Here is the sixth installment in our weekly blog post that recaps some of the most interesting content and exciting activity in the @SMinOrgs Twitter account from the preceding week. It’s written by our Twitter co-manager, Lizz Farmer, and is intended to share the @SMinOrgs Twitter activity more broadly and entice more folks to follow us. Plus, Lizz is a hoot (no pun intended)! We welcome your feedback.
This is the latest installment of “Last Week on @SMinOrgs,” written by our Twitter co-manager Lizz Farmer (aka "- epf") (click here for the first installment and an explanation of this new feature). I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. : ) Based on the feedback we’ve gotten from readers, it seems that people find them valuable, so we’re going to keep producing them until Lizz runs out of steam (or time – I’m pretty sure she won’t run out of jokes…)
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- Courtney Shelton Hunt
The saga continues on @SMinOrgs. Who killed Laura Palmer? Will Luke marry Laura, again? Was it all just a dream, and Bobby's in the shower? We'll just have to see if any of our followers have the slightest clue about these references.
Tweets of Note
Tips For Getting More Tweets As A Conference Speaker [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter http://ow.ly/czqu6 via LI by Jill Formeister
Tweets are sound bites, and sound bites are fun, so try to prepare your presentation in sound bites. Remind people to spread the word, and let them know from the start that this is not the movie theatre, so they can tweet during your presentation without fear of kick-outage. (Kick-outage is a word. It IS! Okay, it's not.) For more tips on getting people to tweet like mad during and about your speaking engagement, check out this sweet Post-It Note Infographic.
TD Bank Gets Social, Cashes In on IT-Business Teamwork http://CIO.com http://ow.ly/czqDO via LI by @karinHRConcise
Check out this CIO piece about TD Bank's super successful social network deployment. Strong executive sponsorship helped TD Bank make the most of getting into Enterprise Social Media (though a major IBM investment certainly didn't slow things down). They tested their methods on a pilot program and quadrupled their users by the end of the pilot. The social network expanded, and the number of emails went down 40 to 1. So worth it, apparently.
Social Business: Training Is Not Enough SideraWorks http://ow.ly/cDPSA via LI by @karinHRConcise
Training's great and all, but it's not everything there is. Your induction program for new people should also include education (not to be confused with training) and immersion. Culture is so important, and the only way to really know the culture is to experience it. Investing in your new workers is worth it, so make sure you give them every opportunity to succeed.
The easy answer is no, right? Social media is a distraction, yada yada yada. But actually, if you do it right, social media can make it easier for your employees to collaborate, get more exposure to higher executives (the proof is in the Pinterest!), and social media helps everyone brainstorm more effectively. And, it's happening, naysayers. Seriously! Embrace the Tweet! (You might as well.)
Follow our hashtag #SMOPin (SMinOrgs on Pinterest) for more great social media and digital technology visuals. And check out our latest blog post - Pinterest for Professional Purposes? Not as Preposterous as it Sounds! - in which we offer our own experience as a case study to demonstrate that Pinterest isn't just about weddings, fashion, and dream vacations.
Retweets of Note
@SocialKaty - Must read: The Top 5 Things Businesses Can Do On Pinterest http://bit.ly/ODVn9x #pinterest #tips << Interesting!
@SproutSocial - Why Your Company Needs an Internal Social Network http://bit.ly/OLs0Cc via @Sprout_Insights