Facebook Messenger Stories Are Here!

Did you know that there are already over 566 million photos shared in Messenger..Every..Single…Day?

If you have not used them yet as a business owner, I’d like to suggest that you do take a peek into this new addition to what I have always called one of Facebook’s most misused, yet underutilized tools – Messenger.

It is my opinion that Facebook recognizes the value in storytelling. After a pretty successful launch with Instagram stories, plus wanting to grab their market share from Snapchat, they have launched 24 hour stories inside Messenger.

Check it out:

Here’s my best tips for how to get started:

  • share personal tidbits
  • use a video
  • use a photo
  • decorate with over 500 frames
  • add your own text
  • add frames
  • get real and personal
  • annotate photos and then share to your story
  • post your product or sales with less frequency than other parts of social media

I hope you enjoyed the video and I want to encourage you to play with the platform.

Facebook Live can now broadcast in Landscape! Yay!

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I am excited to share with you all that as of a few days ago, Facebook now allows its users to broadcast their live feed in landscape mode. This is a screenshot of my test done in my private Facebook group for those wanting to learn Facebook marketing (crazy video screen saves are my specialty and even though I know how to change them, I don’t mind most of the time).

So hey- If you are used to doing it in portrait mode at least Facebook has upgraded how it looks. No more side bars in black. I like how they muted your screen on the sides. I think this is much better.

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But WHY am I so excited about this? Not only because it looks better but because  when you record your videos in landscape mode, it allows you to repurpose them on other platforms (upload from your phone to your youtube channel for instance, or save them for your own course later on, or your blog!

A few tips:

*   Your broadcast will be in whatever direction you start it in so don’t try to move your phone in another direction (portrait vs landscape and vice versa) after you start your broadcast.
*   Check your phone orientation lock prior to going live to be sure you are in the direction you want to be (I unlock my orientation before a broadcast and then turn it back on afterward otherwise my phone drives me crazy with the screen switching back and forth)
*  If you forget to do this, remember you do not have to leave your broadcast on your wall. You can choose NOT to post the video after you complete it.

Another new feature is the “trim” function which allows you to do immediate editing of your live broadcast prior to saving and posting. This will be very useful if you, say, got into a conversation at the end of your broadcast that is not relevant to your topic or a dog barks too much until you got her sorted at the beginning.

To Your Success!
Let’s Do This!

Dianna

P.S.   If you’re not there already, make sure you connect with me on Facebook where I share business, mindset and success tips and tools. Go to:  https://www.facebook.com/dianna.goodsky

[VIDEO] Should You Stop Promoting Your Business During the Holidays?

Should You Stop Promoting Your Business During The Holidays?

 

It’s the Holiday Season! Take a look at my advice during this busy, crazy, time of year for Network Marketers by watching the following video:

 

Are You Going To Start Promoting Your Business During The Holidays?

 

I hope you got value from that. I am of the firm belief that the time between Christmas and New Year’s especially, is very quiet for most people. This is an excellent time for you to start promoting your business during the holidays and make connections, rekindle relationships that may have dropped off to to busy schedules and basically just remind people that you are HERE. You would be amazed at the number of people who forget to simply touch base yet will spam their link to me in a private Facebook message. Has that ever happened to you?

Speaking of that, I’d like to encourage you to use this time to simply say “Hello, it’s been a while. I just wanted to say Hi, Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, G’Day”, anything that you MEAN and make sure that it comes from the heart. Do this either in a text or a Facebook chat and do it with as many people as you can. Building relationships is key in our business and this is an excellent way to do it, without pitching.

This is something I try to do very frequently but the Holidays give me an excuse to do it with more people. Have I said before that we are in the relationship business? Relationships first, business second (or never in some cases, but that’s ok)

I’d like to suggest that your teach your teams to do the same (even if you do not have one yet, keep this in mind). Especially to do it frequently on social media. The culture you will be creating will help you team grow, and grow well. Helping them understand the value of relationship building, and using the Holidays as a springboard, will help them.

Speaking of you team, if you got anything of benefit, do feel free to share. I’d appreciate it very much and start promoting your business during the holidays!

