I’ve begun working closely with two clients –

Robin Denburg, Realty Robin – https://www.facebook.com/RealtyRobinPortland

And Jane’s Healthy Kitchen: https://www.facebook.com/JanesHealthyKitchen

If real estate (buying or selling a home in Portland) or eating healthier interest you, please do check out Jane and Robin’s pages, like them and say hello.  Robin’s one of the nicest people involved in real estate I’ve ever met and Jane’s cookbook (due out in November) is sure to be a winner.

Second, Jane and Robin have hired me to “do” their social networking for a month.  We’re trying this out – interestingly, they both picked the same month – so, I’m learning a lot about supporting businesses closely in the social media/website/email marketing space right now.

If such an arrangement sounds interesting to you, let’s talk. I think it’s a valuable way to go – especially to jump start your marketing efforts if you’re just getting started, but also for those who’ve been at it for a while.  I have been focusing my efforts in this area closely for years now and I understand a lot about how to make best use of these tools.

I also continue to work with some clients on a one-on-one hourly basis – and that’s proving useful, as well.

In October I’ll begin offering my group classes ($30/2-hours) and I’ll let you know when the next classes are when I schedule them.

I continue to pepper my fan page: http://facebook.com/albertideation with useful tools that I find along the way – if you haven’t visited for a while, a quick scroll down the page will give you some ideas you may not have thought of.  Also, I have also been using my newsletter and website as ways to provide this information to the world.

I hope you’re having a great end of Summer and look forward to supporting you in the coming months and years.

With Gratitude,

Albert Kaufman
http://albertideation.com

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Slideshow on Facebook 7.12.12

I gave a talk as part of a Constant Contact presentation at the Hotel Monaco in downtown Portland, on Thursday, July 12th, 2012. Here’s the Facebook slideshow I prepared. Enjoy!

Facebook classes: beginner-intermediate in the AM, intermediate-advanced in the PM

4/7/12 – Facebook – changes to the personal profile and beginner/intermediate class

10am – 12pm – The Happy Clam – 1823 NE 13th Ave., Portland, OR – bring your laptop and your login for your Facebook account – cost: $20 (other options available) – bring your business cards, too.  More info and RSVP @ albertkaufman@gmail.com  – tea/hot water provided and lite snacks

  1. Timeline – where is everything, where did things go now that we’re all on Timeline?
  2. Timeline Tour for personal profiles
    1. Things that haven’t changed: how to make a link
  3. Facebook: it’s a program and other things:  a hobby and a business tool
    1. How to introduce friends to each other
    2. How to introduce other entities to each other – being helpful
    3. How to use events creatively
  4. How to use Facebook search to find things – always go to “more results page” Why?
  5. Facebook Netiquette
    1. What makes a great post?
    2. Being creative
    3. Photos, links, questions – best practices
    4. Coming out of your shell
    5. Being helpful – key to social networking success
    6. Using the friend finder do’s and don’ts – avoid Facebook detention
    7. Gifting – adding to the conversation, spreading good ideas
    8. Taking care when posting to another person’s/business’s wall
    9. Unsubscribing vs. defriending someone
    10. Unliking fan pages
    11. How to post on a fan page
  6. Settings
    1. Privacy – always use HTTPS
    2. Notifications – they appear on your profile, you don’t need to receive them by email unless you want to
  7. Creating lists of friends – super useful
    1. Purposes of other lists – creating them, posting to them
  8. Difference between personal and business profiles
    1. Differences in platforms
    2. Differences in behavior
  9. Tips: using Facebook successfully – reducing the frustration factor
    1. Notifications – opening relevant ones in new tabs to save time
  10. Useful 3rdParty tools that are useful
    1. Social Fixer (http://socialfixer.com)
    2. URL shorteners – pdx.be or tinyurl.com
    3. Aggregators – ping.fm or hootesuite
  11. If you’re going to take the time to “like” something, comment instead.   Why?

12-1pm Lunch break

1-3pm – Intermediate-Advanced Facebook Class.  (folks from early class are welcome to stay)

  1. Facebook is different for different people/uses
    1. There is no one “right” way – anyone who tells you there is is wrong.
    2. Facebook settings/experience changes often – how to surf the changes rather than get caught offguard
    3. This platform is new and we’re all figuring it out together
    4. Fan page vs. website (there are 750 million Facebook users and it’s growing, you/your business benefits by having a presence here
  2. Personal profile vs. business fan page – review Q/A for anyone who has questions
    1. Traveling as yourself on Facebook                                              i.     Strategies: want more friends? Why is that useful Marketing strategy – More friends = more connections
      ii.     If Facebook personal profile = really personal, send new friend requests to Fan Page.  It’s OK to say no to friend requests.  Redirecting makes sense.Traveling as a fan/business page on Facebook
      i.     Posting on another fan/business page – what to expect
      ii.     Ladders and tagging sessions
  1. Using Facebook search correctly. It’s not Google. Always review “more results” Why?
  2. Using friend finder and other methods – do’s and don’ts – don’t get stuck in Facebook detention
    1. Uploading email lists to let people know about your fan page
    2. If you’re going for numbers – Facebook email addresses are available in bulk
    3. Linkedin email addresses are easily downloadable
    4. What to do with email addresses of friends/connections                                              i.     Auto-responder for Facebook friend requests
      ii.     Auto-responder for Linkedin requests
  1. Listing your fan page in places
    1. Usernames – get the right one.
    2. on your website
    3. email newsletter
  2. Overlap of various social networks – Twitter, LinkedIn
  3. Useful 3rdParty tools and social networking
    1. Aggregators – when to use them: ping.fm, Hootesuite, best practices
    2. Social Fixer (http://socialfixer.com)
  4. What is Pinterest?
  5. What is Google+