Social Network: LinkedIn, Facebook and Constant Contact

social media

Happy GroundHog Day!
My friend Betsy asked me how I find LinkedIn useful, and one of my answers to her has to do with any social network.  When someone asks me to connect on LinkedIn or Facebook, I usually accept and then have a customized message (if I don’t know the person) which says hello and asks them if they’d like to receive my newsletter. Most accept the invitation and then possibly become future clients, friends, referrals, who knows?  It’s a time-consuming process, but has led to positive results.

Here are the examples that I’ve worked up for Facebook and LinkedIn.  Yours could be personalized for the work you’re doing

            __o
_ ` <, _
…… ( • ) /  ( • )……

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Hello Darlene,

We’ve just become friends on Facebook, yeah! It’s always interesting to me as to why someone would like to be my friend. If you care to share, please write back.  Also, I put out a monthly e-mail newsletter called The Eleven. If you’d like to receive it, please send me your email address or sign up here, http://tinyurl.com/TheEleven-signup.  Lastly, I have a fan page here called Albertideation @ http://facebook.com/albertideation .  It’s where on FB, I tend to share social networking tips and tricks.

Hope your new year is ringing in well,

Adios, Albert

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Hi Bhagvant,

We’ve just become connected on LinkedIn, yeah! It’s always interesting to me as to why someone would like to connect.  If you care to share, please write back.  Also, I put out a monthly e-mail newsletter called The Eleven. If you’d like to receive it, please let me know or sign up here,

http://tinyurl.com/TheEleven-signup.

Here’s the most recent issue: http://pdx.be/oneeleventwelve

Hope your new year is ringing in well,

Adios,

Albert Kaufman
Albertideation
https://albertideation.com

social media

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)

My handout on social networking from Our Community University session 1: 7/22/10

Hand out for presentation @ Our Community University class – July 22, 2010

Here you go!  Feel free to share this http://tinyurl.com/albertideationhandout

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?

Where social networking?

  • One 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 :

o   http://tinyurl.com/constantcontact-albertkaufman

  • My affiliate link for Mad Mimi:

o   http://tinyurl.com/madmimi-albertkaufman

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What I offer @ Albertideation:

  • Consultation on all of the above – Price/package menu available @ https://albertideation.com
  • One on one training/tutoring
  • Presentations to group audiences
  • Best practices information for websites
  • Website creation & maintenance on WordPress
  • Small business marketing and promotion

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

Our Community University


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