A Creative Way to Increase Your Facebook Fanbase

By  now, most of those I speak to about social media are aware that I am no a fan of contests or gimmicks to increase your fan base.  However, there is an exception to every rule.

My friend, Michael C DeShalit, had an interesting situation.  As a magician and hypnotist performing shows at a number of events, he routinely had audience members taking pictures.  That in itself was not an issue, but getting copies of those pictures was.  Leave it to a bit of creative thinking to not only solve that issue, but increase his fan base for Motivating Minds Hypnosis Facebook page, build his professional database and collect email addresses at the same time!

“Hey Tucson Business Experts gang… So I was doing a show last night for FBLA at La Paloma and figured out a way to get some extra edge on Facebook. I offered to the first twenty people in the audience who came up to me after my show a free hypnosis mp3 download if they Friended and Liked me on Facebook and posted a picture or video that they took of my show. They also had to e-mail me so I would have their e-mail address to where I should send the download. This will work for anyone who is a performer or speaker, or even someone facilitating a business meeting or presentation. You gain Facebook Friends, Likes and collect E-mail Addresses and they get something for free such as a mp3 or e-book download. A real win-win for all parties. Give this a shot and get some edge. – Michael C. DeSchalit

Several students posted pictures and videos on my “Fan Page”. Here is one of the pictures posted…

Well done Michael!


Michael C. DeSchalit


About Robert Nissenbaum

As a consultant, speaker and educator I provide common sense, practical and actionable social media advice to small business owners and solopreneurs. Active using LinkedIn and Facebook since 2007, Twitter since 2009, Google+ and Pinterest by invitation before public release and now Instagram, the advice, support and training I offer are based on close to a decade of experience in using social media for my personal and own business brands, not simply what I have been taught or read. I approach social media from a very different perspective than most in the industry. I teach small business owners to shift their view of social media; to understand it’s less about their content and more about networking and building relationships. I work with clients to create the blueprint they need to succeed, help put the infrastructure and systems in place and offer continuing support. Social media is more than a career. It’s my passion. Having spoken on and taught social media since 2011, you’ll get a knowledgeable, seasoned speaker who will deliver quality content without fluff and up-sells. I am available to speak or facilitate social media training workshops at your event on a variety of topics and have presented in Washington and Arizona. Speaking engagements and workshops can be tailored to your needs with presentations as short as 20-30 minutes and training workshops starting at 90 minutes.
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