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Chief Troublemaker and Top Tips for a Great Facebook Fan Page
Joanna Pineda, Resources, social media
Chief Troublemaker and Top Tips for a Great Facebook Fan Page
21 December 2009

Over the past year or so, I’ve seen more and more non-profits and companies create Facebook fan pages for their organizations. Facebook calls fan pages “a customizable presence for an organization, product, or public personality to join the conversation with Facebook users. ” Fan pages are great because they are designed for organizations, but they work a lot like personal pages. Read more…

Chief Troublemaker Asks: Is It Time to Unfriend People in Your Social Networks?
Joanna Pineda, social media, Women In Business
Chief Troublemaker Asks: Is It Time to Unfriend People in Your Social Networks?
7 December 2009

I was talking to one of the Cat Herders (Project Manager) at Matrix Group today. She said she was trimming her Facebook friend list and unfriending some people. Unfriending. Read more…

Chief Troublemaker and 4 Ways To Win Biz Even When You’re Runner Up
Entrepreneurship, Joanna Pineda, Sales Strategy
Chief Troublemaker and 4 Ways To Win Biz Even When You're Runner Up
1 December 2009

Well it turns out if you run a business long enough, no matter how successful you, there are times when you don’t take home the prize. I can remember deals where we came soooo close to winning the account, but ultimately we came in second place – or 1st runner up. -the 1st runner up in business often has a good chance of taking the prize when: the first choice can’t deliver, the client’s needs outpace the capabilities of the selected vendor, or a change in staffing triggers a review of the account and the contracts. Read more…

The Chief Troublemaker’s Favorite Twitter Applications
Joanna Pineda,social media
The Chief Troublemaker's Favorite Twitter Applications
9 November 2009

Twitter was super smart when they created their API and encouraged developers all over the world to come on in, use their API and develop their own applications using Twitter data. API stands for Application Program Interface. Wikipedia defines an API as “an interface that a software programs implements in order to allow other software to interact with it. Read more…

The Chief Troublemaker on Using the Crowd to Attract a Bigger Crowd to Your Events
Events, Grow Smart Business, Joanna Pineda
The Chief Troublemaker on Using the Crowd to Attract a Bigger Crowd to Your Events
30 September 2009

I was a panelist at the Grow Smart Biz conference on Tuesday, September 29th at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. In my opinion, this conference was a must-attend event for small business owners and entrepreneurs (more on that later). This blog post is about how the conference planners are using the crowd to attract a bigger crowd. Read more…

The Chief Troublemaker Asks: Who’s Afraid of User-Generated Content?
Joanna Pineda,social media
The Chief Troublemaker Asks:  Who's Afraid of User-Generated Content?
17 September 2009

From homemade movies on YouTube, to movie and book reviews, comments on blogs, and entries in Wikipedia, user-generated content (UGC) has changed the Web forever. I can’t imagine the Amazon shopping experience without comments and ratings from other moms, the posts from the 500 or so people I follow on Twitter could keep me occupied and interested all day, and I thank God every day for the thousands of homemade Thomas the Tank Engine movies on YouTube that keep my five-year old enthralled on a rainy day. Mashable reported that more than 82 million people in the US created content online in 2008. Read more…

Threats to Your Profitability: Chief Troublemaker Warns of Project Overhang
Joanna Pineda,Project Management
Threats to Your Profitability:  Chief Troublemaker Warns of Project Overhang
3 September 2009

I ask the Project Manager in charge what’s left to do. Why? Because inevitably, there are items that didn’t make the launch. I call this ‘Project Overhang’ and it can be deadly to a firm’s profitability and productivity. Read more…

Small Business Silos: the Chief Troublemaker Asks ‘Does Your Corporate Underground Match Your Company’s Size and Needs?’
Joanna Pineda,Leadership
Small Business Silos: the Chief Troublemaker Asks 'Does Your Corporate Underground Match Your Company’s Size and Needs?'
18 August 2009

I was working with a prospect recently and lamenting to my team that the organization felt like a bunch of stovepipes, with the VPs competing for resources and influence. The company had gone through a fairly large downsizing recently. The corporate culture was one I was more likely to find in a much larger organization because the culture had not adjusted to the new realities of the smaller organization! Ick. Read more…

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