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.


Obama Assassination Tweets? Be careful what you shout!

Social Media is great and can give you a voice that can be heard by millions – but you should be careful about WHAT you say, WHO you say it about and who HEARS it.

Below is a story of two guys who’s harmless comments are now being investigated by The Secret Service (at least someone’s looking out for Obama’s Health care). That comment could lead to a completely different investigation. I hope they’re not sat naked in their house, smoking weed and watching dodgy films when these guys bust in and find anything dubious lying around.

Yes you have freedom of speech – but the government has more power over you to do what it wants! Be careful what you say, if you’re going to shout from the roof tops, make sure it is honest, ethical and moral… 

Bobby
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Here’s a great comment I found on an older Facebook Poll: ‘Should Obama Be Killed?’

“Speech is speech, but it’s also an action and can have legal consequences. Threats have never been protected speech. I couldn’t say, “How would you like it if I set your house on fire?” and then claim I was merely inquiring after your opinions.” – Semiotix


Tweets Calling for Obama’s Assassination Prompt Secret Service Investigation

“Two Twitter users are learning the hard way that threats against the President of the United States are taken very seriously, even when they’re just a tweet.

With intense debate swirling around last night’s healthcare reform vote, @THHEE_JAY and @Solly_Forrel expressed their frustration with the President by publishing tweets reading “ASSASSINATION! America, we survived the Assassinations and Lincoln & Kennedy. We’ll surely get over a bullet to Barrack Obama’s head” and “You Should be Assassinated!! @Barack Obama.”

Now, the Secret Service is investigating, as they do with all perceived threats against the President. ABC News notes that the two users both tried to backtrack from their statements, and at least one of the accounts (@THHEE_JAY) appears to be offline as of Monday evening.

This isn’t the first time social media activity has caught the attention of the Secret Service. Last year, a teen created a Facebook poll asking “Should Obama be killed?” Ultimately, charges weren’t filed after the perpetrator’s identity was discovered, and it seems likely that the suspects in this case had no formal plans or means to try and assassinate the President.

Nonetheless, it’s another reminder that what’s said in social media carries just as much weight as what’s said using other forms of communication. Apparently, some users still need to figure that out — and more of them will, as law enforcement continues to leverage social media in their crime-fighting efforts.”

Source: www.mashable.com

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!?