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Do you get it done? When you have a task list or a project to complete, how do you get it done? Are you a procrastinator? Or, do you steadily chip away at your work? Recent research shows that procrastination for the deadline driven folks is actually a useful tool. The extra stress brought by the nearing deadline is a strong motivator. Researchers are learning that people are not only motivated by the hope of positive emotions, but procrastinators “are also motivated, and even driven to achieve, by their attempt...

Dogged determination is a virtue we so praise in this American life. Not unique to the U.S. but it's certainly a characteristic we laud in nearly every aspect of society - the underdog, the startup, the inventor, the aspiring writer, actor, entrepreneur or overall, self-starter. These are the people we watch movies about and the stories we follow online. We worship a stellar comeback. Our culture’s favorite characters of fiction and of history are full of grit, passion and determination. We adore the “work-hard, play-hard” motto even if play is...

Omni Social Media is a community for you. And, we are proud to share our work and the growth of our social media marketing and training services. We love what we do, and our top two goals are: 1. Help YOU LEARN to love working with social media too! 2. Support your business with the social media work WE DO WORK FOR YOU! We are a community to help you build yours. And, we are excited to offer three ways we can work with you to meet these goals: 1) in-person trainings, 2)...

How can you adapt today? We think the saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is in itself very OLD. In 2017, the proverbial “old dog” learns lots of new tricks and certainly has to in our technology driven era. Just ask the parent of millennials who has now mastered Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat only to keep up with their children's adventures online. Unfortunately, in business there is little grace for those of us who struggle to keep up with all the new tricks. We often fear appearing dated or irrelevant in...

You’re Gr-r-reat!! Really, you are great! We at Omni Social may be primarily of the millennial generation, but we know Tony the Tiger’s slogan “They’re Gr-r-reat” isn’t lost on any of our readers. Wouldn’t you love to hear Tony’s voice in moments of doubt reminding you just how great YOU are?! Unfortunately, the statistics show that most of us need a little more Tony in our lives than we realize. It’s estimated that only 2% of the population is living an authentic, daring, and fulfilling life. The 2% Mindset graphic below highlights...

Winning on Instagram is no easy feat. Standing out in a feed on any social platform is hard, for beginners and seasoned experts alike. Fortunately, Instagram has released exciting features, helping make it one of the top platforms for businesses to attract and reach new audiences.   So far in 2017, Instagram has rolled out feature updates each month. We now have the option to share posts of photo and video with multiple shots. Instagram updated it's live feature, which operates much like Facebook Live, and we can now save the footage for...

That was brilliant. She’s brilliant. I envy his brilliance. We say these phrases and label people, experiences, businesses and products as brilliant. But, what is brilliance? Can anyone be brilliant? How do companies achieve brilliance?   Webster’s Dictionary outlines two main definitions for brilliant:   1) very bright… a glittering light.   2) striking, distinctive...

Facebook Official (FBO) was once “the” online indicator of the seriousness of your relationship status. It became the social trend more than a decade ago. It was a way of announcing to your community a key detail about yourself. How we answered the question, “So, are you Facebook Official?” said a lot.   Today, we at Omni Social Media want to know just how serious YOU and your business are! Are you FBO?   Do you have the right business page established? Are you using it strategically? Are you cultivating a useful network of followers?...

As entrepreneurs, we are familiar with the expression, “the ten-year overnight success” and we have to remind ourselves of this whenever we embark on new ideas and challenges. No project or business is an overnight sensation; it takes time, hard work and diligence. This is true of our social media efforts too. Establishing a quality online identity as an effective and supportive tool for our business’ unique needs is not going to happen instantaneously. But, with dedicated effort and a plan, it is going to happen. Here are our 4 tips for...

Let's collaborate! In our last post we talked about branding, its importance, and some of the top tips for making businesses visible online. This week, we’d like to drill down on one of those tips: collaboration. Most successful people often share that success is not achieved alone but with the timely, strategic help of others. “None of us, acting alone, can achieve success.” Nelson Mandela Whether help comes from friends, family, co-workers, expert advisors, industry leaders or some combination, success’ formula requires both seeking help and offering help to others. Best-selling author Malcom Gladwell writes in his...