Twitter – Big Is The New Small http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com dream BIG. think BIGGER. Fri, 06 Jan 2017 15:01:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.7 4 Easy Ways To ROCK Periscope http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2015/06/29/4-ways-to-rock-periscope/ http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2015/06/29/4-ways-to-rock-periscope/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:37:29 +0000 http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/?p=12084 periscope

Periscope is new, Periscope is fresh and Periscope is the next big thing when it comes to social media, connectivity and making the world just a little bit smaller. I’m a daily broadcaster on Periscope and you can find me @ScottWilliams or search “Scott Williams” and I’ll be the 1st one to show up. I have broadcasted over 400 times and received nearly 4,000, 000 hearts and have been using Periscope since a couple days after it launched.

During my time on Periscope I’ve concluded that there are 4 Easy Ways To ROCK Periscope:

  1. Be Real – Be yourself, don’t try to copy anyone else, mimic other broadcasters or broadcast some fake version of the real you. People can see right through bogus broadcasters in the Periscope world and they prefer connecting to real, authentic, what you see is what you get type of people.
  2. Be Often – You should broadcast consistently. I would recommend at-least once daily as the broadcasts remain available for replay for only 24 hours. Additionally, as people search your profile and find that you have not broadcasted in the last 24 hours it will show “no recent broadcasts.” “No recent broadcasts” may limit viewers desire to come back to view your future broadcasts. If you can’t do daily broadcasts, find some regular rhythm.
  3. Be Calculated – There should be some thought into the what, why, when and where of your broadcasts. I’m not recommending that you have notes and a robust plan, I’m simply saying there should be a method to your Periscope Madness.
  4. Be Kind – This is similar to the Golden Rule, “One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself.” It’s simple don’t troll, don’t post rude comments, don’t be disrespectful, don’t ask female broadcasters to show you their boobs, don’t be argumentative… simply be kind. If you don’t like what’s going on in a broadcast leave the broadcast, on the other hand if you are a broadcaster be kind to your viewers.
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Mark Cuban On How Athletes And Others Should Manage Their Brands On Social Media http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2014/03/27/mark-cuban-on-how-athletes-and-others-should-manage-their-brands-on-social-media/ Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:26:30 +0000 http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/?p=11687

Good insight and perspective in less than 2 minutes.

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Twitter CEO Biz Stone The Future Of Marketing Is Philanthropy and Altruism http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2014/02/24/twitter-ceo-biz-stone-talks-the-future-of-marketing-is-philanthropy-and-altruism/ Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:07:20 +0000 http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/?p=11624

Brilliant video and insights from Twitter CEO Biz Stone. Fresh insights on marketing, how twitter started, the how and the why of reaching people. Shares inspiration of starting Twitter.

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25 Awesome Content Marketing Tools http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2014/01/13/25-awesome-content-marketing-tools/ Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:16:07 +0000 http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/?p=11529 Print

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Win A FREE Copy Of MichaelJrComedy’s “Laughing On Purpose” DVD http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2013/09/06/win-a-free-copy-of-miachaeljrcomedys-laughing-on-purpose-dvd/ Fri, 06 Sep 2013 13:12:10 +0000 http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/?p=11191

The trailer above is just a short clip of the comedy special that my man @MichaelJrComedy filmed at Gateway Church. Let me first say this, Michael, last name Jr. is a friend of mine, he’s the real deal, a great man of God and he just happens to be hilarious. Secondly, let me say that his comedy makes my entire family laugh, my kids were 8 and 12 when they saw him for the 1st time and not only were they cracking up but the content was perfect for them.

That’s what makes him so great is his unique ability to connect with the entire family, any race, any background, any situation and make them laugh, all while keeping it clean. Recently my 5th grade son Jayden was telling me about an interaction that he had with a girl that he has a mutual liking with at school, He said “She looked at me and gave me the lizard look face.” LOL If you don’t know what the “Lizard Look Face” is, you will have to get a copy of Michael Jr’s “Laughing On Purpose” DVD Special.

