How to achieve better social media presence

How to Manage Your Social Media Presence for Better Business Results

Solving your digital identity crisis….

 

The speed with which new social networks and media keep popping up is enough to make your head spin and your thoughts reel, and if you’re anything like me, as a passionate people person, you join these new entities out of curiosity and the wish to stay ahead and be connected.

Fill in the profile, have a look around and then … well, most of them languish unattended, and even remembering where you have a presence let alone the passwords and user names for all these sites is a real challenge.

I know I should neatly and carefully record all my digital identities in one place – and some I do, but sometimes, well, real life gets in the way and I find myself scrabbling through emails to find the login and membership details when something brings that site back into my awareness.

Just How Many Networks and Sites?

An audit showed me that I am on close to 50 different social media, networking or activity measurement sites, and I am sure there are more than a few long-forgotten ones lurking somewhere in my net history! Some have likely faded or disappeared, or been reborn in another form, and will remain in the hinterlands of my web-connected life – unless they don’t…

Different types of networks, with different people with diverse interests, from business to spirituality, art to quantum physics and much more. Confusing, and awkward, sometimes,  to know how to best connect with the rich array before me.

The Web of Life

A few months ago, I joined XeeMe. I added my social presences, just the obvious ones like Linked In, Facebook, GooglePlus, Twitter, Ecademy, my blogs and websites…then I left it untouched. Late last week, something triggered my interest – I think it was a mention of how powerful XeeMe was in propelling his social media profile forwards and upwards by Michael Q. Todd, which I picked up in my Facebook stream. I went to have a look and found myself enthused by the possibilities and the power of what XeeMe had to offer. I began to ‘get’ the purpose that drives the platform.  I quote: “XeeMe is NOT “yet another network”, we are all overwhelmed with networks. XeeMe is actually a tool helping to organize overwhelming presences.” It’s true.

Bringing It All Together

I knuckled down and gave some thought to where else I had memberships, prompted by the very helpful ‘Social Presence’ facility on the XeeMe site, which reminded me of plenty more places I had profiles. I spent a fruitful couple of hours adding and linking, uploaded some contacts, and connected with some of XeeMe’s top performers to see how they have managed to expand their presence.

I then joined a very supportive XeeMe power networker group on Facebook, where advice and co-operation are excellent, and found myself being tweeted and re-tweeted, followed, liked and all those things that demonstrate social media at its best.

Your Entire Social Presence

My social presence on XeeMe was tiny at the beginning of April, as you can see from the graph below.

Christine Miller XeeMe score graph

Since I have spent just a little time making connections, adding sites where I have a presence, now up to 37 listings, and have added my ‘XeeMe’ link –  http://xeeme.com/ChristineMiller – to my email signatures, my Facebook ‘About’ section, and various other places, my score has rocketed from 23 on April 23rd,  to 630 today May 3rd.   I am now expanding my ‘Entire Social Presence’ link to other contact areas, something I am gradually working through to make it consistent, enabling people to find me more easily and decide where they want to interact with me.

Now I am starting to use engagement and true connection, with conversations and exchanges with people with whom I share interests, being more people focused than network focused, offering value and making it easy for people to truly ‘See me’. It’s fun and productive, and has seen subscriptions to my Business and Personal growth portal, Resource shoot up – I recommend XeeMe wholeheartedly, why not come and join the fun?

Please share your experiences of social networking and media, leave your comments below and tell me your thoughts and ideas.

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About Christine Miller

Christine is a psychologist, executive coach, mentor, speaker, published author and poet. With a varied and successful 25-year career in research and consulting across diverse sectors, she now conducts leadership and organisational transformations. As a guide and mentor she seeks to release untapped potential in her clients.

She has recently completed extensive research into creating sustainable cultures for more values-driven, loving, compassionate organisations, with over sixty global leaders, ranging from HH the Dalai Lama to Sir Terry Leahy and The Rt Hon Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business. Christine is a Fellow of London Metropolitan University Business School’s Centre for Progressive Leadership.

Christine is able to adapt to different environments and issues quickly, where she is known for her ethical approach, her empathy, her stimulating and thought-provoking method of questioning, and for her ability to put people at ease. She is renowned for her creative resourcefulness and wisdom, her penetrating analysis, insights and ability to provoke transformational thinking and action for organisations and individual coaching and consulting clients worldwide.

Comments

  1. Christine, great results in the last four days. Remember that this is a rolling average so your scores with rise and fall over time.

  2. Hi Joe
    Thanks for your comment.
    Yes, I can see that it will vary according to my own activity and input, and of course the first flush of rapid growth can be hard to maintain.
    At the moment I’ve got plenty of steam left, and there are things I haven’t been doing across all my social media that this has prompted me to pick up and pay attention to again.
    Appreciate your dropping by,
    Christine

  3. Great post Christine – one of the most comprehensive views on XeeMe I’ve read. Terrific!!!!
    Axel

  4. Thanks Axel,

    I mean every word – XeeMe is a great tool, and even more than that, it has in my experience, a genuine sense of community and collaboration – and fun :-) – along with its evident technical and analytic capabilities.

    It’s exhilarating, and effective – all credit to you and all the team.

    Christine

  5. Nice post, I, too have seen great results from XeeMe and received a lot of connection invites. One thing the XeeMe Social Media Analytics have shown me is the interest in my seldom used sites. I now make sure, I keep those current.

  6. Hi Steve,

    Thanks for your comments.

    I agree about the analytics – I was surprised where there was interest, too, in places I had almost forgotten, so like you, I am starting to keep them up to date.

    It’s been and still is quite a revelation.

  7. Christine – terrific post rich with great advice. You always are support to others to understand how to navigate social media as I’ve learned following you on XeeMe Power Networker group on Facebook. – Nadine

  8. Nadine, thank you for your comment.

    I still feel like I have a lot to learn about Social Media, things move so fast and XeeMe is a great platform to keep abreast of the changes and new possibilities.

    If what I do helps anyone else, then it’s a double bonus to me.
    And you are also a great example in the PowerNetworker group on Facebook.
    Christine

  9. Thanks Christine for this great Training, good post, i`we learn a lot of good things about social media since i registered with xeeme, great platform with great people, and you Christine are the person that we all need behind us to help and advice, thank you. Best wishes to all xeeme members

  10. Thank you Aurelian for your comments and for your kind words here. I agree about XeeMe – it’s the great people who make it such a ricj experience – and you too play a very important and active role in supporting and guidiing.

    Wishing you every success,
    Christine

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