blogging topics

A to Z Blogging Topics To Stimulate Your Writing

Blogging topics : “What should I blog about?” I get asked this question a lot! As a result, I thought I’d write a post on that very topic! Before I share my list, I do want to advise the following:   Who are you writing for and/or who are you trying to target?  Now that […]

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Content Development and marketing

If you put it on the internet, it is content

What is content? I have had many conversations where content has been the focus of discussion. Content is often discussed as a project. These conversations usually take on the format of creating a masterpiece, which once complete is carefully distributed for all the world to see. While I agree that there needs to be structure around content development for both […]

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2014 instagram review

2014 Instragram Review : A Year of 58,000+ Likes

  It is time to take inventory and today it is the 2014 Instagram review. This morning I received the following message on my Instagram account: “One of my favourites, ever. Thank you for sharing”. I was totally delighted by this response. I have been doing relatively well on my account but for some reason […]

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Your gestures

Are your gestures conveying the right message?

Your gestures can sometimes say more than your words. When I first immigrated to Canada back in the 80s, I was totally perplexed why people got so upset with the gesture of “the finger” when they fondly waved around “ two fingers” in some sort of victory dance. You see at that time, pointing two […]

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Global Business Introductions

6 Tips for Making Global Business Introductions

So what do I mean by global business introductions? You are traveling to a country on the other-side of the world for the first time. You land and someone is looking at you with what seems like a partial recognition. What do you do? Wave, nod, quietly move their way and then shake hands? Or […]

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5 Tips To Build Perfect Tweets. The Sequel

With only 140 characters to play with, are you using your Twitter real estate effectively to send perfect tweets? Driving engagement and conversations are key objectives for many on Twitter and yet I wonder how much thought has been given into building that small, but mighty, tweet. Secondly, all the social network giants, including Twitter, are rolling […]

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Fail Instagram

10 Easy Ways To Fail Instagram

Fail Instagram in 10 easy ways? That’s right. If you have a public account but don’t want engagement and want  a pretty quiet account then just follow all 10 easy tips. By following these tips, I am confident that you will succeed in wonderful Instagram failure. Here they are: 1. Don’t post any photos. Number one […]

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10 Reasons For Loving Instagram

I am now a big photo-sharing fan and I am going to share my 10 reasons for loving Instagram with you in this post. It has been a little quiet on my site. My apologies to my followers and extended network. My work pulled me across the waters for a few months. I have been using […]

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Komlar Dumor's personal brand

Komla Dumor’s Personal Brand: 7 Leadership Characteristics

  Komla Dumor’s Personal Brand~A Tribute. It was with a heavy heart this morning that I heard the news of Komla Dumor’s passing. Komla was a  presenter for BBC World News and its Focus on Africa program. One of Ghana’s best-known journalists, he joined the BBC as a radio broadcaster in 2007. He was one of my […]

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To Blog Or Not To Blog

To blog or not to blog? That is the question. I recently presented this very topic at the SocialHRCamp in Toronto this month. In addition to my recent infographic on “Debunking Corporate Blogging“, this slide deck demystifies corporate blogging. In this deck I address: What is a blog?  What is the business value of blogging? […]

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Generation J are the C-level leaders in Organizations Today

  If you are pitching  to the C-suite leaders, the chances are you are selling to Generation Jones [Generation J] leaders. That’s right Generation J!  Generation J are the C-level leaders in organizations today. What is so interesting about this little but critical fact, is that so few people know that there is a Generation […]

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Social Media Use In Retail

I really found this infographic enlightening that I had to share it. Although I know  social media use can change with time, it does give a sense of  social media use in retail. At least by the major retailers. Walmart  is all about engaging on Facebook with little use of the other major channels.They just […]

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Linkedin endorsements, skills and expertise

Make or save a copy of your Linkedin Profile and Contacts

This is very short post on how to make or save a copy of your Linkedin profile and Contacts. Backing up or having a copy of your social media profile and contacts are probably not something you think about. This is a quick post to say: back it up or make or save a copy […]

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A-Z CORPORATE BLOGGING

A to Z on Corporate Blogging Tips [INFOGRAPH]

This list of A to Z Corporate Blogging Tips is a follow-up to my recent post: Why Corporate Blogs Are Important. I that post, I described the value of blogging.  I this post, I would like to provide 26 simple tips to get you going with your business blog. Here are my A to Z […]

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Why Corporate Blogs Are Important [INFOGRAPH]

I thought I would write a post on why corporate blogs are important, as I am perplexed when I still hear business leaders refer to blogs  in distaste. Why is that? If there is another option to connect with your customers, clients and/or prospects why would you not leverage that? This post is for those […]

