In a perfect world, we could start and maintain all our social media relationships through voice to voice, or better yet, face to face. That would be the thing to do. No question. Those face to face and voice to voice relationships are the strongest (short of family). I get that. Most social media relationships […]
I just had a person in the Chamber of Commerce world tell me that he now receives requests from the local media to share their messages through the Chamber’s social media platforms. Isn’t that ironic? Not 10 years ago we (the business community) were almost entirely at the mercy of the media. While usually being […]
This is an excerpt from a discussion on the blog of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives at http://www.acce.org/blog/creating-prosperity/a-chicken-dinner-is-not-a-differentiator-my-advice-to-chambers-of-commerce/ I expound on my comments here. What is your take? Chambers of Commerce, each representing hundreds to thousands of small, medium, and large businesses, are uniquely positioned to lead communities into the future. Individuals can do […]
Is Your Chamber Still Relevant In The Age of Social Media? I have received many comments on the topic. I wanted to share one of my responses in particular and get your take. Chambers and Social Media. I do see a few chambers really embrace the relationship aspects of social media but mostly it is […]
Having just returned from the annual national convention of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, I want to share some observations on social media, Chambers, and the small businesses that are the primary base of chambers (statistics I have seen show that 90% of the members, of an average chamber, have 10 or fewer employees). […]
While you might not want to participate on yet another social media site, if you are a small business person or association executive, I don’t think you can avoid Google+. At the very least, list your organization and make sure you are promoting it for the search engine optimization benefits.
Have you taking time to be grateful today? I don’t mean to preach or lecture. I simply want to share something I have been doing lately that has been of value to me. It has brought me some peace of mind. See, my dad past away not too long ago. Until then, our family has […]
If you are a self-employed small business person, please answer: Concerning social media marketing, what are the three primary concerns small business owners face? http://on.fb.me/poVZry You can see the results of the survey at that link. Turns out time is a major concern of small business owners when it comes to their social media marketing. […]