• Are you telling your brand story in social media?

Forget Me Not – Reconnecting with People Online

The next chapter of our #KeystoKindness series this month covers reconnecting with people online. This is especially true for past clients, colleagues, co-workers, and networks that you might not have thought of in awhile. While social media is all about connecting, having conversations and engagement online, the focus tends to be on making new relationships instead of strengthening those you already have.
The main benefit of reconnection is building on a foundationthat is already established. They already know, and most likely trust, you and what you do. We all get busy and get lost in our own tunnel vision. Taking a moment to remind them that you are around and are thinking of them is a great way to reopen communication channels. From there, both parties are welcome to collaborate, brainstorm or share information.
How to Approach Reconnecting
It may feel awkward to say hello to someone you haven’t thought of in awhile. It doesn’t have to elaborate, opening with something simple works just fine. Try one of these:
“Hey there! I was just thinking of you and wondering how your business was doing?”
“Hello! I’m working on this new project and thought it would be great to get your input on it. I’ve always valued your opinion.”
“I saw this article online and it looked right up your alley. Figured I would share and see how you are doing?”
Where to Reconnect
Sure, you can just shoot people an email or a text to reconnect. There’s nothing wrong with that approach at all. However, consider using your social media platforms instead. For one, everyone is looking for more authentic engagement on his or her online platforms. Besides, a side benefit could be that other people view or even participate in the conversation.
Share a link to a website, blog, or article that might be interesting to the person. Like some of their posts. Comment on their shares. Make sure to leave a personal note. Ask them a question to encourage them to respond.  
The good thing is this site is built for connecting. Go through your connections and send people a message. Leave a recommendation or endorsements. Often they will be grateful for the time you spent and message you expressing gratitude. Perhaps they will even reciprocate on your profile. Spend some time looking at the prompts the website offers for reconnecting – congratulation people on their new jobs, promotions or work anniversaries.
Twitter has perfected the art of the short conversation. If you use Twitter, get on there and start retweeting, favoriting, and mentioning people you haven’t spoken to in a while. Find creative ways to spark their interest and build your own engaging conversations.
There are other ways to reconnect as well. Know any bloggers? Go read their latest blog post and post a comment. Engage and interact with people you know on forums, community groups, and websites. Pull up a list of people you network with and send them something valuable or interesting.
Challenge yourself to take some time this week to drop a line with some people you haven’t talked to for a bit. It establishes more presence for you online and you never know what kind of benefits might come from engaging others. Keep expressing gratitude, counting your blessings, and sharing kindness.

This is just one of the ways to #BeAwesome this November. Keep an eye out for more of our #KeystoKindness later this month.

~ Social Media is changing the way people do business.  Don’t get left behind ~ 


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Hollie Clere, of The Social Media Advisor is a “#BeAwesome” Developer, Social Media Brand Builder, Content Manager, Trainer and Author in LinkedIn,FacebookTwitterBlogGoogle+ , YouTube,Pinterest, Instagram  and the tools to manage them. 

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Denver Startup Week Recap – Thank You for Attending and Supporting Us!

I am truly humbled by the experience that I had at Denver Startup Week 9/30/2015.  With the final number of registrations for our Panel was 963.  The room was full to the brim in attendance on top of a few hundred people that were turned away due to maximum capacity in the space.  WOWZA!
Here was the link for the event:
“This panel will delve into the intricacies of utilizing social media to become a thought leader and influencer in your field and industry. This panel will highlight the expertise from a variety of social media experts and influencers who have used digital tools to position themselves as a thought leader. This session is applicable for anyone wanting to grow their personal digital persona, whether they are an employee, rainmaker, CEO, or intern in their current role.”
First and foremost, I need to thank Colorado Women In Social Media for submitting the event and for all of the time we spent on this little idea that turned out to be a great one!  In preparing for this event, we spent the last few months in dialogue, documenting and compiling ideas.  We sought out influencers that we follow online, received some fabulous feedback and quotes on their experience as an influencer and being approachable.  I will note here – if you admire the work that someone else has done, you follow them and try to engage; it is worth the time to invest in relationships of those you admire.  My biggest take away from this entire experience was the fact that we are all people doing what we love and so if you find us influential, we thank you.  
The location was top notch, tech savvy and the attendees were deeply engaged.  I’m not going to lie here, I has heartbroken about parking problems and having to turn folks away, but as the location stated, “Your topic must be that good!”  Which we all deeply appreciated.
There was very little stress mostly because of the quality of professionals that are in our group.  Each of us contributed so many of our specializes from tech to sound, to video topics that we are passionate about.  From the responses on social media, in person and later via email, it seems as though all attendees walked away with value; which was the ultimate goal!
Here were a few tweets and responses about the event:
People don’t do business with businesses, they do it with people they know, like and trust. #DENStartupWeek #CWSMInfluencer

@thesocialpro Best takeaway: pick 3 social platforms where your audience engages, do them well, do them consistently.

