Archive | 2009

HOW to use, SOCIAL MEDIA

October 3, 2009

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Simplify Your Image Use Policy

Simplify Your Image Use Policy

I am always amazed to see how many brands and organizations have not adapted to the new reality of Web communication. Brands and organizations spent a lot of money on marketing and advertising. Yet they fail at the cheapest and probably the most efficient promotion tool: the words of their fans. If a blogger decided, […]

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BLOGGING, Blogging TIPS

October 3, 2009

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Food for Thought on Blog Content

Food for Thought on Blog Content

It is the time of the year where I re-evaluate what I am doing on my At Home with Kim Vallee blog. Remember that I told you that you should review what you are doing 3 to 4 times a year. I am thinking about what I will do next to improve the content. Like […]

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BUSINESS, ORGANIZE your work

September 28, 2009

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Best Way to Keep an Empty Inbox

Best Way to Keep an Empty Inbox

Like many of you, I lost control of my inbox over the last months. I received too many emails every day. Once in a while, I would try to sort everything but I often gave up after an hour due to this immense task. Not anymore! My inbox is empty and it will stay that […]

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BLOGGING, Blogging TIPS

September 20, 2009

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My Blogging Tips Sessions at PodCamp Montreal 2009

My Blogging Tips Sessions at PodCamp Montreal 2009

I had a great time at the second edition of PodCamp Montreal. I am happy with all the sessions I went to. The exchanges provide great food for thought both from the presenters and the participants. People discussed several ways to stay authentic and transparent in CT Moore‘s talk about transparency and personal brand. It […]

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BLOGGING, Blogging TIPS

September 15, 2009

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Sharing My Top Blogging Tips at PodCamp Montreal 2009

Sharing My Top Blogging Tips at PodCamp Montreal 2009

I will be a speaker at PodCamp Montreal that will happen this weekend. In fact, I will be in two sessions. Top Tips for Better Blogging First, I will share my Top Tips for Better Blogging at 10 am Saturday, September 19th in room DE-3230. The blog universe has evolved and we have to adapt […]

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BLOGGING, Blogging TIPS

August 22, 2009

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Read your RSS feeds first thing in the morning

In case you do not know him, Jeremiah Owyang is one of the best-known social media analysts. I enjoyed reading his blog Web Strategist. His blog talks about social media for business, therefore I do not read him than often. But I do since once in while you get good advice that can apply to […]

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BLOGGING, Blogging TIPS

August 19, 2009

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Tips on How to Position Your Blog

Tips on How to Position Your Blog

One thing that is difficult for many bloggers is to define their niche. As the competition on the blogosphere becomes fiercer, you need to position your blog in order to stand out. People needs to quick get what your blog is about and how it is different from the pack. Whether you talk about one […]

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Blog DESIGN, BLOGGING

August 17, 2009

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Adding BackType Connect to Your WordPress Blogs

Adding BackType Connect to Your WordPress Blogs

We installed BackType Connect to integrate related Twitter conversations into the post comments. It is not hard to do by yourself. Adding a plugin in WordPress usually works like a charm. Since we are perfectionists, I asked my tech guy to fine-tune a few things that required his programming skills. One thing, Jerome did what […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA

August 12, 2009

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Encouraging Women to Attend and Speak at Tech Conferences

Encouraging Women to Attend and Speak at Tech Conferences

If you follow the social media crowd, you probably have noticed the current campaign against the lack of women speakers and presenters at big Tech conferences. Allyson Kapin summed it up on Fast Company when she wrote Where are Women in Tech and Social Media? yesterday. There was an improvised discussion on that topic at […]

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HOW to use, SOCIAL MEDIA

August 9, 2009

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Defining Social Media Etiquette One Step at a Time

Defining Social Media Etiquette One Step at a Time

The New Times published an article today about the fact that party hosts and some bars are starting to request no twittering, no blogging, and no photos. I agree with their concerns. With the capability of uploading our pictures, updating our status and to publish all the time on social network sites, we need to […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA, TOOLS

August 2, 2009

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Quickly Share How to Get to a Place on Twitter with TwitArea

Quickly Share How to Get to a Place on Twitter with TwitArea

Many people use Twitter to meet their friends at restaurants, shops, museums and other public places. Launched last week by Praized, TwitArea enables to quickly lead them to a place’s address, phone number and locate the place on a map. If you have a smart phone, you will find that having a direct link on […]

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HOW to use, SOCIAL MEDIA

July 29, 2009

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Reviewing Hellmann’s Eat Real, Eat Local Social Media Initiatives

Reviewing Hellmann’s Eat Real, Eat Local Social Media Initiatives

I happened to fall on Hellmann’s Real Food Movement Web site this morning. Hellmann is using social media (blog, Twitter and Facebook Connect) to raise awareness about the need of eating local food. Using a higher social motive to raise the profile of a brand is nothing new. What is new is how brands tap […]

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