31 05, 2017

How to Host an Awesome Networking Event

By | 2017-05-18T09:24:47+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Social Media & Networking|

Your organization has sponsored networking events as an affiliate, and you, as well as your team, are active networkers. Is it time to create, manage, and host a networking event? And with so many events available to attend why would you need or want to host an event? Why You Should Host an Event Hosting [...]

19 04, 2017

What Should You Wear to a Networking Event?

By | 2017-04-19T10:20:29+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Social Media & Networking|

What should you wear to a networking event? That’s a good question because the answer depends on the event and your purpose for attending. Are looking for new customers, a job, or to connect with influencers? Is the event after hours at a local watering hole or is a business luncheon at a fine dining [...]

10 04, 2017

Training a Social Media Backup Person

By | 2017-04-10T10:28:40+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Social Media & Networking|

For the last seven years whenever I’ve taken time off or worked off site, I’ve continued to administrate 18 social media accounts daily. Every morning, I’d tweet, post, and schedule multiple accounts on six networks. On Twitter alone, I’d post 50 tweets per day on four accounts. I also publish a new blog post daily [...]

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 [...]

25 01, 2017

9 Networking Introductions to Break the Ice

By | 2017-01-25T09:44:46+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Social Media & Networking|

You’ve been there. We all have. It’s the pre-event networking 30 minutes, and you only know one other co-worker and the bartender, but he doesn’t count because you just met him two minutes ago. The question is, do you stay with your co-worker, sit at the bar, or talk to a stranger? Okay, so you know [...]

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. [...]