Weekend Update – Feb15

coffee-heart-mugsHappy Social Media Saturday! Listed below in my Weekend Update are links to interesting things I found on the web this week: cool tools, great blog posts, or questions/comments from one of the SchneiderB.com online communities – anything that stuck out to me and I think is worth sharing. I encourage you to check them out for yourself!

Blog Post: 5 Ways to Combine Twitter Scheduling With Real Time Activities – Is there an easy way to engage with people in real-time while balancing Twitter scheduling needs?

Do you know when to schedule your posts to best reach your followers?

Are you looking for ways to join in discussions with real-time posts?

In this article, you’ll discover how to use both scheduled and real-time social media posts in your social media strategy…

Blog Post: Totally Terrified of Public Speaking? 4 Tips to Cope – Flashback to third grade and you have to get up and give your first book report in front of the entire class (even that cute guy or gal in the front row). Your heart is beating so hard you can hear it in your ears. Your palms are sweaty and your knees are knocking.

If giving a presentation or public speaking makes you feel like this, join the club, you’re not alone. In fact, I think Jerry Seinfeld has one of the best quotes out there about this, “According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that seem right? That means to the average person, if you have to go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.”

Dr. Michael Telch of the Laboratory for the Study of Anxiety Disorders in the Department of Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin says that for most Americans, “The biggest fear is public speaking, with 15 percent of Americans experiencing a dramatic fear of it.” Humor and statistics aside, how can you face your fear head on and speak like a pro in public? I’ll share a few of my favorite tips…

Blog Post: What to Do If Your Great Content Isn’t Getting Found – Hang out around this place for more than ten minutes and we’ll hit you over the head, telling you to create some high-quality content.

And by “high-quality,” we mean the good stuff. Not spun, fluffed, scraped, or otherwise mass produced for pennies a word.

Something people want to read. (Or listen to, or watch.)

So if you create that kind of content (or hire someone to create it for you), you’re set, right?

When I quoted Robert Rose saying, “Great content wins. End of story,” did I mean that great content promotes itself? That if the content is good enough, content fairies fly down and magically transport it to the eyes of an adoring audience?

Sadly, no. Creating content worth paying attention to is vital … but it’s not the only step.

Once you’re pretty confident that your content does not, in fact, suck, you’ve got to put your big-writer pants on and actually promote that content.

That might make you nervous, but I have faith in you. Once the quality aspect is covered, here’s where you want to put the bulk of your work and attention…

Blog Post: 9 Useful Youtube Tips to Spice Up Your WordPress Site with Videos – We all know that videos are highly engaging. If you’re looking to add videos to your site or already have videos on your site, then you will love this article. In this article, we will share 9 useful Youtube tips to spice up your WordPress site with Videos…

FREE Guide: The MOZ Beginner’s Guide to SEO – Still trying to figure out/understand SEO. This free guide is the place to start!

Question: I’m always on the look out for great content so I need your help! Please share the links to great articles that you found this week by posting them in the comments section below. You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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