Get your Social media sorted for 2016

If you want to use Social media more for your Biz but find it overwhelming , book a social media makeover or digital detox with me. Free audit , plus posting to help you manage your time & free up your creativity. Book via www.karenperkinslifecoach.co.uk

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Fabcoach #Tramlines 2014 Highlights ! Part 2

Sunday dawned, another brilliant sunny day for #Tramlines 2014.

First stop the Folk Forest in Endcliffe Park. It was fantastically rammed full of families, beardies & folksyies ! Can we have a bigger space next year !! Had to buy yummy Lemon & Poppyseed cake for breakfast from Seven Hills bakery stand…coffee from Motorola Coffee ! The band was Nat Jones & friends.. very musical, lovely harmonies & the prefect start to the day.

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Onto the bus and off to see Rolo Tomassi at Corp ( Corporation to you ) . V fiesty , 2 screamo singers & as usual for Corp bands at #Tramlines excellent !! Nice new stage backdrop !!

Thence to the Cathedral to see Womans Hour . Sadly the gremlins meant a long wait .

Liked the pyramids on stage but left to go to the Millenium gallery to attempt to see Bloodsport at 7.00. Once again a re scheduling put them on to 9.00 so we scooted to the Leadmill to see Blossomer, and Nick McSweeney filling in for the injured Hey Sholay. 10 out of 10 to Leadmill door staff who made us get a pass out for later !!

Back up the hill to Millennium Gallery to see DJ ..really good    then AT LAST and thankfully well worth it, 3 piece Bloodsport .

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Amazing one of the best bits of Tramlines . Described as

tags: aggrobeat diy experimental afro-beat hybrid vigour records life in units post punk soukous Sheffield  I heard Brian Eno, Talking Heads, Swans all in one go… relentless beat … uplifting !!

We would have loved to see the amazing Bo Ningen too !! But nipped back down to the Leadmill, past the queue with our passouts !!

The Leadmill was absolutely jam packed for the last gig of the night Slow Club . Sadly the sound system was slower … the crowd were hot & restless … the brave Slow Club took to the stage for an acoustic version then finally sans monitors they burst into action !! A brilliant end to a jam packed weekend at #Tramlines2014 !!

Slow Club

Can’t wait till next year , will have my weekly bus pass ready for another epic trail of musicality !!

Live life to the full and if you are interested in a bit of techy, career focussing coaching then please follow me on Twitter @fabcoach or subscribe to my newsletters via www.karenperkinslifecoach.co.uk Contact me here !

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Who taught herself WordPress ! No slouch er !

Her very first post

Was hotter than toast

Now everyones trying to poach ‘er !

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KAREN PERKINS @fabcoach INTERVIEWS MARK TILLISON CEO OF TILLISON CONSULTING

Mark Tillison, MD and Biggest Marketing Geek at Tillison Consulting, http://tillison.co.uk

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1 Describe your job in 140 characters!
Most days, it feels like being the captain of a great football team, celebrating victories we’ve helped clients achieve

2 What did you want to be when you grew up ?
An Accountant. I met a cousin of mine when I was young. Maths was my strength at school, he had a nice car and impressed me. I worked through school to a Business Course at College which was the foundation to further study and a career in Accountancy. The module in the first year killed any dreams I had of becoming an Accountant – it was just too rigid, had too many rules for me and frankly, just squashed my young spirit. I successfully completed the Business and Finance course, which was otherwise inspiring, interesting and as I’d later discover, very useful.

3 What are you most proud of in your Career  ?
Having taken some time out to reflect on what we’ve achieved as a team over the last 2-3 years has been an amazing experience. We’re so focused on the constant changes in our industry and goals and objectives for next month, next quarter, next year, that we lose sight of the amazing journey we’ve been on.

4 Which famous person inspired you at work and why ?There aren’t any specifically, but I have a lot of respect for Richard Branson. To me, Richard just “gets it”. He has fun in what he’s doing and has a real passion and vision for what he believes in. Whatever ventures he’s been involved in seem to be more of a cause than a profit-making exercise.

