Save 30% on Mind Tools membership plans
Get unlimited access to all our career-boosting resources. Black Friday offer ends 1 December!
Join Mind Tools
MAIN MENU

"Social media" Blog Posts

November 10, 2020

What Makes a Great Online Community? – #MTtalk Roundup

In our latest Twitter chat, we discussed what makes a great online community. See our roundup of the best responses from participants

,

July 21, 2020

Are We Too Quick to Criticize? – #MTtalk Roundup

When should you criticize someone or something – and what's the best way to do it? Here's advice from our Twitter followers, plus six questions to ask when you're considering getting critical

,

January 25, 2018

How to Post Complaints and Keep Your Cool Online

At some point we all interact with a sales or customer service rep. Whether we're buying a new TV, renewing our car insurance, or changing our internet service provider, reps play an essential part in our customer experience. If you're lucky, you speak to someone who's charming, funny and knows what he or she is […]

, ,

November 16, 2017

Help! How to Save Yourself From Drowning in Notifications

Bridget checked Instagram over breakfast, then glanced at the text notifications on her cell. She replied to a few WhatsApps before heading off to work. Bridget’s office phone showed three voicemails. She ignored those. Then she logged on to her computer, where 108 new emails beckoned for her attention. Those would have to wait as well. […]

, ,

February 1, 2017

Your Top Tips for Minimizing Distractions

How many times have you been completely absorbed in your work, only to be ripped "out of the zone" by infuriating distractions? Then, when you try to get back to the task at hand, how long does it take you find the same level of focus? Workplace distractions can have a heavy cost on your […]

, ,

July 26, 2016

#MTtalk: Mind Your Cyberspace Manners

An important aspect of growing up is learning manners and how to behave acceptably in different places and situations. I remember getting table manners drilled into me at a very early age. My parents had a very busy social life in their church community, and the last thing my mom wanted was to be embarrassed […]

, , ,

April 19, 2016

Getting Ahead in Your Career – #MTtalk Roundup

The question "Where do you see yourself five years from now?" is an old interview favorite. To you, it may be about being promoted through the ranks in the same company. To someone else, it's all about working in different companies, industries and even countries to expand his or her knowledge and experience. Age, life […]

,

August 14, 2015

You Don't Bother With That, Do You?

My friend Harry was looking at me disdainfully over his glasses. "Whatever's the matter?" I asked him, surprised. "Twitter," he said. "You don't bother with all that, do you?" I'd just told this self-confessed geek that he'd be able to follow my holiday – all my experiences, observations and photos as I travelled – in real time, […]

, ,

January 23, 2015

Go on – Toot Your own Horn!

I don't have much experience of writing press releases, but I certainly have a lot of experience of reading them! In my previous job, I used to write company case studies on different areas of HR best practice for an online publication. This meant I regularly had to find examples of organizations that performed well […]

,

December 30, 2014

Make Your Business a Social Media Butterfly

Last week, I received a text message from a friend I hadn’t seen in a long, long time. He told me he was about to visit my old school, in the town where I grew up. I was amazed - and thrilled! There’s something about the overlapping ripples in peoples' lives that I find immensely […]

, ,

© Emerald Works Limited 2022. All rights reserved. "Mind Tools" is a registered trademark of Emerald Works Limited.

linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram