Few days back I told you about Reseller club hosting summit 2013, which happened at Hyatt, Gurgaon and I was one of the speaker for WorkShop over there. This was my 2nd such Workshop, and it was a great learning experience for me. At the workshop, I interacted with many small business owners, who are into online business, but still don’t have a blog to promote their business. In the workshop, I talked about why every small business should integrate a blog with their business, and how to make a strategy and planning for your small business blog. When we started the workshop, it started with 20 people and within 15 minutes of Workshop, the room was packed. As I told you before in one of my article, that I follow a presentation strategy, where I use images to deliver my point, and explain them in detail with live examples. The Workshop was full of interactive and like-minded people, and I happened to learn a lot from people queries. Here are some of the images from the workshop: … [Read more...] about My Presentation on Small Business Blogging At Hosting Summit
But, when you are giving your first stage presentation in front of many people, it’s scary and at times, it can go completely wrong. Especially if you don’t prepare yourself & on the stage for the first time, the sudden rush will make you look stupid, as you might not be able to speak anything for minutes. You know that awkward silence?. It’s very important to be mentally prepared before the presentation, to ensure you end up speaking in a way that your listener could understand. It doesn’t matter if you are giving a presentation in college, a Workshop to selected people, or in a panel discussion. Preparing for your first presentation is always advisable. After first stage presentation, you will understand many things that can’t be explained in words. I started my journey as a speaker on 5th March 2013, when I spoke in front of 20 some bloggers at an event in Mohali, Punjab. After that, I spoke at few selective events in the last 3 years and some of … [Read more...] about How to Prepare for First Stage Presentation : Practical Tips
Are you looking beyond videos and images in your local optimization efforts? There are different types of media that businesses may utilize in carrying out content marketing and local SEO. However, most local businesses forget to leverage the power that can come through creating and sharing slideshow presentations. Just like other forms of internet information, slideshows can easily be optimized and shared in order to enlarge the “buzz” around your business name and internet presence. Usually, slideshows can be a vehicle for a few local citations and inbound links. And, just as with blog posts, slideshows can be an efficient communications vehicle for getting more potential clients. See Also: 10 Basic SEO Tips For Any New Website 1. Optimize the title slide. The slide title is probably the most important for local SEO purposes, so ensure you design it carefully. Integrate keywords that are valuable in the major title headline and attempt to add your business’s name, … [Read more...] about 8 Best Methods For Optimizing Slide Presentations For Local SEO
I love sharing my joys and achievements with the ShoutMeLoud audience (otherwise known as “Shouters”), and today I am very excited to tell you about a special honor for ShoutMeLoud. ShoutMeLoud has a mention in The Week magazine! Last month I received a call from a journalist who writes for The Week, and we talked a bit about blogging, entrepreneurship and the life of an internet celebrity. We chatted for an hour on various aspects of blogging, and the journalist wanted to understand, in particular, how blogs make money. Here is the mention of ShoutMeLoud in the article entitled “Khans, Virtually” by Shweta Thakur Nanda, as published in the May 5th, 2013 edition of The Week: Apart from fame and financial gains, being a cyber celeb means self-employment, flexible work hours and pursuing your hobby as career. “What else can one ask for?” asks Agrawal. “It is, however, very … [Read more...] about ShoutMeLoud in National Magazine “The Week” & My First Presentation on Blogging
Personal branding happens in many ways and many places. It is a dynamic process that you start and maintain, but never completely walk away from. Every time you post something online, go to work, or make a professional appearance at a conference, how you present yourself has an impact on your personal brand. Self-packaging Because your clothes, business cards and social media profiles play a big role in making a first impression, speakers and experts often refer to personal branding as “self-packaging.” Even Wikipedia, the default definition engine for much of the Internet world, resorts to this phrase: Personal branding is… a description of the process whereby people and their careers are marked as brands. It has been noted that while previous self-help management techniques were about self-improvement, the personal branding concept suggests instead that success comes from self-packaging. [emphasis added] There are a few problems with thinking of personal branding … [Read more...] about Personal Branding: Self-Presentation or Self-Packaging?