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If blogging is part of the marketing strategy for your business, (and it should be) you need to know where to share your blog effectively so that you attract people in to your website.  Here are some of the top places to share your blog.

 

 

 

Social Media Groups

Many platforms such as LinkedIn, Google+, and Facebook allow groups which  give you great value because most people are there to network and will share your content readily. You can target your content to these audiences that have vertical groups for every audience.

 

Power in Images

Pinterest and Instagram generate a lot of social traffic because users find it easier to immerse themselves in a community experience that is 100% visual. Sharing a picture with your network is almost too easy and can go viral much faster than any blog could.

 

Often users are too busy to read and  just want to skim until something catches their eye. Since pictures can tell an effective story without saying hundreds of words, visual social platforms like Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr have enjoyed tremendous growth and popularity. Brands are now taking advantage of this trend by making infographics and stories easier to find and more enjoyable to see.

Images are a powerful way to share ideas and get involvement from fans. You are not limited to just the written word. You have the ability to share images of your favorite things: foods, vacation destinations, hobbies, and many others that ar e of interest to you as well as to others.

 

 

 

 

Sharing Platforms

These are the basic social platforms that are widely used and not always targeted quite like groups are. You probably know them all; Stumbleupon, Facebook, Digg, Twitter and countless others depending on your preferences. While these provide a wider audience, that have a less targeted audience unless you join the groups these platforms offer.

 

Business Platforms

Depending on your business and your niche, a great amount of traffic can come from these social media platforms. BizSugar or SmallBizTrends are a couple of business platforms that can enable you to reach your target market by using keywords that relate to your group.

 

Linking Your Blog

Google+, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter are the most commonly known as places where you have the ability to link your blog.  Other resources are also available depending upon your target market.

Delicious is a social bookmarking site that allows you the  opportunity to create links to your blogs. You have the ability set up a free account and then simply place the link to your article or blog on their site.

StumbleUpon is a toolbar that helps you to search the web. But what you may not know is that it is also a notable place for you to put a link in to your blog, which allows browsers find it, and visit. You can create a free account with StumbleUpon and download the toolbar, and get started.

Squidoo is a community websiteplatform that allows users to create pages (called lenses) for subjects which interest them, and to use those pages to sell products for profit or charitable donation.  If your are using Squidoo,  SquidUtils  is a place to find complementry utilities and tools for your Lenses on Squidoo. Here you can see all of your lenses and groups, with shortcuts to some of the most vital functions not included on your usual dashboard.

 

Building A Relationship

Social media is more of a relationship tool for building a relationship, sharing ideas, promoting people, and providing support on related issues.  Keep in mind that interaction and building a relationship is extremely important when it comes to sharing your blog on social media. 

 

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I recently read a blog post on a mobile app (Inspired Living App) I have and it included some very good tips on communication skills that I want to share with you.

 

The article is written by Dr. Terri Levine and follows:

 

Why are there some speakers that can command the attention of everyone in the room, while others struggle to compete with the mumblings of a disinterested and easily distracted audience? Can it be they have more charisma? Is it the dulcet tones of their hypnotic voices? Or is their topic so riveting nobody can tear themselves away? Similarly, this applies to casual situations when you are chatting with friends or trying to be heard in an office meeting. Do you have to be loud to be heard? Why do some people effortlessly grab all the attention while others can stand on their heads whistling Dixie and still be invisible?

Don't despair.

While there may be naturally spellbinding people in the world, the majority have learned their craft and so can you.

 

 

Communication skills can be learned by anybody.

 

Here are 16 tips to help you attract and keep your audience's attention. These will work whether you are speaking officially to a large room of people or just casually to one person.

 

1.  To be truly persuasive, you must be sincere. If you don't fully believe what you are saying and trying to convince others of, then don't say it because it will show. You must look and sound sincere, believable and enthusiastic if you want others to buy-in.

 

2.  Practice makes perfect. Any sign you are not 100% familiar with your subject or 100% confident in the delivery of your talk will be evident. If you don't want to practice in front of your family and friends, do it in front of your mirror.

 

 

 

3.  Enhance your skills by using every opportunity you have to perfect your speaking voice: how do you answer the phone, how do you sound on your answering machine, how do strangers respond to you when you first meet? Every time you open your mouth and speak, think of it as homework. Pay attention to how others respond to you and learn from your mistakes.

