The New Facebook Emojis and What They Can Mean for Your Business Page

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Towards the end of February, Facebook rolled out their new buttons, called Reactions. Now instead of just the “like” button you have the choice of six different reactions: Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad and Angry. Some people will complain that all they really wanted was a Dislike button but I can totally understand that Facebook wants to keep things geared more towards the positive side of life.

Now that we have been able to use these Reactions for a while now, on desktop, tablet and smart phones, it is nice to see that someone loves what your post or feels just as sad or angry as you do. On the business side of things, Reactions have become very important to your social media marketing analytics. Are you paying attention to what your following is reacting too?

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The Five Most Dangerous Apps That Your Children May Be Using


Children today want a cell phone and a tablet. As a parent you feel obliged to get them one. How are they going to keep up with their friends? They insist that “all of their friends have one!” How can you use yours if your kids are on them all the time? So we give in. We give them the phones and the tablets and now they spend their entire days on these devices. Do you check what your kids are doing on these devices? Do you monitor who they are talking to and what apps they are using?

You should.

Stuff  happens all the time on the internet, social media and apps , and it is not all fun and games. There is bullying. There is sexting. There are predators disguised as cute boys or girls. You need to take charge and know what your kids are doing on their phones...

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What Happens When we Don’t LOVE our Connections Anymore?

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Since February is the month of  LOVE  we are going to touch on what happens when our connections on social media are not what we want anymore.  How do we master the “break-up” without hurting someone’s feelings or just looking like a nasty person? There is that fine line we have to walk in order to maintain civil relationships and not start any online drama.  Here are my suggestions for some of the most popular social media platforms.


To maintain a high quality network you should only be connected with people that you know, who are trusted professionals. These are the people you would refer to others if anyone asked for an introduction or they were looking for a person in that field of expertise...

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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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Would you like to hear more from me? Be sure to follow me on all my social media sites!

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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

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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