What I’m Wondering? – Connecting With Your Social Graph

Gathering “friends, fans & followers” is a common goal on social media platforms (it’s really part of a tactic, but I digress…), but are you DOING anything to actively communicate with those people? Here’s my “What I’m Wondering?” thoughts on the topic.

Grow Your Audience

This week’s Media Chit Chat‘s host Lynette Young talked about the need and benefits of businesses marketing themselves online to gain and grow their audience, followers, circlers, and subscribers. While it might feel like a popularity contest to chase LIKEs on a Facebook page, the reality is that growing your ‘social graph’ on any social network or digital publishing platform will help you get your message – and business – out to more people. Lynette will show you the real reasons why growing your following is critical to growing your business online.

Web Video for Business Part 3

Join Media Chit Chat‘s host Lynette Young and her guest Steve Garfield (find his gear list here!!) as they show you easy and effective ways to incorporate web video into your businesses digital strategy. Tune in live or catch the show on YouTube replay!

Web Video for Business Series

  1. Show 1: What is web video & why it matters to your business (airs January 9, 2013)
  2. Show 2: Web video content strategy (airs January 16, 2013)
  3. Show 3: Web video gear you need (this show)

For a list of the gear that Lynette uses, check out the Media Chit Chat Recommends page.

  • Date: Wednesday January 23, 2013
  • Time: 1:00pm Eastern
  • Location: Google+ Live Hangout on Air

A video recording and slides will be available after the show for viewing. Be sure to watch our past shows on our YouTube channel.

Web Video for Business Part 2

Join Media Chit Chat‘s host Lynette Young as she shows you easy and effective ways to incorporate web video into your businesses digital strategy. Tune in live to find out our catch the show on YouTube replay!

Web Video for Business Series

    1. Show 1: What is web video & why it matters to your business (airs January 9, 2013)
    2. Show 2: Web video content strategy (this show)
    3. Show 3: Web video gear you need (airs January 23, 2013)

NOTE: The video is VERY blurry, my apologies! Funny that it happens as I’m talking about using web video for businesses!

  • Date: Wednesday January 16, 2013
  • Time: 1:00pm Eastern
  • Location: Google+ Live Hangout on Air

A video recording and slides will be available after the show for viewing. Be sure to watch our past shows on our YouTube channel.

Web Video for Business Part 1

Join Media Chit Chat‘s host Lynette Young as she shows you easy and effective ways to incorporate web video into your businesses digital strategy. Tune in live to find out our catch the show on YouTube replay!

Web Video for Business Series

  1. Show 1: What is web video & why it matters to your business (this show)
  2. Show 2: Web video content strategy (airs January 16, 2013)
  3. Show 3: Web video gear you need (airs January 23, 2013)

 

Web Video for SMB

A video recording and slides will be available after the show for viewing. Be sure to watch our past shows on our YouTube channel.

Hot or Not Digital Media Trends of 2012

Join Media Chit Chat‘s host Lynette Young as she covers the top digital media trends of 2012 in a “Hot or Not” format! What happened online in 2012 that your small business should be paying closer attention to – and which ideas should you dump like a bad habit? Tune in live to find out our catch the show on YouTube replay!

Link to Google Presentation

Hot or Not 2012 Digital Media Recap Show

A video recording and slides will be available after the show for viewing. Be sure to watch our past shows on our YouTube channel.

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Special Edition Book Launch – Google+ for Small Businesses

Join Google+ marketing expert (and small businessperson)+Lynette Young for a discussion on the unique and creative ways your solo or small business can take charge of your online brand and content without spending a lot of time or money. Lynette will be hosting a panel of small business owners to discuss the need-to-know items about why Google+ is the place to start and grow your business online!

About the Book

“Google for Small Businesses” helps you target the specific tasks that’ll deliver the greatest and most immediate returns, and execute on a tiny (make that non-existent) budget, even if you have practically no technical expertise.

This book will help you discover how to:

  • listen, search, and scope out your Google+ environment
  • connect and network with Circles
  • create, teach, shorten sales cycles, and close business with Hangouts
  • collaborate on Pages to make your offerings even more valuable
  • build a winning business profile
  • use Events
  • leverage Google+ integration with Google Search
  • add value to your client’s day
  • attract qualified referrals

You can purchase the book at most online retailers. A video recording and slides will be available after the show for viewing.

Google Authorship Advantage

Join Media Chit Chat‘s host Lynette Young as she discusses and demonstrates how to apply for Google Authorship as well as tips and benefits of using the feature. What is Google Authorship? It is a way that – via your Google+ profile – you can link your profile and the content you author online to have a relationship in search results.

A video recording and slides will be available after the show for viewing. Be sure to watch our past shows on our YouTube channel.

Facebook Pages By The Numbers

Facebook Pages are a great way to attract visitors and generate ad revenue – for Facebook. So what exactly is the benefit of using Facebook Pages for YOUR business? A Recommend.ly study of 5.7 million Facebook Pages shows that business users are still struggling to adapt to Facebook as a viable engagement opportunity. The study also discovered low levels of active Facebook Pages, a fall in average number of posts, and a huge drop in engagement rates from March 2012 to October 2012.

Thumbs DownAre Promoted Posts worth the money? How can you beat the odds and gain more than 300 valuable followers? Do you have a good number of followers but not seeing results any longer? On this Media Chit Chat show we will be discussing the results (and fallout) of the statistics shown in this report and cover some ‘best practices’ for your small business to rise ahead using a Facebook Page. We will also be taking a live look at a few Facebook Pages for an instant critique by Media Chit Chat’s host Lynette Young. Interested in being a guest on this week’s show and having your page overhauled? Leave a comment to get more details!

A video recording and slides will be available after the show for viewing.

Holiday Hashtagging & Pinning

Hashtags. Contests. Best of’s. Recaps. Roundups. Resolutions. On this episode of Media Chit Chat your host Lynette Young will be talking about some ways to use both Twitter and Pinterest to position your business to rise above the holiday noise and chit chat online.

PinterestTwitter

How do you make sure that you stay top of mind and found online during the holiday social media blitz when every other company on the planet with a Twitter account is screaming for attention?

  • Date: Wednesday November 21, 2012
  • Time: 1:00pm Eastern
  • Location: Google+ Live Hangout on Air – Media Chit Chat Event (RSVP or attend live!)

A video recording will be available after the show for your viewing.