MichaelJr’s “Laughing On Purpose” DVD is rightfully titled, because it’s comedy with a purpose. The major bonus to anything that MichaelJr does is the fact that there is always a message, a purpose and something meaningful to walk away with. MichaelJr has a comedic gift and he freely gives it away to people in homeless shelters, prisons, youth facilities and countless under-served groups.

“A gift isn’t a gift until you give it away.” ~@MichaelJrComedy

With multiple appearances on late night television, such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central, Willow Creek Leadership Sumit, Bishop TD Jakes MegaFest and almost every large comedian church or event in the country, my man Michael Jr. has definitely made a name for himself. His family-focused, laid-back style is pure comic genius, and “Laughing On Purpose” first solo comedy special on DVD.

“Laughing On Purpose” is an outstanding comedy concert was filmed at Gateway Church in Southlake, TX. Michael’s brilliant comedy is matched by high production values, with a project that was filmed in an excellent venue with a warmly appreciative, engaged audience. It’s now available for purchase at Wal-Mart. (that’s when you know that you are big-time) If you buy it at Wal-Mart go through the self-checkout line because those other lines are way too long. (Wal-Mart hire some more cashiers, now, please)

WIN A FREE COPY OF “LAUGHING ON PURPOSE”

I have 3 Copies of “Laughing on Purpose” that I will be giving away randomly and winning is very simple, as a matter of fact it’s as easy as 1-2-3:

Winning is easy as 1 – 2 – 3

  • 1. Follow @MichaelJrComedy on Twitter (If you are already following him, thanks for being an over-achiever)
  • 2. Go to @MichaelJrComedy’s Facebook page here and like it. (If you already like his page, thanks you’re an over-achiever
  • 3. Re-Tweet my tweet about winning a copy of the “Laughing On Purpose” DVD (BTW- I’m @scottwilliams).  Here is the tweet to copy and paste, or you can simply find @scottwilliams on twitter and re-tweet it.  “Win A FREE Copy of @MichaelJrComedy’s “Laughing On Purpose” DVD http://bitn.us/MjrLaugh  (you can add a little flavor to your tweet, or re-tweet just make sure I’m copied and it has the above info.)
  • Note: Winners will be selected from random tweets and those who complete steps 1-2-3

Thanks and if you don’t win go buy it at Wal-Mart, good luck on finding a short check-out line.

 

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15 Simple Ways Twitter Can Make You A Better Leader http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2013/07/28/15-simple-ways-twitter-can-make-you-a-better-leader/ http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2013/07/28/15-simple-ways-twitter-can-make-you-a-better-leader/#comments Mon, 29 Jul 2013 04:53:05 +0000 http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/?p=11121 twitter leader

Here are 15 Simple Ways That Twitter Can Make You A Better Leader, all in 140 or less.

  • 1. I Want Access– You have access to the thoughts, lives, principles & activities of some of the best leaders and leadership authors in the world.
  • 2. Let’s Be Open- Allowing those that U work for, w/ or may potentially work with in the future to take a more open look at your life. The Other Side Of You!
  • 3. Think Before You Act– Forces U 2 think before U tweet realizing that everything U tweet is permanent; all leadership decision R permanent at least 4 that moment.
  • 4. Keep It Pithy- U have 2 get straight 2 the point, 140 or less. Streamline ur thoughts, say what’s necessary, make it meaningful & Realize ur words matter!
  • 5. What’s The 411- There is an abundance of relevant information at your fingertips, current events, tech., trends, culture, scripture, product, research…
  • 6. You’re Not My Boss– You have to learn how to lead and connect in an environment where people are not forced to follow or connect… Why should I listen to you?
  • 7. Don’t Be A Phony- Authenticity is critical for a leader! People smell a phony a mile away. Be Real, Be yourself. “Do You, It’s a Statement… Not a Question!”
  • 8. Development is about others- You have the ability to encourage, inspire, help, shape, lead & develop others. Make your leadership matter.
  • 9. Influence is Earned- You must earn your influence on Twitter & leadership is the same way. It’s about what you get, it’s about what you give.
  • 10. Two Way Street- Open comm. & feedback between leaders & followers is must for gr8 leaders. Be open to feedback, comm. & criticism frm Twitter followers.
  • 11. Style Matters- Watching, listening & learning from individual’s communication style & tone is key. Do u come off as a jerk, cool, nice, respectable…
  • 12. Understanding Influence- You quickly understand that influence isn’t simply about a position or role but rather what you offer your tribe.
  • 13. Change Is Important- You are able to see how things are changing daily, twitter went from being a “fad” to everyone using a twitter handle.
  • 14. Information Is King- You see the importance of information, twitter is so popular because it’s an information source. Do you have info?
  • 15. Relationship Matter- Relationships Mater, Connections Matter, Leadership is All About Relationships…

Share your thoughts on this list of 15 or add additional to the list… in 140 or less!

