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Social Media Training for Beginners

Need to get started on social media? Constant Contact has a great online repository of “101” guides on everything from Facebook and Twitter to managing online listings for small businesses. It’s a great resource to bookmark for future use.

Get the social media training you need to get started on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, and Google+.

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Source: Social Media Training for Beginners – Social Quickstarter

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2015 Social Media Image Size Cheat Sheet

2015 Social Media Image Size Cheat Sheet (more info on www.goingsocialhouston.com)

I’m always trying to figure out what size/dimensions I need to save an image in for a Facebook post vs Twitter vs Google+. I recently came across this handy (updated) easy to read 2015 Social Media Image Size Cheat Sheet on the Constant Contact website which gives sizes for most of the everyday social media images you’ll need to post.

Since I try not to reshare images that I don’t actually own or for which I’ve been given permission to share… I’m linking to the article instead of posting the image here.

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Social Contests to Help You Grow Your Email List

Want to grow your email list? Vertical Response suggests using social contests:

  • Host a Facebook giveaway (tool Rafflecopter).
  • Offer a deal or promotion (tool Justuno).
  • ‘Tweet to win’ contest (tool Binkd).
  • Facebook quiz (tool (Woobox).

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SOURCE: 4 Social Contests that Help You Grow Your Email List and Reach New People | VerticalResponse Blog

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Tips for a great profile pic

Need a new profile photo? Check out Lifehacker’s “Squinch Your Eyes (and Other Tips) for Likeable Profile Photos” to ensure that your photo is perfect for your personal brand.

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2014 Social Media Image Size Cheat Sheet

FacebookLast year I posted a link to the Social Media Today’s Social Media Dimensions Cheat Sheet. I just found a 2014 updated list of dimensions posted at Constant Contact.

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SOURCE: 2014 Social Media Image Size Cheat Sheet || Constant Contact

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Social Media Crisis Management

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Do you have a crisis plan for your social media activities? Vertical Response has a great post that lists some good tips on getting prepared:

  • Of course, the first tip is to “be prepared” — have a plan ready.
  • Respond quickly.
  • Be honest.
  • Take accountability.
  • Don’t feed the trolls… also known as “don’t argue.”
  • Don’t delete comments… at least that’s what they recommend. I do delete comments. So, do as they say, not as I do.

What would you add?

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NOTES: How to Handle a Crisis on Social Media || Vertical Response

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Give LinkedIn Recommendations

2013.12 linkedin-256-blackOne of LinkedIn’s best tools is the ability to get and give recommendations. The idea being that you basically have online reviews for past performance on jobs, committees, projects which future employers and clients can check out before hiring you. However, this only works if the recommendations are effective.

The Daily Muse has a great, and simple, post on how to write a good recommendation. They give five steps to follow, and only the last is the actual recommendation. Of all of the tips they give, I’d focus on making sure you include a knockout trait. You had to let others know what exactly makes the person you’re recommending such a great team player (or sales person or hairdresser or writer).

Whatever the steps you follow, be sure you’re actually giving LinkedIn recommendations. I need to do better, actually follow through on this more often. I know a lot of talented, great people, and I’ve worked with a few. I need to include that in public reviews.

Who do you know, have worked with that merits a public recommendation?

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Source: Your 5-Minute Guide to Writing an Amazing LinkedIn Recommendation | The Daily Muse

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Marketing Tools: 29 Powerful Tools for a Social Media Marketer (infographic)

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Courtesy of: RazorSocial

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Social Media Jobs Salary Guide

Want to know how your salary as social media community manager compares locally, and nationally? Check out this Onward Search infographic.

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Social Media Jobs and Salaries Guide
© 2012 Onward Search

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Suggested Resource: Social Media Dimensions Cheat Sheet

2013.11 social media cheat sheetI don’t have the image to share here. I refuse to “borrow” an image without proper permissions. However, if you want a great resource (infographic) to help you figure out what size image you need for almost any social media channel… then this is what you’re looking for.

I’ve bookmarked this infographic and refer to it frequently.

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SOURCE: The Most Thorough Social Media Dimensions Cheat Sheet Ever [INFOGRAPHIC] || socialmedia today