Friday, March 13, 2015

FIR on Higher Education #30: David Meerman Scott on Leveraging Slideshare and the New Rules of Sales

Author and speaker David Meerman Scott has used Slideshare quite successfully to market his latest book. His presentation entitled The New Rules of Selling has generated over 172,000 views and a ton of social engagement. Consequently, this has led to a strong sales numbers. On episode 30 of FIR on Higher Education, David discusses this approach and shares tips on how academics, marketers and communicators can leverage Slideshare.

He also explains the principles of the news rules of sales and service, such as “authentic storytelling sets the tone” and “content is the link between companies and customers.” We are all in the business of selling something to a certain extent. You won’t want to miss out hearing David’s viewpoints about the new rules of selling. In fact, David’s insights are so relevant and insightful for a higher education audience, that I exceptionally had this interview transcribed. You can access it here.

In our tips and reports section, I outline the importance of university communicators mobilizing their colleagues to be brand ambassadors and highlight my new free Cheat Sheet Series that is now available. Technology correspondent Harry Hawk discusses Campus Pack’s podcast technology.

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About David Meerman Scott
David Meerman Scott is an internationally acclaimed strategist whose books and blog are must-reads for professionals seeking to generate attention in ways that grow their business. Scott’s advice and insights help people, products and organizations stand out, get noticed and capture hearts and minds. He is author or co-author of ten books – three are international bestsellers. The New Rules of Marketing & PR, now in its 4th edition, has been translated into 26 languages and is used as a text in hundreds of universities and business schools worldwide. It is a modern business classic with over 300,000 copies sold so far. Scott also authored Real-Time Marketing & PR, a Wall Street Journal bestseller, Newsjacking, World Wide Rave, and the new hit book The New Rules of Sales & Service. He co-authored Marketing the Moon (now in pre-production as a feature-length film titled The Men Who Sold the Moon) and Marketing Lessons from The Grateful Dead.

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Kevin AnselmoKevin Anselmo is the Founder and Principal of Experiential Communications, a consultancy focused on education. He helps brands within academia - whether individual or corporate - communicate with stakeholders. He also is the creator and instructor of the Media Training for Academics program.

Previously, Kevin was Director of Public Relations for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and prior to that managed the media relations for IMD Business School in Switzerland. In addition, he was an adjunct communications professor at Nyack College in New York.

Currently based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Kevin lived and worked in Switzerland for eight years and in Germany for two years. He has led public relations initiatives in various countries around the world.

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Posted by Kevin Anselmo on 03/13 at 05:51 AM
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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Thought Leader Life with Mitchell Levy, Episode 59: March 12, 2015

Thought Leader Life with Mitchell Levy

Our co-host for the month of February is Lori Ruff (@loriruff) and our guests for February 14 were Ileana Musa (@Daiss68y) and Suri Surinder (@SuriSurinder1).

In this episode, Mitchell Levy and his co-host for the month of February, Lori Ruff (@loriruff), hang out with #Thought Leaders Ileana Musa (@Daiss68y), chair of Women of ALPFA: Association of Latino Professionals For America (http://www.alpfa.org) and Suri Surinder (@SuriSurinder1), Chief Learning Officer at ALPFA.

Lori Ruff The discussion covers the role of ALPFA in promoting #ThoughtLeadership and how it helps Latino professionals discover and develop their full potential. The talk also deals with what authenticity and true leadership is about and how one can be both a mentor and a sponsor to Latino professionals. In helping Latino women, Ileana notes that ALPFA offers a forum in which they can come together, collaborate, and share experiences. With this, women are able to drive their experiences as a Latina to really be impactful to the workplace as well as personally. For Suri, building Latino leadership is summed up in four Es: Education, Exposure, Experience, and Execution.

Ileana-Suri Asked about their experiences with having mentors, Lori shares that she learned about the importance of being authentic and asking questions that really drive conversations. For Ileana, sponsorship, not just mentoring, is key to developing oneself to become a risk-taker, noting that a sponsor is someone who pushes you while simultaneously standing as your greatest advocate. Suri talks about the responsibility of the protégé to reach out to the sponsor, which they can do by changing their mindset from “Get a sponsor, and you will excel,” to “Excel, and you will get a sponsor.” The conversation also touches on the greatest Aha moments for Lori, Ileana, and Suri. Interestingly, their answers highlight the influence of their family (parents, children, and loved ones).

