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CI 305: Another Twitter Episode

General Text Messaging definitions

There are scores of places on the web to find the definitions for this texting shorthand that is developing around short-form messaging, but here’s a decent on to start with:

http://www.webopedia.com/quick_ref/textmessageabbreviations.asp

Twitter Tags – what do they mean?
@<username> – Use this tag when you want someone <username> to s…

CI 304: This Episode is NOT about James Cameron’s Avatar

Hey, guys, just a short one this week to keep things moving along in a positive direction while Chris and Bob play Skype Tag.

In this episode, Bob takes a quick breather and Chris steps in to talk about a couple of interesting tools for managing your online social activities.

Avatar Management:
Gravatar (Globally Recognized Avatars) http://gravatar.com/

Comment Management…

CI 303: A Twitter Episode

So, maybe if you’ve been living on a deserted tropical island or under a rock you haven’t heard of twitter. This episode, Bob and Chris talk about the basics of Twitter and go through the process of getting you set up and branding your account. Twitter helps you reach clients and grow your business 140 characters at a time.

Wordpress 2 + Wordpress MU = Wordpress 3…

CI 302: Bob visits Wake Tech

Short show this week. Bob does a quick recap on his way to visit a group of art students at Wake Technical Community College. Home work assignments for this week will be collected with the release of the next episode. If you haven’t done your assignment yet there’s still time. Just head on over to Linked In and sign up for an account. If you’ve already signed up or have an account find the CI…

CI 301: Interview with John Jantsch of Duct Tape Marketing

A few years ago I had the good fortune of finding John Jantsch’s podcast, Duct Tape Marketing Radio. John is an expert in small business marketing. His podcast and blog site have completely changed the way I think about my business and how I market myself.  In this episode I talk with John about some of his marketing strategies and about his latest coaching program,  Social Media…

CI 212: Learning Linked In – Part 2

linked-in

In this episode, we conclude our discussion of LinkedIn by leaving the realm of the personal profile and looking into the many features that Linked In offers for network, for promoting yourself, for promoting you business, and job searching.

Topics covered this episode:

Inviting your friends and colleagues.
Finding people on LinkedIn
Using LinkedIn’s Search
Setting up contact…

CI 211: Learning Linked In- Part 1

Chris and Bob take a look at Linked In. This episode is the first in a two part series showcasing the many features available on Linked In.  Once you’ve listened to the show please visit Linked In and join the CI group . Don’t forget to let us know you heard us on the show. As always thanks for listening and Pod…

CI 210: Burning a New Feed

As Bob and I continue to roll out the new Creative Independence Network, we’ve reached a point where if we wanted to split the Creative Independence feed from the Answers for Freelancers! feed, that now would be the ideal time to do it. So, we did. Overall, things are looking good. iTunes has updated the feed to not only point to the new location, but the show is also indexed correctly in t…

CI 209: Favorite Podcasts

Chris and I talk a little bit about some of our favorite podcasts and what we like to listen to when we’re not up to our eyeballs working on Creative Independence. We hope you’ll check out these out if you haven’t already.

There are a million great podcasts out there and unfortunately we could list them all on this episode. If you have any suggestions for podcasts we haven’t listed here or…

CI 208: Getting Social

Getting Social

This episode, Bob and Chris talk about the business applications of social media: promotion, networking, community and lead generation.

The social media scene is so big that there’s no way we can touch on everything, but we can definitely talk about some of the more relevant types of tools available, and we can certainly list a bunch of them below. The categories below are very genera…

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