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COMsumer Consumer Habit 8

Today’s 8 Consumer Habits Of the COMsumer [INFOGRAPH]

Earlier this year I introduced Today’s 8 Consumer Habits of the COMsumer.This is an update to that post with some interesting internet and consumer statistics in the form of an infograph.  As a reminder: Today’s consumers no longer just consume. Today’s consumer has totally changed. They are savvy and they have a voice. They are COMsumers! The name replaces […]

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Rise Of The Patient. Be Inspired and Join Me

Rise of the patient talk radio was launched October 2012. Since the launch of the show, I have been so inspired by my guests and the feedback from my listeners. This is a small tribute to both the show, guests  and listeners.  

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Rise Of The Patient Tribute: Kevin Leonard on Patient Involvement & Destiny

Rise Of The Patient. Tribute to Kevin Leonard A Life of Redefining Patient Involvement & Patient Destiny Last year I reached out to patient communities and leaders to share their stories and experience with the health care system on my talk radio show, Rise of The Patient.  I had produced the show with the hope […]

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Manage Your #Twitter Relationships Using Commun.it socialmedia

  Twitter is a wonderful platform to build communities, relationships and continue conversations but how do you manage your Twitter relationships and generate those so important leads? When you reach a sizeable number of followers and tweets, one of the biggest challenges when using Twitter is “How do you keep on top of your community […]

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Pharma Industry leaders, Health Care and Patient Centricity. What Is The Formula For Engagement?

Pharmaceutical Industry Leaders, Health care and Patient Centricity Can industry leaders  go beyond their product, to provide value as a patient-centered organization? Can they add value to the evolving health care system and patient movement ? if the answer is yes to the above questions, what would that look like?

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Linkedin endorsements, skills and expertise

Linkedin Endorsements, Skills and Expertise. Quit the whining and leverage the network

I have had a lot of inquires about Linkedin lately, especially as it relates to the Linkedin endorsements, skills and expertise. There is such a buzz around endorsements and not the one I think Linkedin had intended. So what is the fuss?

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crowdrise, crowdfunding sites

24+ Crowdfunding Sites For Your Crowdfunding Campaign

The number of crowdfunding sites seems to have significantly grown over the past few years. Furthermore, crowdfunding sites have gained exceptional attention in North America as a result of the US Jumpstart Our Business Start-ups (JOBS) Act in support of entrepreneurship and small business growth. The USA JOBS Act is designed to encourage small business […]

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increase your social media profile and traffic

10 Tips To Increase Your Social Media Profile And Traffic with SlideShare

SlideShare can increase your social media profile and traffic and this is how.  SlideShare has 60+ million monthly visitors and 130 million pageviews and is amongst the most visited 200 websites. As a result, SlideShare is not a stranger to social media practitioners however it is sometimes overlooked as a content development platform

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Rethinking Global Supply Chain and Social Media

Is there a match with global supply chain and social media? I say “Absolutely!” However, for many in the supply chain space, there seems to be some hesitation.

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8 Habits of todays consumer, the Comsumer

Today’s Health Care Consumers have COMsumer Habits

  I believe health care consumers do far more than just consume. In a recent post I introduced the term COMsumers and their COM habits. In this post I am going to demonstrate how health care consumers exhibits all 8 COMsumer habits: 

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PatientsLikeMe ~ A Social Hub For Patient Collaboration

One of my key learnings about PatientsLikeMe was that it is indeed a hub for patient collaboration. It was a pure pleasure to have an opportunity to interview Sally Okun of PatientsLikeMe; an organization I have respected for a number of years.

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8 Habits Of Today’s Consumer, The COMsumer

Todays consumer habits suggest they no longer just consumes. In fact we should no longer call them consumers. Here’s why.

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Social Media Pearls From My Business leaders

20 Social Media Pearls Of Wisdom From Business Leaders On Social Media

I had the wonderful opportunity to interview successful business leaders across the sectors on social media on my radio talk show. I asked all of my guests to end the interview with sharing their social media pearl ie their key message. I have summarized those pearls.

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3 Key Drivers That Have Enabled The Rise Of The Patient

Rise of the patient? Rise of the consumer? What exciting times we are living in. Well I guess it depends on what side of the table you happen to be sitting but I think it exciting regardless. It is fair to say marketing as we know it has radically changed.