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Here are a couple of aha moments from the episode. See more in the “Aha Moments from Thought Leader Life” eBooks available in the social media-enabled eBook platform, Aha Amplifier: http://AhaAmplifier.com.

• Women are contributing more today than ever before in creating a society. @loriruff #TLL
• New ideas grow organically through interactions. @Daiss68y#TLL
• If you deliver great outcomes, people will bend over backwards to sponsor you. @SuriSurinder1 #TLL
• The magic bullet for success is to work hard and do the right thing. @ Daiss68y #TLL

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Any comments or suggestions for the show please send them. Thank you for listening and if you like what you hear, please leave a review on iTunes!

This episode was sponsored, in part, by THiNKaha.com, helping experts become thought leaders.

You can connect with Mitchell at MitchellLevy.com, @HappyAbout on Twitter, or join his Thought Leadership Best Practices Group.

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Posted by Michael Procopio on 03/12 at 05:47 AM
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Monday, March 09, 2015

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #798: March 9, 2015

FIRQuick News: Vodafone offers 16 week maternity leave globally, Google+ will uncouple photos and communication from streams, Sprinklr introduces Content Lifecycle Management, podcasts are the next frontier for PR says Richard Edelman; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: Experience marketing is the new normal; Michael Netzley’s Asia Report: leading documentaries come under censorship orders across Asia, and more; the evolving role of PR - and what are you going to do about it?; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments in the FIR Podcast Community on Google+; should marketing departments join the war on ISIS, and what do we understand about ISIS and social media?; Igloo Software promo; the past week on the FIR Podcast Network;

Music by Pretty Visitors; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report for March 9, 2015: An 88-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

Links to websites, blog posts and other content we discuss in the show are posted as Delicious bookmarks to facilitate your connection with the discussions and sharing of that content.

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So, until Monday March 16…

Posted by neville on 03/09 at 11:35 AM
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FIR Presents Linked Conversations #25: A conversation with Shel Holtz

Linked ConversationsWelcome to the latest episode of LinkedConversations with Chuck Hester.

This episode includes a few LinkedIn tips on how you can archive your data on LinkedIn plus how to use the LinkedIn Publishing platform.

You can find my LinkedIn blog posts here. I welcome shares and comments on these posts!

My guest today is Shel Holtz, co-founder of our podcast network – and host of the For Immediate Release podcast, along with Neville Hobson.

In our interview, we talked about an article he published on the skills – or lack thereof – of senior PR professionals. You can read more of Shel’s posts on his site.

Don’t forget my new book: Social Media for the Rest of Us: A Boomer’s Perspective is now available for pre-order. Exclusively for my listeners, you can get 25 percent off by using the code: SM4Boomers (case sensitive).

Be sure to check out LinkedConversations’ Google+ community and our LinkedIn Group: “The Podcast I Can’t Name Due to the Rules Group!”

So thanks for listening and if you like what you hear, spread the word!

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Posted by shel on 03/09 at 09:08 AM
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Saturday, March 07, 2015

FIR Presents Inside PR #402: Whither Google+

FIR Presents Inside PRIt was first suggested in the midst of an interview with Sundar Pichai and then was confirmed in a Google+ post by Bradley Horowitz. Google+ as we know it is coming to an end. All that we know so far is that it will be broken up into three products – Streams, photos and Hangouts.

So, where does that leave marketers and others who have cultivated communities on Google+ or published original content on it? Gini Dietrich, Martin Waxman and I discuss these questions and what the broader meaning of the changes at Google+ for content marketers.

What do you think?

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You can also reach Inside PR’s hosts by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or join the InsidePR Google Plus community or Facebook group. InsidePR is on Twitter at @Inside_PR. You can send us an instant voicemail via SpeakPipe, right from the FIR website. Or, call the Comment Line at +1 415 895 2971 (North America), +44 20 3239 9082 (Europe), or Skype: fircomments. You can tweet us: @FIRpodcast. And you can email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If you wish, you can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

Thank you to the people behind Inside PR: Our theme music was created by Damon de Szegheo; Roger Dey is our announcer. Inside PR is produced by Kristine D’Arbelles and Ashlea LeCompte.