 

4.  Use people's names, it makes you memorable because you remembered them! People like to be acknowledged and remembered. You will earn their respect and their attention.

 

 

 

 

5.  Be interested, not interesting. People love to talk about themselves and being a good listener is all part of being a good communicator. So take interest in others, ask questions and make sure the conversation is balanced.

 

6.  Slow down. Don't talk too fast.
People's brains evaluate information at different speeds, but the one speed everyone can understand and take in is a slow, steady pace. Not so slow that you send everyone to sleep, but your audience needs pauses so we can contemplate what we've just heard before being bombarded with the next thought. People who talk too much or too fast make it difficult for everybody to follow and understand.

 

 

 

 

7.  Know your audience. You wouldn't deliver a speech on early childhood education to a group of university leaders, right? Make sure you match the topic of your talk with your audience if you want their undivided attention. The same rule applies to general conversation. Keep in mind what your ultimate goal is and maintain the focus on that.

If you have made arrangements to discuss your business with somebody new, don't get sidetracked because you may not get a second opportunity with this person.

 

8.  Use stories, anecdotes and examples to liven up your conversation. Avoid jokes unless you know exactly what you are doing and are confident of how your audience will receive it. Keep in mind it is very easy to offend people and unless you know how to deliver the joke successfully, you won't get any laughs.

 

9.  Consider visual aids. If delivering a presentation, consider visual aids to add interest. The aids should not take all the attention away from you. It should merely enhance your presentation and work to keep the audience's attention on what you are saying.

 

 

 

10. Watch your body language. Your words might be saying one thing but your eyes, hands and posture might be saying something else. Try to appear natural and confident. Never cross your arms and don't put your hands in your pockets. Look at yourself in a mirror to see what others are seeing. You want to come across as warm, friendly, trustworthy and believable.

 

11. Establish eye contact. It is suggested that you establish eye contact with those you speak with. This applies whether you are speaking to one person or a room full of people. If speaking to a group of people, take turns selecting one member at a time to focus on. Look them in the eye, and when you have their attention, focus for a few seconds so they also realize you just shared eye contact before looking away. Each time you are moving across a stage or looking around a room, choose a different person to share eye contact with. This will make all of them feel included.

 

 

12.  Spice up your vocals. A monotone speaker will send your audience to sleep. Sound excited when appropriate, slow down when you want to stress something important or serious, use different volumes and speeds and inflections in your voice. Note: If you overdo this in casual conversation you risk appearing insincere and trying too hard. The key is to sound enthusiastic, but natural!

 

13.  Dress appropriately. Whatever the occasion, if you want to attract and keep attention, dress appropriately. You don't want attention on your outfit, you want it on you. You can never go wrong if you dress professionally. Keep distracting accessories, like flashy ties and jewelry, to a minimum.

 

14. Don’t be critical. In casual conversations or in meetings, don't come across as a know-it-all or overly critical.

Don't force your personal opinions on others. Ask if they are interested to hear your opinion, especially if what you are about to say might be sensitive.

 

15.  Look for common ground. In heated debates or outright arguments, look for common ground, any point, no matter how minor, that you can agree on. Keep your own voice calm and quiet. Remain respectful. You can win the other person over by letting him know you are listening, respecting his different point of view and by remaining calm.

 

16. Avoid slang and jargon, especially in presentations. Leave the "ums and ahs" and words such as "like" to the teenagers. Try to match your manner of speech with your audience, although, you will find that adults have no place using teenage terminology even when they are talking to teenagers.

 

Made a mistake? Don't beat yourself up. Realize that some people respond better when you get straight to the point, while others need that longer story-telling phase. Then, there are those who turn off if you talk too fast because they can't keep up, and others who tune out because you are speaking too slow and boring them.

 

You can't please all the people all the time, but you can hold their attention long enough to get your point across if you master the basics!

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One of my favorite audios that I listen to regularly is “The Strangest Secret” by Earl Nightingale.

 

This is a very short and inspiring audio which actually makes you “think”.  I highly recommend you listen to it.  I have found several recordings of it on YouTube but you should be able to Google it and find a downloadable version.

 

In the remainder of this article, I will be quoting and paraphrasing in order to relate to you Nightingale’s "The Strangest Secret" as it is revealed.

 

 

One of the stories he talks about in this audio is when being interviewed in London, the late Albert Switzer was asked “what’s wrong with men today?”  Dr. Switzer thought for a moment and said “Men simply don’t think.

