Hiring a Social Media Expert?

Hiring or Contracting a Hiring a Social Media “expert”? Find out if they have mastered ONE social platform first, before believing that they can teach you 2,3,4,5 or 6 social platforms. Me? I know my limits, and practice ethics first.

Need help with Twitter? That’s where we start 🙂

~ brenda johima ~

(250) 335 – 1195 *Gets You a Real Live Human Being on an Old Fashioned Telephone* Call me to get started on the basics. Happy to Help!

~ Social Media Tips by Brenda Johima ~

Questioning the Power of Social Media? Be Convinced

Are you still questioning the power of Social Media? Are you still wondering if you should create that new full-time Social Media employee position in your company?

Or are you wondering if it’s worth contracting with a Social Media Consultant for your business?

Maybe this Global BC News Hour video will help convince you, where Sophie Lui looks at the relatively new employment positions in the social media industry. (aired on Monday, Mar 7, 2011)

Social Media, there’s no looking back.
~ Brenda Johima ~

P.S. I’m available for Social Media consulting contracts 🙂
Email: info [at] johima [dot] ca

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Today Just Give It Away

Today, just give it away. (no, I don’t mean a FaceBook contest or Twitter contest for your product or services). Your kindness, your love, helpfulness, compassion, caring, listening, noticing and then reaching out and lending a hand … just give it away today.

People need it.

Business is about people first. Social Media is about people first. Human beings are not dollar signs, and none of us want to be seen as one, treated as one. Your success in social media first, will come from your desire and ability to build relationships, and then … to nurture them.

Today, just give it away. Care about others first. Be curious about others first. You know that love you can see in the eyes of a dog? That beautiful warm love and loyalty and awe, that they have for you, and for other human beings? You know, we’ve all seen that look. Pure love. They adore you, us.

Do that. Do that.

daschund dog with loving eyes in baby buggy

You don’t have to be all mushy with your words in business if you don’t want to (although these days, that’s not a bad thing at all either)people can feel your energy, your thoughts, your moods. Simply express through your intention. People will notice. They will feel it.

Today, just give it away, who you really are. We are not separate from our business.

Social media has given us one of the most powerful tools ever, when used for good, to make a difference in the lives of others, yes, through your business. Use it.

Today on FaceBook and Twitter, just give it away. Your kindness, your love, helpfulness, compassion, caring, listening, noticing and then reaching out and lending a hand … just give it away today.

~ Social Media Tips by Brenda Johima ~

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Have You Checked Your FaceBook Security Settings Lately? Yikes!

You know how FaceBook constantly makes changes? You know how FaceBook makes changes but doesn’t always tell you about it? Well, how do you know if you are browsing safely while logged in? Better check these settings! You just might be vulnerable to be hacked.

  1. Go to your Account, top right corner
  2. Click on “Account Settings”
  3. Click on “Account Security”
  4. Click the blue word “change”
  5. A drop down will show you a box you can tick called “Secure Browsing (https).” FaceBook unchecks this box by default (they don’t want you to have privacy 🙂 I suppose?
  6. Tick that box and select “Secure Browsing”
  7. Click “Save” and that’s it

Hope this has been of help!

~ Social Media Tips by Brenda JOHIMA ~

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Try It : You Just Might Like Me

Here’s my new look, my new brand, my new Social Media and marketing slogan … a spoof and spin-off, of course, from the FaceBook “like” button, and of course, the good old saying “Try it, you just might like it.” You can interpret it however you want, there are many interpretations. I am really super excited about my new direction, new softer color palette, the works. More coming soon! In the meantime, test it out on my JOHIMA FaceBook landing page.

~ brenda johima ~


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I’m Speaking at Social Media Camp Victoria 2011 #SMCV11

I’m super excited to be speaking at Social Media Camp 2011 in Victoria and with such a FUN topic! “I’ve Got an iPhone, Now What?” …  as well as iPhone photography applications and sharing images via Social Media. And as it’s snowing today, here’s one image, captured with my iPhone 3G and post-processed in-camera (in-phone). Can you guess which iPhone app(s) I used?

Hope to see you at Social Media Camp in June, and if you are on Twitter, I’m @johima for design, SEO and Social Media tips and @brendajohima for my fine art and photography and a smorgasbord of other topics I tweet about. If you want to follow the pre-conference excitement, here’s the scoop:

~ brenda johima ~

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I Spoke At Social Media Camp 2010 #smcv10

I wrote about my 2010 Social Media Camp speaking engagement on my personal blog at brendajohima.com so you can read all about it there, rather than me posting a duplicate here 🙂

Being selected as a speaker for Social Media Camp  in #yyj (the hashtag for Victoria for those of you who are not on Twitter yet) was the fuel that inspired my passion for Social Media communications and marketing even more, and has been a big part of what you see here today, my brand new website, which now (finally) includes Social Media services.

~ brenda johima ~

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Include SEO as Part of the Design Process

JOHIMA Designs Graphic Design Services has been providing advertising, marketing and promotional services through the medium of graphic design and website design since 2002. I have always included basic search engine optimization for all of my web design clients as part of the design process, believing that if  SEO were not included, what would be the point of having a website?

~ brenda johima ~

Creating a Buzz for Search Engine Optimization and Internet Marketing

OK. I can”t keep the secret surprise any longer. Yes, I have been providing SEO and Internet Marketing as part of my Vancouver Island based design services for several years now.

And now, I am excited to be expanding this service in order to help you get even better search results online than before.

~ brenda johima~

JOHIMA Designs Expands Online Marketing Services

Brenda Johima (me!) of JOHIMA Designs is expanding online marketing services. Very Exciting! Come back soon and find out what I have been up to.

~ brenda johima ~

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