Monthly Archives: March 2012
I thought I would take some time to discuss iPhone apps. I am always looking for new cool apps to use and I tend to download a bunch, then never use them. A friend said to me the other day (after scrolling through my many pages of apps), “Why don’t you group them together?”, I replied “Because I’ll forget what apps I have”. Am I the only one who worries about this?
I have compiled a list of the coolest apps I use on a frequent basis and made them clickable so you can go right to the iTunes store to get them, but I highly encourage you to tell me what your favorite apps are (so I can download them too!). Enjoy!
Draw Something (Free) – I am so addicted to this game right now! You draw a picture, the other person guesses. Great entertainment!
Facebook Messenger – This Facebook feature is great by itself because now I can message and reply without opening my Facebook app and going through all the steps to get to my messages. Yes, I’m lazy.
Skype - This one is a lifesaver for me! My husband spent the last 2 years working in Afghanistan and of course I can Skype him at home but this is great for on the go. Plus, I don’t have to video call him, I can use it as a regular telephone call!
Instagram – Editing pictures before posting to Facebook is an amazing thing!
Shazam – Coolest app ever! Have you ever been listening to the radio and can’t remember the name of a song or artist? Click “Shazam” and it “listens” to the song, tells you the name and artist, and allows you to download it from iTunes!
5-0 Radio - Police scanner anywhere, anytime. Yes, I’m nosy!
Domino’s Pizza – I order pizza directly off my iPhone on a regular basis and NEVER have to talk to a person. So cool.
Ghost Radar - Friday night fun! This app picks up signals of “ghosts” and sends you messages. Creepy but fun!!!
TuneIn Radio – Any radio station, anywhere, anytime. Even better that iHeartRadio because you don’t have to share your Facebook info
Gas Buddy – Location based and tells you were the lowest gas is near you. Priceless!
Waze – Your traffic buddy. Tells you where there is traffic, police, construction, accidents, etc near you. Awesome tool!
ScoreCenter (ESPN) – Updates you on YOUR teams as it happens. Makes football season even more awesome!
Square – Accept credit cards with your iPhone…too awesomely convenient. (Paypal is coming out with this as well so stay tuned).
What are your favorite iPhone apps?
Did you hear about the upcoming Social Media Seminar?
Did you know I’m hiring?
Have you been to my Facebook page?
The new Facebook Timeline began rolling out back in September 2011 with the looming unknown date of when all profiles would become Timelines…and now 6 months later we’re still waiting for the mandatory turn over. However, Facebook has said as of March 30th, that all business pages (or fan pages) will take on the new Timeline design. Will you be ready for this massive change?
What changes? Well for starters…you remember that nice pretty welcome page/custom tab/landing page you probably paid good money for because someone told you it was a good idea to have? Well it’s almost worthless now. And yes, it was a good idea to have one, but as of now, the landing pages are the “wall” and you can’t change it. Yet. So my advise to you is to keep what you paid for and sit back and just wait. You can still use it, you just can’t have it be your “default” landing tab anymore. But I have a feeling Facebook will bring it back or something similar to it.
For now, take advantage of that huge piece of real estate at the top of your page. The “cover photo” as it’s called is 851 x 315 pixels and is a great place to showcase your business or products. There are a few caveats though…Facebook won’t allow certain information on the cover photo such as:
1. Price or purchase information, such as “40% off” or “Download it at our website”
2. Contact information, such as web address, email, mailing address or other information intended for your Page’s About section
3. References to user interface elements, such as Like or Share, or any other Facebook site features
4. Calls to action, such as “Get it now” or “Tell your friends”
What else is changing?
1. No more picture strip at the top
2. Only 4 tabs viewable
3. A new “admin panel”
4. Fans can now message the page directly
5. You can now “pin” a post to the top of the page for up to 7 days
6. “Highlighting” a post to make it twice the size as the others
7. Easier to edit your page
8. Custom tab icon pics available
Even though this is the biggest change Facebook has made to pages yet, there are lots of great things about these changes. My advise to you is to dive right in and start clicking around and exploring the new Timeline. It’s actually a lot of fun! You can’t fight the change to Timeline so you may as well learn how to use it!
I will be expanding my Facebook classes and social media seminars to multiple cities throughout the U.S. and I’m looking to hire several people in various locations.
Find and book venues for seminars and classes
Manage all logistics for the event
Market the events through social media, blogging, word of mouth, biz2biz, press releases, etc
Direct attendees to register for the seminars online.
How it works:
I’ll give you a schedule and budget to work with to book the venues and and what type of venue and you go from there. I, of course will also market the event so it’s a win-win.
Pay is based on paid attendees. The more people who show, the more you make. The more seminars you book, the more you make. You will be paid on a percentage structure. If there are 15 paid attendees, you receive 15% of the fee amount. If there are 25 paid attendees, you receive 25%. Bonuses are paid for staying below a budgeted amount on venue and event costs.
Book as many seminars as you can and I can fly to wherever so it has endless potential.
The seminars are a 7 hour day long seminar usually from 8am-4pm that are primarily for business owners or their employees and teaches them everything they need to know about marketing their business via social media. They will learn Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, blogging, Google +, tools, resources, tips and tricks and so much more.
Must be proficient in social media
Must have sales and marketing experience
Must be a people person and actively network in the business community
Must excel in organization
Heavily connected in business community a plus
Social media skills, blogging, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn, is a major plus.
This is a part-time, contracted position.
All the info for classes and seminars is here on my website http://ChandaGunter.com under the “services” tab.
Let me know if you have any questions and if your interested.