Social media is a great way to engage with customers, learn what they want, ask questions, establish your credibility – and keep in contact with not just 8, but 80 or even 800 people at a time.
It’s tough, but not impossible to streamline your social media. It can be very time efficient – but that takes discipline and a plan. Here are some handy tips and techniques for starters:
Tip 1 – Make sure your LinkedIn profile is 100% complete
This means photos, summary, three jobs, education and at least three recommendations. It makes you look more professional.
Tip 2 – When connecting, use ‘done business with’ option…
… and always write a personal note
Tip 3 – If you don’t want to get updates from someone on LinkedIn…
…hover your cursor over their latest update and click on the greyed out ‘hide’ button which will appear to the right of the text.
Tip 4 – check who has visited your profile
(click through from lower right hand corner of your LinkedIn home page). Useful to see who is interested in you.
Tip 5 – Update your status on LinkedIn
Remember this will go to your business colleagues, so make sure it’s a) to do with business b) of interest c) not selling.
Join groups and participate to show your expertise.
If you would like to follow me on twitter for more tips and general chat, I’m on @amandatigerfish . It would be great too if you could ‘like’ http://www.facebook.com/TigerfishPR. I’ll be posting information there too.