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  1. 1. Ira S Wolfe Success Performance Solutions
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>What is the significance of social media? </li></ul><ul><li>What can you accomplish with social media technologies? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you leverage these technologies to your advantage? </li></ul>
  3. 5. 18,702 Fans 117,345 Fans
  4. 7. Search engine optimization requires fresh, dynamic content and links to and from your site…social media provides both!
  5. 10. Social Media Applications <ul><li>Market Research/Competitive Intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Public Relations/Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Search Engine Ranking </li></ul><ul><li>Business Development </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Support </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment </li></ul><ul><li>Retention </li></ul><ul><li>Education and Training </li></ul><ul><li>Q: How can social media help my business improve performance in any of the above areas? </li></ul>
  6. 11. Where should you start? A social networking site where people can network by city, workplace, school, and region and exchange messages, updates, join groups, publicize events. A video sharing site website on which users can share upload, share, and comment on videos. A type of website where individuals or organizations can post commentary, stories, awards, product reviews, announcements, events, and videos. A micro-blog limited to 140 characters. Think headline syndicator! LinkedIn is a social networking site for the business community. It connects you to other business people and job seekers and helps you exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities with a network of professionals. BlogTalkRadio allows anyone, anywhere the ability to host a live, Internet Talk Radio show, simply by using a telephone and a computer.
  7. 12. <ul><ul><li>Pull back the curtain of social media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>C ontent - the “Brains” </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>C onnections – the “Backbone” </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>C onversations – the “Heart and Soul” </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 13. “ What do I need to get started? Content Connections Conversations LinkedIn X XXX XX Twitter XX X XXX Blogs XXX X XX Facebook X XXX XX YouTube XXX XX X Blog Talk Radio/Podcasts XXX XX X FlickR XXX XX X
  9. 14. <ul><li>How can you use social media? </li></ul>
  10. 15. “ There is a central difference between the old and new economies: the old industrial economy was driven by economies of scale; the new information economy is driven by the economics of networks...” Carl Shapiro and Hal R. Varian. Information Rules.
  11. 23. CDC’s Second Life Island
  12. 24. Getting Started with Social Media <ul><li>Six Strategies </li></ul>
  13. 25. Strategy #1 Research your customers and competitors. <ul><li>Track industry trends/competitor news </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Google Alerts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RSS (Really Simple Syndication) Feeds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technorati, Google Reader </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter Search </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tweetdeck/Seesmic Desktop/Hootsuite </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>LinkedIN updates/news </li></ul></ul></ul>
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  15. 29. search <ul><li>Competitive Intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Service </li></ul><ul><li>Public Relations/Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Announcements </li></ul>
  16. 30. search <ul><li>Seesmic Desktop </li></ul><ul><li>Tweetdeck </li></ul><ul><li>Hootsuite </li></ul>
  17. 31. Strategy #2 Become the expert <ul><li>Write a blog </li></ul><ul><li>Publish podcasts/videocasts </li></ul><ul><li>Distribute links to favorite blogs (text, audio, video) </li></ul><ul><li>Answer and ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for and provide feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Announce contests and giveaways </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsor webinars and seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Share resources, tips, and tricks </li></ul><ul><li>Q: What can I blog or tweet about? </li></ul>
  18. 36. Say It with Video!