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5 Ways Twitter Will Inspire Your 4th Of July http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2013/07/04/5-ways-twitter-will-inspire-your-4th-of-july/ Thu, 04 Jul 2013 14:18:37 +0000 http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/?p=11068 4th of july

  • 1. Family– As you read all the tweets about 4th of July  family picnics, outings, events… it might be just the encouragement that you need to do something with your family. If you are already hangin’ with your family and see tweets in your timeline about people wishing they were with their family; you will be reminded how valuable family time is.
  • 2. Food– Let’s be honest you are going to read more tweets and see more Instagram videos and pics about burgers, brats, hot-dogs, steaks, charcoal, baked-beans, polish sausage, hot-links, chicken… in the next 24 hours then you will in the next year. If you’re a guy, your competitive spirit will have you whipping up your secret recipes and throwing something on the grill. As a matter of fact, I’m willing to bet 50% of the Pics and Instagram shots will be taken of some form of grilled meat and the remaining pics will be family and fireworks.
  • 3. Fun- It doesn’t get much more fun than the 4th of July. The kids love it, you love it, people sitting at home doing nothing but watching the festivities on television love it and the people in the TwitterSphere love it even more, because they get to share their 4th of July fun with all their Social Media friends.  These exuberant Tweets of fun might just inspire you to get up start Crumping, Twerking, Doing The Harlem Shake, The Dougie, The Jerk, The 2-Step, The Stanky Legg, The Gngnam Style, The Chicken Noodle Soup, The Electric Slide or Cha-Cha Slide or The Single Lady right where you are.
  • 4. Fireworks- This is one of the key ingredients of this huge patriotic celebration, as the culmination is blowing stuff up or an awesome fireworks display.  People will find themselves doing one of three things when darkness strikes their neck of the woods: 1. Shooting Fireworks  2. Watching fireworks displays live  3. Watching fireworks displays on television. No matter which of the three describes an individual’s situation, the end result will be Instagrams, Videos and Pics of fireworks filling up the Twitter streams. Not only do you get to share pics of your fireworks display, you can follow and re-tweet your favorite friends and celebrities that you follow. I’m sure many people will be tweeting something about or downloading something from Jay Z’s #MagnaCartaHolyGrail album or #JustinTimberlake or maybe mention something about the Statue Of Liberty which officially re-opened. They have all been the top Trends on Twitter this 4th of July.
  • 5. Freedom- As we celebrate the Declaration Of Independence, we must always remember that Freedom Is Never FREE. Be sure to send a tweet thanking the men and women of The United States Armed Forces (Past & Present) who fight to protect our freedom.

What will your 4th of July Festivities look like? Will twitter find it’s way into your 4th of July?

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A Day In The Life Of The Internet http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2013/05/13/a-day-in-the-life-of-the-internet/ http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2013/05/13/a-day-in-the-life-of-the-internet/#comments Mon, 13 May 2013 15:11:22 +0000 http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/?p=10933 internet-day

 

Do any of these stats stand out to you?

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44 #MLK Quotes (All Retweetable) http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2013/01/20/44-mlk-quotes-all-retweetable/ Mon, 21 Jan 2013 05:33:03 +0000 http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/?p=10560 Just imagine if Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had Twitter or other social networking applications at his disposal, his message would have been even more world changing.  He was known as one of the best orators of his day and one of the top in the history of the country.  The exponential impact of his sound bites and oratory skills would have been extremely powerful with a tool like Twitter.