5 What & where is your favourite Networking event ?
We coordinate a monthly social event for local businesses – Curry Business (http://tillison.co.uk/curry). It’s a completely informal event to meet, chat and eat good food. No elevator pitches, no membership, no commitment to come every month. 20% of our bill also goes to a nominated local charity each month as does the venue. We get a great, fun night out, the restaurant gets a huge (30+ people) booking and a charity gets a pretty sizeable donation.

6 Where would you take a client for a ‘thank you ‘coffee or lunch in Sheffield ?
I hear Tamper coffee, Agraah and the Wig and Pen are great places.

I’m not local as I work all over the UK , but if it was a client, I think I’d be letting them pick, though I’d do my best to influence Indian food. You wouldn’t be the first to spot a theme here!

7 What is your tip for beating stress at work ?
Celebrate every victory. It’s very easy to get stuck complaining about things that aren’t going as well as you want, clients behaving badly or technology not working as you expect, but the truth is that our days are filled with successes and victories – we just take them for granted and get frustrated when some things don’t go as well as the majority. Personally, I need to vent about this stuff and I’m grateful to have a team around me that knows this and gives me an alternative perspective on situations.

8 What is your favourite way to relax ?
Since an young age, I’ve played competitive snooker to a reasonable standard and play for a team in a local league. There’s always a need for practice to maintain a competitive standard. My teenage son also has the bug and I help support and coach the childrens’ team at the weekends. Seeing them achieve success and winning recent awards has made me very proud.

9 What advice would you give to a young person setting out on their career path ?
Careers don’t get built 9 to 5. Find a career doing something that you love, something that inspires you, something that you can be proud of. My timekeeping may not always be the best, but no one could ever accuse me of not putting in the hours and committing to a cause. Find a career doing something you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.

10 How can people contact me ?

Via Twitter http://twitter.com/Tillison, or just type “Tillison” in to Google. Predictably, you’ll find me occupying most of the first page.

 Mark Tillison has helped build businesses online for the last 10 years. Mark formed Tillison Consulting in 2007, a team of digital marketing Specialists who work with ambitious businesses through training, coaching and managed services to help them make a profit online.

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Free 1:1 on #IntellectualProperty & legal issues for new businesses in #Sheffield

Spring clean your career with an MBA upgrade !

Spring Clean your new business idea !

The University of Sheffield will be running legal clinics with local renowned law firm hlw Keeble Hawson free to anyone and everyone working in or with a small business in Sheffield, even if you’re thinking of starting your own…

You can book for the first event on Feburary 13th with a talk on Intellectual Property Law and Commercial Law from a legal representative plus a chance for a cup of tea and a chat with others in the small business sector. If you’re in need of some 1:1 time with a legal representative then half hour appointments are available in complete confidence.

Please contact the Innovation Centres team for more information or book a place through eventbrite.

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Get yourself on Google+ asap

What’s all the fuss ? 

Basically… Getting noticed on Social media is all about people liking your content & sharing it with others and on & on hopefully! Google+ has load of features to help you do this ! Take a Google tour too!
1 Get a Gmail Google account & Log in   View & follow mine at https://plus.google.com/117988145283502998083/posts
2 Click on the  +K   or the GRID on the top bar and you are in Google+
3 Complete your profile  Think about your business focus with personality like Twitter
4 Set up a page for your business
5 Set up some circles & invite people to join.. my circles are shown in the picture in 8 below

What is Google+ and why should you use it ?
http://tillison.co.uk/2013/07/23/why-google-is-important-to-your-business/  Thanks to Mark Tillison

Overview & tips
http://mashable.com/2011/07/16/google-plus-resources/
http://socialmediatoday.com/krista-bunskoek/1641096/google-plus-10-mistakes-to-avoid http://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthof/2013/05/16/google-still-struggles-to-explain-why-real-people-should-care-about-google/

6 Hangouts
Hangouts, are useful for  group meetings, discussions, or demonstrations. “It’s completely unique to Google Plus, Facebook and Twitter don’t have these yet.  So how can companies make use of it? You can organize a panel discussion explaining to potential customers how to use your latest product  and then archive it and upload it to your YouTube channel or   YouTube seamlessly. Whether you’re teaching a recipe, organizing a chat with thought leaders, or doing a live product demonstration, “It looks very professional but doesn’t take much effort.”

