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October 11, 2013

The Friday Five For October 11th

by mark mclean

friday five for oct 11

If you are Canadian, you are about to begin the Thanksgiving Long Weekend. Gobble gobble. Time to head north and close up the cottage or pack up the boat, or maybe just prepare for the traditional turkey dinner. Whatever your plans, I hope that you will find a few moments to check out this week’s Friday Five. Enjoy.

Pinterest is all about creating powerful images that reach people in some way or another. When Pinterest users like images, they tend to share them, re-pin them, and leave comments. That’s going to draw traffic to your Pinterest account, and ultimately, your site or blog.Check out these 4 tips to help you rock those Pinterest boards. http://communicateskills.com/2013/09/23/pinterest-social-marketing-strategy/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CoSkills+%28Communicate+%5Byour%5D+Skills%29

Blogging is many things to many people and the personal blog is only a recent invention. It is younger than the mobile phone and the personal computer… in fact it has been with us for less than 15 years. In essence the blog is the digital version of a diary, a magazine or even a newspaper. It allows people to document their life, their passions and their interests. Check out the top 4 reasons why people blog then look at 3 of the most successful blogs to date. http://www.jeffbullas.com/2011/05/06/are-you-failing-at-blogging-3-successful-blogs-you-can-learn-from/

I attend a few real estate conventions every year and have a chance to listen to a lot of “pitch men” selling various goods or services. The ones that stand out are the ones that have great take aways. Just thinking out loud here but do you think you could empress a buyer or seller if YOU had a cool media kit to hand out? http://www.jeffbullas.com/2012/10/04/how-to-make-a-media-kit-to-promote-your-blog-and-business/

The elevator speech. It’s an interesting, compelling speech about oneself, one’s business or skills, and which is possible to tell under a minute: the time it takes to ride the elevator to one’s floor along with someone important. Here are five tips to perfect it. http://communicateskills.com/2012/09/11/elevator-speech/

Do you want more traffic to your blog? You write an amazing piece of content. You made sure to craft an attention-grabbing headline. You share the link on Twitter, Facebook, even Google+. Then you wait in breathless anticipation for your share count to skyrocket. Except it doesn’t. Maybe you should look at this post and start generating huge traffic today. http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/5-creative-ways-to-drive-more-traffic-to-your-blog-posts/

mark mclean

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