5 Apps to Create Image Quotes and Memes

You have probably been wondering how those words end up on images. Well, I’m sharing my five top choices with you today. While there are many options out there, I like the way this selection displays the text. I also like their functionality.

WordSwag

wordswag appThis is my #1 favorite app. It produces quality images with many cool options on how the text is displayed.  If you’re looking for professionalism and a clean, polished look, WordSwag gives it to you every time. Note: the more text you include, the smaller the font so only type in short statements. It comes with different backgrounds, access to a stock photo catalog of more options, or you can upload your own picture. Last but not least, it does all the design work for you.  Continue reading 5 Apps to Create Image Quotes and Memes

Content is EVERYTHING! Webinar on May 21, 10amET

Content is EVERYTHING! WebinarThe most frequent questions and complaints I get from business owners, entrepreneurs, and public figures involve content and lack of engagement. Social media is often misunderstood and because of that, there are common mistakes made. The good news is that it’s easy to fix. The better news is that I’m offering a webinar on May 21, 2016 at 10amET to bring you the answers you need to get on the right track.  Continue reading Content is EVERYTHING! Webinar on May 21, 10amET

Your Head Weighs Up to 60 Pounds When Texting

Dr. Koi Ibrahim, DC, MS of Goldson Spine Rehabilitation Center takes a moment to talk about the dangers and effects on your posture and spine when using mobile devices. As I have been experiencing some of these effects myself, I wanted to make sure you heard the best advice from a credible professional.

“Studies have shown that people will spend about 7.4 hours per day looking at screens like a PDA or cell phone. The way you hold your PDA or look at your screen on a day-to-day basis can highly affect the way you function. It can also affect how you feel pain and discomfort in the back area. Different postures can put a lot of pressure on those nerves that communicate different things,” says Dr. Ibrahim.  Continue reading Your Head Weighs Up to 60 Pounds When Texting

Why Your Followers Feel Ignored

Images are the number one viewed media on social media platforms. As a child, you read pictures before reading the words. Adults mirror the same behavior online.  So, how do you tap into that behavior?

Add an image to your posts. It will draw the eye of the reader much faster. One of the most popular types of images is image quotes (sometimes called memes depending on the type); they have words on a blank canvas or a photo. You can design your own image quote using apps such as Word Swag, Typorama, Phonto, or Textgram (there are lots more) or you can re-post someone else’s image quote.  Continue reading Why Your Followers Feel Ignored

Facebook Live vs. Periscope

Facebook continues to roll out its live video streaming platform, Facebook Live, which competes directly with Periscope. That makes things interesting. So which one should you use? Or should you use both? Just for clarification…when you go live, people are seeing and hearing everything that is taking place in that moment; it’s real time. Continue reading Facebook Live vs. Periscope

The First Social Media Simplified Series Class of 2016!

I have received many inquiries from dedicated people rearing to improve their social media skills in 2016. Don’t fear, the first class is here. Starting Tuesday, March 1, 2016, we will begin our journey of 4-weeks of hands-on social media training. Register here: www.smssmarch2016.eventbrite.com. If you’re wondering what it’s about, here’s a sneak peek: Continue reading The First Social Media Simplified Series Class of 2016!

Your Last Chance in 2015 to Sharpen Your Social Media Skills

Many people have expressed interest in taking the Social Media Simplified Series Level 1 class. We have one more this year and I don’t want you to miss the registration deadline. If you’re wondering what it’s about, here’s a snapshot:

Social Media Simplified Series Level 1Do you have questions about social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) with no one to answer? Are you using social media but not quite sure what you’re doing? Are you wondering how to turn your posts into dollars or more business? Are you wondering how to create those image graphics using apps? You will get the answer to these questions and so many more in this training. This hands-on training will be specific to your needs and those of your business. Establish a brand online that potential customers will remember and call on for those services. You will learn which platforms are best for your business, what you should be saying, how to balance social posts with promotional posts, how to merge your social media activity with your marketing goals to get results and more. Be committed to improving your business; determined to stop saying, “I don’t have the time for social media,” or “I don’t know what to say,” or “It’s not important.” People are looking for your services and talent, so it’s time to fill the demand with your supply. Continue reading Your Last Chance in 2015 to Sharpen Your Social Media Skills

Why You Need a Public Facebook Page (In Addition to a Personal Page)

Although this feature has been around for a long time, many still don’t have public Facebook pages or realize there is a difference. I totally understand why. You’re having fun on your personal page, so it comes down to the old adage – “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Well, let me explain why it’s important for a business or public figure (speaker, pastor, entertainer, radio commentator, etc.) to have a public page.  Continue reading Why You Need a Public Facebook Page (In Addition to a Personal Page)

5 Easy Ways to Include Social Media in Your Event

We all want more followers, more likes, more comments, more shares on our social media platforms (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & others). Why? Because numbers make us look and feel good. It impresses other people and quite frankly, it makes us feel like the work we’re doing is actually working. But, the million dollar question is, “How can I increase my followers and engagement?” One of the most effective ways to do this is by making social media a part of your company’s events. Read about five easy ways to do that.  Continue reading 5 Easy Ways to Include Social Media in Your Event

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