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25/13 Best Blog posts

My weekly list of my favourite blog posts.

The Ultimate Sales Weapon

Categories: Sales, Social Media My friend Colin Parker is my favourite sales expert! In his recent newsletter he wrote about how he uses his iPad for sales presentations. While this tip is stretching the topics of my blog a little I thought his hands - on advice is helpful for you.

Why Twitter Disclaimers Like 'Views Are My Own' Won't Save Your Job

Muck Rack's Disclaimify tool helps journalists cut down on character counts by linking to a disclaimer page. ( It didn't take long for visiting New York University professor Geoffrey Miller to start damage control last week after he told "obese PhD applicants" they wouldn't have the will power to finish dissertations if they "didn't have the willpower to stop eating carbs."

How to Use Instagram as a Man

I joined Instagram on Memorial Day of last year, several beers into a long, boozy evening, after watching four of the people at my table use their phones to photograph the three-tiered oyster tray that had just been the table next to ours.

Ditch the likes: Why enterprise social media is nothing like Facebook

Summary: The power of social networks such as Facebook is distorting businesses' perceptions about their own social collaboration efforts. Firms are so hung up on the Facebook model that they're applying trivial consumer metrics to enterprise social media and ending up wondering why it's not working.

5 Ways to Thank Community on Social Media

This is a guest post by Shanna Mallon from Straight North. Using social media is about more than promoting yourself and your brand-It's about building meaningful connections and nurturing them over time. One powerful way to foster these relationships is through gratitude.

You Can't Just Be a Social Business - You Need To BE a Social Business

What makes a social business? Has the recent social media gold rush effect diluted what it actually means to be a social business?

Marketing, Humans, Lists: Psychology + The Rule of Threes | UGC list creation, content curation & crowdsourcing.

Three things. There is something magical about three. We love to hear stories told in threes. It lets us pace ourselves. Threes have a rhythm. We've come to expect to hear things in threes. We count down. We stay focussed.

Clever Headline Writing, Bill Gates Masters Storytelling and "I Know the Band"

The grab bag returns after a month in exile. Three quick takes on the intersection of storytelling, digital and communications. To SEO or Not SEO in the Headline Actually, it doesn't have to be one or the other. We can learn from media properties like Business Insider that have mastered the art of headline eye candy.

Free WordPress Plugins Extravaganza!

WooHoo! It's Friday! Where the heck did this week go? Mine flew, how about yours? Friday means freebie day here at The Happypreneur. So let's get crackin' with the free stuff, what'dya say? Next Wednesday we are having a free Lunch N' Learn Google Hangouts about List Building Strategies That Get Results.

Hard Work Is Overrated

If you know me at all, you'll read the title of this post and instantly jump up from your seat. You'll point your finger at the screen, arm arrow-straight, and shout out at the top of your voice: "FRAUD!" People will stare, but you won't be able to control yourself.