For the word nerds out there, this TedEd video explains where the nearly 1,000 new words (every year) come from … and it’s mostly made up.
This week we have a video to share, from the Entrepreneur YouTube channel: “11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs.” There are a few in the list that I have read and a few that I haven’t read and need to add to my reading list.
I’m a big fan of reading in general. I have learned quite a bit from reading books, blogs, white papers, etc. I’m always on the lookout for more books to add to my list.
Do you have more books to recommend?
Today’s Video Pick is from Social Media Examiner (via YouTube): “How to Create a Live Video Talk Show Using Blab.” I know several podcasters who are using Blab as a video component for their shows, and even as a tool where they record interviews which are added to the podcast later.
I haven’t used Blab effectively yet, but it’s on my list. Social Media Examiner takes a look at how to use Blab to create a live video talk show. Worth checking out, especially if you haven’t already begin using Blab for marketing.
Bitly.com is one of the tools I frequently recommend to students in my social media classes, in particular when discussing measurement and review. The service does so much more than just give you shortened links to use in Tweets, especially if you create an account — it gives you statistics on how many clicks your content is generating, when and from where (and that’s just that start).
This video from Digital Marketer gives an in-depth look at how they use Bitly, the types of info they gleam from it, and advanced techniques you might consider in your usage. Check it out.
Twitter is my favorite social media tool. It gives you the most organic access to new contacts and potential customers. It provides access to in-depth search options on what others are posting. It gives almost instant access to conversation options with others who are interested in similar topics. And it’s indexed by search engines.
This video from DigitalMarketer gives an in-depth look at a social media marketer’s how-to list on building a large Twitter audience. It gives the name of tools, explanations on how they are used, and their impact on a case study.
For those of you just getting started on Twitter, some of these tools and tips may seem extreme. For those of you getting ready to amp up your Twitter presence, you may want to start out by trying one or two of the ones you don’t already have in your arsenal. I know I’m giving it serious thought.
Let me know what you think.