Here are our favourite #TimeManagementHacks from the EtienneGarbugli Slide Share Presentation:
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Have you ever experienced this when clicking on a link on Facebook from your Mobile? Imago Media Management will NEVER post unsafe links. You can safely continue by clicking on "Follow link" This is a possible way from FB to reduce posts showing up in News Feeds. (And force for advertising)
Here's a short instructional video from Imago Media Management that can really make a difference for your Business Page!
I've recently experienced some neck spasms and headaches. This is due to long hours in front of the computer and the strain it puts on one's back and neck.
I came across this article, Sit On A Ball At Work! Strengthen Your Core. by Katalin Health & Fitness Driven that reminded me of a great Pilates trick to help with this problem. Out came my Pilates ball and I thought I'll give it a try!
I seem to be doing really well. What is important is to remind yourself to use your core to keep stable and sit up straight otherwise you will just slouch again. It's also important to keep both your feet on the ground for proper stability. What I love about the ball is that the bounciness is quite fun and I find it modulating to roll around with small circles using my core.
This is a really powerful way to strengthen your core, develop balance, trunk strength (abs and lower back) and increase overall spine stability. If you're a kinesthetic/tactile learning type, bouncing on the ball might stimulate your thinking.
Some negatives about the ball:
Another important change that I made to my home office is to lift my computer screen to eye level. This was advice from the physiotherapist that treated me. It reduces the strain on your neck greatly when you have the screen eye level.
I just used some old telephone books stacked on top of each other but still plan to get a proper computer stand. I've def had good results from this tip.
You can also have a look at the Top 5 Pilates Tips for Office Health for stretches and ways to quickly loosen your muscles up during the day.
6 social media tips you should ignore
By Jackson Wightman
With so much social media advice available and so many social media “experts” clamoring to be heard, figuring out whom to listen to can be a real puzzle.
Some social-media “expertise” is pretty clearly not worth your time, though. If you hear someone offer any of these six tips as chapter and verse in the social media sphere, disregard.
1. You need to be present on all social networks.
If you have limited resources, don’t spread them out to maintain an active presence on all social media sites. Pick a platform based on where your buyers hang out and how specific services are likely to help your business. For instance, LinkedIn works well for the service sector, Pinterest works for companies that depend on a visual medium to spread their message, etc. Start slowly, and don’t go chasing shiny objects.
2. Email is extinct.
Email lives and thrives. Social media has helped make this so. Email is an essential part of lead nurturing and enables you to segment content. Despite what the charlatans say, for many people email is still the preferred channel for communication.
3. Social media has replaced SEO.
Social media has not replaced the need to optimize content for search engines. SEO and social media support each other. Social media posts show up in search results and influence page rankings, and properly optimized content increases traffic to your social media posts and profiles.
4. All your updates can be automated.
Social media activities can be time consuming, so automating updates seems appealing. Automation is great, to a point. However, social media is about interaction. It’s OK to automate content publishing such as your latest blog articles, but you still must have genuine interactions with the people in your network.
5. Send auto DMs to all your new followers.
I hate Twitter auto DMs, and frankly I can’t believe anyone still uses them. They are incredibly impersonal and are widely perceived as spam. Ditch auto DMs and anyone who recommends them.
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6. Your prospects are not using social media.
According to Pew Research Center, 69 percent of adults use social media. Whether you’re working for a B2B or a B2C, a manufacturer or a service biz, your prospects are probably on social media. Apart from communicating with your existing and potential customers, you might also connect with influencers or journalists who are looking for an expert in your industry to interview for an upcoming story.
A version of this story originally appeared on Proper Propaganda's blog.
We all worked so hard this year! Then the Holidays and Christmas are here and we are so excited that we can't wait to get away for that well deserved break. We want to share all the lovely experiences and excitement with our Facebook friends! But just as in real life, one should be a bit cautious about the info that you give out when leaving home. You can still enjoy the great interactive and social communication with your friends on Social Platforms by keeping a few safety tips in mind.
Social Media can be a real challenge to navigate - almost like being in a jungle. Any Small Business Owner that has tried their hand at running a Facebook Page sooner or later realizes that it is not as easy as it looks. Firstly.....why would people "Follow" your Facebook Page? Well, most Social Media "Specialists" proclaim that content, content, content is everything! But what kind of content? Do you just keep posting your Business photos or do you also throw in some other posts? The answer is that it really depends.
The truth is that Facebook has an algorithm that makes it really hard for people to see your posts. The purpose is to force people to advertise at a phenomenal fee! The algorithm works on a principle that when people "Like" your posts, you will show up more often in their News Feed. This of course creates a catch 22. To have your posts "Liked" you need to first show up in their News Feed and then you need to stay there by getting continued "Likes". It easily becomes a rat race if you want to keep showing up in the News Feeds!
At some point you will need to make a decision. What do you want to use your Facebook Page for? Marketing? As a Portfolio? A combination of the two? The Portfolio route is the easiest but will not generate new clients. To use your Facebook Page for Marketing requires commitment, dedication and hard work! Do you have the time for it? It can be an effective Marketing tool but it is certainly NOT an easy route and demands some special methods to get people interested and keep them interested!
Imago Media can help you with some clever tips! By setting up a consultation time, we can give you great guidance as to what will work best for your Business. We'll give you time saving tools as well as effective ways to promote your business. If you are not in the Pretoria Area, we can have a telephonic or Skype consultation. Imago Media can also assist you by running your Social Media for your Business. Let us give you that extra boost that you need with the Social Media side of your Business!