Handy Image Size Guide for All Your Social Media

The other day I shared this information with my following on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Everyone found it so very useful that I wanted to share it with you too.  Thank you to Constant Contact for creating this.

Be sure to change your cover images often so your pages look fresh!  Happy Creating!

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8 Social Media Resolutions You Should Stick to in 2016

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Happy New Year to you!!

As we begin our journey in 2016 it is very obvious that social media will play a big part. Keeping connected with friends and family, gathering information on news and events as well as following and engaging with you favorite brands, businesses and celebrities.

Whether you are a resolutions kind of person or not, I have come up with  some social media resolutions I think we all should keep this year.

  • Make an annual habit of checking your privacy and security settings on all of the social media sites you use. Things change and they may need updating.
  • Change your passwords. Constantly changing your passwords helps keep hackers at bay.
  • Update your profile picture and/or cover photo for all your personal social media profiles...
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For the Love (or Hate) of the Hashtag


What is the deal with the hashtag? We are bombarded with them on a daily basis. Originally known as the pound sign, or the grid you made when you wanted to play tic-tac-toe, the hashtag has become a world onto itself since it first appeared on Twitter. It’s popularity has soared and you will hear people actually using hashtags in conversation. One of the funniest skits about hashtags was done by Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

The hashtag is placed in front of a word or grouping of words to make the topic searchable. Say you are talking about Zombies coming to destroy your town. An appropriate hashtag would be #zombieapocalypse...

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Help! My connection on LinkedIn was a Big Mistake!

Sometimes we make bad choices. We’ve all been there.  A bad date? A poor food choice? How about the ‘what was I thinking’ outfit or haircut? Well, we make them on LinkedIn too.  Yes, no matter how careful we are we sometimes connect with people on social media that we really shouldn’t.  This recently happened to a friend of mine on LinkedIn.


Do you examine who your connections in common are when you get a request on LinkedIn? Do you read over their profile before you hit the accept button? You think you do your due diligence, you click that accept button and then BAM!!!!  Spam emails, product or service pushes, buy, buy, buy…… Ugh!!!  You then start scrambling and thinking ‘How can I now disconnect with this person’?

There are two ways you can disconnect with someone on LinkedIn...

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Are You Tickling Their Funny Bone?

Using Humor in Your Social Media

Social Media has become a huge part of most businesses marketing strategy.  It allows you to get out in front of people you would not normally have access to in the day to day running of your business.  It also allows you to keep in touch with your current customers and clients, keeping you and your business front of mind.

Don't promote like a used car salesman

Don’t promote like a used car salesman

The hard part about social media is not to be constantly selling to your followers.  Like the proverbial used car salesman, do you like to be constantly told to “buy my product”, “hire me!” or “you can’t live without this!”?  I am sure the answer is no...

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Hands On Social Media Workshop in Sparta NJ

Social Media 2015 Workshop

Social Media 2015 Workshop

Hurry before this workshop is sold out!  January 22, 2015 in Sparta, NJ

Have you heard about all the changes that have been made to Facebook?  Do you know how to adjust your marketing effort to get maximum results? 

This hands-on seminar will walk you through the best practices of promoting your business using Face book, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest and more.  Bring your laptop or tablet and we can work on your social media presence and get all your questions answered!  

I am lucky to be working in collaboration with Donna Miller and her great staff at C3 Workplace!  They have two locations.  One in Montclair NJ and the other in Sparta NJ!  Check out their website at www.c3workplace.com

If you live in Northern NJ and want to join us please...

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It’s Summer!! WHAT? All you are doing is working?

Come on.  I am sure that you are spending a day or two at the beach or maybe going on a fantastic vacation.  Why not let your fans know?

Come on! It's Summer!

Come on! It’s Summer!

It is greatly appreciated when you give great advice or inform your followers on all your social media platforms about changes, viruses, upgrades and the like but they also want to know about YOU!  Who are you?  Why should we like you?  What makes you special, different, funny, smart?  Let your followers in on who you are as well as what you do for your business.  Connecting with people is all about building relationships and you can’t build relationships without putting yourself out there.  Come on!  Show us the fun side of you!  What do you love?  Give everyone pictures and great descriptive captions...

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Have you heard about Pinterest?

One of the fastest rising social media sites out there at the moment is Pinterest. www.pinterest.com. Pinterest is a virtual pin board that lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pin boards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes. Businesses are also finding Pinterest useful in getting their brand out there to the masses. Do you still have a scrap book with all your favorite things? Pictures cut out from magazines, quotes that you have read, design plans for your dream house? This is what Pinterest is but on your computer instead!

Let’s say you own a retail store, such as a boutique. You could create different boards with the items you sell in your store...

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What customers and clients are you missing if you are NOT using Social Media?

Using social media for your business should be one of your marketing strategies.  There are more people today on social media than there are watching television!  Imagine being able to reach out to these people and so they can see what you and your business are all about.

I originally started using Facebook when I owned an Amish Furniture / Antiques store.  It is very nerve wracking when you are sitting in an empty store waiting for customers to come in and buy something.  I was at their mercy, waiting on their timing and their agenda.  I first got started by creating a Facebook page.  I started connecting with my friends and family and had them all like our stores page and share it with their friends.  When our customers came in I always told them to check us out on Facebook...

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Are you using Instagram? What’s all the fuss?

Instagram is a free app that allows you to take pictures and share them with your friends.  Post them the way they are or customize them with filters to transform the look and feel.  You then can share them on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr too.

Instagram was launch in October of 2010 in San Francisco California.  Its distinctive feature confines photos to a square shape, similar to Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid images.  You could originally download the app to your Apple iPhone or iPad but this past April 2012, they released an app for Android users.  As of April 2012 there are over 30 million accounts set up on Instagram.

What can you do with Instagram?  Down load the app on your smart phone and use the app to start taking pictures or video...

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