I hope you all had an amazing 4th of July, filled with good company, yummy food and a great fireworks show! I’m sure many of you are still busy enjoying the holiday weekend with family, friends, BBQ’s and the like, which is why our weekly bonfire might come in extra handy. :-)
Below, you’ll find some of this week’s top articles, summaries included. I’ll keep it short since I know you’re on-the-go. Enjoy!
Yeah – it’s that good. SteamFeed‘s Ross Simmonds shares tips and tricks for using Slideshare in your content marketing strategy and how it can help elevate your content above all the other noise. Ross shares everything from the basics of how to use Slideshare to more advanced techniques for sharing content that is both reactive and relevant. Great reference piece!
Sounds like a good idea to me! Adam Dachis, a writer for LifeHacker, is short, sweet and to-the-point in this quick and dirty piece on front-loading your work week in order to reduce stress and get more done. If you find that you have more energy and brainpower to extend at the beginning of the week, then why not utilize it?
Lee Odden of TopRank gives it a 5-star review, and he even goes so far as to say that it should be required reading for anyone investing in content to grow their business. I haven’t read it yet, but with creators Robert Rose and Joe Pulizzi behind it, I can only imagine that Lee is right on. Lee’s review includes why he feels this way and also a list of things you can expect to get out of reading the book. Great recap, Lee!
Stephanie Sammons offers up 7 tips on how to stick to your commitments – both personal and professional – including how believing in yourself and squashing fear can help you accomplish anything. This is a great motivational piece if you’re looking for an extra push this weekend!