Saturday, April 30, 2011

Overview: Promoting Your Team Building Project on Facebook

With over 500 million users Facebook has become an invaluable resource for marketers, especially network marketers. However, Facebook's success has also made them a Spammers paradise!
As a result, Facebook has become more aggressive in identifying and banning Spammers. Many people have gotten banned who are not really Spammers, but their actions have been 'perceived' by Facebook to be those consistent with Spamming.
Important: Here are my suggestions to safely promote the Team Building on Facebook without getting banned for spamming.
  • Send no more than ten (10) friend request per day.
  • Post your Team Building Project partner referral link no more than five (5) times per day.
  • Do Not post the exact same message every time. Post unique text to ensure each message is slightly different.
  • Wherever you post your Team Building Project link (you wall, another Facebook users wall, news feed, Groups, etc.), make sure it only appears ONCE on the entire page. That means delete any/all previous posts before posting your partner referral link again.
  • Send no more than five (5) messages per day to other Facebook users.
  • Avoid 'sales pitch' language in your posts (e.g. money, income, hurry, growing fast, opportunity, etc.). This type of language is definitely recognized and tracked by Facebook's system.
Keep your Facebook Profile page clean so that it does not look too spammy or like you are simply interested in network marketing recruiting.
  • When you join or post to a Facebook Group, return to your 'Profile' page and delete the notice of you joining or posting to that Group from your wall. Don't worry; your post will not be deleted from the 'Group' wall.
I believe the above suggestions will help you avoid getting banned from Facebook and in addition, attract more Facebook friend requests!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Changing Personas

This isn't easy. It's not easy for people or for organizations.

A marketing persona is the posture or approach or attitude you bring to the market. Your strategy might be speed or generosity or petulance. Over time, we tend to adopt the ones that work for us and abandon the others.

A scrappy startup has a persona of thumbing its nose at competitors and convention. It works. They do it more. Then, one day, the startup is actually the dominant player, and there's no one to thumb. A new persona is needed, or the company fails.

A cute kid starts out using the cute kid persona to get attention, treats and preferential treatment. Then he or she grows up and maybe isn't so cute any more. Suddenly, all the tricks that worked before don't seem to work now. No longer cute, now just angry.

A non-profit gets a boost at first because it's the new one, the untested, the great hope. The persona of insurgent fits them well. There are foundations and grants for innovators. A few years later, those grantors aren't so interested anymore, because they only fund the new. If the non-profit wants to keep growing, it will have to change its marketing story and attitude and posture so it appeals to the middle, not the edges.

Someone has success with pouting, with being hard to please, with occasional bits of bitterness. We want to soothe and entertain and please him, so the persona is effective. And then we don't any more. Switch the method you use to get attention or get used to being lonely.

Acknowledging the urgency of the problem and being aware of the need to change personas is the critical turning point for any of these marketers. Once you can see how a game that used to work has ceased to work, then, and only then, can you dream up a new game, a better one.

Please don't tell me about authenticity. Brands and personas are made, not born, and we use them because they work, not because our DNA ordains us to. When they stop working, it's time to change them.

Being comfortable with the familiar persona you see in the mirror is not the same as having an appearance that helps you reach your goals.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

How To Expand Your Facebook Reach

Here is a way to ensure you are connecting with the maximum number of people on Facebook.
  1. On your Facebook homepage click the Most Recent title to the right of your News feed.
  2. Click on the drop down arrow beside it and select Edit Options
  3. Click on Show Posts From and change the setting to All Of Your Friends and Pages
Extending its reach in Facebook Here's a way to secure their connections with the maximum number of people on Facebook
  1. In their Facebook home page click on the title Newest right from your source of news (News feed).
  2. Click the down arrow that is on next and select Edit Options
  3. Click Show messages from and change the setting to all your friends and Pages
That's it! Now you can connect to a much larger group of people on Facebook!

Wayne Meadows
Team Golden New Beginnings

Monday, April 25, 2011

For every giver there must be a receiver, and for every receiver there must be a giver.

Think about it! 
How could you give if there weren’t someone or something there to receive?  Both have to be in perfect balance to work one on one, fifty-fifty.  And since giving and receiving must always equal each other, they must be equal in importance. 
Besides, how does it feel to give?  Most of us would agree that giving feels wonderful and fulfilling.  Conversely,how does it feel when you want to give and the other person isn’t willing to receive?  Most of us would agree that it feels terrible.  So know this: if you are not willing to receive,then you are “ripping off” those who want to give to you.
You are actually denying them the joy and pleasure that comes from giving; instead, they feel lousy. Why?  Again, everything is energy,and when you want to give but can’t, that energy cannot be expressed and gets stuck in you.  That ‘stuck’ energy then turns into negative emotions. 
To make matters worse, when you are not willing to fully receive, you are training the universe not to give to you!  It’s simple: if you are not willing to receive your share, it will go to someone else who is. That’s one of the reasons the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.  Not because they are any more worthy, but because they are willing to receive while most poor people are not.

I  learned this lesson in a big way while camping by myself in the forest.  In preparation for my two-day sojourn I made what’s called a lean-to.  Thank goodness I prepared this mini-condo because it rained all night.  When I came out of my shelter that morning, I was noticing how dry I and everything else under the tarp was.  At the same time, however, I couldn’t help notice this unusually deep puddle that had collected at the bottom of the tarp was.  All of a sudden I heard this inner voice say to me, “Nature is totally abundant but not discriminating.  When the rain falls it has to go somewhere.If one part is dry, another part will be doubly wet.  As I stood over the puddle, I realized that is exactly the way it works with money. There’s plenty of it, trillions and trillions of dollars floating around, it’s indefinite abundance, and it has to go somewhere.  The deal is this: If somebody isn’t willing to receive his or her share,it must go to whoever will.   The rain does not care who gets it and neither does money.

So pray like this:  “Universe, if anyone has something great coming to them and they’re not willing to take it, send it to me! I am open and willing to receive all of your blessings. Thank You.”