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Neal Schaffer
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Attended Amherst College
Lives in Irvine, California, United States of America
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Check out this poll to find out which is the best social media book of all time. You can vote and WIN prizes too!
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Good morning friends! I'm honored to be on a Twitter chat that is being hosted by +Mashable and is going on in two hours at 11 A.M. PST / 2 P.M. ET. It will be about all things LinkedIn and will feature some other folks that those in social media probably know ;-) Do a search for #BizChats and join me!

http://mashable.com/2015/08/24/loco-linkedin-bizchats/?Q?X

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Join us Wednesday, August 26 at 2 p.m. ET for our next #BizChats Twitter chat.
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My grandfather once told me that everything good in life could also be bad. That there are two sides to every coin. And how it all depends on your perspective. Okay, I just made that up. My grandfather mostly talked about how in his day, he had to walk to…
Your business could be exposed to lawsuits if social media is not managed correctly. Learn what the legal risk of social media is from an attorney.
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Have you ever considered traveling abroad to volunteer? The term “voluntourism” refers to a form of tourism in which travelers participate in voluntary work, typically for a charity. It’s an excellent way to combine a desire for travel with a desire to…
Are you a charity that uses volunteer tourism to fulfill your vision? Check out how these charities are leveraging social media for good.
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Social video is trending huge for 2015, with video sharing and video creation becoming more and more popular across all social channels. Today, we’ve got 10 stats that prove that social video is the hottest trend in social media marketing in 2015. These…
A collection of 10 stats that prove that social video is the hottest trend in social media marketing in 2015. A look at YouTube, Facebook, Vine, and video.
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We’ve all heard about how necessary it is to engage with influencers to take our blog to the next level. But what does it mean to “engage”? Usually, we think to do the obvious – comment on their blog posts or link to them in a post (and then tell them…
We’ve all heard about how necessary it is to engage with influencers to take our blog to the next level. But what does it mean to “engage”? Usually, we thi
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Need some sleep now, or I will turn into a pumpkin. Please +1 this comment so I get back to the article to read tomorrow.
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I probably don’t have to spend much time trying to convince people that there is a gap between the experience customers expect and the one they actually receive. Before I just gloss over the evidence, let’s just say that there is a significant population…
Closing the customer experience gap can provide a competitive advantage. Here are 10 questions that can help close the gap.
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I have talked about the big channels for podcasts in past blog posts – specifically iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, and Tunein. Check out Share Your Podcast on Social Media and Drive Engagement if you want to learn more about those platforms – in this post…
Need to get more ears listening to your podcast? Here are 4 social media apps you can use that will help you get more podcast traffic.
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Want more traffic to your website? That’s one thing that a Facebook page can do for you! But how do you maximize your reach and engagement and get more eyeballs on your actual Facebook posts?  Because, if you can get more eyes on the posts, that can turn…
Do you know how to get your Facebook posts shared? Use different post types! Here's 9 ways to maximize your sharing on facebook.
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I do that already and u suspended my posting and I don't appreciate it,, twitter and Google don't do that, which makes a great day to buy twitter & Google shares on sale,,,fuck Facebook
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Periscope is the hot new social network on everyone’s lips right now. The app, which is owned by Twitter, allows users to stream and watch live video broadcasts. If you haven’t hopped on the Periscope bandwagon yet, I encourage you to create an account…
Need more traffic to your website? Who doesn't? Learn how you can get more website traffic by adding Periscope into your social media marketing strategy.
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We’ve all heard about how necessary it is to engage with influencers to take our blog to the next level. But what does it mean to “engage”? Usually, we think to do the obvious – comment on their blog posts or link to them in a post (and then tell them…
We’ve all heard about how necessary it is to engage with influencers to take our blog to the next level. But what does it mean to “engage”? Usually, we thi
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The concept of the social media influencer marketing has never been really popular with agencies and businesses. Studies come one after another, and reveal a continuously rising adoption rate. Suddenly, bloggers are writing about marketing influence.…
Using social media influencer marketing to let people know about your product or services? In this article you'll learn the 10 steps to success.
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Social Media Speaker | Social Media Strategy and Social Business Consultant | Social Media Coach | Social Media Author
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Social Media Strategy Consultant, Social Media Speaker, Social Media Author of "Maximize Your Social" and two LinkedIn books, founder of Maximize Social Business
Introduction

Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer two years in a row and creator of the AdAge Top 100 Global Marketing Blog Windmill Networking (recently rebranded as Maximize Social Business), Neal is a global social media speaker who also teaches as part of the Rutgers University Mini Social Media MBA Program. As an author, Neal is best known for his definitive book on social media strategy creation, implementation, and optimization “Maximize Your Social: A One-Stop Guide to Building a Social Media Strategy for Marketing and Business Success” (Wiley)  but has also published two other award-winning and critically acclaimed social media books: ”Maximizing LinkedIn for Sales and Social Media Marketing” and “Windmill Networking: Maximizing LinkedIn.”

As a leading social media speaker, Neal currently speaks on social media at dozens of corporate, professional association, and online events each year. In parallel, he continues to consult with, coach, and train clients on strategically leveraging social media for their business. Since launching his social media strategy consulting business in January, 2010, Neal has worked with dozens of companies, from small startups and solopreneurs to Fortune 500 enterprises and a Grammy Award-winning celebrity. In addition, Neal is also founder and editor-in-chief of Maximize Social Business, a leading social media for business resource featuring industry thought leaders.

Want to work together with Neal? He works with businesses in the following ways:

* Social media keynote speaker

* Social media strategy consulting 

* Social media coaching (strategy & implementation)

* Custom social media workshops

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  • Amherst College
  • Beijing Normal University (Beijing)
  • Tunghai University (Taiwan)
  • International Christian University (Tokyo)
  • Rolling Hills High School
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Often people misspell my name: Neil Schaffer, Neal Schaefer, Neil Schaefer, Neal Shaffer, Neil Shaffer ... you get the picture ;-)
I recently leased a new car from Thomas Acura, and all I can say is that the experience was a most pleasant one. I never felt pressured, felt that all of my requests were met, and Fernando was one of the best car dealer salesperson I have ever engaged with. It was worth the drive out from Irvine to Covina, so if you live in Southern California, give Fernando a call - and tell him Neal sent 'ya ;-)
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