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June 07, 2011

Secrets to My success: Guy Kawasaki's Social Media and Business Tips (with info on current deal!)

Enchantment When I first starting blogging in 2006 one of the first people I followed on Twitter was Guy Kawasaki.  He already had a successful business career and was one of the early ones to fully realize the potential of social media. I also read Guy Kawasaki's books. His tips are explained in a authentic way that helped me understand the intricacies of business and social media, and he reinforces these key messages by reaching out to his community with presentations and social media events. One of my favorite social media events was the USS Nimitz Blogger Embark, which Guy, I and a team of bloggers went on together. 

Last week I interviewed Guy Kawasaki about his book Enchantment for a REP Interactive video (more details to come on my video). Using his hints and tips were invaluable to me; I now have my own online brand, TechMama, so I can say his tips worked! I looked forward to reading Enchantment to learn more.

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 Guy Kawasaki and Beth Blecherman talking about Guy's book "Enchantment" during a REP Interactive video. More details about the video to come...

Deal alert, read on to find out details..

Guy Kawasaki's most recent book, Enchantment, "explains how to influence what people will do while maintaining your highest standards of ethics". Enchantment is about a journey - bringing to market a cause, more than a temporary or shallow relationship to get the job done. While my TechMama brand is the intersection between tech and family, a key part of my brand it holding myself to the highest standards of ethics to respect the influence I have.

The book discusses how to use push technologies such as Twitter and pull technologies like Facebook, websites and blogs to achieve likability, trustworthiness, and overcome resistance,.  There are great tips in this book for anyone in business and social media.  Even those who are social media obsessed like me need to read the book and learn about influence, ethics and the best uses of “push” and “pull” technologies.

On that note, I saw that there is also a deal going on for those who buy Enchantment. Here are the details:

Picture_110606162911 Guy Kawasaki recently teamed up with friends at Peachpit Press to create a special promotion. When people anywhere in the world buy a copy of Enchantment in any form (paper, recording, or ebook), they can get a free copy of Garr's book called Presentation Zen. Presentation Zen is one of the best books ever written about making great presentations. Seth Godin said this about it: "Please don't buy this book! Once people start making better presentations, mine won't look so good." Redemption is done here: Click here to find about about the Enchantment/ Presentation Zen deal.

The deal is valid for the first 750 entrants. But deal or no deal, I recommend the book Enchantment as a must read for those in business and social media.

Disclosure: I received a copy of the book Enchantment for review purposes.   

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Great review! How exciting it must have been to interview Guy!

Would you say this book is more theory or does it have strategy and real applications you can use after reading it?

Kara-
Enchantment has strategy and real applications with tips that you can take action on right away. It was helpful for me as well to make sure I covered all the social media bases.

Wow.. I wanna be like him. I will definitely read this book.

Guy Kawasaki is a business genius and gives great advice! Check out this book that he praises www.getrichclick.com/guyk.

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