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Some Final Thoughts for Friday

Nov 20, 2015

Heads Up: Today, I’m talking about a personal passion instead of biz, We all can make a difference in small ways. Those small ways add up to big change.  So, I’m resuming my Friday “Do Good. Do Well” posts. Each Friday I’m going to post ideas about how we can all listen to our better angels, counter the fear, stop the toxic silliness…make a difference!

The past week we’ve seen an appalling outpouring of (and pandering to) fear, loathing and downright hysteria. And,many of us despair about making a difference.  But here’s the thing. The world has always been a bad, sad, terrible place. It’s also always been a place of miracles and marvels and great wonder. It’s up to us which world we choose to live in. 

This week I’m pointing you to

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Social Media Isn't Free, Easy or Magic.

If one of the self-anointed experts contacts you, pitching magical thinking, ask:

1. What results can I expect if I work with you? (Note: Twitter followers aren't necessarily customers.)

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3. How do I integrate social media tools with my current operations? (Your salespeople need to know what you're saying on Facebook. Your customer service process and policies should be consistent across the board, from phone to Twitter.)

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