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The Insanely Simple Guide For Getting Noticed On Social Media.

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Before we begin, the only reason I want you to get motived to use social media is so you can add value to people’s lives in some meaningful way. This advice is not about becoming some ridiculous influencer or building vanity metrics like followers.

Let’s begin.

Don’t hold back. Be real.

Authentic and vulnerable wins every time. Share the full story. Don’t be afraid to look like an idiot. Show the raw emotion in your stories. Just be you. This will get you noticed and make you stand out from all the fakeness that exists.

Make people feel.

Feel inspired.
Feel a sense of relief because you made them laugh.
Feel unhappy and want to change.

Feelings drive people to engage with you again.

Make it really simple.

When publishing text of any kind, don’t make your paragraphs any longer than three sentences. This style is easy on the eye and will bring more eyeballs to your content.

“The white space in between the black text is beautiful. Take advantage of it”

Less is more.

Try writing no more than 1500 words for a blog post. This forces you to get to the point and delete any filler. The need to be in-depth all the time is not required.

You’ll save time and keep it simple which is the goal.

Give everything away for free.

In the beginning, when you’re trying to get noticed and get somewhere, give it all away for free.

Why? Because no one’s paying money for someone’s advice that is not proven. Social proof is king in the online world and it takes a while to build.

Try no photos.

Video and pictures can sometimes subtract from the message. Some of the best posts that you’ll see online that help the writer get noticed are text only.

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Try a text only post like this one.

Choose minimalistic photos.

Photos that are trying to say too much don’t work.

Photos that get to the point and are minimalistic in nature are powerful.

Before I forget, photos that look like stock images don’t work either. We’ve all seen tons of them and so they are uninspiring and too common.

Simplicity works.

You’ll see a common theme in this article.

“Simple works better than anything else I’ve tried”

Life is already complex enough and the individuals who are prepared to save us all time and keep things simple, are the ones who get noticed on social media.

Take complex topics and make them simple for the masses.
Make your content simple and easy to read.

The headline and feature image are where you should spend your time.

For blog posts on social media, you should spend the majority of your time on the headline and feature image. You want to disrupt people who are scrolling through their social media newsfeed with your content.

Word of warning: this does not mean you create click bait posts that aim to get people to click rather than add value to their life.

You want to be different but you do not want to try and trick people. Tricking people makes you a lair and that will get you noticed for all the wrong reasons.

Say it without ego.

Most content that gets’s ignored is full of ego. Trying to sound cool or bragging about what you have or know doesn’t work.

It’s an easy trap to fall into so be careful talking about yourself too much. Use personal experience and stories but put the focus in what people can learn, rather than how good you are.

Action orientated or inspiring works best.

Posts that give clear actions that work and deliver them in easy to follow steps work.

Posts that inspire people to make a change or take action work as well.

Why? Because these type of posts add value to our lives. We can get something out of them rather than just consuming them.

Collaborate with people who have audiences.

There are lots of people on social media that you can collaborate with so you can share their audience. Here are two strategies:

1. Email them and ask if you can collaborate on some content or if you can share each other’s posts.

2. Build a relationship with them via instant message services like Facebook Messenger and then ask them if you can tag them on specific posts.

Never tag anyone without permission.
Don’t overdo it or you’ll wear them out quickly.

Be kind.

We all start from nothing. When people reach out to you, respond to them. Inspire them. Help them where you can. Do that podcast interview. Write a guest post. Say thank you.

Kindness will be noticed. It will get you noticed because it’s so rare.

Support good causes.

Social media has lots of good causes. When you see one, use your influence to support it. I saw a girl recently in South Africa who held up a handwritten sign asking for a job and then took a photo. She needed a job and had nothing. I liked her vibe and wanted to support her cause.

I shared her photo and helped her get noticed. Not to get something in return, but to spread more good.

Not everything about social media is about you and getting noticed.

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How Your Friends Determine Whether You Succeed or Not

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Can anyone do without having friends? We all have our friends, we share ideas with them, talk together, have fun, and fight. Yes, that’s the baseline of friendship. But, do you know that aside from you, your friends can determine whether you achieve success or not?

There are two things in friendship which are the ability to ”love” and the ability to “influence”. This means you are loved and you are influenced. How do your friends affect your success in life? How are they one of the biggest deciding factors of your success? Let’s find out.

What type of friends do you keep? 

First, what type of friends do you keep? Who do you call your best friend? There are two different kinds of friends, good friends, and bad ones. A lot of people have lost their pathway to success and some have also found their road to success all because of the friends they keep, the people they mingle with. 

Who is your best friend? Answer carefully. Having a best friend means you find each other compatible and understanding. Analyze who your best friend is. If your best friend has not motivated you to do something positive, if who you call your bestie has never given you positive advice, lastly if your best friend has never informed and advised you on your shortcomings, then you don’t have a best friend.

