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NEW BLOG POST: How to Kick Off Your Adventure in Social Media Marketing
Click to Read More: https://goo.gl/zkFNkb

Social media marketing (a subset of digital marketing) is evolving at breakneck speed. When I started marketing on the web in 1996, hardly anyone had a website, much less an email address. Marketing on the web was referred to as "Internet marketing" then "online marketing."

It can be confusing on this crazy journey of marketing on the web. In this post, you'll find a list of articles to guide you in areas of social media, social networks and a couple on email marketing. Before that, I want to share the results of my recent survey about digital marketing.

#socialmediamarketing #digitalmarketing
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[Survey] I'm curious, in the realm of digital and social media marketing, what do you want to learn in 2017?

Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/GeW5Bqu9l6nMpmmo2

Rather than me making it up, I'd like to hear from you so I created a very short survey for you to share what you want so you can grow your business in 2017.

Survey here: https://goo.gl/forms/GeW5Bqu9l6nMpmmo2

#contentmarketing #survey
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3 Social Share Button Mistakes Bloggers Make and How to Fix Them

Bloggers, are you making any of these mistakes?
Better check it out if you want more traffic and visibility for your content!

Learn more here: https://goo.gl/inW7AE

#newblogpost #socialmediamarketing #bloggingtip
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For Your Consideration...
Best Business Books in 2016 Recommended Just for You
What's on your wish list? >> https://goo.gl/B9C1Jh

This list is compiled from contributions by colleagues and clients including +Lou Bortone +Lorenda Phillips +Paula Gregorowicz +Kim Ravida +Jo Guerra +Linda Dessau +Yvonne DiVita +Jeremie Miller +Stephan Hovnanian +Kay Newton +Judy Rodman +Trudy Van Buskirk and more...

Review the list here...http://denisewakeman.com/recommendations/best-business-books-2016/
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Food for serious thought today via +David Amerland
 
Women

On Twitter, Orange is the color used to raise awareness of the campaign to end violence against women around the globe (https://goo.gl/Co2oIQ). It is strange that, so far into our technological evolution, when we are openly thinking of the practicalities of colonizing Mars (https://goo.gl/cJ118u) and our media is exploring the question (https://goo.gl/rXyEf2) and looking at some of the obstacles (https://goo.gl/HflRMU), we still find it difficult to deal with what amounts to approximately half the population on the planet without resorting to violence (https://goo.gl/t0FL1R).

As you probably guessed the causes of something so pervasive and persistent are multi-factorial (https://goo.gl/g0AC2W). That means that dealing with it is a complex task that travels right down to the roots of our gender-based identity (https://goo.gl/9oEeKd). Because it often stems from a basic drive it is hard to deal with logically (https://goo.gl/Mqln0z). Yet, when there are entire nations where to be a woman who is pretty and young is to be unsafe (https://goo.gl/V0NczR) and when violence against women becomes culturally systematized (https://goo.gl/ULpDpS) we need to find the strength of reason necessary to address a change that must, also impact, the question of who we are designed to be (https://goo.gl/qeCA1C) and what we want ourselves to next become: https://goo.gl/cJYdQr.

Taking charge of ourselves, becoming better versions of who we are is part of our ability to understand ourselves and reprogram the ‘software’ that guides us to become both different and better: https://goo.gl/u0r3f7. That is not an easy task. It requires a deep awareness of where it is exactly that we fail (https://goo.gl/I7I4ja) and then find the pathways that lead us to making better choices: https://goo.gl/uuZDuh. More than that, it requires the conscious cultivation of soft skills like empathy and emotional intelligence: https://goo.gl/g2XH5j. The acceptance that it’s harder to be non-violent than its opposite and yet more desirable (https://goo.gl/sU4rYI) if we truly want to reach the future.

When women contribute to such a massive extent (https://goo.gl/uK45jY) in just about anything you care to imagine (https://goo.gl/AxWVDm), a fact we acknowledge more and more (https://goo.gl/8qv0QD) the question often becomes how can we then, as a species, be truly smart? Develop skills and approaches that give us a headstart when it comes to actually curbing the worst excesses of our primitive behavioral drives? (https://goo.gl/28W0QX).

As so often with issues looked at on this column, the struggle is between the ancient self residing in us, the un-nuanced caveman who looks at a massive threatening world and despite his own fragility and short life span, dares to think “it can be mine” and the beings we are today who are more nuanced, more aware and perhaps more fragile than ever before.

In successfully navigating this mine field of the self the tools, again, are familiar: awareness and knowledge (https://goo.gl/6DVLO4), coupled to a willingness to take charge of who we are (https://goo.gl/3ThzpS) and use our superior tools of social connectivity to not just work smarter but also think smarter (https://goo.gl/mpTRBL).

Can we truly have it all? (https://goo.gl/OCI02S) Can we become who we aspire to be or are we doomed forever to fall short? Michael Kimmel argues that our rethinking of the issue can lead to some surprising mutual gains (https://goo.gl/IEldqQ) that elevate us all.

That actually is one of the deepest issues we have to date. The still disconcerting lack of awareness that in an interconnected world our personal gain is intimately tied to that of others, that zero-sum games work only in silos where we compete for limited resources against entities every bit as constrained in their thinking as us. In the open, connected world of today our fears are almost always predicated upon imaginings on things we don’t quite understand and our wins almost always come from our ability to get past the outer limits of our comfort zones and reach out and connect.

