Have you seen the NEW NEW Twitter? – A Social Business Life@42 Workshop with Robert Lavigne

On February 8th, 2012, I introduced the NEW NEW Twitter to the #BRANTS Social Business Hangout.

Every Wednesday night, I mentor the local Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs) in the Brantford area on Social Business (e.g. Enterprise 2.0, Social CRM, Social Media).

Each week as part of this meetup, I also record a live podcast called “What’s on YOUR Mind? #BRANTS, which is hosted by #TDGv Studios.

The podcast that night was a HOTSEAT Q&A on Twitter.

Episode 12 – A Social Business Hangout on Twitter (Q&A HOTSEAT)

After the recording of the podcast, I was asked to do a Life@42 Workshop on Twitter.

This presentation would provide an introduction to Twitter to new users.

This presentation would also provide an overview of the NEW NEW Twitter User Interface (UI).

I make a point of always recording my presentation, so that I can share it with those who are not physically in attendance.

With that I present to you the Life@42 Introduction to the NEW NEW Twitter.

Life@42 Workshop by @TDGv: “New New” Twitter Introduction presentation to Social Business Hangout – YouTube

Take Care,

Robert Lavigne, Your Social Business Mentor

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New to Google+? What is Google Plus? – A Life@42 Workshop with Robert Lavigne, Your Social Business Mentor

On February 1st, 2012, I introduced Google+ to the #BRANTS Social Business Hangout.

Every Wednesday night, I mentor the local Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs) in the Brantford area on Social Business (e.g. Enterprise 2.0, Social CRM, Social Media).

Each week as part of this meetup, I also record a live podcast called “What’s on YOUR Mind? #BRANTS, which is hosted by #TDGv Studios.

The podcast that night was on Inbound Marketing

Episode 11 – A Social Business Hangout on Inbound Marketing

After recording the podcast, we typically have a round table discussion on the topic at hand.

This week, I was asked to do a Life@42 Workshop on Google Plus instead.

I make a point of always recording my presentation, so that I can share it with those who are not physically in attendance.

With that I present to you two alternate versions of my Life@42 Introduction to Google+.

Life@42 VideoDeck Version of Robert Lavigne Presentation on Google+

Life@42 Workshop: Google+ Introduction – Social Business Hangout Presentation in Brantford #BRANTS – YouTube

Picture-in-Picture Version of Robert Lavigne Presentation on Google Plus

Google+ Introduction Presentation by Robert Lavigne to #BRANTS Social Business Hangout (@RLavigne42) – YouTube

Take Care,

Robert Lavigne, Your Social Business Mentor

A Tale of Two Tweets #Dickens2012 aka “#Happy200Chaz Charles Dickens from the Brantford Library”

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Image via Wikipedia

I make a point of meeting with the Brantford Library Community Managers, whenever I visit their library.

As mentioned in a previous post, the Brantford Library Community Managers “GET IT”.

How the Brantford Library understands “The Social Media Business Equation” by Eve Mayer Orsburn

Because they “GET IT”, I want to keep helping them better leverage their Social Media endeavours in Brantford.

Each visit to the Brantford Library presents an opportunity to provide some onsite Social Business mentoring.

We talked about how the Brantford Libary can better search Twitter for trending topics, leverage Hashtags and discover community dialogue.

Earlier in the day, the Brantford Library sent out this tweet commemorating Charles Dickens‘ 200th Birthday.

After a little bit of twitter mentoring, the Brantford Library sent out this revised and well formed tweet.

As you can see, with a little bit of research, the same content can be exponentially improved for Twitter.

The Brantford Library now recognized that “Charles Dickens” was trending and not just “Dickens”.

The Brantford Library now recognized that #Happy200Chaz and #Dickens2012 were popular Hashtags celebrating Charles Dickens’ 200th Birthday.

The Brantford Library now recognized that by using a bit of keyword and SEO research prior to sending out a tweet, that same content would be seen by a far wider targeted audience.

To learn more about “What the Heck is a Hashtag?“, here is a Life@42 Workshop segment featuring Robert Lavigne, your Social Business Mentor.

Take Care,

Robert Lavigne, Your Social Business Mentor

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