Tag Archive | Social Media

How Important is Your Avatar

Well lets be honest, most people remember the pic more than the name. So as I’ve said elsewhere your “image” should be the same across all social media platforms. I read the other day somewhere that it was also unwise to use a logo… the “guru” called those that did that “logo heads” and advised against the practice. The recommendation is that you use a professional pic of yourself.

See the pics / avatars below and then pick the one you like the best and worst. 

Now there are some very nice avatars here however can I suggest you avoid group or couple photos, logos, animals, your lovely children and cartoons. Social means person to person so you are best to present yourself as an individual!.

Social Media and How to present yourself:

Make it a clear, friendly face shot and something you wouldn’t mind a potential employer or investor seeing! Don’t point, be holding a beer, be looking down at the camera or be looking smug or aloof !

Ric Townsend http://www.orglearn.org Social Media Consultant

Empire Avenue for Social Media “Rocket Fuel”


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Social Media Experts – At What Time?

It amazes me that nobody running Social Media events takes the time to list the times worldwide. Its an old adage in sales “make it easy to buy”. So take the trouble to list the times and dates of the event worldwide, unless you are just interested in attracting locals. A free tip from Ric. Social Media Consultant and Sales Trainer http:.://www.orglearn.org

Building Your Reputation Through Social Media


Social Media Activity today is pretty well a must for those that want to stand out from the crowd. Sure Facebook is great or keeping in touch with loved ones and Twitter is great to put your daily pearls of wisdom out. Now there is a greater dynamic at work that you can capitalize on and that is to use your social media activities to broaden your contacts in the areas you are interested in. Google’s circles have got us all closer to being able to filter unwanted information as you can group those that you follow (circle) into various interest groups.

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More impoertantly thuogh its a place to meet people some of who a notible entities in their own right and many will help and support you both inside and outside the game, Thety will endorse your blpogs G+1 your site and like you on Facebook. This is valueable networking SEO SEM and Social Media exposure.

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