We are all designed by evolution to seek comfort and avoid discomfort. The mental circuits that process figurative discomfort, for reasons of evolutionary economy of scale, are the same as the ones that process physical discomfort (https://goo.gl/tGqKh). So, here we are. Flawed in our fears and imaginings that the brain makes real for us (https://goo.gl/IU9Gfl), caught up in real pain that stems from imagined ills, responding like apes caught up in a panic, when the present requires we become something different. Be different.

The very fact that we can real all this, think and respond bodes well on our ability to overcome, adapt and evolve. We may live in dark moments or even dark times but the future is brighter than we might surmise (https://goo.gl/ASBIQT). We just need to embrace the discomfort and never stop striving.

I hope you didn’t just cop out and went for a minimalist approach to coffee, donuts, croissants, cookies and chocolate cake. With Christmas being not that far away right now it is important to have a routine that makes Sunday a truly special day. Have an awesome Sunday wherever you are.

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New Blog Post
How to Use Keyword Research in Your Content Marketing, guest post by +Ann Smarty

Click to Read: http://denisewakeman.com/internet-marketing/how-to-use-keyword-research/
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Definitely a thrilling moment!

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NEW POST: How to Optimize Your Facebook Page Profile So It Makes a Strong Impression

Tips here: https://goo.gl/EoXk1K

I recommend you do a review or “social profile audit” every 3 months or so to make sure your business is represented exactly as it is right now. You could call it a social tune-up if you wish.

#socialmarketing #digitalmarketing #Facebooktips

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Enter for your chance to win a spot in the Visibility Mastery Lab Mastermind starting in January!
Enter here: https://goo.gl/w6Dfju

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Thank you ,+Denise Wakeman * Happy New Year *.
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Denise, No, we're not using a teleprompter. My pastor and I are making
vlogs from his blog. I bought the mic you recommended. I purchased Filmora
to do the editing. I found an article on how to make a teleprompter using
Powerpoint and your laptop. Our pastor was memorizing his blog but that
takes so much of his time. I'll try using my laptop as teleprompter. Thanks
for the suggestion. Merry Christmas!
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What's your story?

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Small Business Saturday is over for this year, but the deals featuring several of my clients are still available for a few more days.

Featuring +Thuy Pham, +Jennifer Britton, +Jo Guerra, +MaAnna Stephenson, +lisa douthit and more

#ShopSmall #entrepreneur #smallbiz
Mark your calendar for November 26, the Saturday after Thanksgiving in the U.S., and support small business on Small Business Saturday (R).
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+MaAnna Stephenson HELLO DEAR HOW ARE YOU DOING AND HOW IS THE WEATHER CONDITION OVER THE MY DEAR,WELL AM DEMPSEY FROM UNITED STATE ..I LIKE US TO BE BEST OF FRIEND AND TO KNOW EACH OTHER BETTER OKEY SO WHAT DO YOU THINK LET CHAT ON HOUGHOUT OKEY HOPE TO HEAR YOUR RESPONSE OKEY GOODBYE FOR NOW
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Online Business Strategist at DeniseWakeman.com
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Building web visibility, business blogging, social and online marketing
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  • The Blog Squad
    Owner, 2005 - 2014
  • Next Level Partnership
    Owner, present
  • Options Success Coaching and Training
    Partner, present
  • Mani's Bakery Cafe
    present
  • The Craft and Folk Art Museum
    present
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
    present
  • DeniseWakeman.com
    Digital Marketing Strategist, 2009 - present
    Denise Wakeman is an Online Visibility Expert, Founder of The Blog Squad, and co-founder of The Future of Ink. She works with service professionals and small business owners to leverage blogs for their businesses, as well as strategically use social media tools to boost online visibility to get more traffic, leads, customers and opportunities.
  • The Future of Ink
    Co-Founder, 2012 - 2014
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Los Angeles, CA
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Manhattan Beach, CA - Berlin, Germany - Ottawa, Canada - Santa Cruz, CA - West Hollywood, CA - North Hollywood, CA - Fresno, CA - Marlbank, ON Canada
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Helping you boost your online visibility. Guaranteed.
Introduction
I am a Digital Marketing StrategistFounder of The Blog Squad, and Co-Founder of The Future of Ink

I have been using the Internet with great success as a marketing tool since 1996 and am passionate about helping authors, speakers, service professionals, and small business owners learn how to use online tools to get more visibility for their online and offline businesses.

I host the popular Hangout show Adventures In Visibility, focused on helping small businesses and online entrepreneurs strategically use social marketing tools to gain visibility, build credibility and make more money selling their products and services.   

I'm also passionate about Adventure travel and how it can inspire you to think bigger and go for what’s possible in your business and life. Currently, I'm preparing for a month-long adventure in Peru. Click here if you'd like to know more!
 
I write regularly on two marketing blogs, am a former contributing author on SocialMediaExaminer.com, have co-authored several blogging programs. I frequently speak at conferences and workshops about business blogging and how to gain expert status through social marketing. I have been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Newsday, Canada’s National Post, FastCompany Online, as well as many other online and offline publications.

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Contributing author to bestselling books: "Success Secrets of Online Marketing Superstars", "Success Secrets of Social Media Marketing Superstars" and "Trust Your Heart: Transform Your Ideas to Income"
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  • Digital Marketing Strategist
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