Social Media Networking Tips to Help Your Marketing

Social Networking Tips from 24-7 Press Release NewswireBack on January 16th, we had offered you some tips and etiquette that everyone should be aware of and practising. As a follow up, we decided to further the piece with a few more points that everyone should be aware of.

One of the biggest faults that many people have (you can clearly see this at brick and mortar social networking events) is that some individuals “loves themselves” and like to talk about themselves, what they can do, what they have and so on. You have probably met this person at a cocktail party no doubt.  More time needs to be spent asking the basic W’s to find out how potentially a relationship could jointly work out.  Making yourself interesting and caring about what another person has to say while being completely 100% genuine in the process.  People will remember you when you make that follow up connection.

If you are asked a question without knowing the answer and you say you are going to follow up at a certain time point, make sure your time point is accurate.  If you do not have the information that you advised you would present, notify the person that you are aware you were going to follow up today, but still do not have the information and that you are still working on obtaining it.

When you engage in a discussion, don’t always take.  In this day and age, people have had enough of been taken advantage of.  A good rule that I like to say is “Offer something BEFORE you take something”.  For us, if we are talking with press release writers, we like to offer a press release distribution coupon and include the website (http://www.24-7pressrelease.com).  Whether it is a coupon, a service or some advice, offer before you take.

This next point goes back a little to our first article.  Whether it is LinkedIn, Facebook, Google Plus, keep your contacts relevant and meaningful.  Connecting with every Tom, Dick and Harry serves no useful purpose.  Keep your connections updated and personal when and where you can.

With these basic concepts implanted, you will be sure to build a meaningful social network of amazing contacts.

International Bestselling Author Neil Strauss Releases New Party Game with Hasbro Game Inventor Thanks to Facebook – “Who’s Got Game?” is the Ultimate Party Game with ‘Game!’

Seven-time New York Times bestselling author Neil Strauss, the mastermind behind the international bestselling pickup artist books The Game and Rules of the Game, is back with one question in mind: “Who’s Got Game?”.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA, March 01, 2012 — As a journalist for Rolling Stone and The New York Times, Strauss has interviewed celebrities from Lady Gaga to Tom Cruise to Howard Stern and hundreds more. He’s picked up Brittany Spears and wooed Jessica Alba on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Now he’s taken all that knowledge and experience about social dynamics and packed it into the ultimate party game called “Who’s Got Game?”

The Backstory: How Facebook Paved the Way for Turning the Game from a Dream into a Reality:
How did “Who’s Got Game?” come to be? Through social networking, a young entrepreneur & Hasbro game inventor, Internet persuasion, and a seven-time New York Times bestselling author.

Co-creator Adam Kornblum sold his first game to Hasbro (the giants behind Monopoly, Cranium, and Trivial Pursuit) by creating a fictitious billionaire on Facebook to promote his first game. The fictitious billionaire landed in the Wall Street Journal and became so popular that Hasbro’s CEO caught wind of him and the game. Hasbro later invited Kornblum in (on Facebook) and they released his first game. Kornblum attributes his ability to get to Hasbro through mastering Strauss’ methods on social media sites like Facebook.

Following that, Kornblum created the initial concept for “Who’s Got Game?” He tried it out only to see how much everyone loved it. He then messaged Neil Strauss on Facebook. After two years of deep collaboration, play testing, and having a blast, “Who’s Got Game?” is here to bridge the gap between the digital and real worlds, from online conversations to in-person hang outs.

How to be a Player in “Who’s Got Game?”:

IMPORTANT! You must be 18 years old or older to read this (and play “Who’s Got Game?”).

Players start by coupling up into teams of two. The first player picks up a script card from the card holder and reads it aloud. The card tells all the players what to do next. There are 10 different types of cards. They include:

Revealing personality tests, fun physical challenges, social intelligence questions, secret persuasion missions (Neil’s favorite), handwriting analysis and palm-reading games, partner-based conspiracies, and more.

As Neil said in last month’s Huffington Post article “How to Win Friends and Influence Girls”: “It (“Who’s Got Game?”) had to be just as fun for men to play as women. In other words, it had to be a party game that’s primary purpose is fun and social lubrication. It had to allow a player to move through the real-life steps of the game with a partner they were romantically or sexually interested in (rapport, connection, attraction, kino-getting physical). It had to also serve as a teaching tool, so anyone learning the Game could easily add new material to their repertoire. It had to be superior to every other game out there.” -Neil Strauss, seven-time New York Times bestselling author
“Who’s Got Game?” is available at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide (BN.com) and on Amazon.com. For more information, visit www.NeilStraussPartyGame.com.

More About Neil Strauss: Neil began his writing career at the age of 11, when he wrote his first book and mailed it to a dozen publishing companies. He never received a response. Unfazed by rejection, he kept writing, almost to the point where his life was consumed by it. He became a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and a staff writer for The New York Times.

After going undercover in a secret society of pickup artists, he finally started leaving the house, and then wrote a book about it called The Game that became a New York Times bestseller. He wrote a few other best-selling books too: The Long Hard Road Out Of Hell with Marilyn Manson, The Dirt with Motley Crue, How To Make Love Like A Porn Star with Jenna Jameson, and recently, Rules of The Game and Emergency.

His latest book, Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead, collects the 228 best, craziest, and most soul-baring moments from his adventures with musicians, celebrities, and icons while writing cover stories for Rolling Stone and The New York Times. It also hit The New York Times bestseller list.
Neil lives in Los Angeles.

More about “Who’s Got Game?”: “Who’s Got Game?” adds a new twist to being social and can be played anywhere. Whether or not you’re currently a player or playette, there is more game in this box than in most people’s brains. Play it for fun, for training, or for a better social lubricator than alcohol. Like The Game itself, these cards can be used to break the ice and get to know people–whether strangers or your own partner–in minutes.

“Who’s Got Game?” is engineered to bring out the fun and attractive qualities in every player. From physical challenges to personality tests to secret conspiracies, “Who’s Got Game?” has it all. So if you’re looking to turn an ordinary night into a memorable adventure, this is the game for you.

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David Halperin Account Executive LCO – Levine Communications Office Inc. 9100 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 540 E. Tower Beverly Hills, CA 90212 E: dhalperin@lcoonline.com T: 310.300.0950 x 317 www.LCOonline.com