Happy Social Media Saturday! Listed below are links to interesting things I found on the web this week: cool tools, great blog articles, memorable Tweets – anything that stuck out to me and I think is worth sharing. I encourage you to check them out for yourself.
Blog Post: The Art of Social Listening: 7 Tools to Improve this Task – An integral part of any social media effort is listening. Whether you are in the process of preparing a social media strategy or your campaign is up and running, it is essential to know what your audience is saying. Why you may ask? Well there are a number of reasons but I daresay the most important is that any successful social media campaign must be based on fulfilling the need(s) of its customers. Social Listening not only allows the listener to collect information about their audience and acquire an understanding of their wants and needs, but it can also be used to find out what is being said about the Brand and its competition. Let’s take a quick look at 7 Social Media listening tools small businesses can use to track their mentions across the web:
Blog Post: 10 Rules to Instantly Improve Your Presentations – Have you ever been listening to a presentation and viewed a slide that was so terrible it made you instantly want to walk out of the room? Good people make bad presentations. Why? Sometimes it’s because they think making a good one takes too long; other times it’s because they don’t understand what makes a great presentation. Recently, the brilliant folks at Duarte put on a slide:ology workshop here in Boston. While that workshop contained a wealth of useful information, Dan Zarella and I came up with 10 key rules for better presentations here at HubSpot. Today we offer our 10 rules to you as a simple test to make sure your presentations don’t suck.
Blog Post: Three Collaborative Tools that Make Virtual Meetings Rock – Over the past few weeks, weather has kept me away from my face-to-face engagements, so I have been trying out some new platforms and spaces that allow me to connect with my clients when I can not be there in person. I’ve found the following to be especially helpful:
Tool: Fiverr – The place for people to share things they’re willing to do for $5. Buy. Sell. Have Fun!
Tool: Woorank – website analysis tool.
Have fun checking these out and let me know what you think in the comments section below.