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I’m FINALLY on Instagram! How ‘Bout You?

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Hey Everyone!

Sorry I have been MIA for so long. I started a new job in February which I LOVE, but I have been very busy travelling and meeting everyone.

I am also working on a new project which is very exciting.

Hopefully all is well with you.

So big social media news from me. I have finally taken the plunge and joined Instagram 🙂

You can find me at:

https://instagram.com/timmushey/

When I had some time off over Christmas and in to January, I repurposed a lot of my blog content on LinkedIn Pulse. You can see it over at:

https://ca.linkedin.com/in/timmushey

Since we are on a roll connecting today, you can also find me at:

https://www.facebook.com/SellLeadSucceed
https://twitter.com/TimMushey73
https://plus.google.com/+TimMushey/about
https://www.youtube.com/user/TimMushey/videos

I will follow back.

Have a FANTASTIC Thursday.

All the best!

Tim

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Social Media Changed My Life!

It was April of 2011, and I had been writing for some time. As I reflect back now, it was well over a year that I was carrying around a notebook and writing about sales, sales management and leadership. But I was feeling lost. It felt like I was stranded on an island, wondering if my message would have meaning to anyone else. I was quickly coming to the realization that Google was “letting me down” when I needed it the most.

What I mean by that was I was having trouble finding out what I really wanted to know about sales and who the key players were. I wanted to connect with influential people in the industry, but just did not know how. Then I saw a commercial from the website www.ancestry.com and it inspired me greatly. Their tagline was,

“You don’t have to know what you are looking for, you just have to start looking.”

I was pumped up! I was going to dig deep online and search for influential people who were doing similar things do what I wanted to be doing.

Shortly after I started my search, I came across a website called:

www.salesandmanagementblog.com

Paul McCord’s fantastic website and blog not only provided great value for me, but he also had a “Blogroll”. For those who do not know, a Blogroll is a listing of favourite blogs that the author follows. It was like I had won the lottery! Many of the influential sales leaders that I follow today are on that list, and I have thanked Paul personally for enabling me to connect with a great group of people. I immediately started to follow their blogs, but it was time-consuming.

Fast forward a few weeks, and I was visiting an account for work. One of the employees was on Twitter and enjoying it a lot. I made fun of her a bit, and stated that I did not need to know every little update of celebrities and regular people. She said that I had it all wrong, and gave me a quick tutorial. I was very impressed and kicked myself that I had not joined sooner!

After work that day, I rushed home and feverishly started searching for people who I had recently discovered in the sales space. Many or them were actually on Twitter! I started to follow them. The first thing that I noticed was the time savings for following blog posts and other valuable content. As an example, if I was following ten blogs and had to go to each of their pages on a regular basis, it would take a long time. But if I was following them on Twitter, they were all updating their profiles with new tweets and I could see what was new in a fraction of the time. That was awesome!

As I progressed and became a daily Twitter user, I realized that the social interaction was becoming very beneficial to me as well. I was having a blast, and contributing daily! I must admit, trying to get my point across in less than 140 characters was a challenge, but I learned to adapt. As the list of people I followed quickly grew, I proceeded to group them in to sub lists, to keep each list of people to follow a manageable size.

LinkedIn was a website that I had previously used for job searches. I soon realized that it was much more than an HR platform. I started to connect with people in the sales space, fellow entrepreneurs, and old friends! I have now connected with close to 900 people, and am looking to add to my network daily.

Starting a Facebook fan page and joining Google+ a few months ago has provided me with other platforms to share my message on. Internet marketing leader Gary Vaynerchuk put his spin on social media during an interview with Tony Robbins once. He was posed the question about where people should be connecting with social media. His answer was a very emphatic “ALL OF THEM”. His explained the point with this analogy
.

“If you were invited to several important business mixers, would you attend all of them, or just one?”

If you are attempting to spread your message to as many people as possible, the correct answer is all of them of course!

Social media has changed my life. I now know others are interested in what I have to say (which is an incredible feeling). I post my content in all the social media outlets mentioned above!

If you are looking to connect with people in your areas of interest, social media is certainly an incredible venue to do so. If you are looking to take things a step further and start, sustain and eventually grow a business, it is a must!

Most of you reading this are already connecting on social media, so congratulations! But please consider your connections that are on the fence, and send them the link of this blog post! It changed my life, and will hopefully change theirs too.

One last thing
 if we are not connected on social media, I would love if you joined me at:

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/SellLeadSucceed

(Don’t forget to like to stay connected!) 