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Posted by shel on 03/07 at 09:15 AM
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Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Thought Leader Life with Mitchell Levy, Episode 62: March 3, 2015

Thought Leader Life with Mitchell Levy

Our co-host for the month of February is Lori Ruff (@loriruff) and our guest for February 21 was Migdalia Diaz (@_MigdaliaDiaz).

In this episode, Mitchell Levy @HappyAbout and his co-host for the month of February, Lori Ruff @loriruff, hang out with Migdalia Diaz @_MigdaliaDiaz, president of ALPFA: Association of Latino Professionals For America, Boston Chapter (http://www.alpfa-boston.org). The interview continues the discussion from the last episode about mentoring and how non-profit organizations like ALPFA have been helping many young Latino and even non-Latino professionals advance to leadership positions and succeed in their chosen career.

Lori Ruff

Migdalia was referred by Lori as an inspirational leader who has been sought out by other chapter presidents of ALPFA for motivation and advice. Having taken a key role in steering such a big organization, Migdalia points out that being a leader allows you to think in ways that you may not in any other opportunity. She also notes that, as a mentor to other chapter presidents, all that was needed was to give them a good nudge and encouraging words like, “Just get out there and do it!” Migdalia sees mentorship as an opportunity to give back, and that it becomes a different relationship and a different conversation when you invest in the development of a person.

Migdalia Diaz

Lori emphasizes that, as a mentor, it is important for you to be authentic and unafraid to share your vulnerability. Migdalia agrees, and also notes that when you have a willingness to be that vulnerable, there is always the risk that people are going to judge you. The important thing is that you tried,so you just have to be forgiving of yourself enough to take the next step forward.

To learn more about Thought Leadership and how it can help you be successful, subscribe to the channel: http://youtube.com/user/thoughtleaderlife.

Here are a couple of Aha moments from the episode. See more in the “Aha Moments from Thought Leader Life” eBooks available in the social media-enabled eBook platform, Aha Amplifier: http://AhaAmplifier.com/.

• Don’t discriminate because you never know who will provide you with opportunity. @_migdaliadiaz #TLL
• Be authentic. Let people know,”Hey! You’re not alone!”@loriruff #TLL
• An organization like ALPFA is a place to experiment in a safe environment. @happyabout #TLL
• It’s truly a profound experience to have an impact on someone’s personal life & their confidence. @_migdaliadiaz

Join us 11 am PT / 2 pm ET / 7 pm GMT on Saturday every week. The show blog is Thought Leader Life.

Any comments or suggestions for the show please send them. Thank you for listening and if you like what you hear, please leave a review on iTunes!

This episode was sponsored, in part, by THiNKaha.com, helping experts become thought leaders.

You can connect with Mitchell at MitchellLevy.com, @HappyAbout on Twitter, or join his Thought Leadership Best Practices Group.

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Posted by Michael Procopio on 03/03 at 08:51 AM
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Monday, March 02, 2015

FIR On Strategy with Andrea Vascellari, Episode 20: March 02, 2015

Strategy In this episode we understand what is the execution phase, why it’s so important and then I will share with you an actionable methodology to kickoff your execution phase more efficiently.

Here you can find the description of what’s discussed in this episode. If you feel a bit lost, if you are new to this, or if the topics seem to be too complicated, don’t worry. You can take your time and listen to the show while you follow this post that I have already prepared for you.

This will also save you time because you don’t need to take notes or write down everything I say in each episode: I already did it for you.

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About Your Host

Andrea VascellariAndrea Vascellari is an award-winning digital marketing consultant and keynote speaker in the online communications industry.

With over 15 years of professional experience and a deep understanding of marketing and communications, including public and media relations, Andrea helps organizations integrate new technologies and social media communication into their organizations by building dynamic relationships with shareholders and other key audiences.

Connect with Andrea on Twitter: @vascellari.

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. If you wish, you can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

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Posted by AndreaVascellari on 03/02 at 09:33 AM
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