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[GRR] Life

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Here’s more lessons from GRR!

From the following recording: 3-5-14 Segment 1

In this segment, other than talking about decision making, Marshall Sylver also spoke about these other tips!

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1) Funny = Money (@00:30 mins)

He talked about the importance of humor and the features of humor at the early part of this segment.

This part is quite interesting because he mentioned about subtle details on humor.

>Context. What is funny to you may be offensive to someone else.

>Humor is emotional. And most people are. Thats a reason humor is a great way to connect with people

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2) The three main components of life (@04:30 mins)

Money, power, sex.

Ultimately, Marshall summarised life into these three components.

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[GRR] Success tips

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3-6-14 Segment 2 (@07:00mins)

The more you are concerned about money, the less likely you are to succeed.Be concerned about helping others.

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[GRR] Decision

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Here’s another great segment to tune into on GRR;

3-5-14 Segment 1.

Here, Marshall Sylver shared various tips but here is one that got to me!

 Decision (@ 06:23 mins)

This is the tip that woke me up. Its the kind of moment where you hear or realised something and you suddenly feel awake.

He mentioned that

not making a decision in itself is a decision.

by not choosing how to live your life, you are allowing others to make that decision for you!

and

today can be whatever you want to make it , yet you are the deciding factor. 

Tune in to Get Rich Radio to pick up more personal development tips! Plus, it pays you to listen, so there’s everything to gain:)

Social Media Goldmine Seminar – Building Community

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A summary on tips to building your community on social media, from Andrew Chow.

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B: Basic

Look at your basic circles to locate brand ambassadors!

E: Extended circle

Once you have looked at the basic circle, look at the extended circle. Look at your current community or fan base to locate your brand ambassadors. Rather than pay a well known star to be an ambassador, a satisfied customer is much more persuasive.

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S: Social

Be social. Network and get to know key people of influence.

A tip that Andrew shared here that shook me is that “the faster you give out your namecard, the better.” Heck, I didnt even have namecards yet! Time to make some!

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T: Technology

Connect to OTHER CIRCLES through technology. Linkup with other circles to increase your reach on social media!

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Build the BEST community for your business;

B: Basic

E: Extended circle

S: Social

T: Technology

Let’s build our community now!

Social Media Goldmine Seminar – Handling Conversations

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Its amazing how much content was shared in this short 2.5hours seminar. Here are some tips I got back about handling conversations through social media.

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S: Social and Professional

Remember your target audience and your branding. The voice of your social media should reflect the voice of your brand.

T: Transparent and truthful

Always.

A: Authentic

Be REAL and HUMAN. People are interested to communicate with other PEOPLE and not ROBOTS.

F: Foolish

Don’t be foolish on social media. Don’t invite questions nor challenges. You never know when a weird outlier would take up the offer and shoot you a weird challenge.

F: FUN!

Have fun, be real. Social media is NOT just a job. Its a responsibility. To your brand and your current customers.

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Handle conversations using STAFF!

S: Social and Professional

T: Transparent and truthful

A: Authentic

F: Foolish

F: FUN!

Social Media Goldmine Seminar – Content

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Here are some tips to creating content!

 

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A: Addictive

Structure contents in the forms of questions. And ask the right questions! Ask questions that make your audience think.

This will bring in comments and increase activity on your social media platform.

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Also, certain content are more popular than other. One example is Infographics. These are usually images that summarises complex concepts into simple and visual images.

 

Short-and-to-the-point

C: Concise 

Makes everything easier to read. I have personally skipped many article because they were too long. But as content creators, this is an easy mistake to take. Be to the point! Have this at the back of your mind when you are creating content!

 

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E: Emotional

Humans are emotional beings. So connect with humans through their emotions!

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Remember ACE!:

A: Addictive

C: Concise

E: Emotional

Have you provided ACE content to your audience?

Social Media Goldmine Seminar – Increasing likes

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Some tips on increasing likes on social media.

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S: Share> sell

Share, Share, Share! Provide value to your audience and they will come to you!

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O: Own up if you’ve made a mistake

Be human. We all make mistakes. How we choose to react to mistakes separates us.

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C: Collaborate with others

Interact with your audience, customers and potential clients. Find out what they want, and give it to them!

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I: Interesting, Insightful

Post interesting and insightful content. We are emotional beings, strike the interest and emotions of your audience. Note that what interests you may not be what interests your audience. Get to know your audience!

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A: Available

Be available. Social media involves being SOCIAL. Being social does not only take place from 9-5. Always be available, and respond to your audience. Don’t let your audience feel like they are talking to a wall.