This quote tells us “birds of the same feather flock together”. Countless people have changed from their good nature into a bad one all because of friends. One thing to note is, “negative people move with negative aura”. If your best friend is filled with negativity inside-out then you will surely be affected by his/her negative aura.

They influence your success with positivity or negativity 

The friends you keep can either influence you with positivity or negativity because your friends have the power to change your kind of person completely. 

This is how your friends influence you:

  1. They influence you indirectly with what they do
  2. They influence you directly by teaching and giving you advice 

Yes, that is how they influence you. For instance, you watch a movie and you like the way the actor walks. The question is if you truly like the way the actor walks, won’t you try to imitate the actor? Of course, you will.

Just the way you imitate the actor is the same way your friends can influence you with their character. However, the funny part is, they don’t have to teach you to do things like them. You just find yourself imitating and copying them gradually.

An important question to ask is, are you imitating a good friend or a bad one? If you imitate a good friend then you will be good, but if you imitate a bad person, you will surely become a bad person.

Everyone wants to succeed, a good friend will always teach, enlighten, and motivate you for success. A bad friend will only motivate you to do evil things (smoking, drinking, fight, envy,).

And you should know that things like that are a great enemy of success and even of God. So, if you have these bad elements in your life, how will you achieve success? There is no way!

And also, they can teach and advise you directly. But, what do your friends teach you? When you ask them for advice do they inspire you positively or teach you the bad stuff.? A lot of people have regretted lifelong decisions just by listening to the advice of friends. 

The company you keep has the power to influence and change you. Never forget that a positive influence will teach, motivate, and brush you up for success. While a negative influence will inspire you to become a bad person, change your good nature, and leave you with regrets in the end.

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The 3 Step Process to Building a Profitable Pitch

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As a communication coach, one of the top questions entrepreneurs ask me is how to deliver a winning pitch to potential investors. They want to know if there’s a magic formula to get an investor to say yes and buy into their dream and their business. (more…)

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The 4 Pillars of Wealth and Abundance

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Have you ever wondered what the formula for a wealthy and abundant life is? Many people have. Lots has been written about the subject of wealth creation and living an abundant life. It was a breaking point in my journey and pursuit of success when I found out that there is a clear path to achieve success in life. Thanks to those who have shared their journey, we can clearly see and follow the principles of prosperity. (more…)

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Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Should Have a Podcast, Youtube Channel or Online Show

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Confidence comes from a place of strong understanding of self. After close to three years on radio, I’ve grown from a shy introvert to a shy introvert with an extrovert persona. When the mic is turned on, I can channel a version of myself that some say is attractive, strong, and of course, confident but it wasn’t always this way.

What I want to share with you is what I discovered on this journey into broadcast that you can apply to your life, your ventures, and your personal development. This doesn’t require any fancy gear. It does require a leap of faith on your part because once you go down the road of media; it can change your life.

1. Perceived Expertise

When you go to a doctor, you expect their knowledge will guide them to a solution to your problems. When you have a show, you become your listeners’ doctor. For all the multiple thousands, maybe millions, of YouTube channels, podcasts, and user-created content in the world, each person that gets behind a mic takes a position on their passion, their opinions, and their themes.

They challenge the status quo for the benefit of their listeners in hopes to entertain and educate. With consistency on your side, those fans place you on a platform and give you permission to influence them.

2. Global Acknowledgement

One of the benefits to increasing confidence is when you receive thank you notes from people you may never meet. The feeling of enriching someone’s life from halfway around the globe, provides validation you’re enhancing someone else’s life with your wisdom and your wit.

The very first time I was told I was making a difference in someone’s life in a country other than my own, I felt like I caused massive impact that transcends my circle of influence. When you experience just how much you can cause impact and it comes back to you, it’ll change your worldview.

“Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” – Zig Ziglar

3. Backed By Numbers

One of the most exciting ways to measure success is to quantify your growth. It’s not enough to just broadcast. Having subscribers and downloads helps to know, numerically, how well you’re doing. Word of caution. This can be a way to set yourself up for distress because of number envy but if you understand what the numbers mean; you can control the narrative of the numbers.

The major number that makes most people smile is 10,000. I’d advise it to be 1. Here’s why. As you grow in your industry, so does your reach. If you learned that the one person that subscribed totally changed for the better because of you, wouldn’t that be worth the effort?

4. Effective Communication

While it’s not talked about much, having a show is documentation. You create a dynamic account of your life, your industry, and the pulse on what’s important simply by having a show. When you find a channel to improve your communication skills, you demand attention and people will listen to you. You become more trusted as a leader and people will follow you once they believe you can lead them to their wants and needs.

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” – Tony Robbins

These insights have helped many people become leaders and, ultimately, move others to their best selves. It’s worked for me and I hope it works for you. At the end of the day, it’s all about showing up and showing out.

Have you ever thought about having a radio show? If so, what would you talk about? Let us below!

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