7 Google Plus’ Communities feature,

Allows groups to form around particular interests. “Three weeks ago, I wouldn’t have said Google Plus was an easy place to meet people,” says Sherman, “but now it’s amazingly different. You can even join the community as a brand, which you cannot do on Facebook, and you can interact with your potential customers, influencers, and people of interest.” Indeed, she points out, “there are a ton of influencers who are concentrating on Google Plus these days.” And as she wrote in a recent blog post, “GooglePlus can give you access to influencers who might not notice you elsewhere…There is a nice spirit of camaraderie that people seldom feel with well-established platforms.”  What group will you set up ?   Thanks to Linda Sherman

8 Share posts & updates with your circles

I have set up different circles & can choose what I share with whom. Share text, photos, links, videos (BIG right now  …and Google+links to YouTube) and events. Just type in the box !

6  G+  Button
  
Add this to your website and get people to recommend by pressing the button. It also shows who has recommended so a double bonus.  

7 Sharing photos
On an Android device 2.1 or later you can upload photos to a private album for sharing later ! Great for photographers to show off their albums & get comments/likes via G+ 1+

8 Free Text messaging service to anyone in your Circles that has uploaded the APP

So that’s a few things to get you started !

9 For more Social media advice and Tips #quickfast   Contact me to book your 1 to 1 social media session !     www.karenperkinslifecoach.co.uk  

Call me on 07971 881251  or e mail me at karen@kperkins.fsbusiness.co.uk
Follow me on Twitter @fabcoach  and my Blog www.fabcoach.wordpress.com

10 Book my Social Media Masterclass , 1 to 1 or with a colleague . Tailored to get your business making the most of the power of Social media in a 2 hour session plus tips & homework. I can come to your office or you can come to me!

£100 per session. Read my testimonials on LinkedIn http://linkd.in/18P3fRA  and on my website http://www.karenperkinslifecoach.co.uk/coaching-testimonials.html

© Karen Perkins 2013

10 Tips for Measuring the real Effects of Social Media

By Karen Perkins Life, Career, Social Media Coach

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1 Being on Social Media & linking it to your website blog etc. will give you results anyway & over 70% of companies don’t bother to monitor so you are not alone.  * The effect builds over time… Be patient !
* You cannot not be on Social media * It’s free *It shows you are modern *It helps drive people to your website

2 Ask everyone how they found you & what could help in future?   Ask when they contact you & on your customer feedback forms. Concentrate on that e.g. Do your customers prefer Facebook ?

3 See how many Likes, comments, shares & followers, Friends, mentions, re tweets & re blogs you get.

4 Measure your performance! Has your business increased after your posts & tweets? What are you measuring it against?
Map your sales/customer trends over a year/ previous advertising campaigns. Map numbers before & after your social media campaign. What had the most effect?

5 Google yourself & your sector keywords. Using these via Social media can help your rankings.

6 Use free Metrics yourself    Free tools
(NB Work out how much time you spend on Social media vs. the Number of customers/sales)
-Google analytics
-Wordpress stats & click throughs
-Facebook insights
-Buffer shows Impact of tweets click throughs etc. www.Bufferapp.com
-What else ?

7 Use paid for metrics … but do some Googling & get quotes/recommendations & proposals before spending money. Be clear what you want from a consultant: PR & profile raising or paying customers, and then choose the best company/method for your brand.

Compare the results you get in paying customers with the free tools in 6.

8 Target your ads & posts at the right people in the first place e.g. Facebook campaigns target chosen groups

9 Recommendations & endorsements (less so) mean a lot of free PR for you. So ask for them! E.g. “Please connect with me & recommend me on LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/pub/karen-perkins/21/173/73a

10 Relax, digital detox sometimes, enjoy yourself online or finally help an intern from Sheffield Hallam to gain experience of social media marketing for you by giving them a placement.

Happy Tweeting etc.

Karen
© Karen Perkins 2013   Contact me at www.karenperkinslifecoach.co.uk

10 Tips for Measuring the real Effects of Social Media Activity

By Karen Perkins Life, Career, Social Media Coach

 

1 Being on Social Media & linking it to your website blog etc. will give you results anyway & over 70% of companies don’t bother to monitor so you are not alone.  * The effect builds over time… Be patient !
* You cannot not be on Social media * It’s free *It shows you are modern *It helps drive people to your website

2 Ask everyone how they found you & what could help in future?   Ask when they contact you & on your customer feedback forms. Concentrate on that e.g. Do your customers prefer Facebook ?

