8 03, 2017

Why You Should Meet for Coffee More Often  

By | 2017-03-08T09:34:18+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Social Media & Networking|

I make quarterly plans. My plans cover the many tasks I’m privileged to do at TKO Graphix —leadership, blogging, video, PR, social media, and more. I also cover outside activities like networking. In my first quarter goals for 2017 my networking action plan is to attend two networking events and two meet-for-coffees per month. So, [...]

10 02, 2017

How to Network Customers and What You’re Missing When You Don’t

By | 2017-02-10T09:01:23+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Social Media & Networking|

There’s a lot of talk about networking, such as, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Networking. A more appropriate title may have been Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Networking, almost. There are articles on where to network, how to network, and what to do after, but they don’t cover everything. They don't [...]

3 02, 2017

6 Ways to Improve Your Business Blog Overnight

By | 2017-02-03T09:34:13+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Social Media & Networking|

If you have a business blog you know it can be challenging. You also know how important it is. I recently attended a website improvement seminar for small businesses. The facilitator shared excellent information. However, she only briefly touched on content creation and its impact on SEO (Search Engine Optimization). The speaker owned and operated [...]

26 01, 2017

Is Social Media Making us Antisocial?

By | 2017-01-26T09:28:37+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Social Media & Networking|

I’m not the first to ask this question. Most of what I read answers this question with a resounding yes, social media is making us antisocial. I disagree but give me a minute to explain. Human Nature Hasn’t Changed—Much Last week I took an unscientific survey of the TKO Graphix upstairs breakroom at lunch over [...]

21 12, 2016

The Pros and Cons of Social Media Automation and Scheduling

By | 2017-01-23T09:48:23+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Social Media & Networking|

On a Friday Morning in July of 2012, the NRA (National Rifle Association) tweeted, “Good Morning Shooters, Happy Friday.” What would’ve been an appropriate tweet on most days wasn’t on this morning. Because at midnight the previous evening a shooter had opened fire in a theater in Aurora Colorado. The tweet was later taken down. [...]

1 12, 2016

Should You Network at a Christmas Party?

By | 2016-12-01T09:31:44+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Social Media & Networking|

Should you network at a Christmas party? Wouldn’t that be—crass? It depends on the party. If it’s a family get together at Aunt Wilma’s, networking might be a little over the top. It also depends on your networking needs. If Uncle Ben, who owns a business, is at the family party and you need a job—just [...]

30 11, 2016

Social Media Holiday Etiquette

By | 2016-11-30T10:25:28+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Social Media & Networking|

Unfortunately too many people use social media to vent, berate, and hold forth. While it’s not always bad, using social media in this negative fashion isn’t a good strategy for business; especially during the holidays. There are standards to be followed, considerations to be given, and respect to be shown. Here are eight social media [...]

9 09, 2016

Top Ten Ways to Get Backlinks to your Blog

By | 2016-09-09T09:43:56+00:00 September 9th, 2016|Social Media & Networking|

To tell you the truth I was confused about the different types of links. I wasn’t certain what the difference was between inbound, internal, outbound, and backlinks. Have you wondered the same? An outbound link is a link to another website from your blog, for example, Growing Popularity & Links. An internal link is from [...]