Confused by Social Media?

Want more leads for your business? Like to be able to stay in contact with your existing clients? Need to be easier to find online?

Have you taken the first steps to get yourself and your brand online yet?

If you’re reading this blog and have been redirected here from a Facebook group or fanpage, Twitter, Ecademy, LinkedIn, forum, RSS Feed or a link shared on a friend’s webpage – then you’re already half way there.

Did you know that you can also publish content about yourself, your company, products and services just as easily? Yes, it’s true! You don’t need a corporate sized budget to be able to compete with the big guys any more. For individuals and entrepreneurs it is much easier to get presence and connect with your existing and potential customers.

Have you any idea what people are saying about your brand online? Check Google to see what it comes up with. The problem is that people are more likely to complain when they receive bad service than take the time to thank you – unless you actively engage with them and ask for testimonials and do your best to deal with the complaints.

Below is a presentation I did at the Northern Property Network during March 2009 to a group of property investors and business owners.

The scary thing is that some people still aren’t using the tools that they have at their fingertips to grow their business and manage their online brand and reputation.

If you need help with your online social media and advertising.
Then contact me and see how I can help find a solution that’s right for you.

Email:

Press Play on the bar at the bottom of the presentation to start the audio.

Click on the bottom right icon to make it full size so you can read the slides as well.


Facebook and Twitter Status symbols

Here are a list of popular characters and symbols that you can ‘copy and paste’ into your Facebook and Twitter Status. There are many more symbols, fonts, wingdings and characters but there are enough here to get you started.

¢ – cent
£ – pound
¤ – currency
¥ – yen
€ – euro sign
§ – section
© – copyright
® – registered trademark
™ – trademark
° – degree – e.g. 45°
¹ – superscript 1
² – superscript 2
³ – superscript 3
· – middle dot
¸ – spacing cedilla
¼ – fraction 1/4
½ – fraction 1/2
¾ – fraction 3/4
¿ – inverted question mark
× – multiplication
÷ – division
• – bullet = black small circle
◊ – lozenge
℠ – Service Mark
℃ – Celsius
℅ – care of
℉ – Farenheit
№ – numero symbol – number sign
℗ – Sound Recording Copyright
℞ – Prescription Take pharmaceutical symbol
Ω – Ohm
℧ – Inverted Ohm
☀ – sunshine – sun
☁ – cloudy – cloud – dark cloud
☂ – raining – rain – umbrella
☃ – snow – snowman
☄ – shooting star
★ – star solid
☆ – star outline
☇ – lightning
☈ – thunderstorm
☉ – sun
☊ – ascending node
☋ – descending node
☌ – conjunction
☍ – opposition
☎ – phone
☏ – phone symbol outline
☐ – check box
☑ – check box check mark
☒ – ballot box with X
☓ – St. Andrew’s Cross
☚ – left-pointing index finger
☛ – right-pointing index finger
☜ – left-pointing index finger
☝ – upwards pointing index finger
☞ – right pointing index finger
☟ – downwards pointing index finger
☠ – skull & crossbones
☡ – caution sign
☢ – radioactive sign
☣ – biohazard sign
☮ – peace sign
☯ – yin & yang
☹ – frowning face
☺ – smiley face
☻ – black smiley face