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6 Critical Tips For Telling Your Story

I am back from a week of inspiring speakers, great content, meeting wonderful people and people telling their storyy. I was at the Content Marketing World conference in Ohio. One of my favorite bloggers and speaker, Marcus Sheridan (TheSalesLion) shared his story. Although, I had heard his story before, it has never lost its message […]

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Corporate Leadership In Social Media

  Today I would like to shine a light on corporate leadership in social media ie in the social business environment. I did do a segment on internet radio on this topic but I thought a complementary post is in order. Like any major change in an organization, it starts at the very top i.e. The […]

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5 Common QR Code Blunders. Make It Consumer Friendly & Worthy

Why have I decided to talk about QR code blunders? Well, I was riding the subway train recently and saw a QR Code (Quick Response Code) on the highest point on the wall. I tried to scan it and realized I looked like a drunken sailor waving aimlessly in a moving cart. Why on earth […]

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Stop The Royalty Debate on Content In Social Media.12 Tips On How To Make It Good.

Lets talk about the content in social media. There are so many debates on whether content is king; Or it is distribution? Or is it context? Why are we investing so much energy deciding the royalty status? Really? What is a given, is that content  needs to be good and without it your may as […]

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20 Tips For Business Social Media Conversations & 10 Reasons Why

Why you need social media conversations  With so many of us chatting on the social web, I wonder how many think about whether this chatter is helping people getting them to where they want to go from a business perspective. Clearly many use the social tools to “just have a conversation” i.e. more recreational in […]

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Mumpreneurs & Social Media: Iradio & 25+ Mumpreneur Social Networks

A revolution is happening right now and women are leading the charge. Professional woman are returning home to take care of their family and building successful businesses like we have never seen before. While the debate continues on whether we should call these successful ladies mompreneurs or entrepreneurs, what is not in dispute is the […]

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The Social Media Toolkit

Tools! I have found that my network is composed of people who are either in the “know” or haven’t a clue what I am talking about when I mention “social media tools”. For those who look at me not to sure where I am going with that comment and brace for the worse (really!), I […]

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Is Your Business Ready To Be Social And Become An Earned Wicked Wiki-Brand?

That’s right I just “urbanized” both David Bradfield and Sean Moffitt’s wonderful definition of social brands: Earned Wicked Wiki-brands. Business owners and leaders thinking about making a splash in the social arena – don’t.

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What Social Media Subscribers Think: 10 Reminders

Episode 1 of the Social Media Pearls Internet radio show discussed, “What is social media?” from a Subscriber’s perspective (link to show). I certainly had a few  “Ah ha” moments.  In the video-clip below, I share an overview of the show.  

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10 Steps To Curate Your Social Media Content With Scoop.it for Increased Value

Why Curate Your Social Media Content With Scoop.it ? First, Are you asking the following questions: “What is social media curation?” and “How does it add value?” Are you like many business owners trying to get your head around curation and the associated benefits? Well I have come to realize, you are not alone! In […]

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Google’s Social Offering is Not Google Plus Social Integration is The Game.

“Google Plus Social Integration is the game” ~ Well I know that title has some people going! I have stopped counting how many times I have been in discussions with people who have said they don’t like Google Plus as a social network or believe it is just a fad. What is eye-opening is that […]

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Culture of Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter Social Sites

Some time ago, I asked my network: “How would you describe the culture of the big three social networks?” I was both amused and intrigued by the responses. I thought I would share them today in this post. Here are the highlights with some editorial license on my part of course.

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Employer Access To Your Facebook Profile

  I continue to hear stories about employers demanding access to employee  Facebook profiles -who then have to “suffer” the consequence. More recently I saw this cartoon and thought I would post it on my Facebook page to see what the general thinking was on the topic. By all means, check it out.  Generally speaking, […]

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Social Media Series:U is for User-Profile.6 Personal Branding Tips

Spring cleaning and personal branding. Not a usual combination but it should be. It is that time of year; Spring cleaning! The time of year when you spruce up the old and bring in the new. Please Spring clean your user-profiles and maintain your personal brand. 

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Pet and pet lovers social networks

18 Social Networks For PetLovers, Owners & Pets

Social Networks For Petlovers As part of my niche social network series, today I am going to cast a light on social networks for pets! Yes, that’s right, social media networks for Pets-Lovers, Owners and their pets. With over 170 million dog and cat owners in North America alone, there is clearly a strong social […]

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40 Social Media Curation Sites and Tools

    Last month I shared 40+ networks that you could consider depending on your niche or interests. As part of my commitment to this community, I shared that I will  expand on this list throughout 2012. So here is the first addition to that build!  The topic- Curation! I thought I would focus on […]

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