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How to Network and Promote Yourself on Social Media via Blogging It Forward


My friend and fantastic blogger Anita recently wrote a great recap of a talk she attended as part of the Social Media Club Salt Lake City in February 2013.  The speaker was author Peter Shankman, who is described on his website as “An author, entrepreneur, speaker, and worldwide connector, Peter is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about Social Media, PR, marketing, advertising, and customer service.”


Anita says the talk was mostly geared towards networking and self-promotion on Social Media, and she found herself with a lot of “tweetable” quotes from Mr. Shankman, which she has now cleverly displayed into beautiful images, easily pinable to Pinterest or to print and hang on your wall/fridge/mirror if you find one that speaks to you.  Here are a couple examples, with text from Anita’s post:


How to Network and Promote Yourself on Social Media via Blogging It Forward

“One of the first things he talked about that really resonated with me was that work can be fun. Once I thought I was one of those lucky people that just happened to land fun jobs, but when I look at my jobs with attention I realized that it wasn’t luck, I just made the job fun because it’s the way I am. I don’t believe in just working for the money, and yes, I have bad days at work like everyone else, but I loved all of my jobs. So his tip is to do something you love, always. My tip is, if you are not as gutsy as he is, find things to love about what you do. You are the only person that can make your job fun or not.”


How to Network and Promote Yourself on Social Media via Blogging It Forward

“Another of his tips for self promotion was to simply be helpful. I almost whooped loudly at this. I’m a big believer of Social Media as a customer service tool, and that basically is being helpful. I was lucky to have participated in Walt Disney’s College Program and be trained by their people, because now being helpful is basically what I love most in life. Pay attention to the people in your network, if they are reaching out with questions that you can either answer or find the person to answer, then why not do it? It pays to be helpful, it pays to be nice.”

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