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What’s in the Inbox?

Email

Currently working with four email addresses, one that has personal and my Ecademy message notifications, the others have my marketing and incoming mail. Actually, I probably have about eighteen email addresses in all though some I am only reading the messages on a monthly basis.

 Google +

Now I have the Business Google and the Personal one.

I collect my domain name emails on my Google so that they are accessible from any machine. And also I can block the spammers.   Use Boxbe which is Free that helps with spammers.

People can only get in contact with me on the Networking sites.   I rarely connect to Skype invitations and I use this application to speak to people I have already engaged with online and my clientele.

On the Business Google+ I am mainly connecting to people I already network with though I do have a few Celebrities on there also.

Personal Google+ I am following interesting people, not following people who I know are only going to pester me.   People seem to be using this for dating and posting pictures of themselves in the nude!!!  Google don’t seem at all bothered  so I don’t connect to people that say they are looking for “dating and friends”

Quite a challenge all these Social Business platforms, I have been used to being on a variety of platforms since I got started with B2B Networking via International Trade sites so creating profiles and links isn’t a problem for me.  These days it is all made a lot easier as you can just log in with an OpenId passport – i.e Microsoft and of course the latest applications of Twitter and Facebook.

If you notice on articles on the Internet you can in fact share with the Social Networks and you can in a lot of places like content that is instantly shared with your Facebook page.  Try and get some conversation initiated around the articles

LinkedIn

Yesterday, I accepted all my invitations and wrote back to a few of the people. Today, there is a further sixteen in the inbox plus over 658 messages that I need to respond to, some of which are recommendations that I need to write.   I will only write recommendations for people that I have worked with or experienced their services.  People seem to randomly write to all for recommendations regardless whether you have in fact exchanged ay communication with them at all!

On LinkedIn I am an Open Networker and also in the Top Networkers so I receive many invites.  Again, just connecting with people that I maybe able to benefit or people that might be interested in what I have to offer.  Very rarely connect with people that don’t display a photo.  In my opinion these people are just collecting names and not very serious about building relationships.

So today, I have been invited to connect to a Marketing Specialist in Singapore.

I can see on his profile that he is interested in Apparel, Retail and Lifestyle Industry.   One of my products is also in the Lifestyle Industry and also can be sold in Singapore, so I am going to accept the invitation to connect with him.

Then I just send him a quick message and ask him if he is interested to connect elsewhere and advise him that I seek people in Singapore and that I will send him the details.  It is a one off email and he can opt-out of receiving anymore messages.

Following up is important and the great thing about the CRM system it will let you know if the person opened the message and looked the content.

As we go into a new year, this is a time when most of us take stock of their lives and think about if this year will be any different to 2011.

Will we do anything new? Are you open to addressing your Income Options and look at new Income Streams

I would like to encourage you to be open and look at opportunities that are available. ” Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all”  Best not to turn into a couch potato…

We are having a great time with WV.  We had another incredible year in 2012!  Do you think you would think this might be something you would like to come and look at?  Once you start using your DreamTrips Life Membership, we know you’ll absolutely love it! This has got to be the most exciting vacation club membership on the planet

In respective of the jobs that you want to do, always a good idea to bolt on a network-marketing opportunity in anycase until you can afford to retire early, you don’t have to give up your day job!

This has been a very hard recession – pensions getting eroded away, costs are going up, huge increased in the rail fares, generally speaking  people are getting depressed and down.

This is lovely to be able to offer something that people can offer to other people that will enable them to spend more time with their families and also enable them to earn another income.

We have this new page – http://www.vacationsooner.com that gives you an audio message and if you are interested in what you hear look at this business opportunity – http://connector.worldventures.biz/ and the holidays that you can enjoy as part of this membership – contact me for an informal chat on Skype Stella_Holman

Networking at it’s best on the Social Media platforms

I have to look and read my emails on the web via Gmail as I get so many these days and the general marketing I normally delete it.  Messages from contacts/twitter and notifications that I need to comment on then get uploaded to my Outlook folders and I read them later on.

I am using three emails, just set up a new one to correspond with this new Blog which will be for people who will contact me about Life Coaching and the Business Coaching which will be developed around helping new business find contacts and leads via networking.

A lot of my notifications are constantly coming up via my Iphone4, so it is impossible to miss anything important!  People that are Social Media Savvy normally get my attention by DM or @stella_holman on Twitter.

