Get your business listed on Bing

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Announced on  October 9th 2013: “Bing Places is Now Available in the United Kingdom and Canada”. You might ask; what took them so long? I’ll skip that, and instead explain what you need to do to get your business listed. Bing Places is free, and it only takes a few steps to get on there […]

Google Reader? Use Hootsuite instead

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If you’re like me you’ve probably tried a few alternatives to Google Reader, now it’s gone*. Here’s a method for using Hootsuite (free for up to 5 social media properties) which lets you discover great content and share it right within the same web page. I put together some simple instructions in a Prezi. When […]

Communication Skills – First be a good listener

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Have communication skills changed in the digital age? The underlying principles are the same, the way we apply them has moved on… Last week I mentioned Dale Carnegie’s book How To Win Friends and Influence People. It contains some solid advice about how to approach social media. That book was mostly about communication skills, of […]

Social Networks? Networking was always social

The other day I mentioned that Dale Carnegie’s book How to Win Friends and Influence People contains some pretty good tips for those of us using social networks both personally and for business. How about this particular bit of Carnegie advice: Become genuinely interested in other people Few of us are drawn to people who […]

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