Guest post: Twitter for musicians

A Vibraphone, Sheep and the BBC – Twitter for Musicians by Nick Parnell – Vibes Virtuoso Ever since the explosion of the social media phenomenon, I have wondered how I could utilise sites such as Facebook and Twitter to advance my performance career. I had heard of the incredible success stories of musicians such as Taylor Swift who have credited social media as the key … Continue reading Guest post: Twitter for musicians

Don’t fret over your LinkedIn requests

I hear a lot of gripes about LinkedIn. Heck, I’ve shared a few myself [see An Open Letter to LinkedIn]. One of the most common ones I hear from my audiences – and occasionally from clients – is this: “I’m so tired of getting LinkedIn requests.” It’s not unusual for them to worry about  whether to accept some LinkedIn requests, or to ponder someone’s reason … Continue reading Don’t fret over your LinkedIn requests

What can you say in 140 characters?

I’ve seen it again. That perennial query from a non-Twitter user who derides the character limit of a tweet. Today this question was posed in comments following an online newspaper article about Twitter and its news breaking capabilities: “What can you say that is real in 140 characters?” There’s plenty you can say in 140 characters and to suggest that something important or valid requires a … Continue reading What can you say in 140 characters?

3 overlooked social tools

It’s important to remember that the social media world isn’t all Facebook, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. Here’s my list of three underrated and overlooked social media tools/platforms: 1. Quora Want the answer to a question? Quite often you’ll be tempted to turn to Google for a quick answer. Sadly, this can turn up reams of ageing or irrelevant content that you need to sift through … Continue reading 3 overlooked social tools

ABC radio segment: social media common questions

As many of you would know, since January this year I’ve been part of a regular social media segment on ABC 891. It’s been fantastic fun to join Michael Smyth on Fridays after 4pm to discuss social media news, trends and tips. Last week we discussed the US election, my answer to one of the most common social media questions I’m asked and my first … Continue reading ABC radio segment: social media common questions

Silly tweets don’t die … they get retweeted around the globe

You know when you say something silly to your husband / friend / colleague and you’re glad they’re the only one there to hear you? You can laugh about it. You can be corrected. You can be embarrassed and swear them to secrecy. But occasionally today, what we say and do traverses to social media and it can have astounding repercussions. This post has of … Continue reading Silly tweets don’t die … they get retweeted around the globe

Erico Fletcher, International Spam of Mystery

I’ve  got a secret to share. I’m embroiled in a world of intrigue, at the centre of an epic tale that touches the far reaches of the globe. I’m about to be entrusted with riches, thanks to various international people of mystery who have – luckily for me – stumbled across my email address and reached out to me for help in the midst of … Continue reading Erico Fletcher, International Spam of Mystery