The Eleven – June 2015: Summertime

The Eleven

Hello, and welcome to my monthly e-letter, The Eleven. This is where I have shared my latest thinking about the world and my life for the last 8 years. The newsletter goes to about 3,000 people. If this doesn’t interest you, and you’re more interested in my classes and such – please take a moment and update your profile below.

Jerry Garcia
Albert as Albert Einstein
Me, thanks to Zen Achilles

I want to talk about the classes I teach for a minute. I started by teaching classes in how to use Facebook in my living room. I loved it – I really have taken to teaching. That led to connecting up with Constant Contact 3 years ago. They like how I teach and brought me into their Authorized Local Expert program. I’m provided with content about email marketing and social media to present locally and via webinars. Generally, the ideas are sound and I add in my own special sauce derived from my personal experience and that of my clients. That has led to me knowing a whole lot about newsletters and other on-line marketing tools. Here’s my current thinking on the topic.

Please come join me for one of these classes and send your friends to me. Whether this is your world or not, everyone can use new skills and I think you’ll find my presentation style refreshing. Also, my classes offer a safe and easy opportunity to network – they are filled with small business owners who are often looking for people to hire or collaborate with. So, if you’re looking for opportunities; are considering beginning a new venture; or are curious about small business issues, come on down. Also, I have been inviting some really interesting and cool marketers into the mix. For tomorrow’s class – David Baer of Baer on Marketing will be joining me. He’s a driven and exciting guy – and makes Facebook marketing a lot clearer. Later in the month I’ll be joined by Tshombe Brown, an inspiring coach and speaker.

Music break: Click on the title above for a taste of what the Grateful Dead were doing 50 years ago. And will do again in a few weeks in their fare thee well tour. My dentist is going. My best friend from college is going. Due to climate change and ears that don’t love flying, I didn’t try for tickets, but I hope to watch some of the action via pay-per-view in Portlandia. This may also have to do with my Early Onset Grumpiness.

Life continues to be interesting. The other day my friend, James Curtis, sent me this beautiful mandolin. I’m loving playing it – click on the pic to learn more about this master luthier!

James Curtis Mandolin

Personal News: I’ve been off sugar (mostly) for the past month. That’s led to some weight loss, and Eecole tells me my body is probably a lot happier without the white devil! I’ve been doing a bunch of reading/listening/watching, lately, and I’m especially enjoying Tim Ferris’s podcasts. I’ve noticed feeling jealous when friends tell me they’re in school, so I’m making a point of spending as much time as I can studying – reading, learning Spanish and watching inspirational videos. If you have anything in this realm you’d like to recommend, please let me know. Thanks!

Meanwhile, our sunflowers are growing taller by the day. Oh, and I started teaching a co-counseling class for men. If you’re interested, let me know, we’re just getting started. We’ll meet bi-weekly for now at my place in SE Portland.

The world keeps turning and we all are doing the best we can. Me included 🙂 If you need help with something, please let me know. I could use some more connection in my life so feel free to reach back if you feel moved to. Being car-free, I’d especially love invites to get out and hike in the hills!

Take care and have a great Summer!

touch of gray, kind of suits you anyway :)
oh well a touch of gray, kind of suits you anyway 🙂

Sincerely,

Albert

Facebook Fan/Business Page Class in Portlandia – March 30th

Facebook fan/business pages are a great marketing tool for your business. On March 30th fan pages are all being transitioned to Timeline.

Let’s come together and learn

  • how to update our fan pages
  • fan page best practices
  • fan pages – backend (adjust settings)
  • creating events
  • the difference between fan pages and personal profiles
  • Social Fixer. What it is and why I recommend it!

and have your other Facebook/social media questions answered.

The class is part presentation and part lab and also a great place to network with other small business people.

Class fee $20 – trade also considered. Snacks and tea provided. Feel free to bring your lunch.

If you have any questions, feel free to post them in the comments below.

Please create a fan page before the class so you’ll have something to work with in class.

Here is information I sent to my clients recently about Facebook changes.

