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Training: Facebook, Trading Online & Linkedin…

With regards to training, this week, and next, are among my busiest of the entire year!

Tomorrow morning it’s a session with some SMEs – showing them how Facebook can work for small business (and how, as a business page owner, it doesn’t always work like you’d hope).

Then, a wee break, and it’s class number three of the Trading Online class for on behalf of Business Gateway in Renfrewshire (for NSDesign).

SEO TRAINING FOR SMEs

Night shot of Business Gateway Clydebank Titan BuildingAlready, yesterday was the SEO class out in Clydebank for Business Gateway West Dunbartonshire.

I just love this Business Gateway SEO class (called Improve Your Search Engine Rankings) because 1) it’s an exciting-but-constantly-changing-and-evolving field, so you have to be on your toes and 2) Because it’s incredibly empowering to be in control over some of these (on page, at least) aspects of your own website…

Those things can, in return, then have a direct result to your success in the SERPS (Search Engine Results Page – usually on Google).

Frankly, I learn a lot every week on the subject of Search Engine Optimisation. While I am the first to admit that I have some great people who know (way) more about it than I do (and who help me often, e.g Brian Tait from Aillum) – at least I tend to know more than the people I am training which is the main thing.

Thea Newcomb on Linkedin since 2008NEW START SCOTLAND

As if all of this were not enough – on Thursday and Friday it’s New Start Scotland. I’ve spent days writing this Linkedin presentation…aimed at the “newbies” (or new starts) of business.

Though I hope to have a tip or two for the more veteran Linkedin user. I decided yesterday to really keep it more basic. I felt like I was trying too hard to impress and it just ended up stressing me out. The presentation is not finished, so maybe I will look for a few zingers to throw in there as nifty tips for more advanced users out there.

While researching the New Start talk, I came across this link about how “creepy” Linkedin is. It did make me chuckle…I have to admit. I hadn’t really thought of it that way but it kinda is…

LinkedIn: The Creepiest Social Network

LinkedIn: The Creepiest Social NetworkNovember 10, 2013 · Interactually · Written by David Veldt This is a post I’ve been wanting to write for a while. In fact, it stems from something I noticed way back in August of last year. After digging for answers and even a couple attempts at contacting their customer support, I’ve concluded that LinkedIn is by far the creepiest social network. The primary reasons LinkedIn is the mustached, trench coat and wire frame glasses wearing mouth breather of the internet are the “People You May…
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Well I really had better get back to the Facebook Keynote presentation (on behalf of Postable) and the Linkedin prezi too. Although I know it’s best not to wish your time away – there is something about these next two-super-busy weeks that makes me long for Thanksgiving. I’m taking the day off by the way. I may not celebrate it in the “traditional way” (well for starters I am vegetarian now), but I do always try to take it off and find myself a bit of Pumpkin pie….Roll on Thanksgiving…

PS: Want FREE Tickets for New Start Scotland? Info about the New Start Workshops are here. My talk is around 1:30 or so each day (1:45?). If last year’s talk is anything to go by though, I recommend getting there early and into the front to hear and see best. This goes not just for my talk but any talk you may be attending.

References:

  1. “LinkedIn: The Creepiest Social Network” · David Veldt · Nov. 10, 2013 · Interactually