Kathy Sipple: Social Media Tips For Business


10 Ways Your Business Can Use Social Media
This is the slideshow from my presentation at the B2B Networking Expo last night in Schererville, Indiana.
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THARG, Social Media Principles To Live By

“THARG!” What the heck does it mean? It kind of sounds like something a pirate might say when provoked, doesn’t it? In this case THARG is an acronym developed by Indiana’s own Amy Stark in her book “The 2009 Tweeter’s Almanac.” THARG stands for:

T – Transparency

H – Honesty Continue reading



Social Media as Social Lubricant?

I began thinking about how Twitter, Facebook and even LinkedIn have changed the nature of the networking events I attend. Curious whether others had already commented on this phenomenon, I tried Googling a few related words and stumbled onto a post from the Chicago Tribune that said, “Just as beer is a social lubricant in real life, Twitter and Facebook are social lubricants Continue reading




Connections: Everyone Happens for a Reason

I just got back from a Learn at Lunch lecture by Post-Tribune Columnist Jerry Davich at the Porter County United Way in Valparaiso. Jerry was speaking about his recent book: “Connections: Everyone Happens for a Reason.” I was intrigued by the book’s title because it’s something I’ve always inherently felt to be true—just hadn’t come up with that particular wording… Continue reading




No Reservations?

I stumbled onto this blog post today about Kristie Lu Stout, an anchor on CNN and mother of a 7-month old, reserving the URL, Twitter ID and Gmail account for her infant child. Talk about forward thinking!

A lot of people I encounter are interested in social media, but have some concerns about jumping in. What reservations, if any, do you have about social media? Some of the common objections I hear are: Continue reading