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Hello,

There are about to be some big changes to Fan Pages/Business Pages (same thing) on Facebook. If you haven’t already noticed, fan pages are being switched (like personal pages) to Timeline. Here is a little video about the change.

http://youtu.be/TMBTD0vNYqs

Also, there are a few articles floating around that go into deeper detail about what these changes mean for you and your business.

http://nonprofitorgs.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/how-to-custom-design-your-nonprofits-facebook-timeline/

Here are some examples of how one might design a decent Fan Page given the new Timeline platform.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150724366310977.454038.24860070976&type=3

If you would like support on any of your email marketing or social networking needs, please get in touch. Referrals are also welcome!

I hope your life is thriving!

Sincerely,

Albert Kaufman
albertkaufman@gmail.com
https://albertideation.com/

Social Networking hand-out

social networking
Hand out for presentation @ Our Community University class – July 22, 2010 (updated 5.23.11)

Albert Kaufman @ Albertideation – social networking guidance: https://albertideation.com

“Social networking is not just about selling, but about building relationships, sharing wonderful information, and developing trust.” http://www.socialmediaalacarte.com/

Social Networking – WHY?

  • It’s free
  • It’s easily accessible
  • It’s booming
  • It’s interesting

What social networking?

  • Facebook, FB Fan pages, FB ads and other pages (how to make a link using the @ sign ) (other interesting ways to link things)
  • Twitter
  • Linked In
  • Using ping.fm to link all of your social networks together
  • working as a team can improve your reach
  • Your team can be made up of friends or biz associates linking to one another’s work

How to be a good social networker?

  • Be friendly
  • Be upbeat
  • Be helpful, and make things easy for your friends/customers
  • Be useful
  • Show your best, positive side

When social networking?

  • Daily (ping.fm can help)

Where social networking?

  • One fan page or many?
  • One account or many?
  • Advantage of doing it all yourself?
  • Advantage of hiring someone to do some of it for you?
  • Easy Access – from anywhere, just need a laptop or mobile device

Who uses social networking?

  • Small businesses
  • Individuals
  • Groups
  • Causes
  • Big Business is getting on board and playing the game

Email marketing

  • Why use email marketing?
  • Harvesting your email list and that of your associates to build your business and reach.  How to?
  • I recommend a monthly e-letter (does not have to be extensive – can point to blog posts, links you find interesting, a few pictures – a way to keep people interested)
  • My affiliate link for Constant Contact :
  • http://tinyurl.com/constantcontact-albertkaufman
  • My affiliate link for Mad Mimi:
  • http://tinyurl.com/madmimi-albertkaufman

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What I offer @ Albertideation:

Contact me @ albertkaufman@gmail.com or 503-358-0029 to set up a time to get together.   Referrals welcome


Facebook for artists, healers, musicians and small businesses

People have been asking me questions about Facebook, lately, and in the past I’ve taught a few classroom-style labs, so it seems like this would be useful to offer.

We’ll cover the basics and then dig into some recent changes around FB fan pages and how to admin/use them. (we might also get to Twitter, LinkedIn and pointed sticks (see Monty Python))

Next Class: 5/5/11 : 11am-1pm @ The Happy Clam

CC Expert Training Certificate

Here’s a little background on some of what’s possible with one company, Wileyware, that I do the fan page for:

https://albertideation.com/wileyware/

RSVP by paypal-ing me @ albertkaufman@gmail.com – $11

Or, if you’d like to pay at the door, that’s fine – you still need to RSVP with me to guarantee a spot. I’ll cap the meeting at 11 – see a trend ?

There’s wi-fi here, please bring a lap-top, though that’s not absolutely necessary.

Questions are welcome, and if you can’t make this one but would like to do it another time, let me know. I’ll also try to write up some notes, like this one (https://albertideation.com/2011/01/26/fblists/ ) on my site which will capture some of what we learn together.

To prepare, please friend me on FB, and create a FB fan page for your biz.

Albert Kaufman

The Happy Clam (NE Portland) (please contact me for the address)
Buses 8, 9, 77 and Max all stop nearby)

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