Twitter

https://twitter.com/TimMushey73

Google+

http://bit.ly/XvkjRr

YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/user/TimMushey

Top Tips for Brands Looking to Leverage the Twitter’s New Functionality

What do you think about the new changes to Twitter? I enjoyed this post!

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So now when you are familiar with the new exciting features of Twitter, time to look at some effective ways of applying them. If you missed my previous post, click here What’s New with twitter?

Twitter will start rolling out the new change to Profile Pages to the users over the next few weeks. In the interim, it’s a good time for brands to start thinking about how they will leverage this new . Here are some tips to help get you started:

  1. Plan Your New Profile and Cover Images: There is no better time than now to begin designing and developing your new cover photo and profile image to meet the new Twitter requirements. Twitter recommends dimensions for header photo of 1500px in width × 500px in height.
  2. Offer Specials with Pinned Tweets: You now have the chance to feature a specific tweet at the top of your


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Have A Laugh Fridays – The OuterNet

Love this!

 

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Would You “Scroll Past” Your Profile?

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Think of all the times you have scrolled through long lists of profiles on social media sites.

I like to use the analogy of what makes you stop and look at a résumé when flipping through a big stack of pages?

  • What makes you stop and click to find out more?
  • What makes you keep scrolling past?

How is your online presence looking lately?

Is it maybe time to check your :

  • Pictures
  • Profiles
  • Links to other social media sites, videos, blog posts etc.

The social media space is becoming more crowded every day. What are you doing to entice others to stop and take notice of what you are doing?

If the answer is not much, you will blend in and just be another “rĂ©sumĂ© in the pile”.

Make today the day that you step up your game 🙂

My Favourite 5 Posts Of 2013 – #4 “Social Media”

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It was April of 2011, and I had been writing for some time. As I reflect back now, it was well over a year that I was carrying around a notebook and writing about sales, sales management and leadership. But I was feeling lost. It felt like I was stranded on an island, wondering if my message would have meaning to anyone else. I was quickly coming to the realization that Google was “letting me down” when I needed it the most.

What I mean by that was I was having trouble finding out what I really wanted to know about sales and who the key players were. I wanted to connect with influential people in the industry, but just did not know how. Then I saw a commercial from the website www.ancestry.com and it inspired me greatly. Their tagline was,

“You don’t have to know what you are looking for, you just have to start looking.”

I was pumped up! I was going to dig deep online and search for influential people who were doing similar things do what I wanted to be doing.

Shortly after I started my search, I came across a website called:

http://www.salesandmanagementblog.com

Paul McCord’s fantastic website and blog not only provided great value for me, but he also had a “Blogroll”. For those who do not know, a Blogroll is a listing of favourite blogs that the author follows. It was like I had won the lottery! Many of the influential sales leaders that I follow today are on that list, and I have thanked Paul personally for enabling me to connect with a great group of people. I immediately started to follow their blogs, but it was time-consuming.

Fast forward a few weeks, and I was visiting an account for work. One of the employees was on Twitter and enjoying it a lot. I made fun of her a bit, and stated that I did not need to know every little update of celebrities and regular people. She said that I had it all wrong, and gave me a quick tutorial. I was very impressed and kicked myself that I had not joined sooner!

After work that day, I rushed home and feverishly started searching for people who I had recently discovered in the sales space. Many or them were actually on Twitter! I started to follow them. The first thing that I noticed was the time savings for following blog posts and other valuable content. As an example, if I was following ten blogs and had to go to each of their pages on a regular basis, it would take a long time. But if I was following them on Twitter, they were all updating their profiles with new tweets and I could see what was new in a fraction of the time. That was awesome!

As I progressed and became a daily Twitter user, I realized that the social interaction was becoming very beneficial to me as well. I was having a blast, and contributing daily! I must admit, trying to get my point across in less than 140 characters was a challenge, but I learned to adapt. As the list of people I followed quickly grew, I proceeded to group them in to sub lists, to keep each list of people to follow a manageable size.

LinkedIn was a website that I had previously used for job searches. I soon realized that it was much more than an HR platform. I started to connect with people in the sales space, fellow entrepreneurs, and old friends! I have now connected with close to 900 people, and am looking to add to my network daily.

Starting a Facebook fan page and joining Google+ a few months ago has provided me with other platforms to share my message on. Internet marketing leader Gary Vaynerchuk put his spin on social media during an interview with Tony Robbins once. He was posed the question about where people should be connecting with social media. His answer was a very emphatic “ALL OF THEM”. His explained the point with this analogy
.

“If you were invited to several important business mixers, would you attend all of them, or just one?”

If you are attempting to spread your message to as many people as possible, the correct answer is all of them of course!

