There is a key to this question that can often be missed ....
It lies in the "Shall I use Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn?" question that I'm asked all the time these days.
My answer is that you need THREE places at least in which you and your business must exist. And in these three places there is more that one thing that has to be done, in fact a minimum of… Continue
Added by Mike Briercliffe on March 7, 2013 at 13:30 —
Then I can help you - maybe.
If you're on my "trust" list - I'll add you to a register that will prompt me to RT tweets that you think are worthy of a wider audience.
Basically if you have a tweet that is concise, to the point and deserves a longer reach, you add the hashtag #mjbRT to the end of it. Then my register picks it up and I manually RT it based on my trust level for you and the appetite I have to broadcast it.
You can get into a… Continue
Added by Mike Briercliffe on February 11, 2012 at 18:00 —
This isn't about your FOLLOWERS primarily it's for YOU having the inability to FOLLOW more than 2001 ...
There is a ratio that kicks in at that point which means that you have to have more than circa 1820 following you in order for you to follow more. And from then on the 90%-10% applies.
So - you have to lose many if not most of those people who you're following but are not following you back. If you dont take action at this point the ease with which you can… Continue
Added by Mike Briercliffe on February 10, 2012 at 18:30 —
Good morning - its Sunday 17th April.
I have always been conscious of the fact that the volume of tweets emanating from me - @mikejulietbravo - can sometimes be large .... too large for some people's tastes. My main profile fluctuates between 30 and 140 tweets per day, with a typical day being 70+.
So I set up… Continue
Added by Mike Briercliffe on April 17, 2011 at 9:00 —
Its a tough call - managing your multiple profiles in a joined-up way, across the various social platforms that you inhabit. I know - I've invaded these spaces and tackled the problem so many times.
Rhianne (@ladybizbiz) has just launched a "Virtual Assistant" service, which we've called @TheProfileVA. (That Twitter profile is now live).
I have acted as… Continue
Added by Mike Briercliffe on April 7, 2011 at 17:30 —
I have so many domains, (250+) http://mikejulietbravo.ning.com mainly because for every idea that I had in recent years, or anyone brought to me, the first thing I did AFTER having decided if it had any legs at all, was invariably to check out the domain position for it. You can tell how many ideas have just not got off the ground then eh!?
I'm not a classic "domain squatter"… Continue
Added by Mike Briercliffe on April 3, 2011 at 17:00 —
The other day I had the need to pull out my old "rule-of-thumb" for deciding what to pay for OTHER-THAN-FACTORY-SEALED computer hardware/software.
Bear in mind I've been in and around computers now for 36 years and in that time prices and margins have skewed around. Violently in some cases. But still, the formula holds good in my estimation
Basically the principle I've always used is that as soon as something… Continue
Added by Mike Briercliffe on March 20, 2011 at 14:30 —
Its the 19th March 2011 and I'm reflecting on a couple of things that occurred this week in the zone of new business start-ups and social media. Continue
I was triggered into this "blog" to some degree by hearing Ajaz Ahmed's opinion of Social Media at the Yorkshire Mafia Event on Tuesday. (Which by the way is a huge Social Media success in its own right). Great Event.
On Monday, my partner @ladybizbiz, flagged a post on LinkedIn that indicated a…
Added by Mike Briercliffe on March 19, 2011 at 12:33 —
Its something many of my friends and business associates have said and are still saying to me. It's never been a problem to me - I understand it as if it was part of my own BIOS!
I never have believed that the right way to address the market is by spending willy-nilly on advertising in… Continue
Added by Mike Briercliffe on March 13, 2010 at 15:30 —
Added by Mike Briercliffe on February 27, 2010 at 13:00 —
What is enterprise cloud computing? Simply stated, it’s a behind-the-firewalls use of commercial, Internet-based cloud technologies specifically focused on one company’s or one business environment’s computing needs. Enterprise cloud computing is a controlled, internal place that offers the rapid and flexible provisioning of compute power, storage, software, and security services to meet your mission’s demands.
It combines the processes of a best in class ITIL organization with the agility… Continue
Added by Mike Briercliffe on October 20, 2009 at 9:21 —
This is a patchwork of components of commentary and observation on the Gary McKinnon Extradition Case - when the case is finalised I may try to smooth it out a bit :-)
SPOKE TOOOO SOON!! IT NOW FEELS LIKE THE TIDE IS TURNING IN FAVOUR OF COMMON SENSE ON THIS ONE - LETS HOPE! CLICK… Continue
Added by Mike Briercliffe on August 1, 2009 at 18:30 —
MJB Answer was ...
THIS Government should resign en-masse and we should have a general election as soon as possible.
The next government had better get used to the idea that innovation is what this country is good at and provide an environment that serves the people who do that.
The ones who aren't employed in the service of others and don't innovate can work in the call centres that the next government should also bring back on-shore. Or somewhere otherwise… Continue
Added by Mike Briercliffe on July 27, 2009 at 18:33 —
The Mandelson Factor.
Article from Express Sunday 9th August 09
I start by stating my appreciation of the fact that we have people of his calibre in public life. He’s a real player and I think that he’s in general terms a force for good governance. I rate him highly.
Many people have negative views of him personally, though in most cases I think… Continue
Added by Mike Briercliffe on June 6, 2009 at 16:00 —
Young Entrepreneurs who need an old head ....
Incoming IT & Comms Vendors who want market access actions ...
Distributors who need value-added vision to add to their shelves ...
Software Developers who need realism added to their invention ...
Market Developers who need another view ...
Investors who need insight into their target companies ...
OPERATIONALLY ... I like to bounce ideas around with like minds, though the time quickly comes where I need… Continue
Added by Mike Briercliffe on May 22, 2009 at 23:48 —
Can't Stand ...
The thinking that says we will always be dominated with PC architectures
People who ignore obvious solutions to obvious problems
Dragon's Den - some of the Dragons are fine, but the format is an embarrasment
People who outsource because they can't think of any better way of fulfilling their obligations
People who won't understand the chasm between SALES and MARKETING
Maintaining Multiple Profiles on Social Networks
Really Happy to… Continue
Added by Mike Briercliffe on May 22, 2009 at 23:47 —
Born Burnley, Lancs, England, the latest addition to a family tree that started in 1170 ...
Passed 11+ thanks to Miss Agnes Moore - the first whole class to pass in St Stephen's School history I think ...
Left School wanted to get into commerce and HATED my last few years in education ...
Worked for - Halfords - for a few years - "commando" branch manager at 17
Headhunted to run own "Mini-Cooper" shop - a gallon of…
Added by Mike Briercliffe on May 22, 2009 at 20:00 —
John Gow - who gave all and took all in the quest that became IT ...
Ian McNeill - who can make order out of any level of chaos
Phil Flaxton - who doesn't know the meaning of the word defeat
Jonny Ellis - who can take an idea and when its changed a bit - sell it and take no prisoners
John Arnold - who gets forgiven for everything he ever did - by everyone - without any justification at all
Graham Jackson - who shows that business is summed up on a napkin
Added by Mike Briercliffe on May 22, 2009 at 19:57 —
"Marketing focuses on the needs of the customer and the company - Sales focuses on the needs of the salesman"
"Marketing is the profitable matching of total company resource to available market opportunity"
"It's always dark at the bottom of the lighthouse"
"When you're going through hell - keep going" - Winston Churchill
"When you get to the end of your rope - tie a knot in it and HANG ON"
Added by Mike Briercliffe on May 22, 2009 at 19:55 —
Added by Mike Briercliffe on May 22, 2009 at 19:39 —