☽ – waxing crescent moon
☾ – waning crescent moon
♈ – Aries
♉ – Taurus
♊ – Gemini
♋ – Cancer
♌ – Leo
♍ – Virgo
♎ – Libra
♏ – Scorpio
♐ – Sagitarius
♑ – Capricorn
♒ – Aquarius
♓ – Pisces
♔ – White King
♕ – White Queen
♖ – White Rook
♗ – White Bishop
♘ – White Knight
♙ – White Pawn
♚ – Black King
♛ – Black Queen
♜ – Black Rook
♝ – Black Bishop
♞ – Black Knight
♟ – Black Pawn
♠ – black spade suit
♢ – red diamond suit
♣ – black club suit = shamrock
♤ – red spade suit
♥ – black heart suit = valentine
♦ – black diamond suit
♧ – red club suit
♨ – hot springs
♩ – musical quarter note
♪ – musical eighth note
♫ – musical single bar note
♬ – musical double bar note
♭ – flat note
♮ – natural note
♯ – sharp note
✁ – cut above
✂ – cut here
✃ – cut below
✄ – scissors
✆ – public pay phone
✇ – film reel – tape spool
✈ – airport jet airplane
✉ – envelope mail email
✌ – victory sign
✍ – signature – sign here
✎ – pencil diagonal down
✏ – pencil
✐ – pencil diagonal up
✓ – check mark
✔ – heavy check mark
✕ – multiplication sign X
✖ – heavy multiplication sign X
✗ – ballot X
✘ – heavy ballot X
✝ – Latin Roman Cross
✞ – Latin Cross 3D shadow
✟ – Latin Cross outline
✠ – Maltese Cross
✡ – Star of David
❛ – quotation mark single turned comma
❜ – quotation mark single comma
❝ – quotation mark double turned comma
❞ – quotation mark double comma

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Source: www.chatsmileysemoticons.com

Social Media, Web 2.0, Facebook Presentation

Press Play on the bar at the bottom of the presentation to start the audio.

Click on the bottom right icon to make it full size so you can read the slides as well.

This is a presentation I did at the Northern Property Network during March 2009.


Update, Events & Free Complimentary Tickets

What’s new and been happening in my life this month? Find out below…

I got a great offer at the bottom of this blog I wanted to tell you about.

Why did I put it there? So you’d read the rest first (or scroll straight to the bottom anyway…)

Well what I have I been up to?
So busy I’ve not kept my blog up to date, unlike Twitter, check it out if you’re not on yet. Follow me tweeters: http://twitter.com/bobbygill

And excited about the sudden interest in Social Media at the moment and the new changes in the facebook layout. Loving the updated news feed stream.
http://www.facebook.com <>

I’m planning on sharing what I know about social media very soon.

Just set up some successful Think & Grow Rich Workshops with Michelle Whaite.
Listen to the Paul Martinelli call here: http://www.think-and-grow-rich-mastermind-group.com

Talking to a few people about relaunching ‘Network Billionaire’ (no peeking yet)

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Keep reading… free tickets at the bottom!!
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Events
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** is where I’ll be
* are recommended

** Birmingham, Saturday 21st March
BMV Quickstart Seminar with PIN Simon Zutshi
http://www.pinbmv.networkbillionaire.com

** HUDDERSFIELD – Wednesday, 25th March 2009,YES Group North
http://www.yes-group-north.blogspot.com/

* London – Wednesday, 25th March 2009, YES Group
http://yesgroup.org.uk/
Highly Recommended! Unfortunately I can’t be at 2 YES Groups 200 miles apart at the same time. The technology is coming though…

* London – Thursday 26th March 09
Dr Demartini | The Riches Within
http://www.triumphantevents.co.uk/events?access=dr-demartini-richeswithin

John Demartini is an Amazing Speaker and I highly recommend listening to him and doing The Breakthrough Experience.

* LONDON, Saturday 28th-29th March 2009
John Demartini’s Breakthrough Experience
http://www.demartini.networkbillionaire.com

** Birmingham, Saturday 28th March
Keith Cunningham Business Seminar
http://www.pinkc.networkbillionaire.com

* London, Sunday 29th March
BMV Quickstart Seminar with PIN Simon Zutshi
http://www.pinbmv.networkbillionaire.com

** London, Friday 3rd-5th April 2009
T. Harv Eker presenting Millionaire Mind Intensive
(these are the tickets available at the bottom)

* London, Saturday 4th-5th April 2009
Rick Otton – Rent To Own Options, Buy A House for a Pound
http://www.rickotton.networkbillionaire.com

** HUDDERSFIELD, Tuesday 7th April 2009
Northern Property Network – with Rob Moore, Mark Homer
and Satie Punglia
http://www.northernpropertynetwork.co.uk

Offer
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Apologies it’s not really an offer; or even a deal. It’s a steal!


