How to decide when and when not to use social media


Recently, my friend and photographer, Jeremy Cowart, posted a picture on Instagram and said... One more image from yesterday's shoot with @tribekelley. Sometimes you just can't out-light window light. A photo posted by Jeremy Cowart (@jeremycowart) on Dec 12, 2014 at 9:23am PST The picture is beautiful, but what he said caught my attention: Sometimes you just can't out-light window light. I've been to Jeremy's photography studio. He has dozens of lights to choose from to … [Read more...]

Five Steps to Collecting & Using Business Cards Effectively


Stacked in my drawer are dozens, if not hundreds of business cards that I've collected over the years. Perhaps you have the same quandry as I do: what do I do with all of those cards? If you're like me, you don't dare throw them away. After all, you might need one of them some day. But, the problem is, most likely, you don't have a clue when and where you met those people. All you know is that somehow, you have their card. Good, but not helpful. Jeff Pulver, co-founder of the Vonage … [Read more...]

Eight Things I Learned at Social Fresh Charlotte


Today, I joined a couple hundred of my new closest socmed Charlotte friends for an all day conference called Social Fresh. Established and ran by former Charlottean, Jason Keath, this six-session event was packed full of topics that ranged from community development to corporate social policy. I really enjoyed the conference, mainly because it was small and intimate. I met a lot of new people like @jakrose, @yarby, @benjamingetz, @CaseyLBrewton, @MCDolphens, @GenevieveJooste, @Mysticle, … [Read more...]

5 Keys to Building Forever-Followers—Chris Brogan Style


Yesterday, I had the spontaneous opportunity to attend the Author's Way event and see social media "typist" Chris Brogan (@chrisbrogan) talk about his perspective and approach on all things social media. He also dived into the heart of his new book, Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust (Amazon link). A lot was said over the course of four hours and I took about six pages of notes. However, there were five things that I walked away with that have … [Read more...]