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Nov 13, 2009

Weekly Round Up

Today we thought we’d post something a little off topic of our ongoing social media posts. Our hope is that Blog MV becomes a resource for readers, a place to talk about everything from social media, to business, to lifestyle, to healthy living to what’s happening in the news, around the world and here at MonaVie. Always feel free to chime in with comments and feedback. Also, remember to tweet and retweet articles you find especially interesting.

Here’s this week’s round up:

Sheckter and Yokely Video

Has anyone watched this video of Sheckter and Yokley at the GNCC race? Even the best athletes can’t predict tree stumps:
http://www.monavietv.com/monavietv?from=widget&mode=video&vid=5176

Music Makes Exercise Easier

Whether it’s at the gym, running outside or when watching our favorite athletes prepare for competition, music and exercise seems to be a perfect marriage. Now there is some science to go along with our fascination with music and exercise, even down to the type of music that is best.

Check out the MSNBC article here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33418663/ns/health-fitness/

What’s your favorite kind of music to exercise to? Fav songs?

Swine Flu
Ah, the dreaded swine flu. I’ll be happy when it decides to move its viral self on. The CDC, is currently reporting that almost all of the influenza viruses identified so far continue to be 2009 H1N1 influenza viruses.

Here at MonaVie headquarters we have Purel dispensers located outside of elevators and bathrooms, as well as in all meeting rooms, in an effort to isolate the cases of swine flu that seem to be popping up left and right. How do you (try to) keep yourself healthy? Are you washing your hands more? Avoiding public places as much? Wearing a surgical mask?

Well, that’s it for this week’s round up. Let us know what you think.

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MonaVie Chief Blogger

Nov 6, 2009

Will You Be My Friend?

Ah, Facebook, now that’s something we are all a bit more familiar with right? I mean it is a social media platform where it’s possible that my mother has more friends that I do. My grandmother too.

Even still, let’s do a quick 101 download, because it’s Friday and every Friday should be called Fun Facebook Friday. And you never know, there might be a few things you didn’t know about Facebook.

Here are the basics:

What is Facebook?

Facebook is a social networking service that lets you connect with friends, co-workers, and others who share similar interests or who have common backgrounds. Many use it as a way to stay in touch after finishing school, or as a way to share their life publicly.

What makes Facebook different from other social networks is its extensive privacy controls, its development platform, and its large and quickly growing user base.  Currently Facebook boasts more than 300 million active users.

The following statistics from Facebook’s site show just how popular Facebook is becoming worldwide:

  • More than 300 million active users
  • 50 percent of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day
  • The fastest growing demographic is those 35 years old and older
  • More than 2 billion photos uploaded to the site each month
  • More than 14 million videos uploaded each month
  • About 70 percent of Facebook users are outside the United States
  • There are more than 65 million active users currently accessing Facebook through their mobile devices.
  • People that use Facebook on their mobile devices are almost 50 percent more active on Facebook than non-mobile users.

Why you should become a fan of MonaVie on Facebook?

By becoming a fan of MonaVie on Facebook, you will receive the following:

  • Notifications of the most recent news and updates on the MonaVie websites
  • Be able to post comments, view videos and pictures of MonaVie events, products and campaigns
  • Exclusive “Facebook Only” offers and discounts on MonaVie Mall items
  • Exclusive “Facebook Only” contests and promotions

So there you have it. We’re having a fun Facebook time already.

Facebook is awesome for interacting with friends and potential friends. You can upload photos and videos, post events, send private messages and of course there is the Wall Status, which is similar to Twitter feeds, in that you are basically sharing what’s on your mind. Facebook is generally a bit more personal, while Twitter is much more real time.

But again note, don’t abuse this platform by posting false ads or trying to sell your friends or you’re no better than this guy.

So, here’s today’s action item; if you haven’t done so already go to www.Facebook.com and create an account. And then become a fan of MonaVie at www.Facebook.com/MonaVie where we encourage you to leave comments and begin interacting with other fans.

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Nov 3, 2009

Why Social Networking?

How much do you know about social networking? Probably more than you think. As suggested in yesterday’s post, it is a fairly new platform, and by new I mean as in the last three years new. But it is catching on like wildfire and so, if you haven’t already, it’s time to take the bull by the horns and begin using it, both personally and professionally. Trust me, it’s not as overwhelming as it appears. And all the cool kids are doing it.

So first things first, let’s answer that question that has most likely been looming in your head, or has recently been put there after reading the subject line to this blog post.

Why social networking?

Hey, look at you, asking the best question ever! Let me put on my professor's cap.

According to the latest Nielsen survey, 90 percent of global Internet users trust recommendations from people they know. This statistic speaks to the power of personal relationships, as well as, the power of the Internet in creating new connections and nurturing current ones through the use of social networking. But is social networking really that new? No way! MonaVie has been successful not only because it has assembled a great executive team, product line and opportunity, but because distributors who believe in said executive team, product line and opportunity, present them to their social networks.

And that's what Twitter and Facebook are - social networking tools that provide a more convenient way to stay in touch with existing networks, as well as, create new networks in the process.

Want more? You got it!

YouTube must-sees:

Social Networking in Plain English (video)

Social Media Revolution (video)

Getting Started:

Facebook Getting Started

Twitter Guidebook

Twitter in Plain English (video)

Was that helpful? Let me know by leaving a comment. Want to learn more? Let me know by leaving a comment. Have an idea for another post? I think you know what to do.

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Nov 1, 2009

MonaVie Social Media is Live!

Hello all, my name is Shante and I’m so excited to be your chief blogger and social media guide. A little bit about me:

I grew up driving tractors, combines and forklifts with a few big rigs thrown in when the situation allowed. I’m a former broadcast journalist with a master’s in public relations.

Prior to Utah, I lived in New York, and most recently returned from a nine-month stretch in Israel (Shalom!), where we are just starting to work the MonaVie magic.

I like listening to loud music when I drive. I fancy myself to be a creative type. I love to talk and usually make faces when I do, and my favorite pastime is trying to be awesome, with “trying” being the operative word.

Okay, now that I’ve introduced myself, please feel free to do the same.

So, what I’ve learned recently is that social media is the new frontier of communication. What is social media? Well, it’s not so much what it is than what it is about and what it is about is being part of the conversation. Consider it the Share It in Drink It. Feel It. Share It.

You should also consider this your personal invite and ticket to share it with us, as well as, get all the up to date news, access to special promotions and behind the scenes happenings, and helpful hints on how to apply social media in your own business.

We invite you to follow us on Twitter; become a MonaVie fan on Facebook; and, of course, check back often right here on Blog MV, where you’ll see a number of ongoing changes as we evolve.

We’re going to have a lot of fun!

Sincerely,

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Shante

MonaVie Chief Blogger

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