43: Shama Hyder – Social Media Maven

In this episode, Tim and Megan have an Uphill Conversation with Shama Hyder on social media, identity and awareness. Shama is a visionary strategist for the digital age, a web and TV personality, a bestselling author, and the award-winning CEO of The Marketing Zen Group – a global online marketing and digital PR company.

Under her leadership, The Marketing Zen Group has grown an average of 400% growth annually since 2009 to include a team of 30 and serve clients ranging from publicly-held Fortune 500 companies to privately-held small businesses and nonprofit organizations across the globe. Read her full bio here.

Show Notes:

  • How Shama spends her time personally and professionally
  • Shama’s suggestions on how to best use social media for business and building your personal brand – it’s finding the right blend of showcasing who you are and being strategic in what you share
  • Shama considers how what she shares on social is adding value – “You should use social media, not be used by it.”
  • Be an editor, not a perfectionist. It’s better to accept the imperfections and take the first step.
  • True identity is something that is constantly changing
  • Learn to be responsive to opportunities as they are presented
  • Shift your perspective to break down challenges into smaller, more manageable chunks – approach them bit-by-bit and day-by-day.
  • Importance of self-editing which ideas you choose to pursue
  • Self-awareness is important for growth and balance
  • You need to take breaks and take care of yourself physically, mentally and emotionally
  • Shama’s optimism on growth of online video, new technologies that will improve peoples’ lives and growth of The Marketing Zen Group

Connect with Shama: 

INTRO AND OUTRO MUSIC (Used by permission):

No Worries (© 2014 Anderson Music, LLC)
Gotta Move On (© 2014 Anderson Music, LLC)

Uphill Conversations is an Uphill Strategies, LLC production

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