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Top Tips for Every Day from Top Digital Experts

What are your top tips for managing you day online?

I have my top 3 and I’m sure you have yours. I am always happy to learn better, quicker or more efficient means of managing my work day. I thought it would be interesting to ask some of the best (In my opinion) social mavens and mavericks out there… So here is a list with my deep thank yous to all the great folks who contributed their tips. I’m gonna start the ball rolling…

Elaine Lindsay

Elaine Lindsay

  • Don’t broadcast! Broadcasting is one way only. what amounts to shouting Me, Me Me: That is not social not at all! Social Media is a 2-way street. That means you need to post and comment and reshare other peoples posts.
  • Be consistent in all your basic information. You need to be 100% congruent in your name your address ( even if you only use your city) and your phone number and email address. ( pick one of each and use only those if possible)
  • Create scripts –  Automate office activities that you repeat daily! I make a point of creating scripts  and templates for email I often send such a s the basis for a Thank you note, a Follow-up of a networking event, A breakdown of my services. I have scripts for social sites like LinkedIn, for Thank you for connecting, No use of third party apps (I get a lot of requests for these that want to get at your contacts)
David Amerland

David Amerland

There are two apps I use without which I would be lost:

  • Evernote (for saving pages I come across and categorising(sic) them into notebooks)
  • On top of presentations and speaking I write about 16,000 words each week. Without Evernote none of my books would have been written.
  • Google Keep for saving posts I want to process fast and then forget. Without Google Keep there would have been no Sunday Read :)
 Terry Brock

 Terry Brock 3 Hot Social Media Tips – (note reverse order)

  • 3 – Dictation Versus Typing. I am now using dictation on my MacBook Pro and it has increased the speed with which I can respond to social media messages. I find that I can talk faster than I can type. This increased speed gives me the ability to respond faster and in social media––– money loves speed!
  • 2 – Bufferapp & Hootlet. These two apps are competitors, but I use them both and love them both. They give me the ability to schedule my curation as well as great new ideas I want to send. I also like Hootlet for being able to track and keep up with important key words and people that I know.
  • 1 – Klout. Klout Is without a doubt the number one tool and most effective way to gauge how you’re using social media for a low-budget. Regular visits to your “Klout Moments” (on your profile at Klout.com) Can help you find out what really is working and what is not.
 Chris Brogan

Chris Brogan

Publisher at Owner Magazine   CEO & President at Human Business Works

  • Respond to email as fast as possible.
  • Be brief, because brevity helps people understand more.
  • Connect with people in a way that shows you value their connection with you.
 Jane Ellen

Jane Ellen

  • Time tracking +Hubstaff Time Tracking Software
  • For own brand a suit of armor.  Don’t get on the internet and expect it will always be peachy.
  • A great webcam/mic like the Logitech C920.  It is better to look good than to feel good!
 Lisa Larter

Lisa Larter

  • Tip #1  Schedule everything.
  • Your calendar can keep you on task and on time for everything that you need to get done.
  • Tip #2 Say NO More Often.
  • When people come and ask your for things that do not align with the greater vision you have in your business, learn to nicely say no.
  • Tip #3 Delegate.
  • Learn what can and should only be done by you and delegate tasks that can be done at a lower rate of pay to someone else. This assumes of course that you know how to sell and can put that time to use generating more income for your business.
 David Foster

David Foster

For audio/video production (Hangouts etc)
  • 1. Logitech C-920 webcam This webcam is both Mac/Windows compatible, and saves me time because I can use it for all my video needs when live. Skype/Hangouts etc.
  • 2. Rode Podcaster Mic I use this mic now as I can record audio podcasts, while also doing a live Hangout AND video. USB mics, I feel, will become the norm for anyone wanting to do podcasting/live vlogging.
  • 3. Hangouts on Air I feel HOA’s are changing the way we communicate AND podcast. It is so easy now to do a live show, while simultaneously recording an audio or video that you can produce into a great quality podcast for iTunes etc.
 Chris Lang

Chris Lang

Dividing your social from your business email is my key to productivity. I run my business from my business email and I live in my domain based email address. NO SOCIAL alerts come to my business email and I only have one address and have only had one since 2004.

I use Gmail for my social alerts. But I never open Gmail or any social application until my work is done for the day. Identify what makes you money. For me it is my writing, Once you identify what makes you money and what you do to make that money, then you have to identify what time of day that your best work in that medium occurs. I learned this simple way of working from Eban Pagan in 2004. “To Do” lists became fewer and the “I Did” lists became my daily achievements. By end of day, I am  a better, happier more successful author and entrepreneur. (sic)
Eli Davidson

Eli Davidson

My top time savers are:

  • Siri. iPhone 5 You can dictate anywhere-even at the hair salon. It is a great way to create content on the go. She is very accurate and a bit sassy.
  • Wistia.(sic)It is gives us the data to save time  on our videos so that we can keep offering higher quality.
 martin Shervington

