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The benefits of “knowing people” are very real, in personal and business settings. And that, really, is all that networking is: putting yourself out there, making contacts, working with others who have something in common with you. If you’re not comfortable reaching out to make strangers part of your network, here are eight ways to get started:

1- Keep this first and foremost in mind: you’re 

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Seriously. If you were meeting someone for the first time, or describing your business to a stranger,

Tell me what you sell.

Take a scrap of paper and tell me, in 25 words or less what you sell. Cool. Now add a WIIFM*.

Keeping to that 25 words. Preferably less, a lot less. Can you?

Is it mesmerizing, motivating, and melodic?

If not, keep trying. Then memorize it. You’ll need it. It’ll drive your business, whether spoken, as a slogan or tagline, or as a hashtag. Heck, get a rubber stamp, letter it onto your windows, put it on a T shirt!

Too Good to be Threw at TGtbT.com

 

What’s a WIIFM?

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After all, some Auntie Kate messages are, ahem, Too Good to be Threw!

Click the image for more Deja Vuesday posts that are too good to be threw from TGtbT.com

Deja Vuesday

where you can visit a gently-used, blog post in case you missed it the first time. It’s even better the second time around.

Love your social media followers? Wish they’d actually STOP and READ your message? You can get your message across without driving yourself crazy writing.

Give your fans a break. “NO one reads anymore” can be combated!

But you will have to read to find out how 🙂 

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If it’s involvement, comments, sharing you want on your business Facebook page… think about (more…)

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You’re not done decorating your resale, consignment, or thrift shop for the holidays until you

switch out your Facebook cover photo.

Santa's sleigh in the consignment shop parking lot.

Sneaky subliminal message: It’s easy to park at my place, and Santa shops here so you should too.

It’s easy to do. Here’s some freebies. (more…)

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Yesterday, I posted 4 almost-identical Facebook photos within a 5-7 minute period. Here’s what I learned after 24 hours on my business page feed. I’m calling it

The Great Pumpkin Face Off

First up, this “mercury glass” pumpkin. It finished its day in the Facebook sun with a 260 reach, 19 engagements, 12 likes and no shares.mercury glass pumpkin
Next, our leopard pumpkin. It had a 279 reach, 31 engagements, 11 likes and 1 share. It was also the only one of the 4 posts that (more…)

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Want to enliven your social media, call attention to your social media, make your social media more meaningful? How about a sign like this in your shop?

Check in signage for a consignment or resale shop
PS Include your FB URL on the sign; don’t make them hunt. (Need to know what a URL is and how to find it? I blogged about that here.)

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