I was brought up with a very clear mantra that you never wash your dirty linen in public, then in March I wrote a very personal article for Guardian Small Business about caring for my mum whilst running a business and I started thinking about at what point vulnerability becomes oversharing.
Last year Twitter decided that they would change the 140 character limit. At the end of March they made a change to how we reply to someone’s tweet so @ names don’t count in the 140 characters, regardless of how many people are included in that reply.
That’s the good news. The bad news is many of us are confused by the change.
I had been waiting for things to happen so that I can have the things I want. When my daughter is rich, when I marry a millionaire… Seriously! I laugh now but some how I had learnt that to have things I want I have to wait for external things to happen and judging by the number of people who do the lottery I suspect I’m not alone in that. Which probably means there are a huge number of people out there who never get to act on their dreams.
Today not one, but three, people told me that they forgot to post their content on twitter during last week’s #LancashireHour. And that’s how it is right? We have good intentions then life happens and we forget.
And I forget that not everyone has figured out the right tools to help them, so this post is about sharing tools that you can use to schedule your social media posts to ensure your good planning actually gets out there.
We know that when coaching is good it significantly increases focus and business productivity, but not everyone can afford a coach.
The Growing Club is an alternative option. It not only makes coaching affordable but also we know that many women did not have the best of experiences of traditional coaching.
This week I ran a workshop for CEOs on Thought Leadership and social media and I decided to share the key points here with you. One of the outcomes desired by CEOs on social media is to be recognised as an expert or a leader in their field. But how do you do that?
Most organisations that invite me to work with them do so because their outgoing communications are random and therefore mostly ineffective. Statements such as this are common place; we know we need to get organised but we don’t know where to start. So in this post I will explain how developing a simple strategy will […]
Whenever I deliver team training on social media for businesses I am asked for a list of Dos and Don’ts. Once we get beyond the obvious ones like don’t swear, don’t react in anger or frustration, don’t go online drunk and don’t slag off your customers….. we then start getting into a discussion about the organisation’s tone of […]
This post is for each and every one of us who still falls into the trap of looking at others and feeling intimidated by their success. That’s just the bit we see, just the bit they show to the world. We don’t see how they fell on their ass 100 times a year, because it isn’t cool to share those bits – the bits with snot and tears.
I don’t normally do book reviews but it is nearly Christmas and this book is a book for our social media brains. Last month I had the pleasure of being asked by Lancashire author Colin Goodwin to coach him in using social media to help him promote his books, and he kindly gave me a copy to read. Now […]