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Nov 5, 2009

More Twitter Talk

I realize that at this point you’re all pros since signing up on Twitter this morn and tweeting all afternoon but for the fun of it, let’s talk a little bit more about the Twitter basics.


Rules of engagement on the Twitter platform - good rules to live by when engaging with anyone on any platform actually. These are considered best practices in the online world and as we introduce these rules, take them to heart. They will serve you well.

D – Direct Message

A private message sent between two Twitterers, or tweeps. To direct message someone just simply type a “d” before their username and then the message.

@ Message

A public message sent directly to another tweep. Same method as the direct message, just know @ reply messages will go straight to your tweeps live Twitter feed and will be there for all the world to keeping it PG is a good rule of thumb.

RT – ReTweeting

The art of repeating, or retweeting, what someone else says and give them credit in the process. If you like a tweet then pass it on but always give credit where credit is due. It’s good manners. And people like people with good manners.


A way to categorize a common message and track tweets. For example, if I want to talk about, oh say, MonaVie Pulse I’d write something along the lines of “#mvpulse” before my message. So simple it’s ridiculous.

Note: Do not abuse the hashtag. This makes you no better than spammers and we all know how we feel about spammers (Answer: not good). Some say that the hashtag is a dying form, mainly because of the overuse and abuse by spammers looking to profit from hot key words. Still, it's people using it in good practice that will revive the hashtag so I'd say, keep it in your arsenal of Twitter know-how.

There you have it - a couple rules to live by in the Twitter-verse. That’s Twitter universe for those who are not following my Twitter talk (Twalk?).

Now onto the build up created in my last post:

Why you should follow MonaVie on Twitter?

Simply put, we want you to become part of the conversation on Twitter, whether that’s just telling us why you like the product, questions you might have, or to simply inform others on the site about something interesting. The latest MonaVie news is typically going to be posted to Blog MV, however by following MonaVie on Twitter you will also receive:

  1. Notifications of the most recent news and updates on the MonaVie websites
  2. Live and real-time updates at events
  3. Exclusive offers and discounts on MonaVie Mall items
  4. Exclusive “Twitter Only” contests and promotions
  5. Tips and information that will benefit you, your health and your MonaVie business
  6. Communication with MonaVie distributors!

That's what I got for you today.

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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.

Now get out there and share it!

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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!


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