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Register for Get Your Business Facebook Fit Workshop!
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GET YOUR BUSINESS FACEBOOK FIT WORKSHOP!
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
One Metro Center
700 12th Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20005
*This is a hands-on class. Please bring your laptop and other info below.
(Garage Parking Available | Metro Center Station in Building)
I’d like to invite you to register for my next Facebook workshop for small businesses. This workshop will be very different from the other Facebook workshops that I have done in the past. Normally, I show small businesses how to setup their Facebook pages, but this time, we are going to dive deeper–and “Make Your Business Stronger!” We’re going to get Your Facebook Business Page fit and healthy!
Now, this is a WORK-SHOP, so we are going to do a lot of work!
During this workshop you will learn:
> Content posting – how to post, what you should be posting and where to find great content for your business
> Uploading – photos and videos
> Boosting – why you should be boosting your posts. (I know a lot of people will tell you it is a waste of money to boost posts, but I’m going to tell you why I recommend you boost and I’ll show you some things you can do with it.)
> How to get people to like your page
> How to get people to call you directly from your page
> How to get people to book appointments directly from your page
> How to create events
> How to blog from your page
> How to get Facebook to suggest your page to people who are interested in what you offer
Some of the things I’d like you to bring with you include:
> Your Facebook email address and password (and yes, you must have a Facebook Business Page to attend)
> Know your email address password just in case you need to get in it
> A laptop
> Your mobile phone
> Photos of your products and/or your services (this of course, is optional)
> A spreadsheet of your customers or prospective customers email addresses only
> And if you want to actually boost a post right in class, you’ll need to link either a credit card or PayPal account to your Facebook Page (Boosts can cost as little as $5)
Whew! I think that’s enough! Now, go ahead and click on the registration button in this email–and I’ll see you on July 25th!
*Note: One-On-One sessions are $129 per person. Save $30 now by registering for this Group training! Only 12 seats available.
Facebook Isn’t Twitter (And It Sure Ain’t Instagram)
Hey, people! Please stop posting on Facebook like it’s Twitter or worse yet, Instagram.
More and more I am seeing people posting on their Facebook Business pages as if they were on Twitter or Instagram. Now, I’m not talking about those who have their tweets or Instagram posts sent to their Facebook Business page. That I get (I don’t agree with it 100%, but I get it.) Those I am speaking of are those who are posting using the @mention feature – you will find on Twitter – instead of tagging other businesses on Facebook. I also notice these same people are also going hashtag crazy!
At first, I thought maybe they were mentioning the other businesses using their Twitter handles with the hope people would rush over to Twitter to follow these businesses. But, after I did some research, I noticed that it looks like they began the tagging process with the @businessname, but they didn’t follow through to continue tagging. How do I know this? Because, when I put the @businessesnames in a post, Facebook actually prompts me to tag the businesses that are being referenced.
Are you confused yet? Well, you are not alone.
If you are not sure if you are using hashtags correctly, be sure to read this >>
What To Do When Facebook Locks You Out
Whew! I just had a heck of a time trying to get back into my Facebook account – and had been trying to get in it for about two days.
You see, what happened was…
I went to login into my Facebook account. Sounds easy right? Not on this particular day.
I received this ‘horrifying’ message: (It was awful, just awful!)
Your Computer Needs to Be Cleaned. It looks like your computer is being affected by malware. We’ll help you fix the problem to keep your account secure and prevent malware from spreading to friends.
Malware is software that tries to steal personal information and causes problems when you use Facebook. Clicking or sharing links that contain spam can give your computer malware.
Why Are People Posting On My Facebook Page?
“I saw some things on Facebook. I’m so confused about my Facebook. I don’t know how to use it, how to look at it. I get all these photos from all these different people. How do they get on my Facebook? There’s just all this trash. It’s just unbelievable. They go on and on about who and what’s happening in their lives. I’m confused if I’m looking at the wrong page or if this is it. Please advise me more!”
No, this is not a scene from the movie, The Sixth Sense. It is actually from an email that I received from a social media client that is new to Facebook. I can assure you, this client is not seeing ghosts nor is she alone in expressing these concerns. Read why she was freaking out >>
The Inaugural Code(Her) Conference
Romona Foster Mentioned in The Inaugural Code(Her) Conference by Sarah Jedrey
THE NEW WORD-OF-MOUTH
The Social Media Trainer and Consultant at Admin Tech Consulting, Romona Foster is a woman of many talents. Due to the laptop and projector refusing to talk to each other for a half hour, we learned that one of her talents was to memorize the name of 30 people in a few minutes. What could’ve been a dull disaster became a high-energy exchange of ideas about the role of social media and how to convince clients reluctant to change.
The room, with those 30 attendees, represented a range of experience from novice to master. The conversation we had brought home the fact that “social media” is as big and complex a subject as you could imagine. We touched on strategy, platforms, engagement, content sourcing, ethics and laws, time-savers, and stereotypes, and we still hadn’t exhausted ourselves when it was time to depart. But before we did, Romona left us with a good, actionable list of tips and tools especially useful for the less-experienced.
— Creative Colony (@creativecolony) September 13, 2014
Twitter Just Freaked Me Out!
I was chatting with @GiovanniLizama, Co-Founder/Language & Communications Specialist for @LimonZest, on Twitter about Amazon’s new Fire Phone, and noticed a popup notification, much like Facebook’s chat messaging feature. It freaked me out for a minute! Want to learn more about this Twitter notification? Then read on >>
Google Hangout and How Small Businesses Can Use It For Content Marketing
You may have heard about the “new” (well, not so new anymore) social media platform called Google+.
If you don’t already use it, there’s a multitude of reasons why you should have a presence on Google+, from SEO value to thought leadership. One big reason you should try Google+, a reason often missing from many lists, is the Google Hangout.
A Google Hangout is a tool that allows you to have a group conversation. You can capture photos, share your screen, and message friends. You can also turn any Hangout into a live video call with up to 10 friends. It’s essentially Skype for more than 2 people. Once you hit the “broadcast” button on your Google Hangout, your Google+ connections can watch your video live on your Google+ page. The video will also be posted to your YouTube account to allow for promotion after you’ve held your Hangout.
4 Tips On How To Use Pinterest As A Marketing Consultant
There are so many social media platforms out there today and everyone has a different opinion about which platform is best for your business. As a marketing consultant, you probably dabble in all of the big social media sites for your clients but, which ones do you use for yourself? Pinterest might be one of them. This colorful social media platform is a great way to drive traffic back to your website and get even more exposure for your business. The question is…how do you use it as a marketing consultant? Most people will tell you that Pinterest is mainly for B2C’s (Business to Consumers) but, there are plenty of ways that B2B’s (Business to Businesses) and specifically marketing consultants can use Pinterest to grow their reach and drive traffic back to their site. Below you will find 4 examples of how Constant Contact’s Solution Providers (our version of Marketing Consultants around the country) use Pinterest to their advantage. 1). Shelley Roth – Drive back to your content; 2). Romona Foster – Showcase your expertise; 3). Grapevine Marketing – Let your personality shine through; and 4). Buzz2Bucks – Show off your current clients. Read the entire article here >>