Well you all know by now that I love APSense and I can’t believe all the tools that are there for helping you connect with other business-minded people. They have done it again – they created a new tool to help BRAND you. You can create what you want and I decided to do one on my blog – here is the link http://www.apsense.com/brand/NancyRadlinger
What I like about this page is that you get to design it and they have made it so easy for you – you just fill in some blanks – add your logo, your own background picture, and that will get you set up. Now to keep adding to it and you will want to do this – you just login to APSense and on the left side you will see Brand Pages. Click on your page and click on edit and make any changes that you want, add to it – it’s really that easy.
When I read that you could do this in 5 minutes – and being pressed for time – I thought I would give it a try – well needless to say this ole granny didn’t do this in 5 minutes. I think that if my granddaughter was here she would have told me to turn on my brain as it took me longer then that to find the background picture that I finally liked and believe me I tried alot of them lololol
Now the other cool part that I really like is the fact that all your social info is right there in the left column – now don’t do like most do and don’t think that this is important to take the time to fill out because it is – and when you are filling out that page – click the icon at the end and make sure that it takes them to the page that it should. Remember, it’s worth taking the time to make sure this is filled out and working correctly and you are asking why…………. well the way I’m going to use this page is when I meet a new contact and when they want to know more about me and what I do – instead of giving them a big spill about who I am, what I do and where they can find out about me – I’m going to give them the link to this Brand page.
I don’t know about you but when I first meet someone I don’t like to talk business – I like to just chit-chat and find out about that person, their likes – listen to what they have had problems with and the key there is LISTEN that way I know what I’m going to be able to help them with and where their mindset is – if you don’t know those two things – you are wasting your time and their time. You can only learn these things by LISTENING to the person you just met – let them feel comfortable chatting with – YOU DO NOT want them to have in the back of their head – ok when is she going to be pitching me or what has she got to sell.
You may call me old fashion but when I get that feeling from someone that just contacted me – I clam up – how about you???? When I first meet a contact – I want them to know that I a grandma, live in WI, love gardening and line dancing – I NEVER talk business until that person ask me what I do – and then I only answer with that I work full time online doing internet marketing. Then I change the subject – I ask a question back to them to get them talking about themselves and back to the listening mode – this is soooooooo important.
So this is why I am loving this new BRAND page at APSense and hopefully you can see why this tool is going to save you time and is going to help you BRAND you – after all that is what a person has to do to be successful online.
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until
they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.~ Anais Nin
ALSO, if you get your Brand page done by July 7th, APSense is giving you 2000 credits – now that should give you a kick in the rump