#MasterTheGame Twitter Party With Tony Robbins – Tuesday, November 25th!

It’s a topic that vexes us all: How to secure financial freedom for ourselves and our families. If anyone knows how, it’s Tony Robbins. Tony has coached and inspired more than 50 million people from over 100 countries. More than 4 million people have attended his live events. Oprah Winfrey calls him “super-human.”

Join us and the one and only @TonyRobbins to discuss his seven simple secrets to financial freedom and you could win one of twenty copies of Money: Master The Game signed by Tony himself!

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For a chance to win one of two $25 gift cards, RSVP on Twitter and Join the event on Facebook!

Party Details

  • Date and Time: Tuesday, November 25th at 2pm ET/ 1pm CT/ 11am PT
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Special Guest: Tony Robbins (follow Tony on Twitter!)
  • Hosted by @Smiley360 (you must be following us to win prizes)
  • Hashtag: Take part by using #MasterTheGame in all your tweets

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How To Participate 

Twitter parties are an optional (and fun!) way to participate in the Smiley360 Community and meet other members. All you need to do is show up at the time of the party, answer our party questions throughout the hour, chat with others and have fun!

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How to Write a Quality Product Review

 

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Smiley360 is powered by product reviews. The reason we’re able to send you products for free is because in return, we get your feedback on those products—and that’s valuable. Your reviews matter to us, the brands and other consumers.

For that reason, we encourage you to write the best quality reviews possible. What do we mean by that? A quality review is:

  1. detailed
  2. informative
  3. helpful
  4. authentic
  5. honest

If your review is all of these things, it helps other consumers make a decision on whether or not they should spend their hard-earned money on a product.

Writer’s Block?

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When writing a product review, it’s easy to get stumped on what to say. We find that it helps to ask ourselves questions such as: Continue reading

#SweetMeetsSpicy Twitter Party – Wednesday, November 19th

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Get ready, Smiley members—it’s tea time! Join us and @TAZO while we talk all about how, when and where you enjoy your tea. With thanks to TAZO, we’ll be giving away four six-month supplies of TAZO and four tasting kits that include tea bags, coupons, cups and more!

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For a chance to win one of two $25 gift cards, RSVP on Twitter and Join the event on Facebook!

Party Details

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, November 19th at 2pm ET/ 1pm CT/ 11am PT
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Hosted by @Smiley360 (you must be following us to win prizes)
  • Sponsored by @TAZO
  • Hashtag: Take part by using #SweetMeetsSpicy in all your tweets

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How To Participate 

Twitter parties are an optional (and fun!) way to participate in the Smiley360 Community and meet other members. All you need to do is show up at the time of the party, answer our party questions throughout the hour, chat with others and have fun!

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Smiley360 Membership Guide: Share A Link

 

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Last week we covered the Face2Face Sharing Tool, showing you how you can share your Smiley Missions by having conversations with people in real life. If you missed that lesson, you can catch up here.

The next Sharing Tool is also the one that Smiley members ask us about the most: the ‘Share a Link’ tool.

Let’s break it down, shall we?

One-Page Fact Sheet

For each of your Missions, you will have a special link to share with friends, family and other people online. Clicking on this link will lead people to a one-page fact sheet all about your Mission.

Some of us learn best with examples, so take a look at these three Mission links:

  1. ARM & HAMMER™ Truly Radiant™ Toothpaste
  2. TAZO Chai Tea
  3. Seventh Generation™ Natural Hand Wash

After looking at those, you’ve probably learned about each of those products, and maybe you saw a coupon or other offer you might want to take advantage of. That’s the point of these links: to give Smiley members a tool to easily show what their Mission is all about.

Sharing These Links With Friends

Now let’s get to the good stuff—earning points!

For every person who clicks on your unique link, you will earn one point, up to a maximum of 10.

I hear you asking, “but how do I get those clicks”?! You can share your link anywhere and everywhere online. Some of the most popular methods include:

  • Via email to friends and family members.
  • In Instant Messaging conversations (such as Gchat, Facebook chat, Skype and AIM)
  • Within Facebook groups (or other online groups) of which you are a member
  • In posts on your blog (if you run a blog)
  • Posting comments on relevant blog posts from others
  • Link sharing sites such as Reddit and StumbleUpon
  • Create pins on Pinterest that link back to your Mission
  • Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter and any other sites or apps you like to use

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Simply click ‘Copy to clipboard’ to copy the link, then paste it wherever you’d like to share. You can also simply highlight the link, right-click (or command click on Macs) to copy and paste.