  19. 38. Strategy #3 Manage Your Brand <ul><li>Listen to what your customers are saying/doing </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to what your customer’s customers are saying/doing </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to what your competitors are saying/doing </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to what your competitor’s customers are saying/doing </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a channel for raving fans to congregate </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a channel for dissatisfied customers to vent </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a medium for employees to connect </li></ul><ul><li>Q: How can my business use social media technologies to create disruptive innovation? </li></ul>
  20. 40. <ul><li>Facebook has 30,000 servers supporting its operations. </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook manages more than 25 terabytes of data per day in logging data, the equivalent of about 1,000 times the volume of mail delivered daily by the U.S. Postal Service. ( </li></ul><ul><li>Users now send over 1 billion messages every single day. ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>More than 8 billion minutes are spent on Facebook every day ( </li></ul>
  21. 41. <ul><li>More than 350 million active users </li></ul><ul><li>More than 35 million users update their status each day </li></ul><ul><li>More than 55 million status updates posted each day </li></ul><ul><li>More than 1.6 million active Pages on Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>More than 700,000 local businesses have active Pages on Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Pages have created more than 5.3 billion fans </li></ul>
  22. 42. <ul><li>More than 2.5 billion photos uploaded to the site each month </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook serves up 600,000 photos a second. </li></ul><ul><li>More than 3.5 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums, etc.) shared each week </li></ul><ul><li>More than 3.5 million events created each month </li></ul>
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  24. 51. How can you use Twitter? <ul><li>A restaurant tweets their daily specials </li></ul><ul><li>A ticket agency tweets about-to-expire tickets </li></ul><ul><li>A realtor tweets new homes on the market </li></ul><ul><li>A hotel tweets hot deals to fill last minute cancellations </li></ul><ul><li>A radio station tweets weather alerts or traffic accidents </li></ul><ul><li>A repair service tweets customers on arrival times </li></ul>
  25. 55. Strategy #4 Ramp up your network. <ul><li>Connect with colleagues, employees, customers, prospects, competitors, thought leaders, and alumni </li></ul><ul><li>Answer and ask questions – LinkedIn, Bizmore, VistageView </li></ul><ul><li>Join online groups to ask/give feedback – LinkedIn, Plaxo, Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Respond to comments on blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Announce contests and giveaways </li></ul><ul><li>Share resources, tips, and tricks </li></ul><ul><li>Post news and events </li></ul><ul><li>Announce new blog articles or links to favorite blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Q: How can I connect with and help grow my centers of influence? </li></ul>
  26. 58. Updates (Home) <ul><ul><li>Status updates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ What are you doing now?” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>White papers, blog* posts, articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ What am I reading now? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>* Bloglink – link your blog to LinkedIn and it will automatically post an update </li></ul></ul></ul>
  27. 60. Strategy #5 Recruit and Retain Employees <ul><li>Proactive recruitment is a required strategy when it comes to finding top talent. </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage your network – employees, peers, former employees, alumni, customers. </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn is the best source for professional and business candidates. </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook is a great source for hourly and mid-level salaried candidates </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter has possibilities too. </li></ul><ul><li>Create your own network on Ning. </li></ul><ul><li>Q: How can my business use social media technologies to recruit and retain employees </li></ul>
  28. 67. Strategy #6 Learn and share with/from others. <ul><li>Seek out blogs in your industry and your customers’ industry </li></ul><ul><li>Network with relevant experts </li></ul><ul><li>Follow thought leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Q: Who should I be listening to? </li></ul>
  29. 68. How do I measure it? What people are saying about me/us? <ul><li>Google Alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Google Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>Google Trends </li></ul><ul><li>SocialOomph (for Twitter and Facebook) </li></ul>
  30. 69. Select A Strategy <ul><li>Research your competition </li></ul><ul><li>Become the expert </li></ul><ul><li>Manage your brand </li></ul><ul><li>Expand your network </li></ul><ul><li>Recruit and retain employees </li></ul><ul><li>Learn from and share with others </li></ul>
  31. 70. Getting Started <ul><li>Have a clear purpose in mind </li></ul><ul><li>Start simple! </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate, integrate, integrate with current communication and business development strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Designate a “chief social media officer” </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a common-sense approach to policing employees </li></ul><ul><li>Start now!!! </li></ul>
  32. 71. <ul><li>Subscribe to The Total View (weekly newsletter for hiring, managing and motivating employees) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Follow me at Perfect Labor Storm 2.0 blog at </li></ul><ul><li>Become a Facebook Fan </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Tweet me @ Twitter </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Link to me on LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Free Stuff!
  33. 72. Ira S Wolfe <ul><li>Company: Success Performance Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Email: </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 717-291-4640 or 410-941-2345 </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile: 717-333-8286 </li></ul>