Martin Shervington

Speaker, Consultant, Author, Professional Coach, Marketing Psychologist

  • Use Google Drive for massively increasing efficiency.
  • Google Drive acts as cloud
  • Google Drive allows you to create documents,spreadsheets, forms, and presentations, within that online environment
  • Google Drive enables collaboration so people can work together on particular projects.
 Randy Hilarski

Randy Hilarski  High Impact Media Group Panama

  • For ads- Creative+Landing Page+Targeting=Success
  • Don`t try to please everyone, niche down.
  • Be careful who you collaborate with, guard your reputation.
 Sarah Hill

Sarah Hill

  • Hangouts: when I can’t get to a physical location to meet
  • Buffer
  • Helpouts:  when you can’t travel to crowd source a customer base….the customers come to you.(even though my Helpouts are free).
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  • Stephen Eiler (2)

    Thanks Elaine – Again, you were an amazing inspiration to the class.  They are still talking about it.    As a result of your visit, more of the students are taking the entrepreneurship option more seriously. Stephen Eiler Instructor, Business Everest College Ottawa East 

  • Stephen Eiler

    Stephen Eiler Instructor, Business Everest College Ottawa East

    Thank you so much for talking to the students today. I had all sorts of feedback after you left about how inspirational you are. Thanks so much!
    Would like to Introduce you to the chair of the Everest East Ottawa college campus and invite you to be on the PAC committee for the college. Stephen Eiler Instructor, Business Everest College Ottawa East

  • Michael P Donnelly

    Ceasar's Windsor Meeting Planners Symposium

    Hello Elaine, my hope is that your trip home was comfortable. It was great meeting you, I thoroughly enjoyed your company, your presentation was immensely informative and have already started using what I have learned. Looking forward to our paths crossing again. Mike
    Michael P Donnelly Wine01Tutor/Casino du Vin

  • Kim Reynolds

    I had a fabulous lunch today for so many reasons: The highlight, I had lunch with social media genius and all round cool woman Elaine Lindsay. I only met Elaine recently at a networking event, but at lunch today I met the woman with the big heart behind the business. She gave me lots of great advice, personal and professional. Thanks Elaine! Kim Reynolds  Kim Reynolds Creative

  • Derek Lepine

    Internet Marketing Club

    Just wanted to send you a quick note thanking you for the valuable information you shared last night at the Ottawa Internet Marketing Club.
    Also enjoyed our conversation in the car.
    Have a great day  Regards,        World Financial Group        WFG Opportunity
  • Tim Jones

    I just wanted to drop you a note and THANK YOU so much for you help with my recent problem.  After months of trying to get something done on my own, it was not until I requested your assistance that I was able to get it resolved, and THE SAME DAY I might add.
    Thank you again for all the great work you do.  You are an excellent Google Plus Ambassador!  Tim Jones TV Spokesperson  G+ Hangouter

  • Sandra Tisiot

    Women in Business Conference

    Oct 17 2014Women in Business Logo

    Dear Elaine,

    Thank you for speaking at the Power Up Your Sales ½ Day Conference.

    The turnout was right on target and I am sure that was due to the knowledge and expertise of our speakers.  It came across and I've had nothing but rave reviews from our attendees. 

    I certainly think we could have made a day out of it.  The women really loved the information you had to share on Google+.

    Thank you again and all the best success to you.

    With thanks,

    Sandra Tisiot

    Founder and President

    Women In Business Conference



  • Sandra Tisiot

    Wow, your content was amazing.  The ladies really loved it.
    I wanted to give you a quick thanks and let you know I will be in touch.
    Many thanks,
  • Tammy Plunkett

    "After having Elaine Lindsay optimize my search and social profiles, starting with the about tab on my Google+ profile,  I was contacted by someone who was looking for a graduate of a specific class I had taken 2 years ago.
    (The searcher typed was "Practitioner using Intuition Intensive by Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz" and I came up 5th after Mona Lisa herself :) )
    We are now collaborating on several speaking opportunities. It was the first time that someone found me and hired me straight from a Google search." 
    Great talk you gave today, I always learn something more every time!
    -Tammy Plunkett
  • Pat Durant

    Internet Marketing Club

    This was fantastic! Elaine Lindsay has another event coming up soon! (sic) Contact us ! You really don't want to miss it! She is the woman!  Pat Durant Sales Representative Royal LePage Performance Realty 

  • Sal Alhakkak

    Internet Marketing Club

    Good evening Elaine, Thank you for a great presentation, you opened my eyes to a brand new world. I thought I am doing kind of OK, I found I need a lot to learn. For that I am grateful. Looking forward to seeing you soon on upcoming events and trainings. Respectfully yours, Sal Alhakkak 

  • Robin Cee

    "I had the PLEASURE of working with Elaine this year! she instantly zoomed in on the weak spots on my website and social media sites, she gave me such helpful advice to make the sites really pop and catch more traffic. she also advised  me how to tighten up my sites and make them more representative of me and my art. i would recommend her to ANYONE, she truly knows her stuff!
    Comedian Robin Cee  

  • Kathi Rabil

    Elaine’s grasp of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), network connections and Google+ engagement position her as a leading expert of digital search and capture strategy. An  SEO ninja and early adopter of Google+ and Google HangOuts technology, she participated, along with other G+ Community members, in the first ever HIRL (Hangout in Real Life) in New York City in February 2012. This is a team member you want in your corner as you navigate the challenges of internet marketing!

