Easel.ly Create Infographics

Easel.ly is an easy-to-use tool made for users to be able to create fun, attention grabbing infographics to be used on the web for social sites.  This is extremely helpful in visually representing both statistical and non-statistical data. The tool is free to use, but you do need to set-up an account to create an account.  Simply go on Easel.ly and either use your e-mail ID, or log-in directly with Facebook, or Google+.

Start creating your infographic using one of the many templates you see under the Public Visuals tab right after you sign in. You also have the option to upload your own background images and create your presentation from scratch with the many customization options.

Find out how to get started:

Strategize Your Content Marketing on LinkedIn Infographic

In a recent study of 9,000 site users, LinkedIn measured content from four different sources: peers, colleagues, brands, and influencers.  According to the study, 79 percent of LinkedIn users reported that they read or “engaged” (meaning they clicked, liked, shared or commented) with content on the platform at least once a week. Even more, 1 in 3 respondents said they did so daily. Check out the Infographic to see what is motivating LinkedIn members to engage with content.

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Facebook Recommendation Feature

Whether you’re looking for a bakery or a barber shop, a veterinarian or a vacation rental, Recommendations helps you find it. Get exactly what you need from the friends who know you best by requesting a Recommendations from your contacts on Facebook by following this link:  https://www.facebook.com/recommendations/learn/ and click on Ask for Recommendations button.

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Post your question in a Group or on News Feed.  When your friends comment, Facebook will add extra details to their recommendations like reviews and addresses.

Your friend’s recommendations will be added to your own customized map so you can find everything easily.

Two Useful Facebook Features You May Not Know

These are two Facebook features you may not be aware of that I thought you may find useful:

Want to see the history between another Facebook user and yourself? To see photos and old conversations with your contacts on this social site, click the ellipsis icon in your friend’s profile and tap ’See Friendship.’

Recall Conversations on Facebook

To view how people who are not your friends see your profile, click the ellipsis icon right next to the ’View Activity Log,’ and select ’View As’ This will allow you to look at your page through the perspective of people you don’t know and allow you to judge whether to adjust privacy settings.

See what users see

Find Trending Topics on Facebook

People from all over the world gather every day to share their thoughts and participate in real-time conversations on Facebook. Here is the way to find the most popular conversations, trending topics.

To the right of the News Feed, you can see a list of topics that have recently spiked in popularity. The list is personalized, including topics based on things you’re interested in and what is trending across Facebook overall. Each topic is accompanied by a headline that briefly explains why it is trending. You can click on any headline to see the most interesting posts from your friends or Pages that are talking about that particular topic.

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You can click on any headline to see the most interesting posts from your friends or Pages that are talking about that particular topic.

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Inspiration for Blog Content

Find yourself staring at your computer screen with no words or ideas to create a single blog? Have your blog goals taking a turn to a deep dark abyss?  I have good news so do not despair.  Inspiration is hiding all around you just waiting for good content to be discovered. Here are a few tips to get your motivation flowing:

Start with your passion! Why do you do what you do? Share your journey and how did you get to where are you now. Reflecting and writing about your progress  will surely ignite new motivation for what you do with winning content.

Search for continuing education in your field. Learning new tricks to your trade will create excitement with fresh content to share with your audience that is sure to highlight your expertise and you may just discover a niche in your industry.

Take a break.  Sometimes we find clarity with just stepping away.  Consider going on a trip to gain renewed insight within or explore the roots of your career choice.

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Web Site and Social Media Class at Economic Growth Business Incubator (EGBI)

Austin’s a great city for small business. Economic Growth Business Incubator (EGBI) embraces the spirit by bringing historically under-served individuals support to help make them successful business owners. That includes training, coaching and more, delivered in a comfortable environment in either English or Spanish. Staff meet with clients at their individual level as they start, grow and sustain grassroots businesses, contributing to Austin’s economy and the prosperity of their families.

MUNDU Media, LLC was pleased to help EGBI extend Austin’s entrepreneurial opportunity throughout the community by having founder, Monica Peña teach the website and social media class.

Economic Growth Business Incubator (EGBI)

3 Digital Holiday Invitation Sites

Are you looking for the easiest way to send Christmas invitations this season?  There are several virtual web service solutions to consider with free options that will allow potential guest to receive one-of-a-kind invitations.  These resources feature tracking, maps, and reminders for party organizers.

Punchbowl

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Paperless Post

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Evite

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Happy holidays!

Yelp’s Three New Features

Yelp introduces three new features to their crowd-sourced review site for local businesses:

Yelfie- Yelp users now have an opportunity to take a check-in photo when visiting a business on Yelp. The camera then flips or reverses so the user can take a picture of themselves. This information, along with the business name and the user’s rating of that business can be shared on social media.

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Shareable Bookmark Collections- On  October of 2016, Yelp introduced bookmark collections allowing users to curate and organize their own lists of businesses on the platform.  Yelp is now allowing users to share these bookmark collections with other users by tapping the “share” icon.

AI-Driven Business Images- Yelp has started leveraging AL and machine learning to help identify the best of the more than 100,000 photos that are being uploaded to Yelp every day to appear on business pages. According to Yelp. “Over the past year, we’ve done extensive evaluation and analysis to improve the quality of the photos shown at the top of each business page.”

 

LinkedIn’s Profinder Proposal Request

LinkedIn ProFinder program is designed to help freelance and independent marketers find new clients by meeting the qualifications. LinkedIn members interested in the freelancer’s services will make a request for services they need. Once LinkedIn’s algorithm finds a request that matches the expertise, an email with a proposal request will be sent out for services.  Profinders goal is to get the person requesting services up to five responses from highly qualified, local professionals within 48 hours of request submission.

Requests are brief and specific:

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Responses need to be timely and professional with a competitive price range for the service requested. The range may change once more details are communicated on the project.  The initial response will serve as a reference for the base of the cost of services.  Once the proposal is submitted, it will be shared and linked to your LinkedIn ProFinder profile.
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Include next steps in your response, such as scheduling a phone call or an in person meeting. Any questions for the potential customer should also be included in the response. Before hitting send, reread your message paying additional attention to spelling and grammar. It is recommended to use spell check to double check.

The client may be evaluating up to 5 offers, so make sure your response stands out and reevaluate and adjust your profile periodically.