The Sharing More Than Selling Rule

Social networks are a great place to share content, to interact with others, to listen in on what’s happening, and yes, if approached carefully, social networks can be a way to get the word out about you and your business. However as I review people’s business-related social streams I find way too much selling going on.

When I speak with people at conferences, many want to know, specifically, how to use social networking feeds such as Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook to communicate effectively as a marketing and sales tool.

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Flash Boys and the power of story

Posted by David Meerman Scott 10:06 AM on April 15, 2014

I just finished Michael Lewis’ fantastic new book Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt and enjoyed it immensely. I’ve been a Lewis fan from the beginning. Lewis is about my age and his book Liar’s Poker, which I loved, released when I was working on Wall Street in the 1980s.

Lewis has gotten tons of press for Flash Boys. He was on 60 Minutes, a huge way to launch a book and since then he seems to be everywhere in the media. Walking through a bunch of airports last week, I saw piles and piles of the book stacked in not only airport bookstores, but newsstands as well.

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How to get a book deal (part two) Summerlandish success

Posted by David Meerman Scott 08:40 AM on September 10, 2013

Two years ago I wrote a post titled How to get a book deal where I outlined my thoughts on how to convince a major publisher to take on your work. The example I used was Summer Land - who I met at one of my talks in Sydney, Australia - and who took my advice and did the hard work required.

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The revolution in business today

Posted by David Meerman Scott 01:50 PM on June 07, 2013

I recently finished Mitch Joel's new book Ctrl Alt Delete: Reboot Your Business. Reboot Your Life. Your Future Depends on It and enjoyed it very much, I asked Mitch to answer some questions for us.

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How Content Works

This is David Byrne week.

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Confessions of a Media Manipulator

Last week, John Jantsch hosted an awesome video debate called Media Manipulation – fact or fiction – a frank conversation.

The discussion featured Ryan Holiday, author of Trust Me I'm Lying – Confessions of a Media Manipulator debating Peter Shankman, VP, Small Business Evangelist at Vocus (and founder of HARO). I was also on hand together with Shel Holtz to jump in now and then with comments and questions.

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We Are All Weird

Seth Godin's latest is a little book with big ideas about how to live your life. For marketers and business owners, We Are All Weird is also a wakeup call for how to reach buyers of your products and services.

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Dancing With Digital Natives

Posted by David Meerman Scott 06:29 AM on May 25, 2011

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Seth Godin channels the Grateful Dead to launch his new book Poke the Box

"When was the last time you did something for the first time?"

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Stress Free Twitter: Be unrestricted, free, and meaningful

Posted by David Meerman Scott 09:01 AM on October 29, 2010

The great headline of this blog post is how you would translate the title of my wife's new book. Stress Free Twitter comes out this week in the Japanese language.

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