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Donna Gilliland
Works at MOSTraining | MOST Social
Attended Jefferson State Community College
Lived in Birmingham, AL
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My message to you. What I think about Social Media Manager School created by +Andrea Vahl and +Phyllis Khare. I have a special message for those of you who are moving in the career path of Social Media Consultant or Social Media Manager.

Social Media Manager School opens twice a year. Spring enrollment ends on April 16. Click for details: http://bit.ly/1JGXfcv 
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Gmail has a new feature. You can view accounts from email services Yahoo and Outlook. 
Your Gmail app is no longer just a Gmail app -- it's also a Yahoo and Outlook app too. Google on Monday revealed that its newest update to its Gmail app will let you view accounts from rival email ...
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More than ever, it is important that your web site be mobile-friendly. If the bulk of your traffic is coming from mobile and you aren't mobile ready, your business is at risk of loosing traffic.

Google is making changes that will occur in April.

Good article here to give you insight.

P.S. +Heather Lutze (an SEO strategists) is conducting a timely webinar on April 3. Head over to Heather's page. She is an SEO smartie.

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Google's Zineb Ait Bahajji is quoted as saying at SMX Munich the upcoming mobile-friendly algorithm will impact more sites than their Panda or Penguin algorithms.
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You will think more pro for Google for business than con after reading this post by the G+ man +martin shervington 
Make the most of using Google+ to boost your SEO and generate more traffic to your website.
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Thanks +Donna Gilliland​!
And to +Janine Marriott​ for sharing this post.
Let me connect you both with +Emeric Ernoult​ from AgoraPulse too.
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Pre-event networking Hnagout for #SMMW15. Get the most out of  Social Media Marketing World 2015 in San Diego. +Phil Mershon provides insider tips on how to get the most out of this event.
 
Please join our Google Hangout as we share insider tips on how to make the most of Social Media Marketing World 2015.  We will discuss networking best practices and how to maximize the many networking opportunities before, during and after the event in San Diego.  

YouTube link for mobile viewers:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0NlZgygCmE
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Social Media Examiner. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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As I speak at events and teach to various companies, I am finding that more and more companies are assigning the task of social media management to Administrative Assistants. It's certainly a role with a learning curve and one that I hope companies will provide training. On that note, I am excited to be speaking on this timely topic online live on April 2, 2015. 

#IAAP   #AdministrativeAssistants   #SocialMediaManagement #WorkforceDevelopment  
Administrative Assistant to Social Media Manager Learn what is needed to begin the management of your company’s social media channels.  Social media has become a ‘must-have’ for companies big and small.  Many are assigning the task of  social media management of their company’s online presence to their Administrative Assistants.  This can be a daunting task and it’s easy [...]
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Join me live online for Microsoft Excel 2013 Charts Jump Start.  March 31 at 1PM EST (Noon CST). Seating is limited. Details on my Web site at: http:/www.MOSTraining.com/Events 
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Any one in social media knows how much they learn from the speakers who present at Social Media Marketing World in San Diego, which starts next week. There is a virtual ticket option in case you can't make the trip. Details here. http://bit.ly/1ALuxQJ #SMMW15
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Bit.ly isn't the only URL link shortener. Google has one too, which you can track statistics from too.
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Calling all my graphics Google+ friends.  What is the best size for a YouTube channel cover that will work display universally on desktop, mobile and TV?

cc:  +Hugh Briss +Mike Gingerich +Donna Moritz 
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I think you will find value in this list of people in my Google circle. +Julie Perrine 
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Whose going to Social Media Marketing World in San Diego this month? If you can't make the trip, there is a virtual ticket option. http://bit.ly/1ALuxQJ #smmw15 
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Office and Social: Consultant | Speaker | Educator
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Social Media Marketing, Google+ for Business, Microsoft Office Master Certified, Social Media Speaker, Technical Writer, Facebook Marketing
Employment
  • MOSTraining | MOST Social
    Founder, 2004 - present
    Helping small businesses learn how to implement digital marketing.
  • Kaplan, Inc.
    Product Manager
    Technical writer for practice test products in Microsoft Office and Lotus Notes. Product Manager
  • ExecuTrain
    Technical Trainer
    Technical Instructor in Novell, Microsoft and Project for Windows
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Birmingham, AL
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We help business grow with social media and office technologies.
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Speaker, Consultant, Teacher and Writer

My passion has always been teaching and speaking about business and marketing technologies. In 2004, I opened MOSTraining, Inc., providing corporate productivity training in Microsoft Office. As technology grew so did MOSTraining, which now provides training in Mobile, Office and Social technologies. 

When social media appeared on the horizon, I began to learn all that I could and implement it within my own company. I started first with LinkedIn and then quickly moved into the use of other social platforms for marketing. As I learned, I applied it within my own company. It was a natural fit to add social media marketing to the companies offerings.

I come from a family of entrepreneurs, which started with my Dad who owned his own building company and a retail store. One brother started a local magazine, a sister who opened her own business and another brother is a master at building furniture and has his own business. 


Bragging rights
I won a blogging contest that www.SocialMediaExaminer.com ran in 2011, that landed me the opportunity to write a book review for their online magazine.
Education
  • Jefferson State Community College
    Computer Science
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