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Using Twitter and LinkedIn for Business

One session down and two more to go. I’m a very happy business owner. Last Thursday’s session on Social Media Basics was well received. We covered a lot of information and people had some solid tips to use as they went out the door. In Tuesday’s session we’ll focus completely on Twitter, and on Thursday LinkedIn is under the microscope. Continue reading

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Update on SNBCS Seminars

Our inaugural SNBCS Social Media Basics – Introductions to Social Media Seminar is October 14th, the day after tomorrow. This will be an informal session with lots of information on how to decide what Social Media platforms are right for you and tips to use them effectively. Continue reading

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Back from the Brink

PaperBox Books is booming. We have more submissions that we can easily handle which thrills us down to our tippy toes. It’s sister company, Fiction Therapy is building steam and I suddenly find myself in the final planning stages of those seminars I’ve been promising. Continue reading

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Be a Social ‘Us’ Monkey

We’re all cliquey, whether we intend to be or not. We are creatures of habit and few of us like to step too far outside of our comfort zone. Continue reading

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Research Rots the Brain

This has been a week of planning meetings and research and I have come to the conclusion that everyone’s brain has a saturation point and once you’ve reached it, anything else acts like a toxin. Continue reading

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Business Cards

When I was at Freelance Camp last weekend, there was a lot of buzz about business cards. Are they useful? What information should you put on them? What do you do with them? The Consensus: Business Cards still work. They … Continue reading

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Freelance Camp Vancouver 2010

I attended Freelance Camp today in Vancouver. It’s the first unconference I’ve ever attended and I have to admit I was intrigued. The format seems chaotic but it worked out incredibly well. Continue reading

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Everyone likes free stuff

Freebies are a marketers favourite tool as evidenced by the huge bag of swag (free branded stuff from tradeshows) I have in my office. Continue reading

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Reorganization and a Recommendation

Over the past few weeks, I’ve complete refocused SNB Consulting Services, it’s been coming for a while. Our website had been re-written to incorporate more aspects of internet marketing and training. We’ll still create and update websites, but now we’ve become more ‘full-service’. Continue reading

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Using youtube.com

Over the past few weeks I’ve been testing out my cameras for sound quality, scouting out locations, trying to figure out how to get rid of unflattering shadows etc. Then there was the whole – what am I going to say, how am I going to say it, what image do I want to present information that I needed to have clear in my mind before I started. Continue reading

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