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This post is part of the Talk Thursday Interview Series. Read past interview posts >>> HERE.
It’s almost the end of the year. People and businesses are in full-swing for the holiday season. Have you developed your strategy for 2018? Now is the time to make plans for the new year. In this edition of the Talk Thursday Interview Series, author and writing mentor Laneshia Lamb shares her insight and tips for online success. Be sure to check out her book recommendations at the bottom of the post. Now, let’s get on with this week’s interview…
Laneshia shares her advice and insight on how she uses social media. I met Laneshia through a popular Facebook Group for entrepreneurs – Brand, Build, and Launch with Arsha Jones. She has a great website and a sweet spirit. I’m sure you will find nuggets of interest in what she shares. You’re going to enjoy hearing her story.
This Week’s Interview – Laneshia Lamb
A2F: How has social media impacted your life – personally and professionally?
Laneshia: Social media is a way-maker, connecting people across the world. Because of it, I have been able to build relationships with people in other states and countries. Social media has removed boundaries, enabling me to form networks that would have once taken years and several flights.
A2F: What is your favorite social media network and why?
Laneshia: Facebook is my favorite social media network because it provides a balance between imagery and conversation. Although Instagram has evolved, and people are paying more attention to captions, the connections just feel a little more connected on Facebook.
A2F: Social media is a common platform to market businesses and services, what other ways are you using social media for your business, site or blog?
Laneshia: I use social media to showcase who I am. We live in a time where people buy people, and I’d like to think social media had a lot to do with that shift. Because of it, we have to show ourselves and our reliability so our true customer can find us.
A2F: Which social network have you been slow to adopt or use? Why have you been hesitant?
Laneshia: Snapchat is by far my least used app. I attribute this to the fact that everything is short-lived there. Here today and gone tomorrow. I am in the business of impacting lives for the long haul, so it really doesn’t appeal to me.
A2F: Thinking about blogging and/or social media, share one of your highlights or accomplishments? What made it special?
Laneshia: I was featured on the Single Wives Club website and amassed over 1,000 views in a matter of days. That was special to me because I was creating conversation, and that has always been my goal: to create conversation that moves the culture forward.
A2F: For those in blogging and business, what business or marketing major advice would you share with the Addicted to Fries readers?
Laneshia: The best advice I can offer is to remain consistent. If you’re going to do it, give it 100% every single day. That’s how you learn, that’s how you grow, and that’s definitely how you build a successful brand.
If you’re going to do it, give it 100% every single day.
A2F: Which 3 books would your recommend for online business owners, marketing professionals or entrepreneurs, and why?
Laneshia: I recommend the following books…
- Launch – a great book to read when you’re preparing to introduce new segments, products or services.
- Soar – a great read for those in business, period. There are phases in business, and its important that we appreciate each of them. Instead of wishing for some moment in the future, commit to now.
- Rich Dad, Poor Dad – as people, period, we have to be financially literate. Otherwise, we work hard to never see reward.
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In conclusion, that’s it for this week’s interview. Thanks, Laneshia, for being part of the series. I loved your advice and passion. Consistency is a major key ? for success. I look forward to staying in touch and collaborating again in the future.
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