Well that was fast wasn't it! Admittedly, I did personally lose the first week of January because I was upskilling myself and absolutely delighted I did. It was completely worth it. I'll be passing on what I learned from that training to here.
Let's check out what you may have missed and see if there are somethings you want to implement going forward:
The massive move over to video continues with fervour! Writing blogs and posts still work but mustn't been done in isolation. Where possible repurpose your content into video.
There is a new Professional Mode available now for Personal Pages (previously only on Business Pages) that would favour the Creators out there. This includes access to Insights and monetisation as well. Want to learn more than check out this blog.
Also there apparently is a lot of updates coming up for Facebook Groups so if you already have one keep an eye out. If you don't you should probably get one!
Are you waiting to hear from your favourite Instagrammer? Well wait no more! Shortly there will be a banner you can view and click on to to get a reminder about their next livestream. As you probably know we have have something like that for some time now in Facebook so this addition will be very handy. Learn more about it here in this blog.
So TikTok better watch out!
It may seem to make a lot of sense that this should be enabled but it's still not. It will be hopefully very soon though going from the news being shared in this blog. Do you think this is a good thing?
Twitter has started work on a new feature that lets users post certain tweets to a limited number of close friends in a parallel timeline. Yes, re-read that. It took me a few times to get it...
To learn more about this upcoming feature check out this blog.
In an effort to protect a brand, business or persona GBF have starting implementing a 7 day waiting period for any new Managers that are assigned to a profile. I actually like this. A protective buffer for clients and although it may slow down a social media manager somewhat, its worth it I believe. Have a read of this latest update here.
The CEO of YouTube has decided to remove this facility in a move to reduce dislikes of the viewer of the actual YouTube Channel rather than the specific YouTube video that the dislike button is on. Do you think this was a good move by the CEO? It was seen as a bit controversial. Learn more about it in this blog.
So a little late to the party but finally there is LinkedIn. After seeing the huge growth of this space it made sense for this mammoth and professional platform to add it to its profile. As we slowly creep back to "normal" and events restart, its well worth adding this element to those that can't or won't travel just yet. I do wonder how ever that as they have brought this in so late in the game, when we do have more in-person events whether this will actually stick on LinkedIn? Only time will tell. Find out more about this in this blog post.
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The Traffic Light System of Priorities and Building Your Strategy by Melanie Boylan
Creative Ways to do a Live Show by Kim Garst
Podcast 105 - The Importance of Communities with Owen Pickrell
Podcast 106 - Finding New Customer Online
Podcast 107 - Video for Business with Matt Hughes
Podcast 108 - Setting Up and Promoting Your online Course
Podcast 109 - Money, Money, Money with Carmel Seery
What a busy month its been! With in-person events starting to rock back in and more and more deciding to go hybrid I think this is now a permanent change. I feel certain that there will be more attendance and more awareness by including this virtual method to every event going forward. I hope you've been faring well and I look forward to bringing you my next update the beginning of March. Mad ted..
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