Archives of Brian D. Hawkins

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Repurposing An Old Twitter Account For A Nice Start On Your New Brand

Me in my sexy voice:

Did you know you could change the name and URL of a Twitter account? I’ll show you how to repurpose an old Twitter account you no longer use or need and put it to better use for your new brand. Changing your old Twitter username gives a great start as opposed to starting from scratch. [Read more…]

How To Find Social Accounts When Your Brand Is Already Taken

Let me tell you all about it:

I’ve been talking a lot about domains and branding lately and in this post I’ll help you discover new social media possibilities when the brand you are setting up is already taken. Once you have secured your domain you’ll probably want to find matching Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, etc. profiles to support your new brand. We often find the perfect Social Names are already taken and we’ll need to get a little creative and find another solution. That’s what we’ll get into with this post – Your Brand on Social Media. [Read more…]

Use This Free Cartoon Creation Tool To Create Amazing SlideShares

Let me tall ya about it:

In exactly one week will be my two year anniversary with SlideShare. How many slide presentations have I made in those two years? Exactly two, up to now. SlideShare is a well known traffic generator with a very active community. So why don’t I have dozens of presentations uploaded? Truthfully, it was kind of a pain to create the two SlideShares I have now. I don’t care for stock images so I had to create images separately.  I rarely ever use PowerPoint so that’s a chore in itself. Then the editing, adding text, metadata… well, you get it. That was why I got so excited to find a cartoon creation tool that does a lot of the work for us. The program is super easy to use; I created ten slides in about half an hour. And I’m slow! [Read more…]

What’s The Story Behind Your Brand?

In this post I talk about the importance of conveying your story in everything you do, building relationships and connecting on a deeper level. I tell my story on exactly what led to this post and how it can help you understand the importance of storytelling. [Read more…]

Building The Hot Blog Tips Home Studio – Part One

For those that have been following this blog and follow me on many of the social media platforms, you may already know podcasting is in the very near future of Hot Blog Tips. You may also know I’ve been planning a dedicated home office/studio. Well, just yesterday I began construction and things are moving forward.

Why Post About My New Office and Studio?

This post will launch a short series sharing my Home Studio Project. The only time I have to blog, promote and interact is on the weekends. Since I need to create content, there’s been very little time for building since I am the contractor. I know very little about building a room but I do have the best rates in town. 😉 [Read more…]