Social Media for Business 2016 Classes

Don't get left out. If you want to attract new customers, your small business or nonprofit on Kauai needs social media marketing tools. The Kauai arm of the University of Hawaii has your back. They have worked hard to offer affordable stand-alone classes on topics you need to know. These are running Fridays 1-4pm. There is now ONE class left in the 2016 series. If you have never taken a class … [Read more...]

Social Media for Business 2014 Classes

It is the time for New Years Resolutions and self improvement. It's a good time to get KCC-OCET Social Media for Business classes onto your schedule for 2014. These classes are fun, affordable and easy to fit into your schedule. You have no excuse. Our first series in 2014 ran January 29 to March 12. Our second series ran July 23 to September 3rd as below. We will have a new series beginning … [Read more...]

Why You Should Pay Attention to Your Klout Score

All of my social media for business students and clients know about Klout, the measurement index for social media influence. I introduce them to their Klout score at the very beginning of our relationship. Why? Because for all the controversy about the accuracy of Klout, people do look at it. If you are on Hootsuite, as a vast number of Twitter users are, you cannot help seeing it because it is … [Read more...]

How To Make a Facebook Page First Steps

Setting up a new Facebook Page can be somewhat daunting because Facebook does not allow you to preview what screens you will encounter before you get started. Here is your advance road map. To set up a new Facebook Fan Page, you must have a Facebook profile. Note that Facebook Pages are alternatively called Fan Pages and Brand Pages. These names refer to the same thing. A Facebook Page … [Read more...]

KCC OCET Social Media for Business Series with Linda Sherman

KCC OCET is a tremendous resource for residents of Kauai. If you haven't taken a course there yet, you certainly should look at doing so. You will find the OCET classrooms comfortable and well-equipped. As many of you know, bringing the voice of Kauai to the internet is a passion of mine. Many business owners on Kauai are now realizing that they need to understand the tools of social media to … [Read more...]

Power Women Marketing Panel

Kauai Chamber of Commerce recognizes how important Social Media Marketing is to the economy of Kauai. They are hosting a seminar to help you get started or improve the program you already have. If you have a business on Kauai, you should take advantage of this opportunity to learn how to use the internet to promote your business. When: Friday, June 29 8:00 am Registration and Continental … [Read more...]

Why Your Business Should Be on Pinterest

The reasons your business should be on Pinterest include the opportunity to: - Extend your brand personality and story with images - Draw people to particular articles, pages or products on your website - Publicize your participation in a trade show - Engage with your brand advocates - Get feedback on which of your product images are appealing from customers and prospects - Protect your … [Read more...]

BlogWorld Video Interviews and Great Memories

BlogWorld Expo is a conference where bloggers and would be bloggers gather to speak, learn and network. With over 100 sessions providing tips for businesses and organizations for both blogging and social media as well as special tracks for military, health and other special interests, there is always a wealth of information at this conference. At the same time, the word reunion comes up a … [Read more...]

How to Participate in a Twitter Chat | Tweet Chat

To get started on Twitter it is always useful to participate on a Twitter chat. What is a Twitter Chat? Twitter Chats are subject specific gatherings on Twitter usually held weekly at the same time. I find these alternatively referred to as tweet chats. Twitter Chats are hosted by the founder or a couple of people who share the hosting. Sometimes a special guest co-host is brought … [Read more...]

Hawaii Social Media Summit Boasts Statewide Participation

The competitive landscape for marketing in Hawaii has changed. Recognizing this, attendees from a broad spectrum of industries in Hawaii came to the Hawaii Social Media Summit to learn more about social media marketing. The beautiful open-air Hawaii Convention Center made a lovely backdrop to the aloha spirit at the conference. My presentation was aimed at business owners considering a … [Read more...]