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L: Listen> Talk

Provide great content, and then LISTEN. Conversation is a two way process. 

Hope these tips are as useful to you as they are to me!:D

Here’s a summary!

S: Share> sell

O: Own up if you’ve made a mistake

C: Collaborate with others

I: Interesting, Insightful

A: Available

L: Listen> Talk

Have you been SOCIAL today?

Social Media Goldmine Seminar – Social Media

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When it comes to social media, most people then to focus on the platform and the community.

However, Andrew Chow, a social media strategist suggests otherwise. Rather than focusing on the platform, he suggests that we should focus on the content that we post.

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“CONTENT IS KING! “

That’s a pretty common quote. But how many of us actually take that seriously?

Anyway, If you like formulas, Andrew came up with an interesting one to sum up the social media advertising ‘game’.

SM = C^3 x P

The three Cs are: Content, Conversation and Community

The P: Platform

Beyond the formula, the individual components build on each other.

Back to CONTENT IS KING;

Andrew’s take is that; good CONTENT will lead to good CONVERSATIONS attracting the right, targeted audience leading to a good COMMUNITY. The presence of these three components define a good PLATFORM.

good CONTENT -> good CONVERSATIONS -> good COMMUNITY -> good PLATFORM

This was a mind-blowing tip for me because I realised that we have been looking at the formula in the wrong direction. Most of us spend too much time trying to decide on a good platform. Rather than doing this, we should just focus on releasing GOOD CONTENT, which will ultimately lead to the development of our ideal platform.

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What are the key information and questions you can answer regarding your industry?

Do people need to know these information?

Share these information!!

Social Media Goldmine Seminar – Linkedin

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Another speaker at the seminar was Linda Le. She is an expert at the use of Linkedin and is passionate in helping people to optimise their Linkedin profiles.

I have used Linkedin previously, and got a few job offers through the platform and thus believe in the possibilities of using Linkedin to network and connect with potential employees.

Here are some tips that Linda shared during the seminar. Although her focus was mainly on Linkedin, I believe that these concepts are useful across social media platforms.

1) Visibility

Post quality content and ensure consistent engagement to increase visibility. Increase visibility would allow more potential employees and partners to get to know you, as well as work with you.

2) Personal Branding

Brand yourself on social media, based on the industry you are in.

This was one of the lessons I first picked up via Linkedin. Although I had received several job offers through Linkedin, these job offers were related to my part time job at that time, which I had no intention of pursuing as a full time job.

Check out Linda’s Linkedin profile to find out how you can modify your profile to attract your target employers and partners.

3) Profile

Employers tend to only spend 10 to 15 seconds on a profile. Therefore it is important for your profile to stand out.

Here are some elements you can include to make your profile more interesting.

> Use photos

Photos provide visual engagement for your readers. Include professional and related photos on your profiles. No partying photos!

> Have white spaces 

Make good use of white space on your Linkedin profile.

Read more about white spaces here: http://alistapart.com/article/WHITESPACE

Linda is about to launch an online course on improving your Linkedin profile, if you are interesting in optimising your Linkedin profile to attract potential partners and employees, you should take up the course(bit.ly/1gmDPZk).

Check it out at:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/special-pre-launch-offer-linkedin-profile-step-by-step-e-learning-program-tickets-7911354073

She has included a 1 hour consultation during which she will look through your Linkedin profile! This usually costs $200!

Social Media Goldmine Seminar – Time

social mediaJust went for a social media seminar 2 days ago.

Learnt a whole ton of information in a short 2.5 hours.

Short digression.

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time is in your hands

This seminar really affirmed my belief that we should fully make use of our time. This is particularly true since I have started working full time and realised that I have so little time left to do what I wish to do. Rather than spending the day at work and the night at home watching the telly, I decided to make full use of the precious evenings I have left. Thus, I have been attending seminars and talks whenever possible.

In addition to fully utilising your time, its also important for us to get out of our comfort zone and industry once in a while and network with people of other industries! Who knows, new ideas and collaborations may even be borne from such interactions!

Anyway, back to the point, the social media seminar.

There was a whole ton of information being shared by 3 speakers in the short 2.5hours. I am currently still arranging and reviewing my notes. Will share more in the next few posts!

In the meantime, here’s one of the first and major tip that I took away from the seminar;

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Sharing is caring!

Share, share, share!

Always seek to share information with your audience and educate them, rather than hoarding all your information.

This will give your audience value and at the same time, allow you to brand yourself as an authority in your industry.

Start sharing today!