T Harv Eker – Millionaire Mind Intensive, LONDON

Because of the great work we do with the YES Group and other great events and seminars in the UK, the organisers have kindly supplied some free tickets.

This is your opportunity to come and learn, meet other great individuals and have a profound effect on your life and business! 3-days at the ExCel in London 3rd-5th April 09.

Get booked on NOW: >> http://bit.ly/3Xjlww <<

It already looks set to be the Personal Development event of the year!

I hope it was worth reading to the bottom and I really do look forward to seeing you at one of these events and definitely in London.

Bobby 🙂

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Other than all that it’s been a pretty quiet month!

OK, it’s nearly 3am, I have Friday ‘off’ to catch up with Rob Bell and Arry Nessa. But first, another episode of 24 with Jack Bauer.

Jeremy Dent left a great comment on my blog the other day about my busy-ness: “You need time to sleep, eat and make love as well, Bobby!” – Will schedule it in mate!

Blog post and email, two in one. Sweet… Who said guys can’t multi-task!?

Dealing with loss – Facebook

Today I am mourning the loss of 100’s of friends. I didn’t care enough to look after them and only realised what they meant to me when they were gone.

It’s not the fact that they are ‘gone’ forever – I just can’t poke them when I feel like it, send a quick private message or leave a silly wall post.

Last night I had my facebook account disabled. Yes, I finally broke facebook! I was expecting a warning message but it never came, just an instant ban! I was sharing the link and info I’d spent the evening writing up for my last post on a handful of walls.

“- Interest rates at historic lows of 1%.
– Banks still not increasing credit supply.
– Property bargains to be had and investors are buying.
– Is the economy in a recession & can you still make money?

To read the full write up with my views and what I think
about Interest Rates, Banks, Property and the Economy. Take
a look at my blog here:
http://bobby-gill.blogspot.com – interest-rates-banks-property

Bobby”

I was punished for not following facebook rules, having had a couple of warning in the past it must be three strikes and you’re out, so much for sharing and socialising.
Then again it is their playground, their ball and their rules… Shame they don’t share what those rules are so you can stay within the boundaries. What is a fair usage policy?


The Bad

EVERYTHING you’ve ever posted is removed, discussions you’ve had, your admin status in groups leaving it open for squatters. Your friends list disappears, along with all their messages and all the pictures you’ve spent time uploading. Cherished memories taken away in a flash. How would you feel? Do you get that sinking feeling in your gut of “Oh No!”

I had grown my friends list up to about 1300 ish, about 75-80% of these I actually knew, met or had conversed with, the others had just added me along the way as serial networkers. So it wasn’t a marketing list I lost but the contact details of real friends. Having told people to use facebook as their main means of communication, now I felt the fool.
Emails, telephone numbers, website links, pictures together and the good times. Where were they now except in a virtual trash can of rubbish at Facebook HQ!

The Good

I got my time back. Instead of aimlessy surfing on facebook it was taking up a lot of time. Just like any other tool, it can be dangerous if not used properly and effectively.
There were also admin nightmares of figuring out where I knew some people from and how they added me. It got to the point where I was adding anyone that asked.
Whilst other people were actively ‘culling’ the number of friends they had, facebook did it for me in one fatal swoop! Bye bye facebook friends….

The Ugly

All the links I’d put to my profile and for people to add me are now invalid.
What would you do if your account was removed or disabled? There’s no allowances for begging.
Just like the National Lottery advert, next time it could be you!

What about other companies that look after your information, data, email and treasured memories, like google, blogger, flickr, gmail, hotmail… etc… What if they had server problems, booted you from their website or shut down. What would you do then? However unlikely, it is still a possibility.

The Smart

Do I take this as a sign and take a break from facebook? Do I join again and only add real friends this time. Or should I see how many people I can add for the sake of playing the facebook friends networking game? Who knows.

Lucky I took some insurance out 😉 Just in case something like this happened. Have dropped them an email and hopefully the nice folk at facebook will reinstate my account. Will keep you updated.

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