  • Shawn Murphy

    I have tremendous respect for people who know their work inside and out. It’s a joy to watch them do their work: it appears effortless and joyful. This is the case with Elaine. She helped us wade into the pool that is Google+ and learn how to use it to our advantage. She gave us the tools, support and encouragement to turn Google+ into an important channel in our online presence at SwitchandShift.com.  You rock, Elaine! Shawn Murphy, MBA KAI Partners, Managing Director of Organizational Development| Switch & Shift

  • Jacki Feijoo 

    "We used Elaine for an in depth Google+ training. She is absolutely amazing.She has exceptional knowledge of Google and Google+ and how it works and the training is very easy to follow along as she uses live examples. I would highly recommend Elaine hands down to all my business associates as the Go-To Gal for Google+. Thanks Elaine Lindsay!"

  • Ken Sundheim

    Social media consultants and SEO professionals are in abundance…though, there is a scarcity of very competent, knowledgeable people in the industry.  Luckily, in Elaine Lindsay, you've found a gem.  My company came to Elaine with some complex social media and search engine problems and Elaine treated my company as if it were hers making sure to do the work necessary to execute on our goals.  Needless to say, we've found our social media and SEO professional.

  • Dr. Nathalie Beauchamp

    'The Maximizer'

    I call Elaine Lindsay the Maximizer. Elaine has the expertise to help any business owner bring it all together when it comes to their online presence. If you want to make sure you are leveraging your social media efforts and Google resources, she is your go to gal!

  • Bruce Garber

    Even first generation users don't know it all. Here on Google+ friend's continue to teach each other new tip's and trick's. Thank you +Elaine Lindsay for being a leader in this space. Bruce Garber 'Highlighting ordinary people doing extraordinary things'

  • Toni De Vries

    I want to thank you Elaine for taking the time to train me on SEO searches.  I was always told that it was an "easy" task to complete.  Well, I can tell you now, I know it is not as "easy" a task as was lead to believe, but with your help I am getting a better understanding of SEO searches and what it entails.  I don't think I will ever fully understand, but then again, what I do now know, will make me a little better at my job and to help my clients better.  You are a fantastic trainer and you go the extra little mile to make sure I understood what you were talking about.  I can't wait to learn more in the future.

  • Dr Nathalie Beauchamp

    ”The Maximizer’

    I call Elaine Lindsay the Maximizer. Elaine has the expertise to help any business owner bring it all together when it comes to their online presence. If you want to make sure you are leveraging your social media efforts and Google resources, she is your go to gal! Dr. Nathalie Beauchamp Santé Chiropractic and Wellness Centre

  • Kevin K. Lau

    Elaine is an amazing person to work with. She has that unique ability to automatically connect and relate with someone. I've had the opportunity to interview her personally and her knowledge of SEO and social media is truly incredible! She is particularly great on Google+. I highly recommend that you work with her if you want to be found on the internet!
    Kevin K. Lau Online Marketing Manager at Quorum | Network Marketing Business Coach

  • Caroline Midgley

    Internet Marketing Club

    Thanks so much for a superb presentation on Google+ last evening at the Internet Marketing Club.  Your introduction, explanations and tips on using Google+ and hangouts were valuable. Looking forward to putting them into action.  Thanks for sharing your passion and your knowledge with us. With appreciation and gratitude to you and Paul for a very informative and inspiring evening.

  • Kathie Donovan

    Some people are meant to teach and Elaine Lindsay is one of them. Generous, wise, insightful, funny and plugged in to cutting edge Google everything. By the time I completed Elaine’s one day course, I realized that I was just beginning my Google journey and had a fabulous guide to rely on. There is great value in this fantastic resource which I plan to maximize for sharing and online training.

  • Tana Heminsley

    I've had the privilege of getting to "hangout" twice so far on Google + as part of Elaine's show - Business Banter Plus.

    Each time Elaine has been incredible at helping myself and the others in the session to feel welcomed and supported to be our best on the call.

    From her professionalism in getting us to the hangout and all the logistics that go along with it, to the warmth and fun we had on the call as she guided the conversation; to her ability to share the word in the social sphere; Elaine modeled authentic leadership throughout.

    We even had some fun with the special effects in our first hangout, which added to the experience as well.

    I'd recommend Elaine to anyone creating an online presence and wanting to reach the world with their work. And she'll make sure you have fun while creating a successful experience. Thank you Elaine  Tana Heminsley Author, CEO and Founder, Authentic Leadership Global, Inc.

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