5 1/2 Best Twitter Practices – via NJI Media

In keeping up with the “social media tips” theme I’ve taken on this week, I’ve decided to comment on a infographic on twitter tips. The graphic was created by a design company called NJI Media, and they’ve come up with their own rendition of useful twitter tips for consumers and businesses alike. Being, that social media platforms like twitter are often an important part of both business communications and the everyday world we live in, I’ve decided such tips should not be kept disclosed. In summary, I’ve learned that consistency, content, and conciseness are the most important aspects of any social media platform. Once, you’ve established the content you want to post and your target audience, then all that’s left is providing consistent posts that keep your viewers engaged. While, it’s often easier said than done, a picture always helps make these “tips” a little easier to digest. Enjoy!

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The Science of Social Timing- via kissmetrics

While, scrolling through my wordpress reader, I came across a post in regards to the “science of social timing”. After, doing more research, I learned that the information was obtained from a US based blog called “kissmetrics” with the help of other individuals. It basically lists detailed information about how to maximize the “view-ability” of your social media posts, whether it be on Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, or even blogs. I’m not sure how how truly scientific the information is, but it is a nice start for beginners like me who are clueless about the ins and outs of social media. I think these panoramas are helpful to any person or company, looking for real insight into the best way to target their audiences, and for regular people looking to reach the widest audience in the easiest manner! ImageImage

The Different Mediums of Communications

Being inspired by one of my recent strategic communication classes, I decided to do a mini-series on a few mediums of communications. I will be focusing on the oral, written, and non-verbal styles of communication and break them down even further, discussing their benefits. For this post I will be discussing the oral side of communication, more specifically within organizational settings.

Oral communication can consists of:

Face-to-face or Interpersonal interactions (allows for feedback , non-verbal cues, ability to communicate confidential/personal information, negotiate
Telephone/ Teleconferences (discuss confidential information, provide good or bad news, inform or confirm when feedback isn’t needed.

Video messages/Video conferences (personal connection with audience/group, efficient, economically friendly, ablitiy to train/inform without physical presence )

Speeches/Oral presentations (great forum for persuasive messages , delivering news to a large audience)

Overall, oral/interpersonal communication is considered to be a “rich form of communication”. This is due to the fact that it involves the a lot of non-verbal cues, in addition to it’s oral information. This includes: facial expressions, body language, personal space, attitude, tone, an even physical appearance. These forms of communication foster a more “dialogic” approach to communiation because they allow for feedback.

The Different Mediums of Communications continued….

In this post I will briefly outline a few of the written mediums of communication used in the organizational setting, and their various benefits.

Memo

– Easy to direct to a large, or specific interal audience within an organization.
– Avenue to provide information to an audience, when feedback isn’t required
– Communication to an external audience


Letter/E-mail

– Can be formal or informal
– Provides a written record
– To file a complaint
– Communicating praises, or condolences
– Can be sent/seen electronically if necessary

Web page/ Blog

– Cost effective way of sharing information with large audiences
– Allows for consumer-organization interaction
– Providing products and/or services
– providing testimonies, consumer reviews, feedback, inspiration, and motivation

Fax

-Communicating general information about a companies products and or services
– Sending/ receiving general or specific information to an individual