Tag Archives: Community

Friends Don’t Let Friends Tweet Drunk

The Twitter buzz buster There are a few things you shouldn’t do after cracking open a cold one. Calling your ex would be number one but tweeting ranks a close second. Actually the more I think about it, calling your ex might be a safer bet than tweeting while under the influence… You might think […]

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Editorial Calendar – Social Media Strategy Must-Have

Keeping the message on target and timely is one of the biggest challenges I hear from community managers. How do you keep the content flowing in a way that makes sense to the community? Take a note from this former journalist’s toolbox and build yourself an editorial calendar …

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Surviving Career Burnout

Being a workaholic isn’t sustainable. In fact, it’s not a smart, healthy or attractive long term strategy. If we’re not careful, our passion for our work can sour and we’re left 20 pounds heavier, exhausted and maybe even divorced because we’ve done nothing but work …

What Productive, Successful People Do

Work smarter, not harder and other not-so-impossible tips for entrepreneurs Like most people, January is an opportunity to revisit my goals and fine tune my work processes – a check-in and chance to do a better job in the coming year. But doing a better job doesn’t mean working harder – I work as hard […]

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The Art of Staying Motivated During Christmas

Every Christmas, I see many of my entrepreneur friends do the same crazy dance as the holidays approach. What do you mean it’s Christmas already? How am I going to find time for all the shopping, baking, wrapping, holidaying (and Work)? How will I cope?

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The Secret to Social Media Success

My own little social media rebellion has led to changes that now sit comfortably for me. Now I’m playing by my own rules. The social media love affair is re-ignited and back on. Yes, I am still a big believer in listening and learning from experts but now I ensure they’re people who have similar values, standards and integrity …

Twitter True Story with Jason Dykstra

Building your community before you need it We’re honored to welcome Jason Dykstra, AKA @JasonDyk, to SocialNorth. Jason’s the guy you call when you’re knee-deep in conflict. He’s a conflict management specialist, husband, father and all around awesome guy I’m honored to call a friend. This is his story… SocialNorth welcome submissions from everyone. Whether […]

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Art of Leadership Conference, Toronto

I’ve been invited to attend Toronto’s Art of Leadership conference and I’m looking forward to a full day of learning jam-packed with inspirational leaders offering strategic lessons to encourage and invigorate us to take our businesses to the next level …

building your social media voice

Take Your Social Media Voice from Meh to Magnificent!

Social media gives brands and consumers an opportunity to separate yourself from your competitors with your own style and personality. What draws us to other people can also draw us to companies, allowing us to connect emotionally rather than with just our credit cards …

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Twitter True Story ~ Charting a Course for Success

We’re honored to welcome Michelle Mangen, AKA @MMangen, to SocialNorth. Michelle’s a 6-figure virtual assistant, single mom who loves Latin dancing, iTunes, books and horses. She’s the oldest of 7 kids from Wisconsin and now lives in Sarasota, Florida …

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