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Why I’m Leaving Facebook

Do you find yourself growing weary of Facebook? Weary of the ever-changing privacy landscape? Yeah, me too. I’ve never hung out my shingle as a social media expert, but I am a member of Charlotte’s Social Media Club so that I can rub shoulders with those who are. Like a …

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2011 Summer Publicity & Social Media Intern Needed

This year’s trip I’ll be interviewing subjects for the book I’m writing as well as raising money for breast cancer causes. To those ends, I want to build followers for myself and the upcoming book. Based on last year’s experience, I foresee some specific roles the intern will play, but …

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“Involve Me, and I Will Understand”

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Since I’m an avid BMW motorcyclist now, I came across this video on a forum I belong to. Don’t dismiss it just because you’ve no interest in motorsports — there’s an important takeaway for professionals who want to connect at a deeper level with clients and prospects. Involve = Engage This …

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Reverb10 Day 7: Community

Prompt:  Where have you discovered community, online or otherwise, in 2010? What community would you like to join, create or more deeply connect with in 2011? Online community was the bounty of  both 2009 and 2010. In 2009 I met my co-author on Twitter and in 2010 I met dozens …

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Case Study: My Social Media Road Trip

I had the opportunity to debrief the Business Sorority of NC on the vital role that social media played in my 2010 road trip. I used Twitter, Facebook Pages, Vimeo, Flickr, and my travel blog to: raise money for my expenses and  the National Breast Cancer Foundation get news stories in …

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No Experience, No Motorcycle, No Money? No Problem!

Many of my Facebook and Twitter friends followed my trip from its conception in March 2010 to its conclusion at Kickstands Down in August 2010.   In this series of four videos, taken from a fundraising event for the Pink Ribbon Possee, a Charlotte, NC  Susan J. Komen affiliate, I recap …

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Recap Wonderful Wisconsin

The closest I’ve ever come to Wisconsin is Laverne & Shirley. Thanks to the wonders of Facebook, Bethany Wise of Kenosha took a shine to my trip and invited me up to see the sights. She met me on her motorcycle at the Baha’i House of Worship in Wilmette, IL and …

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Positivity!

Major developments for the road trip this month! The Charlotte Observer’s social media columnist, Eric Frazier, wrote about my trip and how I’m using social media to promote it and update followers along the way. He got the worldwide scoop on BMW Motorad’s involvement — they’re sponsoring me with a …

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C’mon, Caribou!

I’m putting social media to all kinds of use on the pre-trip.  Let me tell you about Facebook’s power: in one evening’s search I found a group of women motorcyclists from Canada and the US who are riding to a central(ish) meeting point in Cheyenne, WY in support of the …

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Social Media Regulations for the Financial Industry (finally)

Last week FINRA issued Regulatory Notice 10-06 to finally address how those it regulates can participate in social media. Anyone regulated by FINRA already knows this, and I’ve got nothing new to say about the notice. I do have some questions about linkedFA, a new service that purports to comply …

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