 

Nightingale says if you take 100 men who start even at the age of 25….do you know what will happen to these men by the time they are 65…?

 

1 will be rich

4 will be financially independent

5 will still be working

54 will be broke

 

We learn to make a living by the time we’re 25.  Most of the time we’re not only making a living, we may be supporting a family and these days and times we may often be paying on student loans.

 

And, by the time we’re 65, we haven’t learned how to become financially independent in the richest land that has ever been know.

 

Why?  We conform and the trouble is that we’re acting like the wrong percentage group.  The 95% who don’t succeed.

 

Why do these people conform?  Actually, they really don’t know.  These people believe that their lives are shaped by circumstances, by things that happen to them, by exterior forces, they are outer directed people.

 

Success is the progressive realization of a worthy idea.” ~ Earl Nightingale~

 

Have you wondered by some people are successful and others aren’t?

 

It’s because of goals.  People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.  Do you have goals?  Have you written them down?

 

Why do men with goals succeed and men without them fail?

 

According to Nightingale in "The Strangest Secret" the answer is “we become what we think about”.

                                                                       

 

Not only is he noted for saying this but also Marcus Aurelius, the great Roman Emperor says “a man’s life is what his thoughts make of it.”

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson said this, “man is what he thinks about all day long.”

 

William James said if you only care enough for a result, you will almost certainly ascertain it.  If you wish to be rich, you will be rich.  If you wish to be learned, you will be learned.  If you wish to be good, you will be good.  Only you must then, really wish these things and wish them exclusively and not wish at the same time, a hundred other compatible things just as strongly.”

 

We become what we think about.  A person who is thinking about a concrete and worthwhile goal is going to reach it because it’s what he is thinking about and we become what we think about.  On the other hand, a man who has not goal, who doesn’t know where he is going and whose thoughts must therefore be thoughts of confusion, anxiety, fear, and worry becomes what he thinks about. 

 

His life becomes one of frustration, fear, anxiety, and worry and if he thinks about nothing, he becomes nothing.

 

Our mind is like land.  It reaps what we sow. Or, what we think about.

 

The key is to decide now what it is that you want.  Plant your goal in your mind.  It’s the most important decision you’ll ever make in your entire life. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is it you truly want?  Do you want to be a better salesperson.  Do you want more money?  Do you want to be a better speaker?  Do you want to go places in your company or community?  All you have to do is plant that seed in your mind.  Work steadily towards your goal and it will become a reality.  It not only will, there’s not way that it cannot.

 

Take time each day to think about your goal in a relaxed positive way. Visualize in your mind’s eye as having already achieved this and see yourself doing the things that you will be doing when you have reached your goal.

 

                     30 Day Challenge

 

For the next 30 days take control of your mind.  Each day do more than you have to do while maintaining a cheerful positive outlook, give of yourself more than you’ve ever done before.  Do this knowing that your returns in like must be in direct proportion to what you give.

 

The moment you decide on a goal, you are immediately a successful person.  You are then belong in the top five out of 100 who are in the successful category.

 

Don’t concern yourself to much with how you're are going to achieve your goal.  Just know that you’re going to do it.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Remember these words from the Sermon on the Mount.  Keep them constantly before you during this 30 day period.  

 

"Ask and it shall be given you, seek and ye shall find, know and it shall be opened unto you.  For everyone that asketh, receiveth, and he that seeketh, findeth, and to him that knocketh, it shall be open."

 

That’s the challenge.  Do your best for 30 days.  If you will keep your goal before you everyday, you will be surprised at this new like that you’ve found.

 

Keep in mind these 6 steps that will help you achieve your goal.

1.Set yourself a definite goal (Napoleon Hill calls this Major Definite Purpose)

2.Quit running yourself down

3.Stop thinking about all the reasons why you can’t be successful and instead, think of all the reasons why you can.

4.Trace your attitudes back to your childhood and try to discover where you first got the idea you couldn’t be a success, if that’s what you’re thinking.

5.Change the image you have of yourself by writing out a description of the person you would like to be. (a part of the Self-Confidence Formula)

6.Act the part of the successful person you have decided to become.

 

Make your 30 day challenge and repeat it over and over again.  It will eventually become a part of you and abundance will open and pour over you more riches than you may have dreamed existed.

 

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