So you see, sharing this link helps you get the word out about your Mission in virtually every corner of the internet. We know you will be able to use at least one of the methods mentioned above!

That’s It For This Week!

Next week, we’ll go through the fifth Sharing Tool—Smiley Connect—and share tips for writing a good quality review of a product you’ve received. Until then… thanks for reading. We look forward to your comments!

#BakingSodaUses Twitter Party – Thursday, November 13th

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There are hundreds of ways that Arm & Hammer Baking Soda can be put to good use over the winter holiday season, and you can discover them at the #BakingSodaUses Twitter party!

Join the conversation for your chance to win one of eight Arm & Hammer prize packs full of products including a Designer Baking Soda Shaker and book with 101 uses for Arm & Hammer Baking Soda!

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For a chance to win one of two $25 gift cards, RSVP on Twitter and Join the event on Facebook!

Party Details

  • Date and Time: Thursday, November 13th at 2pm ET/ 1pm CT/ 1aam PT
  • Duration: Special Guest: 1 hour
  • Hosted by @Smiley360 (you must be following us to win prizes)
  • Sponsored by Arm & Hammer Baking Soda
  • Hashtag: Take part by using #BakingSodaUses in all your tweets

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How To Participate 

Twitter parties are an optional (and fun!) way to participate in the Smiley360 Community and meet other members. All you need to do is show up at the time of the party, answer our party questions throughout the hour, chat with others and have fun!

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#TazTealsTips Twitter Party – Tuesday, November 11

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Relax, Smiley members—it’s time to party! Join us, Dr. Teal’s and special guest Dr. Taz as we’ll be talking all about how you unwind. Eight lucky winners will each receive a Dr. Teal’s Relax Pack with three bags of Dr. Teals’ Epsom Salt and other items designed to help you de-stress.

RSVPFacebook Event

For a chance to win one of two $25 gift cards, RSVP on Twitter and Join the event on Facebook!

Party Details

  • Date and Time: Tuesday, November 11th at 1pm ET/ 12pm CT/ 10am PT
  • Duration: Special Guest: 1 hour
  • Special Guest@drtazmd
  • Hosted by @Smiley360 (you must be following us to win prizes)
  • Sponsored by @DrTeals
  • Hashtag: Take part by using #TazTealsTips in all your tweets

Add To Calendar

How To Participate 

Twitter parties are an optional (and fun!) way to participate in the Smiley360 Community and meet other members. All you need to do is show up at the time of the party, answer our party questions throughout the hour, chat with others and have fun!

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Smiley360 Membership Guide: The Face2Face Tool

 

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You’ve become quite the Smiley expert over the past two weeks! Last week, we talked about Facebook and Twitter, and how to use those sharing tools to talk about your Smiley Missions. Catch up on that lesson here.

Today, you’ll get to know the third Sharing Tool—Face2Face—and learn how to use it to report back on real life conversations you had about a brand.

A Little More Conversation

Even with advanced communication tools now at our disposal—email, social media and the latest and greatest apps—nothing beats a real life conversation with a family member, friend, coworker or stranger.

Did you know that 92% of people trust a friend’s recommendation over advertising, including billboards, television and online ads?

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#5hourGoesPink Twitter Party – Tuesday, November 4th!

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Put on your pinkest outfit to join us and @5hourEnergy for a Twitter party! The makers of 5-hour Energy have teamed up with Living Beyond Breast Cancer and are donating a portion of all sales of specially-marked pink lemonade flavors to the organization.

Get involved in the conversation all about breast cancer support and education and you could win one of eight 5-hour Energy swag bags each including a 12-pack of the white bottle pink lemonade flavor and other goodies!

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For a chance to win one of two $25 gift cards, RSVP on Twitter and Join the event on Facebook!

Party Details

  • Date and Time: Tuesday, November 4th at 2pm ET/ 1pm CT/ 11am PT
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Hosted by @Smiley360 (you must be following us to win prizes)
  • Sponsored by @5hourEnergy
  • Hashtag: Take part by using #5hourGoesPink in all your tweets

Add To Calendar

How To Participate 

Twitter parties are an optional (and fun!) way to participate in the Smiley360 Community and meet other members. All you need to do is show up at the time of the party, answer our party questions throughout the hour, chat with others and have fun!

