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10 Minutes a Day to Social Media Success

10 Minutes a Day to Social Media Success–Yeah, it can happen.

And it can start in your email inbox. I have been failing my own advice for 2 years now and feeling guilty.  I had tried every tool imaginable, but I just couldn’t get a rhythm.  I felt like I was always bumbling around or chasing. Ironic since I help companies with their innovative marketing and social media presence.  I found, personally, it was hard to keep up and be active every day, consistently. Plus, many of my clients were struggling with his/her personal profiles, not as marketers.  Finding the time and process that works in your daily routine is a big challenge everyone faces.

Here is my secret.

8 Steps to Implement K. Melissa Kennedy’s 10 Minutes a Day to Social Media Success

  1. Block off 10 minutes on your  calendar
  2. Add the Google Chrome Extension – Buffer  (It does all the “dripping” for you, updating your profiles throughout the day. Plus, it is in the browser so you don’t have to open another application.)
  3. Create a rule in your inbox to put all newsletters and google alerts in one folder
  4. Set a timer for 10 minutes
  5. Check your folder, read and “buffer” relevant content – Always read/watch the content before sharing, add your personal flair or commentary when sharing
  6. Review your social sites to see what your network is doing and skim to see if you want to engage (like, comment, share)
  7. Timer goes off
  8. Stop

It has been working like a dream.  I have had more engagement on my posts than ever before.  I have been consistently more active. Plus it is continuing to build my personal online brand.  Sometimes if I have time at night, I add in another 10 minutes and follow the same steps, but if I don’t, I catch up in the morning during my 10 minute social media appointment. I hope the secret helps.  Just 10 minutes, an inbox folder, timer and a web browser extension and you can manage it.

About the author

Melissa Kennedy

I am an innovative, practical problem-solver with an MBA. Pioneered one of the first social media strategic plans for a Fortune 100 company, including monthly online TV program viewed by 120,000 customers. Created a scalable channel marketing service model and established a new customer communication channel through partner web syndication. Developed marketing plan for start-up technology firm. Launched first comprehensive marketing campaign for major science and technology university's $1 Billion fund-raising effort. Award-winning performance for 15 years across functions, industries and organizations.

My passion for results goes beyond professional pursuits. I am a global facilitator and co-organizer of Startup Weekends and serve as an advocate and volunteer for many local charities including Food Bank of Central/Eastern NC, North Carolina International Affairs Council and Connected Women of North Carolina. Plus, I have served as the President for the Triangle Interactive Marketing Association,

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  1. Well, does she walk the LinkedIn walk? Find out her BIG Mistake. Guest Blogger Heather Kilcrease: @Mrheather Reviews K. Melissa Kennedy’s Profile

    […] This is hard, but it is also how your profile comes alive. It’s how people associate you as a helpful, trusted advisor in your area of expertise. Melissa consistently offers helpful resources and articles in her feed. Don’t think you have time for all that?  She does all that in 10 minutes a day, check out her post on it here. […]

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