@thesocialpro I loved the point about finding your niche and focusing on it. That affirms a ton of what I’ve gleaned from savvy biz owners.
Kurt Wolff Retweeted “Use hashtags sparingly” – yes #CWSMInfluencer
Social Media Advisor @thesocialpro
“Build Twitter Lists to Follow & Engage your Followers & Niche, Use Hashtags Sparingly” w/ @COWomenSocMedia #DenStartupWeek  #CWSMInfluencer
Become more of an influencer, use more @Pinterest – yes, even the guys.  #DENStartupWeek #CWSMInfluencer
ProductiveMompreneur Retweeted Social Media Advisor
Wonderful Tips!
Social Media Advisor @thesocialpro
“In addition to engagement in Instagram, use emojis & call to action in your Bio” w/ @COWomenSocMedia  #DenStartupWeek  #CWSMInfluencer
Overflow crowd and fun panel. #CWSMInfluencer #DENStartupWeek
Love that @blab is getting shout outs during this panel event! #DENStartupWeek @COWomenSocMedia
Great info about being known, liked, and trusted in social media. @TinteroCreative #CWSMInfluencer #DENStartupWeek
#PowerPartner with people who specialize in things that you don’t. #DENStartupWeek #CWSMInfluencer
Buzz word at #DENStartupWeek as a whole “engagement” #CWSMInfluencer
Apply 80/20 to social. What matters most? How do you decide where your influence has impact? #CWSMinfluencer @COWomenSocMedia

If you are interested in learning more about the Colorado Women in Social Media Group, please visit:
We each have different specialties, niches and service offerings.  We love to engage, connect and get to know you, so if you are interested in connecting deeper, let’s definitely do that!
Thank you to every person who registered, to those who journeyed out to attend and those who were able to hear our panel.  Special thanks to my social media sisters for knowing how to #BeAwesome in all that we do!

~ Social Media is changing the way people do business.  Don’t get left behind ~ 


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Hollie Clere, of The Social Media Advisor is a “#BeAwesome” Developer, Social Media Brand Builder, Content Manager, Trainer and Author in LinkedIn,FacebookTwitterBlogGoogle+ , YouTube,Pinterest, Instagram and the tools to manage them. 
Click here for her Social Media Workshops, Classes and Seminars

Denver Entrepreneurs Business Builders Radio Show


Greetings friends!

We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with Sabina Claus, LLC, a Business Coaching, Consulting and Accountability Partner Team to host:

The Denver Entrepreneurs Building A Successful Business Radio Show weekly on Wednesdays from 3-4pm MST.  Each week we will be inviting guests who have built successful businesses in Colorado, talk about the techniques and things they have learned along the way and also feature some tips and tactics in Social Media and Goal Setting you can use in your business!  

We learned the ropes of the Radio Show today and our featured highlight can be heard on 8/27 9am show at: http://milehiradio.com/shows.cfm?id=F745FB99-D388-CEE0-A100730CCECC66CA

If you have a successful business and are interested in getting featured, let us know.  We have some great opportunities to feature you as our guest and for marketing that exposure as well!

There are also advertizing opportunities for 30 second spots available as well.  These spots will be highlighted commercials throughout our show and other shows on the MileHiRadio network each week.  A 6 month commercial spot is as little as $100/month and your exposure to listeners is over 280K and growing on a monthly basis.  Additionally, as each commercial is featured on the radio shows, each of them are mp3 downloadable for use of promoting on websites, social media and other online means.  

*** These are both fabulous opportunities for exposure.

To learn more about your hosts, visit:


~ Social Media is changing the way people do business.  Don’t get left behind ~ 

Hollie Clere

Hollie Clere, of The Social Media Advisor is a social media manager, trainer and author in LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Blog, Google+ , Pinterest and the tools to manage them. Click here for her Social Media Links


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