Enhancing the Value of Your BNI Referral Group with Social Media by Martin Brossman
I was privileged to speak at The BNI Morning Show, a popular BNI group in North Raleigh, about business use of Social Media and on-line reputation management. To share the highlights with you, here are a few of my short tips for profoundly enhancing the value of your BNI referral group using Social Media and reputation sites.
– You can update LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook status about the meeting with something unique to that day, and the name of the group. Example someone posted: Looking forward to hearing Martin Brossman about Social Media w/business at our BNI Morning Show
– When having a one-on-one with someone, you may want to say something about the meeting and reference the person on any of your micro-blogs or status updates such as Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn .
– Give recommendations to members on LinkedIn after you have worked with them enough to give a specific and valid recommendation.
– Use on-line press releases to announce significant changes or advancements to the group.
– Include a member /reference the group in a blog post.
– Using Facebook “Pages” for business allows a posting to be picked up by Google vs. your personal profile that is basically seen by only the people you have let in as friends. .
– Have a short URL for a Web page or Facebook business page for members to use when posting on micro-blogs and status updates such as bit.ly .
– Post honest and positive comments in on-line sites like MerchantCircle.com or LocalAdLink.com This can also include posting on the person’s “wall” on sites like Facebook.com, LinkingRaleighNC.com and inside919.com. (LinkingRaleighNC.com and inside919.com are in the RTP NC area, www.insideareacodes.com to find the one in your local area code. )
– Make sure you have your LinkedIn profile optimized for your target customer, and consider connecting with the people on your BNI team.
The BNI Morning Show is one of the BNI Chapters in RTP, to learn more about them go to: http://trianglebni.net
Martin Brossman is a Business Coach, Trainer and Author who integrates Social Media training and Success Coaching. He offers training for Referral group on using Social Media for Business. He is the co-founder of Professional Networking on the Web at the Cardinal Club in Raleigh. Find more info and links to Martin’s Social Media universe at www.ProNetworkingOnLine.com and find his new book “Brossman’s Social Media and Online Resource Directory for Business”. A great resource to find out more about Social Media for Business . Martin can be reach at US EST: (919) 847-4757 or Martin@CoachingSupport.com .