Social media has changed my life. I now know others are interested in what I have to say (which is an incredible feeling). I post my content in all the social media outlets mentioned above!

If you are looking to connect with people in your areas of interest, social media is certainly an incredible venue to do so. If you are looking to take things a step further and start, sustain and eventually grow a business, it is a must!

Most of you reading this are already connecting on social media, so congratulations! But please consider your connections that are on the fence, and send them the link of this blog post! It changed my life, and will hopefully change theirs too.

One last thing
 if we are not connected on social media, I would love if you joined me at:

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/SellLeadSucceed

(Don’t forget to like to stay connected!) 

Twitter

https://twitter.com/TimMushey73

LinkedIn

http://ca.linkedin.com/in/timmushey

Google+

http://bit.ly/1bZrA2x

YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/user/TimMushey

 

But I Just Don’t Like….

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We all have a least favourite social media platform that we are building relationships on.

What is it for you?

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Google+
  • or maybe a newer one like Pinterest or Stumble Upon

Take my “Social Media 7 Day Challenge!”

Put the most energy in to your least favourite social media platform for the next 7 days, and send me an email at TimMushey@gmail.com to let me know how it goes.

If you customers and/or prospects are congregating there, you still need to be visible.

Internet sensation Gary Vaynerchuk said it best several years ago,

“If you get invited to several after work mixers over time, which ones do you go to?” (paraphrased)

“ALL OF THEM”!

You don’t want to miss out, especially if you are avoiding one of the “Big 3” of Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

Would love to hear your thoughts!

Hey – Are We Connected? Just Checking!

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Hey…

I  pride myself in showing up as often as I can on several major social media outlets.

You can find me at:

Facebook
www.facebook.com/SellLeadSucceed
(don’t forget to “like” to stay connected)

Twitter
https://twitter.com/TimMushey73

LinkedIn  http://linkd.in/zx0yGN

Google+
http://bit.ly/XvkjRr

YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/user/TimMushey

And if you ever need to email me

TimMushey@gmail.com

Tell your friends, family, colleagues! The more the merrier!

Enough about me! I would LOVE to know where I can connect with you?

Enjoy the rest of your week! Tim

And My Numbers Are…….

24136, 1784, 1109, 482, 310, 292

In other words..

24,136 blog views
1,784 Twitter followers
1,109 LinkedIn connections
482 blog followers
310 Facebook fan page “likes”
292 Google+ connections have me in their circles

I was hesitant at first to go public with some of these figures, but I wanted to prove a point. …

Anyone can do this!

I never thought I had the ability to write and make such deep meaningful connections online via social media. The most followers, connections, “likes” or blog views does not mean you win – not even close. I have not monetized anything yet, and I am fine with that. It will come with time. I am in the process of planning next steps and that is very exciting!

  • I grabbed a pen and started creating content less than 3 years ago. My blog is only in its 16th month
  • I became fully engaged on several popular social media sites two and a half years ago. And by fully engaged I mean doing much more than just broadcasting content! I listen to my network, comment every time somebody reaches out to me, and show up every day
  • Anyone can do this. If I can, you can too! But you have to fall in love with it to be able to commit the time. I promise you there are no shortcuts to success with this type of networking. The world does not owe you anything, remember that!
  • Be opportunistic. Block off time when you can; but even 5-15 minutes when time permits moves things forward. Also be opportunistic about content. Anything can become a blog post.  Just put it out there, you never know who might like it!

When I wrote down these numbers the other day I must admit I was quite proud! I have worked incredibly hard, and lost precious sleep especially with a new little one in our home, but every second of it has been well worth it.

Wanna know why?

When somebody takes the time to reach out and says how much the content has meant to them, that means everything to me!

I truly feel like I am just getting started. Thanks for coming along for the ride! Hang on this is going to be fun….

Come Join Us At My Facebook Page for Have A Laugh Fridays

I have been having the time of my life the past three weeks getting my Facebook Fan page for Sell Lead Succeed up and running building a larger community.

To my amazement, I have gone from “45 likes” to “205 likes” in that time period. I am very fortunate to have an incredible network supporting me. But it did take a “little” hard work which I am very glad that I did.

If you have not joined us yet, what are you waiting for? Stop by, “like” and join the conversation at:

http://www.facebook.com/SellLeadSucceed

If you know of anyone else who is interested in sales, leadership, social media, music, speaking, and some random content from a good ole’ Canadian boy please send them my way.

If you have a page that you would like me to “like” please send the link.

Oh yeah.. Have A Laugh Fridays and Saturday Music Memories will be seen exclusively on my Facebook Page this week.

Have an awesome weekend.

Tim