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Generic Advice with no Practical Steps
on February 7, 2013
The authors offered at best generic advice throughout the entire book. It was full of vague suggestions like, "Instill confidence in your product," and "Get people's attention by being amazing." Yes, those are actual quotes from the book, and no, the guide DID NOT provide instructions on how to instill confidence in our product or how to get people's attention by being amazing. The nineteen secrets advertised on the back is literally just a list of nineteen industry hot words with vague definitions.
I purchased this book, hopeful that the advice the authors had could establish a solid social media foundation for my company. Instead, I ended up with accounts on social media sites, and no useful way to leverage them. That I had to figure out from other sources.
Here, I'll summarize the book for you: use Facebook, be patient, use Twitter, be creative, start a blog, cooperate, join LinkedIn, be confident, be amazing . . . you get the picture. If I wanted a morale boost, I would've read Tony Robbins, and if I wanted generic business advice, I would've picked up a book by Jim Rohn.