Social Network: LinkedIn, Facebook and Constant Contact

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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

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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)

Offering my services: Social Networking

Albert KaufmanHow Can I Help You?

I’ve been working with clients in the Pacific Northwest for the past 2 years and I’d like to remind you of my services to the community. I advise people and small businesses on how to make the best use of social networking.  Within 1-2 hours, I bring my clients up to speed on Facebook, Facebook fan pages, Twitter, LinkedIn, setting up a blog, how to link various social networking efforts to save time and explain why these are useful tools for helping businesses succeed.  I also use Constant Contact (email marketing) and can guide you through this application as well. The social networking and promotion arena is constantly changing.  New tools and services are being developed daily and there is a huge potential for using these (mostly free) services to get the word out about yourself, your business or your cause.

If you or your organization would like to work with me, please get in touch.  I’d be glad to do a brown bag lunch talk for businesses, consult in person or over the phone on projects. For a little background on what I’ve done with one of my clients, please visit: https://albertideation.com/wileyware/ I also publish a monthly e-letter where I discuss tips about social networking, highlight my clients and share my thinking on world change. I invite you to sign up – http://tinyurl.com/TheEleven-signup I  appreciate referrals.  If you know me, and know my work, please send this note to your friends. Thank you!

Albert Kaufman
albertkaufman@gmail.com
https://albertideation.com
For a free Constant Contact trial account: http://www.constantcontact.com/index.jsp?pn=albertkaufman

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