This week on Laugh & Learn with Really Social… Who’s Who in Social Media featuring guest Carlos Gil Carlos is the Global Head of Social Media for BMC Software, a Snapchat Strategist, and was recently the keynote speaker at Social Media Day Denver 2016 in San Diego. But there’s far more to Carlos and what brought him to who he is and what he does today. When you watch this interview, you’ll learn about the obstacles he overcame, the experiences he uses to help businesses succeed in their missions, and the choices he made to lead him to today and his life of zero regrets. Enjoy this month’s video interview, and don’t forget to connect with Carlos on social media!

This video walks through a LinkedIn Profile, from top to bottom, to show you where you can make it better and how you can improve your credibility. Click to watch and gain insights into how your profile can work harder for you. Even Rachel has to make some tweaks to her profile as you watch the video! Get a free worksheet! To take the improvements even further, you can download a free LinkedIn worksheet which gives you guidance on how to optimize your LinkedIn presence and build your strategy.

Go Live on Blab Blab is an effective video-conferencing tool bringing social engagement into a livestreaming platform. If you haven’t yet heard about it or used it, let’s change that through Really Social Training! Thursday, July 21, 2016 6:30-8:30 pm MT Colorado Free University [button url=https://www.freeuregistration.com/CourseStatus.awp?&course=3729B type=none icon=none000 size=14 bgcolor=#ADF26D bordercolor=#FFFFFF color=#FFFFFF hovercolor=#4AC0C9 borderstyle=less_round align=none css=none000 color=#FFFFFF target=_blank]Register Today[/button] This dynamic course will teach you how to: Prepare for your first live Blab broadcast; Set up and “go live” on Blab; Brainstorm content to share or host on Blab; Create a quality livestream video (solo or with guests); Interact with live viewers’ comments as well as your guest broadcasters; And more!

Have you heard what’s happening in social media this month? Your updates are in this month’s episode of Laugh & Learn hosted by Really Social.

YouTube has maintained its status as a player by adding features to the platform: 360 video, live broadcasts, and soon livestreaming video from the mobile app.
With new developments in mind, now is the ideal time to start using these three ways to make your YouTube channel all that it can be.

Finding and choosing the tools which are right for a business is easier said than done, am I right? In an effort to save you from trials by fire, I humbly submit the following tools would have made my life as a business owner easier.

With apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Snapchat seeing exponential growth in mere months, it should be no surprise that Facebook has stepped up its game for people to connect easily on Messenger.

Go Live on Facebook Live You’re hearing everywhere that Facebook Live is “the thing you have to do for your digital marketing.” How can you get started? Through Really Social Training, that’s how! Thursday, June 23 2:00-4:00 pm MT Colorado Free University Register Today This dynamic course will teach you how to: Prepare for your first Facebook Live broadcast; Set up and “go live” on Facebook; Brainstorm content to share on Facebook Live; Create a quality livestream video; Interact with live viewers’ comments; And more!  

Private Messaging has also been called Dark Social and Private Media, but the results for businesses from private communications over digital are blinding: Over 2.5 billion people have at least one messaging app installed, and that’s projected to reach 3.6 billion within the next five years (over half of the human race). To learn more, join us live on Laugh & Learn with Really Social Private Messaging Noon MDT Join live to ask questions!

Social media has been a great tool over the years to spread the word. We’ve all become very savvy at typing a post, creating an image or video, generating a hashtag or two, and scheduling or publishing posts that share content out to whatever audience is relevant to us. For a while, that process seemed difficult. Now many people are very skilled at creating outbound content, and businesses are either executing a social media strategy themselves or hiring someone to do it for them. The problem arises when individuals, brands, or businesses assume that social media is a one-way hose used to distribute their content to other people. Their communication goes in one direction: outward. In fact, social media was never intended to be used only for outbound, and times are reminding us of that reality. Enter the private messages. We’ve seen social platforms begin to invest mightily in the ability for users to […]