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Ten Secrets Every Smiley Member Should Know

Read how to create the best quality content—and why it matters

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You may wonder what the point of all this is—how can Smiley360 send you products absolutely free in exchange for reviewing and sharing about what you received? The answer is simple: your opinions matter.

When you’re on a Mission to share something with friends and family, you are making a powerful impact on the consumer market. After all, 92% of people trust a friend’s recommendation over any other form of advertising.

Not only are the people in your own network reading and listening to what you have to say, the brands are listening too. Everything you do on a Mission—every review, post, tweet, photo, video and Face2Face conversation—is seen by the brand that provided you with a free product. Brands really want to know what you have to say about their products, and they intently read, view and learn from every piece of content you create on a Mission.

Ten Secrets Every Smiley Member Should Know

A top Smiley member is someone who puts effort into the quality of content s/he creates. To share content that’s helpful to both consumers and brands, and ensure you will continue to receive more Smiley Missions, check out our top tips for making the most of your Missions:

Be Honest

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Take the time to share thoughtful, honest and authentic reviews about the products you receive from Smiley360. If you loved a product, shout it from the rooftops! If you didn’t love a product, say so—just be constructive with your feedback and talk about how the brand could make changes to improve.

Be Detailed

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Always write a detailed account of your experience. Try to share a review that says more than just “I love it!” or “This is great”—vague reviews are not helpful to other consumers wanting to learn about your experience. Ask yourself questions like these and you’ll never be stuck on what to say:

  • What did you like and dislike?
  • Which flavors/varieties/scents did you enjoy the most? And the least?
  • What flavors/varieties/scents should be made next?
  • What do others need to know before buying this product?
  • What benefits, if any, has it brought to your life?

Be Transparent

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For every action you take on a Mission, you should always make it known that you have received a free product or brand experience. When you use the Smiley360 Sharing Tools, we’ll take care of this for you. But when sharing your opinions on other places, such as in a blog post, video or an in-person conversation, make sure that every person knows you have received something for free. You can read more about this by clicking on ‘Disclosure’ at the bottom of any page on Smiley360.

Be Mindful Of Your Audience

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Remember that when you share using the Sharing Tools on your Mission Page, your content can be seen by Smiley360, the brand, your friends, other Smiley members and other consumers too. Don’t let that hold you back—this should inspire you to share content with quality and substance.

Be Visual

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Create photos and videos on your Missions. A picture paints a thousand words, and photos and videos are a great way to share about what you received. Just don’t submit photos or videos that are not relevant to the Mission, and don’t submit content that you did not create yourself.

Shout-Out To The Brand

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If you mention the brand in your reviews, photos, videos and posts, you have a chance of being featured by the brand in their advertising, social media channels and more. However, please don’t mention or show other brands in your content, such as a brand’s competitor. Try to talk about and show just one brand when you post.

Earn Those Points

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Earn all the points you can on each and every Smiley Mission you accept. When you earn points, you’re showing us that you’re a good sharer and you will continue to be offered Missions! But don’t share just to get the points. Occasionally, we will see someone typing gibberish or copying text from somewhere else into the Sharing Tools. Smiley360 Community Managers reading your posts will flag anyone who is clearly trying to game the system—and sadly, this does happen!

Be Social

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Connect your Facebook and Twitter profiles to Smiley360. Being connected will move you to the top of the line when it comes to sending out offers for new Missions. Just make sure it’s a real social media account with real friends and followers. Fake social media accounts get flagged, which affects the number of offers you receive.

Stay Up-To-Date

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Keep your Smiley account up to date by completing your profile, taking surveys and completing your Missions. That way, you’ll always get the offers that are the right fit for you. And when you’re on a Mission, look out for emails from Smiley360 with the latest need-to-know updates.

We’re Here To Help

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Ask for help if you need it. We’re always an email away at hello@smiley360.com!

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Facebook, Twitter and Your Smiley Missions

 

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Nice to see you again! We hope you appreciated our post last week (in case you missed it, you can catch up here.) Today, we’re looking at the Facebook and Twitter Sharing Tools and how and why to use them.

So without further ado, let’s dive right in…

The Power of Facebook

We think it’s safe to assume that you’re one of over a billion people with a Facebook account, and that you use it to stay connected with friends and family both near and far. It’s a great way to stay in touch and keep people updated with what you’re doing, including what latest brands you’re putting to the test!

When you make it onto a new Mission, you can immediately start sharing your excitement of being on a new Mission, and tell your Facebook friends about the product you’re going to receive. Continue reading

Be Heard. Be Happy.