A picture is worth 2.5 times more retweets

Why a Picture Is Worth 2.5 Times More Retweets

You may have heard the saying that a picture is worth a thousand words, but did you also know that an image is worth 2.5 times more retweets? According to a study by Buffer, a social media company, tweets with images received 150% more retweets. Browser-friendly elements The results shouldn’t be surprising. Images are one of many browser-friendly elements, including headings and vertical lists, which help grab the attention of online viewers. Browser-friendly elements such as images serve as natural breaks and directional goalposts for online viewers who tend to browse, not read, content. Always be sure to include an image in your social media and website posts for maximum engagement.

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What “The Alchemist” Teaches Us About Goal Setting: 4 Valuable Lessons

In the workplace, having goals gives us and our projects direction. Without goals, we and the organizations we work for become rudderless vessels. If you’re looking for inspiration in your goal-setting efforts, look no further than Paolo Coelho’s perennial bestseller The Alchemist. For those of you not familiar, The Alchemist is the fictional story of a Spanish shepherd boy named Santiago, who travels to the Egyptian Pyramids in search of his treasure. Throughout his journey, Santiago experiences many challenges but remains committed to his goal. The inspirational story also provides us with many lessons on goal setting. Below are my favourite lessons learned for goal setting and planning.

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How to Create Your Own Email Newsletter From Scratch [Infographic]

Originally published December 15, 2014 No matter what your business, having a professional email newsletter is a fantastic way to engage people. An email newsletter allows you to communicate directly with your target audience, while providing your followers and potential customers with the content they want, whether it be gardening tips, celebrity gossip or political news. Want to create your own amazing email newsletter? Follow these 7 quick-and-easy steps below! Step 1 – Build a Subscriber List Get people to sign up for your email newsletter by having them fill out a subscribe form on your website or in person. Remember that you need someone’s consent before you can send them a newsletter. If you operate in Canada, you need to be compliant with Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL). Read my article on CASL for more information. Step 2 – Create a Content Strategy Content is king! When deciding on your […]

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How to Prioritize Your Work Day When Dealing with Competing Projects and Deadlines

For those of us who work in an office environment, prioritizing our daily projects can be difficult task. Last-minute requests seem to fly at us from all corners. Deadlines are always on the horizon. And that’s not even including our day-to-day routines! So how does one prioritize in the middle of the office storm? Consider trying the 6-point checklist below. 1. Glance at your to-do list This is the first thing you should do when you arrive to the office. Look for any scheduled meetings or impending deadlines. Doing so will help you psychologically prepare for the day ahead. Nothing helps declutter the mind more than a daily to-do list. If you haven’t used a to-do list before, then now is the time to start. You should try to keep your list as simple as possible, highlighting meetings, deadlines and projects. 2. Check your messages After you look at your […]

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