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No BS Truth About Social Media – Smoke & Mirrors, Fact or Fiction [Blab Show]

  Each Monday, Lisa Larter and I host a live show on Blab.im [The Melonie & Lisa Show] where business and social media intersect. We, along with a special guest share tips, strategies and updates about social media, online marketing and other relevant topics relating to business. Subscribe to see our show live and get your questions answered. Click here to join us on Blab.im. Not sure what Blab.im is or how it works? Read this article. Blab Episode: No BS Truth About Social Media (Smoke & Mirrors, Fact or Fiction) 1. Fact or Fiction: Do I need 100K Twitter followers to be successful? 100K Twitter followers does NOT mean you have a successful business. First you need to determine how having 100K Twitter followers will meet your business goals. There is no inherent value in just having 100k Twitter followers – you can go out and buy that many fake followers, but they will be of no value to you. Followers can be BS or the can be an actual reflection of your popularity. The importance of engagement can be an illusion, for example on Facebook, the kind of person that engages is not always the kind of person […]

Social Media Sharing – When Is It Too Much Or Too Little?

Each Monday, Lisa Larter and I host a live show on Blab.im [The Melonie & Lisa Show] where business and social media intersect. We, along with a special guest share tips, strategies and updates about social media, online marketing and other relevant topics relating to business. Subscribe to see our show live and get your questions answered. Click here to join us on Blab.im. Not sure what Blab.im is or how it works? Read this article. Blab Episode: Social Media Sharing – When Is It Too Little Or Too Much 1. How many times a day should you post on your personal and business Facebook page? One to three times a day, depending on the engagement you are getting. You can post several times a day if you are getting good engagement. The quality of your content is key (you must provide great value). Quantity is not as important as quality. It is different for each person or business so you need to test what works for you. When sharing content, quality rather than quantity is key! You must always provide great value. Click To Tweet 2. How do you decide decide when to share personal information? You must find […]

How To Successfully Host & Promote A Blab [Blab.im]

Having a hard time jumping from participant to host on Blab.im? Are you worried that no one will show up if you host your own Blab? I have complied a comprehensive step-by-step process to help you host and promote your own Blab. This process will not only help bring in more participants to your Blab but it will also help you to be more confident while hosting. What’s the secret you ask? Co-hosts! It is a great idea to have at least one co-host when you host a Blab, especially your first one (although I recommend having a co-host most, if not all the time). Co-hosts play many roles. They can: Make you feel less nervous and more comfortable, making for a better Blab Make it feel more like a conversation and less like a presentation Can cover if you have any technical issues (if you fall out or have to refresh your browser, the Blab can and will continue if you have co-hosts running the show until you pop back in) Watch the comment section and bring up questions or comments that participants have submitted Provide a different perspective on the issue you are talking about Enlarge your subscribers […]

Blab.im Etiquette (A Guide For Hosts & Participants)

Have you signed up to Blab.im yet? Are you afraid to really participate because you don’t know what is expected of you or just what the etiquette or participation best practices might be? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. It can be hard to know how not to make those unintentional etiquette mistakes when you don’t know what the rules are. And with a platform as new as this, everyone in the community is tentatively testing it out and figuring it out as they go. Having spent as much time as I have on all of the different social media platforms and on this platform in particular the last while, I have created a list of the written and unwritten rules that I have encountered while using Blab.im. Like etiquette on most platforms, these are mainly common sense, but there are also some that are specific to this very unique platform. I would advice you to familiarize yourself with these before getting really active on Blab.im. I have made them into an easy to read cheat sheet that you can use as a quick reference guide, followed with participation strategies that you can use to get noticed and build your following […]

How To Use Blab.im (Live Video Streaming For Business)

Are you wondering what in the world is Blab? Have you found that social media often lacks the intimate engagement that you want from one-on-one or real time interaction with your customers and target market? What if I told you that Blab (a brand new live streaming platform) will allow you to connect with your target market in a deeper and more meaningful way. Would you be interested in trying it? The new live streaming video platform, Blab.im may be just the platform for you. Blab.im is different from other live streaming video software such as Meerkat and Periscope as it allows you to have up to four people streaming at one time. A good analogy to help you understand the difference is to think of live video streaming software such as Meerkat and Periscope like a presentation and Blab.im is more like a conversation. Now you might think, well Google Hangouts does that. While Hangouts does allow multiple people to video stream at once, it lacks the ease of use, flexibility and engagement functionality that Blab.im has. You do not have to have any technical background or knowledge to use Blab.im beyond having a Twitter account and a mobile […]