Downloadable Mindmap – 5 Social Media Tactics for Small Businesses via SMMOC

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SMMOC Meeting NotesDownload the interactive mindmap below.

SMMOC Interactive MindMap Notes - Oct 29, 2011 (v-1.1)|2.06 MB|downloads: 846
You MUST use Adobe Reader (NOT Mac 'Preview' or other PC 'viewers') to view this document. You know the drill. This is the INTERACTIVE mindmap of the highlights from the Social Media Mastermind Orange County meetup. It opens in an INTERACTIVE PDF viewer. It has expandable branches and live hyperlinks. Feel free to share this freely. (Copyright: Creative Commons-ShareAlike-Attribution-NonCommercial.) Enjoy!

In the last post I mentioned that Daniella Bolzmann and I would tag-team the live blog of today’s Social Media Mastermind Orange County (SMMOC) regional meetup.

In addition to the live-blog archive feed you can still view from the last post which announced the SMMOC event, the meeting notes above will help you by presenting the key highlights in a visual summary.

If you’ve never seen a mindmap before, then you’ll want to download the meeting notes above.  You HAVE to use Adobe Reader to view the file.  (In other words, even though it has the PDF extension, you can’t use any ‘ol software that just happens to read PDF files, too.  You have to use Adobe Reader because of the interactive nature of this particular file.  Good news, the chances are, you already have Adobe Reader installed on your computer.  If you don’t, you can get Adobe Reader for free on Adobe’s website here. Meanwhile, if you want to know more about what I use to produce these documents, you can visit MindJet’s site via the link below.  (Both Mac and PCs are supported.)

I’m Liveblogging At the Social Media Mastermind Roundtable, Orange County – October 29, 2011

Social Media Mastermind Orange County - SMMOCIf you’re in Orange County, CA this Saturday morning, October 29, 2011 at 9:00 a.m., then I’d like to invite you to attend this free professional network meeting at the SMMOC.  We meet most Saturday mornings to discuss how different business owners are using social media to crowdsource and grow.  But, if you can’t join us live, no worries.  Just check in below because I’ll be live-blogging it.  Feel free to join us and post your own questions directly in the stream.  Afterwards, I’ll also try and publish a mindmap of the highlights for download. Let me know if you have questions either before or during the meeting; I’ll try and raise them for discussion during the meeting. “See” you this Saturday!

Post-meeting update:  You can also now download the interactive mindmap highlights from today’s meeting – here.

How to Automatically Display Twitter Testimonials On Your Blogsite

In the Resources section of Twitter’s website are some useful tools for giving cross-platform visibility to your content.  Some of them will let you display content from Twitter onto your blog or other website.  Meanwhile, others help you share content going the other way.

One of the widgets, called the Faves widget, is a great little tool I like to use to display micro-testimonials on my blog.  Micro-testimonials are those cool little mentions I get from my Twitter contacts (a.k.a., followers) that leave me beaming like an idiot the rest of the day. 🙂  (What can I say, I love it when folks say nice things about me.)


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The gist of the Faves widget is to simply display tweets that you’ve chosen as a “favorite” on Twitter.  If you have the widget installed on your blog or website, then tweets that you tag as a favorite will display on your website instantaneously.  (That’s it there on the right side with the title “Honorable Mentions.”  You can also see it here in case you’re reading this post after one of those days when I decide to re-jigger everything on blog cleanup day.)

Turns out, most people (me included until recently) have pretty much ignored the favorites feature on Twitter.  After all, there are so many to keep track of.  And, until now, I figured that I’d just as soon RT a tweet I liked.  Maybe you feel the same way.

But, with the Faves widget in place, you might now be compelled to reconsider its benefit to you as a way to quickly and efficiently display honorable mentions of you, your business, your projects or accomplishments.

What do you think?  Thumbs up? Thumbs down? What other benefits can you think of for using favorites on Twitter?