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May 4, 2012

The Friday Five for May 4th

by mark mclean

Happy Friday, and in case you haven’t heard it 100 times already, today is Star Wars Day so May the Fourth be with you. Hope you will find a way to use the Friday Five to your advantage this week.

Turn your tweets into landing pages and increase your twitter engagement. I’m going to try it out and let you know the results, so stand by.

http://www.jeffbullas.com/2011/06/23/how-to-send-a-power-tweet-that-increases-engagement-by-400/

I like any article that has tips on being a Ninja. Like this one on being a Ninja blogger. Sign me up.

http://dukeo.com/12-ninja-techniques-to-boost-your-writing-skills

Meeting and connecting on-line is awesome BUT you need to turn that initial contact into a face to face meeting as soon as possible. Don’t believe me? Read this.

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/23o7TD/smallbiztrends.com/2011/04/face-to-face-meetings-matter.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+SmallBusinessTrends+(Small+Business+Trends)

This post absolutely moved me. Not because it was about technology or about social media but because it looks at a different way to handle your competition.  There are some great lessons learned from Richard Branson of Virgin fame and the Ben and Jerry guys. A great read.

http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/05/if_youre_not_pissing_someone_o.html

Ah Ha! I knew it! Check out number 9 on this list of habits of successful social media pros. Blogging blogging blogging.

http://www.prdaily.com/Main/Articles/11549.aspx

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