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If you are a small business and you want to get started using social media to market your business, this short presentation gives you an overview of tools available.

If you are a small business and you want to get started using social media to market your business, this short presentation gives you an overview of tools available.

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  • Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed the presentation. You're right that one taking one step at a time is an important part of putting together a social media marketing strategy. It's about consistency more than shouting at your customers.
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  • Thanks! The more social media marketers and business owners can engage their customers eventually the more sales they'll have.
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  • You are welcome. This presentation was originally given to local business owners in a downtown area. It helped them see the value of what you stated above. Thanks for commenting.
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  • Nice presentation thank you for sharing. I agree with the statement in slide #5. That is why when doing business using social media marketers must interact with their clients without appearing to be selling a product.
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    • 1. Get Noticed: Marketing Using Social Media
      Presented by
    • 2. Copyright 2011 Life Simplified
      Over the past 10 years we’ve gone from static, brochure
      Type websites, to some interaction on blogs, to social
      networks where people share millions of bits of information
    • 3. Copyright 2011 Life Simplified
      Your business website now becomes the center of a community rather than a brochure.
    • 4. Copyright 2011 Life Simplified
      Why Should Your Business Use Social Media?
      Builds awareness of who you are.
      Builds trust with future customers.
      It is cost effective.
    • 5. The world has changed...
      Customers no longer want to be sold they want to buy.
      Copyright 2011 Life Simplified
    • 6. Copyright 2011 Life Simplified
      Tools to Get Started
    • 7. How do you find information?
      In the past we would ask a friend, look in the phone book, etc., but today what do you do when you want to find something…
      You Google It!
      Copyright 2011 Life Simplified
    • 8. Why Social Media Is Important
      Do you want to be on the first page of a Google Search or the 15th page of a Google Search?
      When you appear on the first page of a Google Search, we say you have Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Social Media can help with that.
      Copyright 2011 Life Simplified
    • 9. Here’s and example of
      a typical search. You want
      your business to come up
      near the top of the list
      like Pho Hoafor two
      Easy for customer
      Instills confidence
      Even if you have good
      content , but are on page
      15, your customer doesn’t
      automatically trust it
      because it’s lower in the
      Note that this first listing
      for Pho Hoa isn’t their
      website. It’s a listing.
      Copyright 2011 Life Simplified
    • 10. Copyright 2011 Life Simplified
      One way to quickly get your business to the first page is listing it on Google Places. It only
      takes a few minutes to complete the profile, but as you can see here, again Pho Hoa comes
      up at the top because they have a Google Places listing.
    • 11. Copyright 2011 Life Simplified
      The Google Places profile offers great information for your customer, such as hours of
      operation, location (map), parking, payment, and reviews.
    • 12. Copyright 2011 Life Simplified
      Google Places pulls reviews
      from around the internet
      found on sites such as
      Yelp,, and, and
      conveniently locates them
      in one place for your
    • 13. Copyright 2011 Life Simplified
      Even though Google Places will pull the reviews from other sources, it’s important for you to
      complete your profiles on these sites because these will also come up in a Google Search.
      Again, you have the opportunity to share great information with your future customers.
    • 14. Copyright 2011 Life Simplified
      One of the biggest
      trends is people
      “checking in” to places.
      When they check in on
      sites like Facebook, a
      message goes to their
      connections about what
      they are doing.
      For your business this
      is a great way to get
      some free advertising.
      If you have a Facebook
      page, it’s even better.
    • 15. Copyright 2011 Life Simplified
      Pho Hoa also has a
      Facebook page. Here
      you can see how many
      people have “checked-in”
      to the restaurant.
      A business Facebook page
      gives your customer
      information, and a place
      to connect with your
      business even prior to
    • 16. Copyright 2011 Life Simplified
      Facebook business
      pages aren’t just for
      restaurants, services
      can also take advantage
      of this social media.
      Another benefit of
      being on social media
      is many times you can
      connect several sites.
      For example you can see
      how The Dorchester
      House has connected
      their Facebook page to
      their Twitter account.
    • 17. Copyright 2011 Life Simplified
      Twitter is valuable to a business
      because it offers the ability to
      connect and communicate with
      current and future customers or
      clients in real time.
      You can answer their questions,
      have a conversation, share
      information . Your followers
      choose to get your information
      because they find it valuable.
      They then share it with their
      network. It’s exposure for small
    • 18. Where do you start?
      Pick one type of social media
      Build a complete profile
      Tell everyone you have a page
      Put up good content
      Copyright 2011 Life Simplified
    • 19. Life Simplified
      If you are interested in more social media information or other ways you can grow your business while staying sane, check out the
      Life Simplified Blog
      or download our e-book
      Copyright 2011 Life Simplified