Day 2: Give some serious thought to what you want your personal brand to represent by asking yourself “What do I want people to say about me behind my back?” Take your time with this because quite frankly, you can’t spend too much time thinking about it!
Day 3: Go Google Yourself! How’s your “Googleability”? Then realize that your clients and potential clients are seeing the good, the bad and in many cases, the non existent. Set up a Google Alert because we are about to change some things!
Day 4: Dust off that copy of How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie. There is wisdom on those pages that can unlock the key to your online success!
Day 5: Brew a pot of coffee and read this lengthy post with 25 tips to leverage Linkedin http://salesplaybook.blogspot.com/2009/07/linkedin-right-way.html
Day 6: Understand that status updates aren’t for play by play or self promotion. They can be used for cool resources, inspirational quotes, tips. Today, become one with the status update!
Day 7: Comment on some blogs! Doing so makes you visible to other communities and, are you freakin ready for this? Can help your Googleability! People also like to reciprocate nice gestures. Give and take my friend
Day 8: Your Tweets and You! Tweet a link to an interesting article!
Day 9: Zen Moment With Uncle Paul: Everyone’s favorite subject is themselves, not you! Go comment on something that is important to someone else in your network today on Facebook. Comment on someone's status. Cheer them on! At the very least it will make you feel decent again!
Day 10: Answer a question on Linkedin. Doing so, positions you as an expert! Today is all about stepping out of that crazy thing we call a comfort zone!
Day 11: Embrace the ReTweet Baby! ReTweet something cool to your network. Doing so also enhances your brand and creates spiritual harmony on Twitter that results in someone ReTweeting you back. Makes you feel kind of dirty, doesn’t it you ReTweeting Mofo you!
Day 12: Start a discussion of your own!
Day 13: Remember that discussion you started yesterday? Make sure you facilitate it. Thank people publicly for contributing. Keep it alive with follow up questions. Neglecting to do that defiles the sanctity of the discussion. Actually it makes you look like a flake and gives degenerates like me, material for their blog!
Day 14: Pick up the book Twitter Power by Joel Comm
Day 15: Go to the “News” section of any of your groups and find an article that you like. Leave an encouraging comment for the author and click the share button to share it with some of your contacts. Your word for today is simply “Karma”
Day 16: Consider additional brand visibility by writing an article and submitting it to e-zinearticles.com.
Day 17: Want some additional visibility? Go to sites like FastCompany.com. Businessweek.com. Incmagazine.com etc and comment on their blogs. Doing so improves your “Googleability”
Day 18: Ask a question on Linkedin.
Day 19: Today is about playing “matchmaker” to two people in your network. Who can you introduce?
Day 20: Post a tip on your status today.
Day 21: Patience Grasshopper. This stuff takes time. Wax on Wax off!
Day 22: Today you are to resist your urge to just accept an invite. Accept the invite, but take a moment to write a quick note back!
Day 23: Follow back someone who has followed you on Twitter. Exception: Pornstars and anyone who you suspect would talk on a cell in the bathroom
Day 24: Do you have a blog? Get more exposure by getting it listed on sites like: alltop.com. technorati, digg, etc. You can also get more “Googleability” by linking to other blogs and listing them on your blog roll.
Day 25: Schedule a conference call with 6-7 other members of your network to introduce each other and chat “live”. Doing so creates good will and a little something called exposure!
Day 26: Repeat after me: “I must connect live, with at least 2 people from my network each week." It can be a phone call, coffee, a drink etc. Move it from virtual to real time. Seriously, connections are meaningless until you actually connect!
Day 27: Today is about doing something good. There is someone in your network who can use an encouraging word, your resources etc. Try to help them out. That Karma thing can be huge my friend!
Day 28: Today you are to answer this question: How can I help or give value to someone in my network? You are to remind yourself to never under any circumstances, keep a score card!
Day 29: Introduce yourself to a group manager. Never hurts having them in your corner!
Day 30: Remember to keep the “Social” in Social Networking. Have fun! People like to be around fun people.
Now, crack open a bottle of your favorite beverage and celebrate because you have already done more than most are willing to do with social networking.
Just don’t party too much my friend. You need to plan your next 30 days!
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