Facebook, is still one of my prime areas for marketing, building relationships to find potential projects, I currently use Ecademy and LinkedIn.  Ecademy being the prime network for me.

Everyone that I offer the Social Media Visibility service to has to create a profile on Ecademy, as this is the objective and main platform for which my services operate, at least I can offer them a 30 day trial.   I am aiming to recruit Blackstars and have a plan in which they can collaborate and we can then all make some money!

Yesterday, I was aware about another Social Media platform on which connections could give each other a type of recommendation.    connect.me .  if you are connected to me, i will be sending you a voucher at some point. This works with Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.  For me those connections combined are nearly 12,000 connections, on which I could be interacting with on a weekly, monthly basis.

LinkedIn being a database, these days having opportunity to interact easier on the groups and also by liking and commenting on RSS threads.

LinkedIn is almost a weeks work for me.   I have to confess with having a backlog of emails of nearly 700 and also over 300 invitations of people wanting to connect.

Have to be selective of who I add, want to connect with people who it is possible to build a working relationship with as most people who connect will send an email and I am sorting through people who maybe interested to work with me.   It just isn’t practical to add people who seek work to be outsourced.  For example when I first started on LinkedIn I was adding everybody, but as I get bombarded with emails about outsourcing to Call Centres in India.  The most off putting thing about this is that these people just don’t have any idea who their clients should be.

So on a small basis; it I do delegate projects to other people  though it is really difficult to find the right person, my daughter gets involved from time to time.  She is very fast these days as she also is on Facebook.  I have been working with the Digital Coaches and when I get paid to do a project I get so behind with my own work that it seems I can never catch up.

The best way is to use a strategy this is a product that I have created  to use with Twitter tools which works quite nicely to post tweets to my various accounts, then all I have to do is build the relationships with the people who connect to me.  Also about caring and sharing, building lists in your various sectors/industries.

The same with Facebook – if you set-up your Twitter, so that updates on your Facebook pages get posted directly into your Tweet, and if you are then sharing the RSS codes with your other networks you are sharing your content with a lot of people.

Who loves Rome, Italy?

This really was an amazing trip to Rome in Italy.

A  4-Day/3-Night Stay at the Hotel Savoy (December 23 – 26, 2011) The  4-star and living the life of the cosmopolitan elite at the historical Savoy.

All  the designer stores are here  for you to explore–Prada, Versace, Dolce and Gabbana—we were  in 7th heaven the minute we stepped onto the Via Condotti and wander into the land of the fierce, fashionable and fabulous!  It was wonderful to go to the legendary Trevi fountain and toss a coin in!  The Savoy is steps away from all the hotspots that have been on our must-see list since Geography 101, including the impressive Pantheon and the world-famous Spanish Steps. We enjoyed a rooftop meal at the Savoy, high above the city streets, so we could take in the beauty of this historical city known for its fashion, food and fast cars.

How are you doing on Empire Avenue?

I’m playing Empire Avenue and have two accounts – a personal for me on http://www.empireavenue.com/theconnector and also one for the business name http://www.empireavenue.com/iveybusiness.  TheConnector account is doing well but keeps fluctuating from day to day and I therefore have to work hard to keep the share price up.

However, I am sure that if you are as good as the Social Media as you say you are then your share price should go up.  So in order to keep it high you also need to be active on all your connecting Social Media sites.  Could be a tall order for the majority of people, however, it really isn’t all that tough for me as my business actually is an Internet based one so  a lot of my actually networking does in fact take place online.  Initial message, then a Skype chat, then a meeting if necessary and possible.

Ok for “The Connector” as that is me and has the most active accounts connected, but “Ivey Business” is the business name that in trade under and these days is not so popular.   Quite a bit of my day networking would be spent on Empire Avenue which I don’t mind as I have met so really wonderful people that I would never have come across and then of course I am looking for Team Leaders so that I can expand my W.V business with the right calibre of people.

I met Marc Accetta in September 2010

I met Marc Accetta in London in September 2010.
Marc is with my sponsor - Tony Kaye.
More information about my business pursuits read

UK LEADER - Tony Kaye and Marc Accetta at the London Flagship meeting

World Ventures – Looking for Leadership

I met Peter Powderham myself in Newbury and again last week at the Renaissance London Heathrow, he is my upline in World Ventures.

I have been sponsored by Tony Kaye + Mike Rosewarne. This is Tony Kaye below

Our next business presentation is coming up on 19th June 2010
in Newbury, please contact me for the link to secure your place.