3 See how many Likes, comments, shares & followers, Friends, mentions, re tweets & re blogs you get.

4 Measure your performance! Has your business increased after your posts & tweets? What are you measuring it against?
Map your sales/customer trends over a year/ previous advertising campaigns. Map numbers before & after your social media campaign. What had the most effect?

5 Google yourself & your sector keywords. Using these via Social media can help your rankings.

6 Use free Metrics yourself    Free tools
(NB Work out how much time you spend on Social media vs. the Number of customers/sales)
-Google analytics
-Wordpress stats & click throughs
-Facebook insights
-Buffer shows Impact of tweets click throughs etc. www.Bufferapp.com
-What else ?

7 Use paid for metrics … but do some Googling & get quotes/recommendations & proposals before spending money. Be clear what you want from a consultant: PR & profile raising or paying customers, and then choose the best company/method for your brand.

Compare the results you get in paying customers with the free tools in 6.

8 Target your ads & posts at the right people in the first place e.g. Facebook campaigns target chosen groups

9 Recommendations & endorsements (less so) mean a lot of free PR for you. So ask for them! E.g. “Please connect with me & recommend me on LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/pub/karen-perkins/21/173/73a

10 Relax, digital detox sometimes, enjoy yourself online or finally help an intern from Sheffield Hallam to gain experience of social media marketing for you by giving them a placement.

Happy Tweeting etc.

Karen
© Karen Perkins 2013  www.karenperkinslifecoach.co.uk

I would love to help you make the most of Social media with my  

1 Social Media Overhaul   All tailored to your business
look how you currently use social media, what you can improve immediately, and zizz up your profiles. We make a plan for you long term, picking the best platforms e.g. Facebook vs. Pinterest for your business/customers, using all your current, marketing materials/ photos and clips! I link all your accounts & teach you how to tweet, post, link, pin better.
Bring your laptop, I pad & smartphone too! Or I can come to you.
1 hour session £45 including preparation worksheets, 1 to 1 or bring a colleague.    

2 Social media Confidence 1 to 1
I explain all the different social media platforms in non techie language, and how they could support your business plan. I help you use them, maximise your profile, link them to your smart phone and negotiate the web with confidence, whilst avoiding digital burnout! 

1 hour session £45 including preparation worksheets, 1 to 1 or bring a colleague.  

3    Individual 1 hour 1 to 1 Sessions tailored to your needs by arrangement
– Your business up on Twitter in 1 hour, profile, pictures, links and followers!
– Facebook, Linked in, Pinterest, You Tube etc.   Detailed 1 to 1 set up of each platform, and optimising their use for your business plan or Career search

4 Too busy to Tweet ?  Twitter & Social Media Account Management & marketing.   Try my service to set up, and manage Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, LinkedIn & other accounts. I can post for you on a regular basis to build followers Fees negotiable after initial social media confidence session.  See my references on LinkedIn.

Please contact Karen Perkins Life, Career, Social Media to discuss any questions you may have, and to book a session. 07971 881251, via www.karenperkinslifecoach.co.uk or karen@kperkins.fsbusiness.co.uk


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Karen Perkins is a Life, Career & Social media coach, based in Sheffield in the UK, coaching 1 to 1 in S York’s & the Peak District & by Skype virtually everywhere else! With a Degree level coaching qualification & over 20 years’ experience of managing & leading staff teams, working in the public & private sector , Karen is passionate about helping people build their confidence to discover & achieve the right choices and goals for them. She loves innovation, creativity & new technology & helping people use it confidently for themselves, in their careers & businesses! She also loves cake, running the Sheffield branch of the Clandestine cake club. She loves motivating people to start up new businesses. She has helped her son market his Website template business globally & fund his Uni fees himself! Karen offers a free taster session so people can discover how coaching can help them!

Follow Karen on Twitter @fabcoach https://twitter.com/fabcoach
LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/pub/karen-perkins/21/173/73a
At the Fabcoach blog www.fabcoach.wordpress.com

Or visit her website http://www.karenperkinslifecoach.co.uk/coaching-testimonials.html

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© Karen Perkins 2013 www.karenperkinslifecoach.co.uk