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    How To Create A Business Pinterest Account

    Pinterest can be a great asset for any business. Why? Pinning, tagging and sharing beautiful images can give potential clients another platform where they can interact with you. Not only this, but your ideal customer could be browsing a certain tag or topic.

    Pinterest isn't just about, "Take a look at this pretty picture!" It is a platform that can be used to grow followers of your brand or business.

    How Can I Talk To My Family And Grandchildren Safely On Facebook

    This was the plea from a couple of the ladies on my Facebook training courses over the last few months.

    They want a Facebook business page to promote their products and services.

    And they want that to be kept completely separate from their personal profile.

    However, they still want to be able to talk to and share photos with their family and grandchildren in other parts of the world.

    So, what can be done?

    Setting up your Facebook profile so you can talk to your family and grandchildren without being seen by business colleagues

    Well, it's simple enough really - you only accept friend requests from family members. Then make sure that they are all grouped into the list for Family.

    Then you lock down your profile so that only friends or family members can see anything.

    Go To Settings in the drop down menu from the cog.

    How Can I Stop Facebook Business Fans and Likers Accessing My Personal Profile Pics?

    My body building client who performs under his real name wants to be sure that no fans can access his family photos and other info on his personal profile.

    Setting up your personal profile to select who can see your personal interactions on Facebook

    So, first of all, let's look at setting up your personal profile to ensure your privacy on Facebook.

    Hover your mouse over the little arrow at the top right of the blue navigation bar and you will see the drop down menu that allows you to access your Settings.

    Select Privacy from the left hand sidebar.

    You can then click Edit on the right hand side of each of the individual sections to allow you to choose who you want to be able to connect with you - Public, Friends, Friends of Friends, etc. It will also allow you to decide who you want to be able access you via your registered email and who can tag you on Timeline and images.

    Will They Know If I Disconnect Or Remove A Connection On LinkedIn?

    Will they know if I disconnect or remove a connection on LinkedIn? When I first began on LinkedIn, I accepted some invitations from people that I did not know, who came from outside the UK.
    Jo Curtis, Women In Business Networking Events in Essex

    How Do I Delete Pending Recommendation Requests On LinkedIn? Updated for 2017

    If you've done a great job for someone, it's a good idea to ask them for a LinkedIn recommendation.

    However, not everyone reads their messages on LinkedIn and these recommendation requests can stay pending for a while - unless you give a nudge.

    How Do I Find Pending Recommendation Requests on LinkedIn?

    In the 2017 version, LinkedIn have made it even harder than previously.

    Go to your private message inbox.

    Search for the name of the person you asked to give the recommendation.

    In the messages that have passed between you, you will see the one that talks about the recommendation and includes a link.

    Click that link and it will take you through to all your pending recommendation requests.

    How To Update LinkedIn Profile Without Everyone Thinking I Have A New Job - Updated for 2017

    Every time you update your LinkedIn profile, a notification goes out in the newsfeed. Invariably it will tell all your friends that you have a new job and suggest that they congratulate you!

    Facebook Milestones

    What are Facebook Milestones?

    How Do I Get My Maiden Name In Brackets On Facebook?

    At one of our training sessions, I was asked how to deal with the issue of adding your maiden name to Facebook. 

    Those who don't know how to do it resort ot calling themselves Jane Blogs was Smith as their main name but there is a simple way to get the desired Jane Blogs (Smith) layout.

    Other Name or Maiden Name in Brackets on Facebook

    Add An Email To LinkedIn and Make It Primary

    UPDATED FOR 2017 LAYOUT

    An attendee of one of our Southend social media training consultations asked how to add an email to LinkedIn and then make it the login address.

    Well, it's simple really.

    Add an email to LinkedIn

    First you need to hover over the little picture of you at the top right of the navigation bar. Where it says 'Me'.

    Now select  Settings & Privacy from the drop down menu.

    You will now see three tabs - Account, Privacy and Communications.

    It should automatically be on the Account tab.

    Click where it says Email addresses

    How To Stop Pinterest Email Notifications In 5 Simple Steps: 2017

    We've put together an infographic to show you how to stop Pinterest email notifications in 5 easy steps! You might be asking yourself why you would want to disable the email notification feature...

    From the minute that you sign up, Pinterest will start sending you daily notifications. This is highly frustrating when you start to lose important client conversations under a mountain of Pinterest emails that are put straight into your primary inbox! It's better to stop them sooner rather than later...

    This doesn't mean that you won't ever be able to view your notifications, it just means that you have to log into your Pinterest account to view your notifications, like Facebook.

    See our infographic below for clear and easy instructions!

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