I believe we take for granted the fact that our message, story, voice and thoughts can literally be globally shared at our leisure and by the push of a button.  This year in the United States we set aside Monday, January 16th. to honor the life of a civil rights leader, pastor and social justice martyr.  MLK positively impacted the US and the world in so many ways, I think it’s great the US has an official holiday in his honor.

Last year, my wife and I were in Atlanta during the MLK Holiday. We visited the Atlanta Memorial and the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church that Dr. King pastored. This summer we took our sons and visited the MLK  Memorial at the National Mall in Washington DC and stood at the very place he delivered his famous “I Have A Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

This year I’m sharing 44 of Dr. King’s memorable quotes that could have easily  been tweets. 44 in remembrance of 44 years ago he sacrificed his life so that we could dream. Not only are they tweetable (at 140 characters or less), they are all short enough to be retweetable (122 characters or less).  Quotes can have such power, as a matter of fact I used a number of Dr. King’s quotes to illustrate some power points in my book.

44 Retweetable #MLK Quotes

  • 1. Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or darkness of destructive selfishness. #MLK
  • 2. A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. #MLK
  • 3. To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing. #MLK
  • 4. Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. #MLK
  • 5. I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. #MLK
  • 6. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. #MLK
  • 7. The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict. #MLK
  • 8. We are not makers of history. We are made by history. #MLK
  • 9. We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now. #MLK
  • 10. We must face the sad fact that Sunday morning when we stand 2 sing, we stand in the most segregated hour in America. #MLK
  • 11. In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. #MLK
  • 12. We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. #MLK
  • 13. Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?” #MLK
  • 14. The measure of a man isn’t whr he stands in moments of comfort, but whr he stands @ times of challenge & controversy. #MLK
  • 15. If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live. #MLK
  • 16. Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.  #MLK
  • 17. We must use time creatively — and forever realize that the time is always hope to do great things. #MLK
  • 18. The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be.  #MLK
  • 19. The time is always right to do what is right. #MLK
  • 20. I have a dream my 4 little children will 1 day liv in a nation whr they will not B judged by the color of their skin. #MLK
  • 21. Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see. #MLK
  • 22. Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. #MLK
  • 23. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. #MLK
  • 24. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord. #MLK
  • 25. When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. #MLK
  • 26. There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love. #MLK
  • 27. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. #MLK
  • 28. Lightning makes no sound until it strikes. #MLK
  • 29. There is no gain without struggle. #MLK
  • 30. A right delayed is a right denied. #MLK
  • 31. It may be true that the law can’t make a man love me, but it can stop him from lynching me; that’s pretty important. #MLK
  • 32. If we do an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, we will be a blind and toothless nation. #MLK
  • 33. One day we will learn that the heart can never be totally right when the head is totally wrong. #MLK
  • 34. Quietly endure, silently suffer and patiently wait. #MLK
  • 35. Hate destroys the hater… #MLK
  • 36. True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice. #MLK
  • 37. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. #MLK
  • 38. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. #MLK
  • 39. Carve a tunnel of hope through the dark mountain of disappointment. #MLK
  • 40. We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear. #MLK
  • 41. Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge (power), religion gives man wisdom (control). #MLK
  • 42. We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. #MLK
  • 43. Seeing is not always believing. #MLK
  • 44. I Have A Dream! #MLK

There are so many more tremendous quotes by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  These are just 44 retweetable quotes that have stood out to me over the years.  Please share your favorites from the above list or any other #MLK quotes that you like.  If you can share them in 120 characters or less, please do so. This will allow them to be retweetable.

Happy #MLK Holiday!  Please take a few moments on #MLK Holiday to share some quotes, watch a speech, serve in the community, attend the parade, talk to your family about his impact over dinner, communicate to your team that you value the holiday and what Dr. King stood for…  Do something!

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Video Report :: Instagram Changes Their Mind http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2012/12/21/video-report-instagram-changes-their-mind/ http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2012/12/21/video-report-instagram-changes-their-mind/#comments Fri, 21 Dec 2012 06:07:13 +0000 http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/?p=10469

There was lots of discussion, heated debate and people jumping off the Instagram bandwagon with their new change to their terms of service… Basically they would own Instagram user photos. This video provides an update to the story.

Share your thoughts!

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