Unselfish Self Promotion is very useful when applied to social networking. If you use an unselfish strategy in all your web 2.0 you will grow your network, attract new connections and accomplish your personal and business goal. If, on the other hand, you are just constantly talking about you, your products, your services, you will be ignored and your emails deleted.
Here are some great tips by Mike Fruchter you can find the whole article at http://www.louisgray.com/live/2008/11/sharing-self-promotion-always-two-way.html?disqus_reply=4012679#comment-4012679
Just starting out?
Self promote as often as possible, express restraint and etiquette on how you self promote. If you don’t take the first step of informing the world that your blog exists, no one else will.
Self promotion starts with promoting others first.
Promoting your brand (you) and your content is the first step to getting noticed. This is easier said than done.
Find, establish and continually grow your network.
Building your network is not about adding as many followers on Twitter and Facebook as humanly possible.
Your network is a family and team, treat them as such.
Your core network online should be treated as a family. Always keep them on your radar, and be informed of their activities.
You never get a second chance to make a first impression.
When starting out, make sure to promote your best content only. People’s first impressions need to be reserved only for your home-runs.
Use the best tools possible to facilitate promotion for self and others.
Sharing starts with RSS. Google Reader is the main workhorse for sharing your content. It is also the place where your networks, team members content resides and gets promoted. Besides being the most easiest and common way to share content, it also takes it a step further by allowing you to add notes onto the content you share out.
My new book, the unselfish guide to self promotion explains how to use unselfish self promotion strategies for business, for work and for life. You can find the book at http://www.UnselfishPromotion.com
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