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A WORD ABOUT WEBINARS. Brian McLane weighs in on Facebook Webinars.

August 28th, 2009 · No Comments · Social Commentary

Webinar Anyone?

Pontificator vs. Wanabee

Seriously. How many of these do you go to?

You know how you get invited to a webinar every few hours on Facebook? Sometimes they sound interesting. Like how to make a million dollars part time working from home, or, basics of home security?? Everyone’s trying to make a buck. And they’re doing it by trying to tell YOU how to make a buck. Well, everyone can’t make a buck if everyone’s making… a … buck…. Wait…. I…. thought I knew what I was talking about.

Anyway, I just attended one about how to get 30,000 people to follow you on Twitter. They’re certainly nice enough guys but, it was just like listening in on a phone conversation – YAWN. SO?

If you can’t ask questions, save yourself the time – get out of there immediately. Also, if they don’t have a real website – something SLAMMING like, MOBILSTER and it’s just a free blog like this site, most likely – they’re all talk. Fortunately I was working while jotting down the occasional statistic but what a bore, and worse, a waste of my time. I’d rather watch the TV Guide Channel.

And by the way – anyone can click Follow 25,000 or 37,000 times for a year – until they get a zillion followers. I’d rather have 300 dedicated followers who interact with me, and forward my work (samples of the mobile sites I do), oh something like THIS or THIS. It’s not the quantity, it’s the quality. And people getting to know your reputation as someone they can trust. Most times you get one shot.

Brian McLane blogs about Technology.

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