Make friends and sell things to people through social media Social media technology is restlessly inventive, providing thousands of awesome ways for you to market your business inexpensively and on a large scale--often directly into the pockets of consumers. But in the proliferating, ever-changing world of tweets, influencers, handles, and alerts, it can be hard to know where to begin and then to evaluate what's actually working for you. In the new edition of Social Media Marketing for Dummies, leading SMM voices Shiv Singh and Stephanie Diamond clear away the confusion and show you the smartest, most effective ways to plan, launch, manage, and assess your campaigns--and then iterate and optimize for increased success. Incorporating the latest trends and presented in a friendly, easily digestible step-by-step style, you'll find the ultimate blueprint for developing your best SMM strategy. In no time, you'll find out how to line up with Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Google, develop a unique and compelling voice, and influence your key audience all the way to the bank. Choose the best SMM combination for you Avoid common mistakes and pitfalls Track your customers from awareness to retention Try out the latest stuff that really works Whether your organization is large or small, it simply doesn't pay to be shy. Find your voice, get social, and chat your way to attracting and keeping new customers today!
Lead your business through the crisis. As the pandemic is exacting its toll on our lives and wreaking havoc in the global economy, HBR is helping companies and managers make sense of this unprecedented situation and lead employees through it. What should you and your company be doing right now to counter these challenges? Coronavirus and Business: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review is a compilation of sixteen recent articles from HBR.org. It provides you with essential thinking about keeping your company running remotely, managing your business through disaster and recovery, and finding it within yourself to lead with resilience through the crisis. Business is changing. Will you adapt or be left behind? Get up to speed and deepen your understanding of the topics that are shaping your company's future with the Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review series. Featuring HBR's smartest thinking on fast-moving issues--blockchain, cybersecurity, AI, and more--each book provides the foundational introduction and practical case studies your organization needs to compete today and collects the best research, interviews, and analysis to get it ready for tomorrow. You can't afford to ignore how these issues will transform the landscape of business and society. The Insights You Need series will help you grasp these critical ideas--and prepare you and your company for the future.
Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestseller The moment you take control of your stories, you take control of your business and your life. You keep hearing how story is the latest-and-greatest business tool, and that storytelling can do everything--from helping leaders better communicate to motivating sales teams and winning customers away from competitors. But what stories do you need to tell? And how do you tell them? In Stories That Stick, Kindra Hall, professional storyteller and nationally-known speaker, reveals the four unique stories you can use to differentiate, captivate, and elevate: the Value Story, to convince customers they need what you provide; the Founder Story, to persuade investors and customers your organization is worth the investment; the Purpose Story, to align and inspire your employees and internal customers; and the Customer Story, to allow those who use your product or service to share their authentic experiences with others. Telling these stories well is a simple, accessible skill anyone can develop. With case studies, company profiles, and anecdotes backed with original research, Hall presents storytelling as the underutilized talent that separates the good from the best in business. She offers specific, actionable steps readers can take to find, craft, and leverage the stories they already have and simply aren't telling. Every person, every organization has at least four stories at their disposal. Will you tell yours?
Meet fifty Arkansas women who will challenge and change the way you think about making, identity, entrepreneurialism, community, and what it takes to lead a creative life. In these pages, Erin Wood shares conversations with women of diverse and dynamic pursuits who refuse to be bound by category, including the Arkansas Poet Laureate, a kombucha brewer, a fire hooper, a film production designer, a hatter, a drag queen, an aspiring time traveler, the state's first certified chocolatier, and a ceramicist who has made more than one hundred thousand blades of porcelain grass. Together, these women bravely reveal how they quiet the negative voices (whether from critics' mouths or inside their own heads), channel their intuition, and work hard as hell to bear out their visions.As you consider your own expressive potential, let the failures, victories, and wisdom of these bold creatives open you to infinite possibilities and help you step into your own creative freedom.