Off to “Wrap” up Christmas! Oh and for more prospecting tips CLICK HERE.

 

To YOUR Success,

Dianna

email: Dianna@DiannaGoodSky.com

 

P.S. Don’t forget to take the plunge and join in on the live stream fun by downloading your FREE Facebook Live Checklist simple CLICK HERE to get yours now!

 

 

 

 

 

How to use Periscope – And Why!

Periscope!! What is all the buzz with the Periscope Streaming app that is connected to Twitter? For starters, it has grown tremendously since it’s first live stream and has over 10 million users in just 5 months! The bottom line with Periscope online is that you download an app on your phone and begin live video streaming. People from all over the world can, and will, hop on your broadcast and can not only interact via comments but also send you hearts if they like what they are seeing.

It’s live..It’s real..It’s raw…

I have been using this for about a month and besides being so very much fun, it has brought visitors to my website that I didn’t have before. That alone is worth giving it a try.

How can this help you? It will help you build your brand faster. Why? Because this Periscope streaming will allow your viewers to get to know you and it increases the “Know, like and trust” factor so important in building a business.

Another consideration to make, especially right now, is that the number of broadcasters doing scopes (slang already) is very small. YOU can position yourself as a Periscope pioneer and by the time others have started doing first scopes, you will be on the cutting edge and be first to market your product, or do live demos, or share home parties…You see, the potential for business is enormous.

Don’t have a business? How about connecting with others who share your passion for animals? Travel?

Or Cooking? Demonstrating how to cook your favorite recipe from your Grandma?

Or Homeschooling? Can you imagine conducting a class on history and broadcasting straight from a visit to Washington DC?

Thinking outside of the box is what sets us apart and my head is full of ideas for anyone thinking of joining this platform. I got SO excited that I wrote an eBook so that YOU can get started using this incredibly powerful tool.  Once you sign up, you will receive the Periscope eBook, with Bonus material (including a checklist that you can print out and make your first broadcasts easy) and you will have access to my tips to grow your business, and your Periscope Presence in general.

I’m not sure when there will be Periscope advertising, or if they ever will, but I do know this: I have made connections all around the world that I didn’t have BEFORE.

To get your FREE eBook, simply fill out your name and email address to get it immediately via email. Then, let’s have some fun and grow together.

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Dianna

P.S. My user name is DiannaGoodSky. Feel free to share this post with anyone you know who wants to get started on Periscope. And I thank you so much for your time.

 

One Simple (Secret) Tip On How To Grow Your Business AND Build Relationships On Social Media

Here is a Simple and Secret Tip On How To Grow Your Business AND Build Relationships On Social Media

<<<—- Share over here. Thank You.

Have you ever noticed that people like to share nice pictures? Have you ever done it yourself? I certainly have shared nice photos and especially ones with good quotes attached. Listen in to this tip today that has helped me not only solidify friendships but also helps grow your business by growing your reach on social media.

I can tell you that my friends really appreciate it when I share their photos, and here is the secret: When you share the new quoted photo, and then “tag” your friend, not only do your friends see the post, but their friends see the post too. The interaction has the potential to take off because usually their friends like seeing the photo with the “words” over it. This interaction is what Facebook calls “organic reach” and it is cheaper than doing an ad (although still necessary in my opinion) because whenever their friends comment, all of those friends now see that post. But, they will share only what they like. And, they will do so especially if you have done a good job of matching the words to the picture. For example, if you have a picture of a running path, make the quote about choosing the right path. Or, a great shot of a beach, put something on there about your lifestyle or your vision. How do you know which to ask to use? You will know. You will see a beautiful picture, then by a friend and then you will know.

Before you borrow, you may want to start with whatever program you’re going to use. I like Picmonkey, but there is also a great one called Canva. Take a look at them both and use whichever you are comfortable with but most importantly, HAVE FUN DOING IT!

Questions? Let me know. I’d love to help.

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To Your Success,

Dianna

Skype:Dianna.goodskyhertig

P.S. How are YOU doing on your daily tips? If you want an accountability partner, let’s chat.