I just added the post below to group in Facebook of which I am an almost founding member….but why did I waste my time with such a lengthy dissertation.
Its an easy answer!! Because in what I believe to be an easy to read , amusing and engaging read I have told people …..who I am….. what I do …..how long I have been around….. issued a three calls to action…… encouraged interaction…..offered something for nothing that builds my brand….gave them a broad idea of a specific project…..encouraged tem to find out more …… told them I understand bsiness in China…..told them I am a good Corp citizen …told them to Google Me to show I know how to get myself on page one etc etc…. even made a few punctuation errors to get people to interact …well at least see if they read and noticed.
Above all I hope I proved the value of good engaging content and that you should sell yourself by demonstarting what you do rather than tell people how good you are.
Perhaps I should offer a prize to anyone who can analyse all the tings I have done below to build some business for meNot
And hope you enjoy the read
Below cut From my post on the Adelaide Online Networks Group on FaceBook in a discussion about checking out each others Facebook Timelines (is that what they are called today??)
This is all very good stuff……… But is anyone selling anything as a result of all of this Facebook effort. I am sure Facebook is very good for lots of things but haven’t really worked what they are for me. Facebook to me seems like just another vehicle that helps business (and people for that matter) spread bad content to a wider world than just shouting at me on TV.
At the end of the day it’s about finding measuring and monitoring what delivers demand and then harnessing it… In the case of one of my clients that’s very cost effective TV integrated with the Net esp Mobile net and email. Did you know you can advertise on mainstream daytime commercial TV for less than $50 for 30 secs…..but unlike most businesses in SA….. Please get good creative, effective content produced by a professional into that space…. don’t just shout at me!
Great to see all these new Social media evangelists taking over from me so I can get back to helping people with Media, Marketing and SALES Strategies that work for them. Well that’s enough of my limited Facebook time back to LinkedIn where the real business lurks
Remember in business nothing happens till somebody sells something…..
And if you want big success work out how to your business into China…. Now the worlds biggest market for luxury goods….. Soon to have more than 300 million people with more disposable income than the average Aussie
Not sure if this will appear as Robert likes to moderate me out of AON when I get too controversial ……. Can you do that in Facebook.?
Look out for my next Grumpy Old Managers’ Guide blog….. From Bankbook to Facebook… Part of an upcoming series – – How the world gets more like the 60s everyday. Even Robert can’t delete My blog posts….. By the way I am not The Grumpy Old Managers…. First those that still understand punctuation note the placement of the ‘ Guide I guide Grumpy Old Managers but am not necessarily one myself…… Well not all the time…
Think I should cut and paste this into my blog now that I have rambled so long…… Maybe too many words for Facebook…. It seems to like pictures…. Maybe I need to do a course… Although I did one on SEO and proved that’s a waste of money too!
By the way wrote this and updated my blog on my Asus Pad after a half hour walk to the coffee shop listening to Michael Joel’s Six Pixels Podcast… Just practicing what I preached in my blog… Walking Talking and Emailing Around… Sub titled get off your arse and get fit while still doing more business
If you want to check the blog out just Google me or Grumpy Old Managers….. Bloody hell I must know something about SEO after all…. I made Page One without wasting money on consultants or Adwords… Now there’s another con for another day.
My last pearl of wisdom to share …..just in case someone on Facebook reads……… new mantra esp for doing business in China and Asia in general……. Doing Good is Good Business.
And I will leave with a Question to Ponder what’s the difference between Facebook and Google and LinkedIn….. When it comes to building your business? A hint….. Two of them are…………………. And the other is……..
Every correct entry will go into a draw to win the three years old eBook…which I wrote with my daughter….. The Grumpy Old Managers Guide to Social Media Marketing.. We wrote back in the days when we were Social Media consultants….. Before I rediscovered that scary thing people don’t like to talk about in public……… Sales
Didn’t go to print as I didn’t want to be accused of wasting get ink or paper…. I must have become a greenie!
If you don’t win a copy….. As a consolation you can download it for free!