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Friday
Sep142012

SEO Deconstructed (#SWChat)

Introduction

SEO is the abbreviation for Search Engine Optimization. This is the process of structuring a web page so that it is found, read, and indexed by search engines in the most effective manner possible. This makes your web site and its content attractive, relevant and visible to search engines and web searchers.

Combining Social Media with SEO provides a very powerful social media presence. This event looked at the why and how of SEO for your business to give you the edge over your competitors.

Event Questions

Q1) Why does SEO really matter for your business?
Q2) Increase in clicks is great, but can good SEO actually turn clicks into paying customers?
Q3) Who in your company should be in charge of SEO?
Q4) What is a good ranking for your website and how do you go about improving it?
Q5) What simple SEO tips & tricks should every business be aware of?

Related Articles

Spreecast Social Video Channel

Panelists: Kevin Mullet, Jennifer Sable Lopez, Lars Eriksson, Colin Hope-Murray

Producer: @LizCpher

Playback: (see below)

 

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Friday
Sep072012

Social Business Transformation (#SWChat)

This #SWChat event was sponsored by:

Introduction

According to Gartner, a social organisation is an organisation that handles significant business challenges and opportunities using social media platforms to engage stakeholders, such as employees, customers and suppliers, to work and collaborate together. A social organisation empowers employees, which creates openness, creativity and collaboration. It is all about the people.

So how do you go about transforming your business to become a Social Business? This event delved into the why and how of Social Business transformation.

Guest Hosts

Andy Jankowski
Founder of Enterprise Strategies

 Business Guru Peter Drucker said 'the most valuable asset of a 21st century organization will be its knowledge workers and its productivity', I see Social Business as fundamental to enabling both. 

Andy is a Social Business researcher, advisor and public speaker. During the last 17 years he has served as a trusted advisor for several industry leading organizations including Andersen, Ernst & Young, JP Morgan Chase and Oracle. He is a career long student of enterprise communication and collaboration and loves sharing what he has learned. Andy is a frequent conference speaker and an avid road cyclist. He enjoys connecting people and dots.

@andyjankowski | LinkedIn | Google+ | Facebook

 

Greg LoweEnterprise Strategies Advisor

Greg constructively challenges the status quo to achieve real change in organizations. With a background in IT, communications and collaboration, Greg is passionate about making technology usable to make people's jobs easier and changing the way companies do business. He does this by demonstrating value through building business cases and leading organizations to develop and support new behaviors, by working with leadership to help them understand how and why to leverage social business systems within their enterprise to achieve better business outcomes. He also writes and speaks about strategies and tactics that can be employed by companies to drive success in the Social Business space.

@Greg2dot0 | LinkedIn | Google+

Event Questions

Q1) Why does any business want or need to become a Social Business?
Q2) Why are organisations much slower to adopt social methods of engagement compared to the outside world?
Q3) What's more important for Social Business Transformation, cultural change or technology enablement?
Q4) Groundswell approach or top down leadership - which has the better chance of success of sustained transformation?
Q5) What are the key steps in transforming any business to become a Social Business?

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Spreecast Social Video Channel

Guest: Greg Lowe (Advisor to Enterprise Strategies)

Participants (confirmed): Jenn Emerson, Colin Hope-Murray, Andrew Sim

Producer: @LizCpher

Playback: (see below)

 

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Friday
Aug242012

Social Leadership Deconstructed (#SWChat)

Thanks to everyone who took part in this weeks Social Workplace event.

Social Leadership Deconstructed

 

Introduction

On January 12th we had Lisa Petrilli and Steve Woodruff as guests on #SWChat discussing Social Leadership which was a fantastic and very popular event.

Seven months on we returned to the topic to see if and how things have changed.

The Social Workplace
A socially connected company where collaborative working across geographical locations, lines of business and management chains is second nature, enabling innovative solutions to every day business challenges
Social Leadership
Ambassadors of The Social Workplace. Leading by example the necesssry change in behaviours required to improve communications, learning, productivity, and all round engagement through the better use of social tools

 

Event Questions

Q1) Can Social Media help leaders to become better leaders [ref: http://on.wsj.com/HCGnTx ]?
Q2) Is there a danger to focus on the tech side of Social Leadership, forgetting the soft skills of being a great leader?
Q3) "Social flattens company hierarchies" - Who are the winners and losers here?
Q4) What are the main barriers Social Leadership faces today in helping people to become better leaders?
Q5) All managers can become great Social Leaders - Agree / Disagree?

 

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Twitter Channel

Hashtag: #SWChat

Guest: n/a

Moderators: @DavidChris (host) ; @lttlewys (co-host)

 

 

Spreecast Social Video Channel

Participants (confirmed): Colin Hope-Murray, Lesley Price, Jamie Notter, Jenn Emerson, 

Producer: @LizCpher

Palyback: (see below)

 

 

 

 

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Thursday
Aug162012

What's Hot In Social Media II (#SWChat)

Thanks to everyone who took part in this weeks Social Workplace event.

What's Hot In Social Media II

 

Introduction

The previous What's Hot in Social Media event was such a popular one that we have decided to make this a monthly event.

This event is discussing what is hot right now in the world of Social Media (from social technologies / platforms to conferences, to mobile apps to the very latest acquisitions etc...).

Event Questions

Q1) Why are B2B Social Media firms so hot right now? [ ref http://on.mash.to/LDeam2 ]
Q2) App.net raises $600k to build ad-free alternative to Twitter [ ref http://on.mash.to/Olq5WU ]. Can they really compete?
Q3) Olympics 2012 - Will Social Media be the catalyst for encouraging future Olympians [ref: http://on.mash.to/NkOVXb ]
Q4) What's hot in social media legislation. Is freedom of speech dead ?
Q5) <not asked>

 

Twitter Channel

Hashtag: #SWChat

Guest: n/a

Moderators: @DavidChris (host)

Stats: 925 Tweets; 202k Reach; 2.7 Mil Impressions

 

Spreecast Social Video Channel

Participants (confirmed): Mark Moehlert; Andrew Sim; Colin Hope-Murray

Producer: @LizCpher

Playback: (see below)

 

 

 

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Friday
Jul272012

Social Learning Deconstructed (#SWChat)

Thanks to everyone who took part in this weeks Social Workplace Twitter Chat event (#SWChat).

Social Learning Deconstructed

Social Learning is the shiny new toy of the e-learning world. But what exactly is Social Learning and why has it become so popular?

This event delves deeper into the ethos behind Social Learning and why we need to evolve from owning knowledge to sharing it.

Event Statistics

  • No. of Tweets = 1900     (NEW RECORD)
  • No. of Contributors = 232   (NEW RECORD)
  • Reach = 554,000
  • No. of impressions = 6,700,000   (NEW RECORD)

Summary

Full Transcript Report via @hashtracking

 Great blog post here by Living in Cyberspace on this event

Questions Asked

Q1) What does the term 'social learning' mean to you?
Q2) What benefits can the use of social media bring to learning? 
Q3) When orgs use technology to support business processes why do they resist SoMe to support learning?
Q4) Organisational culture is the biggest barrier to using SoMe to support learning. Agree/disagree?
Q5) L&D traditionally 'own' learning. SoMe crosses all boundaries. How can other groups support learning? 
Q6) What needs to change so we stop talking about using SoMe for learning and make it happen?

Shared Reference Material

 

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