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The time for you to decide how you’ll navigate the social-political waters out there is now, if not already long past.

The thing is, it’s not hard to be good. All it really requires is taking that moment to feel beyond your own selfish drive and acknowledge that you share this planet with other beings.

Going forward and for the foreseeable future, these are the three types of content your business needs to plan in your marketing and sales strategy.

You can learn how to engage thoughtfully rather than rabidly ram your opinions through without attempting to change minds.

You may be thinking the last thing you’d want to do is get on a live video. I get it. Really, I do. There are tons of reasons to not go live. You may not like your appearance. What will you say? What if you stutter or misspeak? What if no one watches? What if you start getting spammed by trolls? What if you think it went great, but the higher-ups don’t like what you did? Fair enough. Those are all completely valid reasons not to go live. For 2016, those excuses worked just fine and held off the inevitable. But guess what? It’s 2017. Time to livestream. Your content is probably pretty good… maybe even great. Your audience and fans may have loved it thus far. But here are some hard facts about why video matters to you: Facebook users are 10x more likely to comment on your livestream […]

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, September 15, 2016 2:00-4:00 pm MT Colorado Free University 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!

If you haven’t yet used Facebook Live, isn’t it time to get started? Brands are having a tougher time today getting their Facebook Page posts seen. Facebook Live is an effective workaround to achieve better results for your business. Facebook Live video posts have 135% greater organic reach than photo posts. Facebook generates 8 billion video views on average per day. People spend 3x longer watching video which is Live compared to video which is no longer Live. Source: Social Media Today Facebook Live is a reality in today’s marketing. More than that, Facebook Live has undeniable reach and impact far beyond other types of Facebook posts. If your brand, personal or organizational, is on Facebook, you need to learn how to use Facebook Live.   Register today for the Really Social Training via Webinar: Learn to Use Facebook Live Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | 7:00-8:30pm Hosted by WebEx

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!

Learn the latest in social media in What’s Happening! Every 2nd Tuesday at noon (MT), Really Social hosts the Laugh & Learn Livestream show focused on What’s Happening in Social Media. As apps and tools update and alter almost daily, staying ahead of the trends is key to any marketing strategy’s success. You’ll come away from this show with a fresh understanding of what’s new and what’s changed in the social media tools we all use to engage with audiences. [button url=https://huzza.io/reallysocial/live-stream/whats-happening-in-social-media type=none icon=none000 size=14 bgcolor=#ADF26D bordercolor=#FFFFFF color=# 5e6b72  hovercolor=#FFFFFF borderstyle=less_round align=none css=none000 color=#FFFFFF target=_blank]Subscribe to the Show[/button]

Sure, we’re halfway through the year 2016. Yet, considering how rapidly the social media landscape changes, taking a look at your plans for the rest of the year is always a wise idea.   Business vs. Personal Social Media Before jumping into the gems below, you should ask yourself if you intend to use social media for business or personal goals. While the recommendations provided here will certainly benefit a business or brand, your personal approach to social media may be similar depending on what you want to accomplish. You have a myriad of choices in tools and platforms, so zeroing in on the ones which work best for your goals and strategy is very important. Let’s take a look at the best in social media: Best Livestreaming (Social) Video: Facebook Live The year 2016 has been the year of livestreaming video. While tools like Meerkat and Periscope led the way in […]